BUSINESS: Could Your Thanksgiving Food Contain Toxic Lead?

BUSINESS: Could Your Thanksgiving Food Contain Toxic Lead?

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pure Earth, an international non-profit organization focused on fighting disease-causing pollution, responds to alarming study from Consumer Reports, “Your Herbs and Spices Might Contain Arsenic, Cadmium, and Lead.” The study is the latest in a growing list of publications revealing that toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury are being detected…

PUBLIC POLICY – Protect Yourself From Salmonella This Thanksgiving
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PUBLIC POLICY – Protect Yourself From Salmonella This Thanksgiving

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I regret to inform you that there’s a multidrug-resistant salmonella outbreak running rampant in the nation’s…

BRAZIL NEWS: Apex-Brasil and Agri-Pulse will host AgriTalks, a free webinar on green technology in agribusiness to ensure a sustainable future
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BRAZIL NEWS: Apex-Brasil and Agri-Pulse will host AgriTalks, a free webinar on green technology in agribusiness to ensure a sustainable future

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce a December 1 webinar titled, “AgriTalks Brazil/USA – Green technologies in agribusiness for a sustainable future.” This complimentary 90-minute program is part of a webinar series created by Apex-Brasil. This webinar features high-ranking U.S. and Brazilian spokespersons, such as CEOs and ministers. “Countries around the world are looking for ways…

FOOD SAFETY: Additional time is granted to identify and vet expert witnesses in the Blue Bell trial
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FOOD SAFETY: Additional time is granted to identify and vet expert witnesses in the Blue Bell trial

. The judge who will be preside at the criminal trial of Paul Kruse, former president of Blue Bell Ice Cream, is giving the defense team extra time to find the expert witnesses they might need. Federal Judge Robert Pitman extended the deadline for the defense to share their expert witness list with the government…

FOOD SAFETY: Thanksgiving 2021 — How to prepare your turkey without stress
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FOOD SAFETY: Thanksgiving 2021 — How to prepare your turkey without stress

Many Americans are once again planning for holidays that look more like they did before the pandemic, but the continuing COVID-19 pandemic coupled with rising costs can make for a stressful holiday season. This stress should not distract you from protecting your family from foodborne diseases. According to a survey from researchers at Ohio State…

FOOD SAFETY: The EU Commission monitors progress in food safety in Western Balkans
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FOOD SAFETY: The EU Commission monitors progress in food safety in Western Balkans

The European Commission examined the progress made in food safety systems in four Western Balkan countries that are trying to join the EU. The reports provide information on many developments and areas in Montenegro and Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro over the past year. The European Commission also evaluated the progress in food…

FOOD SAFETY: Norway saw a significant decline in foodborne illnesses in 2020
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FOOD SAFETY: Norway saw a significant decline in foodborne illnesses in 2020

Notified foodborne illnesses in Norway have been reduced by half in 2020, compared to the previous year. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) received 23 notifications about outbreaks this past year compared to 46 in 2019. Norovirus and Cryptosporidium were all reported three-times each, while the agent for five outbreaks was not known. A…

CANADA NEWS: Canada: Tang, lemonade mixture for possible glass
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CANADA NEWS: Canada: Tang, lemonade mixture for possible glass

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), is notifying the general public about a recall on fruit juice mixes because of the possible presence glass. A recall notification issued Nov. 19 states that Kraft Heinz Canada is recalling Country Time brand Original Lemonade Fruit Juice Substitute Drink Mix and Tang brand Orange Flavour Crystals due to…

FOOD SAFETY: After testing reveals Pseudomonas aureuginosa
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FOOD SAFETY: After testing reveals Pseudomonas aureuginosa

in infants’ liquid probiotics , the liquids were recalled from infants. Mary Ruth Organics of Los Angeles, CA is recalling certain MaryRuth “Organic Infants Liquid Probiotics Dietary Supplements” products after internal testing revealed the presence of Pseudomonas. The recalled products were distributed throughout the country. According to the CDC, Pseudomonas is a type of bacteria…

FOOD SAFETY: Canada recalls pistachio and sesame products after positive Salmonella tests
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FOOD SAFETY: Canada recalls pistachio and sesame products after positive Salmonella tests

Tests positive for Salmonella triggered two recalls this weekend by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)  The first real is for  Halawa Pistachio Extra and the second is for Sesame seeds.   Both are for microbial contamination from Salmonella  and the public is warned not to consume the recalled products. Recalled Halawa Pistachio Products: Brand…

FOOD SAFETY: Kool-Aid and Country Time drink mixes are being recalled due to metal and glass pieces
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FOOD SAFETY: Kool-Aid and Country Time drink mixes are being recalled due to metal and glass pieces

Some Costco customers have received a notice telling them that KraftHeinz is recalling certain 82.5 oz Kool-Aid Tropical Punch mix because of the potential presence of foreign material, specifically very small pieces of metal or glass. KraftHeinz also recalls Country Time lemonade mixes. Another grocery store chain in Southern California, Stater Bros is recalling Kool-Aid…

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