Current date 04/18/2014

FDA has released for public comment a proposed rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food and a proposed rule on  >>

Food Safety Week 2013 takes place during 10-16 June and this year we are asking: ‘Are you ready to cook  >>

By David Knowles / New York Daily News / A Kansas farmer accuses seed producer Monsanto Co. for gross negligence  >>

Questions & Answers on the Proposed Rule for Preventive Controls as it relates to Dairy Products Produced under the Pasteurized  >>

Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Séralini et al. mean it does not meet acceptable  >>

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has resulted in sweeping changes to the food maufacturing and distribution process. As attorney  >>

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Cocaine found in bottle of Caribbean soft drink
The Food Standards Agency is warning the public about a soft drink that has been found to contain high levels of cocaine. The product has been linked to the death of one person in Southampton and is the subject of an ongoing investigation by Hampshire Constabulary.  >>
Canadian RPC study finds food safety threats
A recent study by the University of Guelph deemed sanitation processes for reusable plastic containers unsatisfactory on multiple accounts. The study did not find a food safety hazard, but researchers argue the study shows a fault in decontamination methods. The study was contracted by Smithcom Communications Agency, on behalf of  >>
Keeping dangerous food off the shelves
Commission publishes annual report on EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed An annual report published today on Europe's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) revealed that in 2012 almost 50% of notifications related to food and feed rejections at EU borders due to the risk they  >>
Summer Food Safety Tips from NSF
June 7, 2013 by Linda Larsen As summer approaches, NSF is offering some crucial food safety tips. Summer presents unique challenges to cooks, as higher heat means bacteria grow more quickly, and picnics and cookouts present special risks.  >>
RSS Feed  Food porn over safety
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The New York Times writing about food – and especially food safety – is like Kristen Stewart talking about the 4th of July.
Aioli can be a fine dip, but there is no need to endanger guests by using raw egg. Although according to the recipe, the eggs must be free-range and organic. K-Stew?

RSS Feed  I can now blame all my personality traits on toxo; but cats probably aren't causing Danish women to kill themselves
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I’ve got a thing for the Danes
The kid is named Sorenne
But a new study in the Archives of General Psychiatry concludes that Danish women infected with the toxoplasmosis parasite were 1.5 times more likely to attempt suicide than their toxo-free counterparts.

RSS Feed  Nosestretcher alert: does washing lettuce make it safer? Do inspections make restaurants safer?
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There’s some myths floating around New Brunswick after an outbreak of E. coli O157 was linked to the Jungle Jim’s restaurant in Miramichi.

RSS Feed  I wouldn’t want to eat there: Wisconsin city takes rare action in temporarily closing China Buffet
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For the first time in more than a decade, city health inspectors in Appleton, Wisconsin, ordered a restaurant closed for unsanitary conditions earlier this year.
And it was a China Buffet.

RSS Feed  Fun times for graduate students sampling pets’ poop for parasites
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Animal researchers want dog owners in Calgary to scoop up their pets’ poop and pass it on for a study examining gastrointestinal parasites.
Researcher Anya Smith says she hopes to find out how parasites are passed between dogs and other wild animals such as coyotes and rodents in urban parks.

RSS Feed  Glass Onion Catering and Trader Joe’s Salads Linked to 32 E. coli Cases
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The CDC announced as of November 19, 2013, a total of 32 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from four states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Arizona (1), California (27), Texas (1), and Washington (3). 32% of ill persons have been hospitalized.... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  Marler Clark Files First OxyElite Pro Lawsuit in Hawaii
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A lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii (Case No. CV 13-00635LEK-KSC) against USPlabs LLC and GNC Holdings, Inc., the manufacturer and retailer who sold OxyElite Pro, a synthetic dietary supplement that public health officials have determined is the source of an outbreak of acute liver failure and hepatitis... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  More ill by Salmonella Chicken from Foster Farms
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A total of 389 individuals infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 23 states and Puerto Rico. Most of the ill persons (74%) have been reported from California. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (16), California (288), Colorado (7),... Continue Reading

RSS Feed  Concertos in Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Milk in Solid Milk Chocolate Santa - (US Food & Drug Administration)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 18, 2013 - Concertos in Chocolate of Boulder, Colorado is recalling 450 solid milk chocolate Santas. Because of possible mislabeling it may contain undeclared milk products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic...

RSS Feed  Kettle Brand Voluntarily Recalls Limited Run of Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips Due to Potential Milk Allergen - (US Food & Drug Administration)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 13, 2014 -Kettle Brand is issuing a voluntary recall on a limited run of its 4-ounce Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips because of potential exposure to milk-based sour cream seasoning, a potential milk allergen not declared on the ingredient label. The brand is...

RSS Feed  Sainsbury's recalls its SO Organic Sultanas
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Sainsbury’s is recalling all date codes of its SO Organic Sultanas on a precautionary basis, because salmonella has been found during routine testing. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

RSS Feed  Local authorities to test for lamb meat substitution
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The FSA has today announced an additional programme of priority testing of lamb dishes from takeaway restaurants across the UK following evidence of ongoing substitution of lamb for cheaper meats such as beef and chicken. Businesses could face prosecution if food is found to have been deliberately mislabelled.


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