FOOD SAFETY: The shifting sands of food recalls
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FOOD SAFETY: The shifting sands of food recalls

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on FreshPlaza.com and is republished here with permission from the author, Astrid Van Den Broek Red, white and yellow onions. Garden salad. Bean sprouts. Parsley. These are just some of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-posted recalls seen this fall. But as one food safety expert says, if it…

FOOD SAFETY: Concerns over cyanide poisoning lead to recall of apricot Kernels
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FOOD SAFETY: Concerns over cyanide poisoning lead to recall of apricot Kernels

. Sungiven Foods Canada Inc. has recalled One Tang brand bitter Apricot kernels from marketplaces due to the natural toxin amygdalin. This can lead to cyanide poisoning. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia. Canadian Food Inspection Agency found the problem when they tested the product. There is concern that some consumers might have…

FOOD SAFETY: Over 100 oysters were recalled in Australia after being sick
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FOOD SAFETY: Over 100 oysters were recalled in Australia after being sick

Seven Australian states have recorded more than 100 Vibrio illnesses linked to raw oysters from South Australia. There are 56 people sick in South Australia since September and three have been hospitalized. Western Australia has 17 cases since late September, Victoria reported 31 illnesses since the first week of October and 15 infections have been…

FOOD SAFETY: Conagra recalls Birds Eye Tots due to consumer complaints of injuries
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FOOD SAFETY: Conagra recalls Birds Eye Tots due to consumer complaints of injuries

Conagra Brands has recalled certain batches of frozen Birds Eye Broccoli Tots due to small metal and rock fragments. Conagra received two reports of injury — dental harm — as a result of the recall product.” According to the Food and Drug Administration’s notice, Conagra Brands was made aware through calls from consumers. “Conagra Brands…

FOOD SAFETY: FDA continues to investigate a new outbreak and continue to search for other causes
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FOOD SAFETY: FDA continues to investigate a new outbreak and continue to search for other causes

According to a new FDA report, the FDA is currently investigating a new Salmonella outbreak . The agency continues to work on ongoing epidemics. Very few details are available on the new Salmonella outbreak, which has sickened at least 19 people, according to an announcement from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency didn’t report…

FOOD SAFETY: African food safety event is hailed as “just the beginning”
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FOOD SAFETY: African food safety event is hailed as “just the beginning”

Experts called for the conference on African food safety to be the “beginning a journey” in their closing remarks. Blaise Ouattara, a food safety and quality officer from the FAO regional office in Africa, stated that the event was an opportunity to share knowledge and technology advancements on food safety. ” Taking into account the…

FOOD SAFETY: USDA, SALMONELLA AND THE COWARDLY lion: A PROFILE IN THE LOWER RANGE
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FOOD SAFETY: USDA, SALMONELLA AND THE COWARDLY lion: A PROFILE IN THE LOWER RANGE

In an article due to be published in Seattle Law Review, I examine food safety through the prism of the “pink-slime” controversy. I question whether the lack real transparency that characterizes food regulation, particularly with respect to poultry and meat, is a deliberate strategy of agencies or industry, or if it is a result of…

FOOD SAFETY: Publisher’s Platform – Let’s discuss Turkey about Salmonella being an Adulterant
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FOOD SAFETY: Publisher’s Platform – Let’s discuss Turkey about Salmonella being an Adulterant

Remember the following as you prepare Thanksgiving dinner for your family and read this post: Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Mission Statement is to protect the public’s health through the inspection of meat, poultry and egg products. USDA/FSIS have the authority to declare Salmonella and other pathogens as adulterants. They just need to use…

FOOD SAFETY: Thanksgiving myths
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FOOD SAFETY: Thanksgiving myths

This article first appeared in the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter. It is a monthly publication of Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Find more expert guidance on healthy cooking, eating, and living here. The holiday season officially begins with this feast. Thanksgiving is rooted in tradition foods like turkey, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry…

FOOD SAFETY: Thanksgiving leftovers — Keep them safe and delicious
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FOOD SAFETY: Thanksgiving leftovers — Keep them safe and delicious

Thanksgiving leftovers will be an integral part of your holiday weekend. To ensure your Thanksgiving dinner is safe, please follow these guidelines: Two-Hour Rule: All perishable items should be refrigerated within two hours of coming out of the oven or refrigerator. After two hours, perishable food enters the Danger Zone (between 40 degrees to 140…

FOOD SAFETY: Company recalls product after customer complains about glass in tomato soup
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FOOD SAFETY: Company recalls product after customer complains about glass in tomato soup

A supplier is recalling an unknown volume of tomato basil soup after a small piece of glass was discovered in the product. Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods is recalling 31.4-ounce jars of H-E-B brand “Creamy Tomato Basil Soup,” according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration. The recall notice didn’t…

FOOD SAFETY: Test results show that imported cauliflower is positive for Listeria. Recall initiated
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FOOD SAFETY: Test results show that imported cauliflower is positive for Listeria. Recall initiated

An Idaho-based company is recalling a large number of frozen, imported cauliflower cases that were found to have been contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. The TJ Farms Select brand of cauliflower was imported to the United States from China. According to today’s Food and Drug Administration recall notice, it was distributed in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. No…

FOOD SAFETY: New Salmonella outbreak reported; no details available on possible cause
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FOOD SAFETY: New Salmonella outbreak reported; no details available on possible cause

The FDA is currently investigating a new Salmonella outbreak, but has not released any information other than the number of patients. 19. The Food and Drug Administration reported in a weekly update that their investigators are investigating a Salmonella Javiana outbreak. The FDA isn’t reporting the states involved in the outbreak and has not started…

FOOD SAFETY: Petition would allow transportation of hides; remove ‘inedible’ from definition
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FOOD SAFETY: Petition would allow transportation of hides; remove ‘inedible’ from definition

USDA has received a petition for the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center, (FAPC), on the Oklahoma State University campus. The petition requests that FSIS amend 9 CFR 325. 19(e) to remove “hides” from the articles considered naturally inedible by humans that are not subject to the federal meat inspection transportation requirements. As…

FOOD SAFETY: FSANZ receives grant for food safety forum; consults about produce rules
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FOOD SAFETY: FSANZ receives grant for food safety forum; consults about produce rules

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has been awarded a grant to establish an international food safety forum. The almost AU $500,000 (U.S. $363,000) award was announced by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. FSANZ hopes that it will include Australia, China and the Republic of Korea before possibly adding other members. David…

FOOD SAFETY: Salmonella outbreak affected 20 in Wales
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FOOD SAFETY: Salmonella outbreak affected 20 in Wales

An outbreak of Salmonella linked to a traditional meal containing meat affected more than 20 people earlier this year in Wales. Public Health Wales was notified of two cases in late July of salmonellosis, according to a presentation made at the ESCAIDE conference. The presentation was made by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and…

FOOD SAFETY: FDA
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FOOD SAFETY: FDA

has approved import modifications to all types of seafood, infant formula, and papayas. The Food and Drug Administration uses import warnings to enforce U.S. food safety regulations regarding food imported from foreign countries. The agency modifies and updates the alerts as necessary. These are the most recent modifications to FDA’s import warnings as published by…

FOOD SAFETY: Heinz Kraft increases recall; Tang, Arizona Tea now on the list due to glass, metal
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FOOD SAFETY: Heinz Kraft increases recall; Tang, Arizona Tea now on the list due to glass, metal

Following recalls in the U.S. and Canada, Heinz Kraft is now recalling 41 of its Arizona Tea, Tang, Country Time and Kool-Aid from the marketplace because of the potential of small glass or metal in the products. The “best when used by” dates stretch into November of 2023, according to a company recall notice posted…

BUSINESS: The Case Of Joshua Bevill: A Miscarriage Of Justice
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BUSINESS: The Case Of Joshua Bevill: A Miscarriage Of Justice

Because of the gross incompetence of his attorney, Joshua Bevill’s guilty plea to a 10-year offense was reversed, resulting in TWO ADDITIONAL DECADES IN PRISON, for a total of 30 years, without parole Austin, Texas Nov 24, 2021 (Issuewire.com)  – While Joshua Bevill was in his 20s, he made misrepresentations to three high-net-worth investors, causing a…

BUSINESS: Artist Christian Krauter Has Been Impeccable With His Intriguing Sound Design In His Tracks
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BUSINESS: Artist Christian Krauter Has Been Impeccable With His Intriguing Sound Design In His Tracks

The magic and the mood that the artist Christian Krauter creates with his sound design is what makes him the most dedicated and talented Queensland DJ. Zillmere, Queensland Nov 23, 2021 (Issuewire.com)  – A very versatile EDM artist from Brisbane, Christian Krauter has some amazing tracks uploaded on SoundCloud. The songs can make moments on the dance floor…

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