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America New York Ri Wang Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Seafood Products
America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co. ltd is recalling the following products because an allergenic ingredient, milk, was not declared in labelling. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes tariff moves at E.ON
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that energy company E.ON is to phase out standard variable tariffs for its customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “This could be a game-changer, and is good news for E.ON customers and employees alike. It should mean cheaper bills for households, and greater stability for the workforce, at a time of much upheaval in the energy market. “The hope now will be that other energy firms are able follow E.ON’s example and begin to move consumers who come to the end of their agreement away from the now discredited stand...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 21, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Energy Source Type: news

First Source Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate
First Source of Pico Rivera, CA, is recalling Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 21, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nature Supplement Inc. Issues Voluntary Florida Recall of Vegetable Vigra Due to Undeclared Sildenafil
Natures Supplement, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 260 bottles of VEGETABLE VIGRA, 200 mg capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis found this product to be tainted with Sidenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, the presence of Sildenafil in the Vegetable Vigra product renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy has not been established, therefore subject to recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Death Wish Coffee Co. Announces Recall of Nitro Cold Brew Cans From Retailers, Online Sales
Death Wish Co ffee Co. (“Death Wish”), the Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer known for producing the ‘World’s Strongest Coffee’, has initiated a recall its 11-oz Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Gadget Island, Inc. Dba Gear Isle Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dietary Supplements Due to Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.
Newark, CA, Gadget Island, Inc. is voluntarily recalling to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients sildenafil, desmethyl carbodenafil and tadalafil. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

SCIENCE FOR SALE: Shocking emails reveal editor of food science journal was on Monsanto's payroll at $400 per hour
(Natural News) Recently released court documents reveal what many people have long suspected: Monsanto had a hand in the retraction of a groundbreaking study that left little doubt about the dangers of glyphosate in a prominent food science journal. Monsanto will do anything to protect the reputation of Roundup and its other herbicide products –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Lillie McNaughton was one of those special people
Our union is made up of so many special people, who dedicate their lives to their friends, their communities and our movement. Lillie McNaughton was one of those people. A brilliant trade union activist, Lillie was police convenor for many years in the Strathclyde regional council branch of UNISON, and later became an active member of the Strathclyde Police and Fire branch. Active in the union until her 80s, she represented retired members with distinction and determination at a branch, Scottish and UK-wide level, “wee Lillie” will be missed by all those who knew her. Yet it is a testament to the kind of person...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

UNISON cautiously welcomes government ’ s school funding rethink
The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on the future of school funding in England. Following a high profile campaign by UNISON and the other education unions, the DfE has withdrawn its proposals to cut the per pupil funding in many schools across the country. It now says that instead of a flat settlement for schools in England it will increase funding by £416m in 2018/19, with a further increase of £884m in 2019/20. The government states that no schools will have cuts in per pupil funding and that new minimum per pupil funding levels will be introduced that will significantl...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: cullenm Tags: Article education schools unison in schools Source Type: news

The people of Lancashire deserve more
The impact of austerity is widespread. Spending cuts are painful and cause long-term damage to public services, those who rely on them and those who work in them. That’s not something that will be news to UNISON members or those who rely on their work. Yet after nearly a decade of austerity, there are those who will go through all manner of attempts to deny the impact of pernicious government cuts – even when the realities are staring them in the face. What is currently happening in Lancashire County Council is a classic example. This is the fourth largest county council in the country, yet it’s had to de...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog Lancashire local government Source Type: news

Blog: The people of Lancashire deserve more
The impact of austerity is widespread. Spending cuts are painful and cause long-term damage to public services, those who rely on them and those who work in them. That’s not something that will be news to UNISON members or those who rely on their work. Yet after nearly a decade of austerity, there are those who will go through all manner of attempts to deny the impact of pernicious government cuts – even when the realities are staring them in the face. What is currently happening in Lancashire County Council is a classic example. This is the fourth largest county council in the country, yet it’s had to de...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog Lancashire local government Source Type: news

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Deglet Dates Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted because it may contain undeclared coconut, an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FE pay claim: union writes to college heads asking for a decent pay rise
The letter comes ahead of a National Joint Forum (NJF) meeting on Tuesday 19 September between FE employers and the union. Even if colleges have implemented all of the recommended pay rises, pay for FE workers has fallen in real-terms by 21.5% since 2009. Many colleges have not implemented pay rises for a number of years meaning that pay has fallen even more sharply and members are finding it hard to make ends meet. As UNISON continues its Pay Up Now! campaign and the pressure grows on the government to announce an end to the public sector pay cap, the union believes FE colleges must look to ensure that their staff have a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: cullenm Tags: Article further education Source Type: news

OriGen Biomedical Issues Nationwide Recall of OriGen VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters
On August 2, 2017, OriGen Biomedical initiated a nationwide recall for two (2) lots of VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters. These VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters have been found to have the potential for a separation of the clear extension tube from the hub that it is inserted in, which potentially could result in required intervention to prevent permanent impairment/damage. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cherry Valley Marketplace Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Cherry Valley Vanilla Cupcakes” and “Cherry Valley Chocolate Cupcakes”
Cherry Valley Marketplace, West Hempstead, NY, is recalling its 12-ounce packages of CHERRY VALLEY VANILLA CUPCAKES and CHERRY VALLEY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medtronic Announces Voluntary Recall of Diabetes Infusion Sets
Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) announced today that it has started to inform patients worldwide of a voluntary recall of specific lots of infusion sets used with all models of Medtronic insulin pumps. The recall is related to a certain discontinued component in these infusion sets and does not include insulin pumps or glucose sensors. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bravo Produce Inc. Retira Maradol Papaya de Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecom án y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V. Por posible riesgo a la salud
Bravo Produce Inc de San Ysidro, est á retirando Maradol Papaya, cultivadas por Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecoman y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V., como manera preventiva, debido a que dicho producto ha probado positivo para Salmonella, es de suma importan cia mencionar que dicha bacteria puede afectar a niños, ancianos y personas con sistemas inmunológicos débiles. Los síntomas a experimentar son fiebre, diarrea, náusea, vómito y dolor abdominal. En raras circunstancias, la infección por Salm...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Jeremy Corbyn is right to say that all public sector workers need a pay rise
Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the 149th TUC in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn delivered a powerful speech that showed why he is such a great friend of working people. He is right to say that all public sector workers need a real pay rise. It’s time for Theresa May to pay up now.” Media contacts: Liz Chinchen M: 07778 158175 E: l.chinchen@unison.co.uk Clare Santry M: 07944 191479 E: c.santry@unison.co.uk Siobhan Cooley M: 07903 870786 E: s.cooley@unison.co.uk Charlotte Jeffries M: 07850 427530 E: c.jeffries@unison.co.uk The article Jerem...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release jeremy corbyn pay cap public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Today ’ s pay move is not nearly enough, says UNISON
Commenting on the news of pay awards for police and prison officers today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s a tiny step in the right direction but not nearly enough. “For seven long years the government’s harsh pay cap has been hurting public sector workers, their families and the services they provide. “There must be no selective lifting of the cap. No one part of the public sector is any more deserving than the rest. With inflation on the rise, the cap must go for everyone and it must go now.” Notes to editors: UNISON has just launched a Parliamentary petition...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government pay cap public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Coborn ’s, Inc.’s Issues Recall of American Rye Bread and Caraway Rye Bread Due To Undeclared Allergens
Coborn's, Inc. is recalling packages of its American Rye Bread and Caraway Bread, which contain undeclared allergens (milk, soy and egg) as a result of an update to the ingredient profile from the manufacturer of the base. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk, Soy, and/or Eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON ’s joint branch and regional assessments enter the digital age
The process by which UNISON branches organise and collaborate with their regions is going digital. The Organising Framework is a bespoke digital solution for the paper-based Joint Branch and Regional Assessment (JBRA) process, which has been in use for the past 10 years. The digital version goes active on 1 October, after which paper forms will no longer be issued. Regions are currently being briefed and will support branches over the coming months with the new approach. The JBRA was originally introduced after a national delegates conference decision in 2007, which emphasised the importance for the union to maintain stron...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News branch development branches organising Source Type: news

Bravo Produce Inc. Recalls Maradol Papaya from Productores Y Exportadores De Carica Papaya De Tecom án Y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and Packed by Frutas Selectas De Tijuana, S. De R.L. De C.V. Because of Possible Health Risk
Bravo Produce Inc. of San Ysidro, is withdrawing Maradol Papaya, grown by Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecom án y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and packed by Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de RL de CV, as a preventive measure, because the product has tested positive for Salmonella by exams done by FDA. It is extremely important to mention that this bacterium can affect children, elderly and people with weak immu ne systems. Symptoms are fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lift the pay cap now, says Dave Prentis
The government must bring to an end the damaging era of public sector job losses and squeezed services – and scrap the punishing pay cap for everyone once and for all, says UNISON today (Sunday). At the start of the annual Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government is out of step with the mood of the nation on public sector pay. Over recent months there have been warm words and gratitude for public sector workers, but that won’t pay the bills, buy their children’s school uniform or put petrol in their cars. “Back in June there was a vote in t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Pay cap forces public service staff into debt, says UNISON
  Staff providing vital public services are being forced into debt, into cutting back on groceries, having to go without heating and even a daily meal, because of the government’s pay cap, according to research by UNISON.   The findings released today (Sunday) will increase pressure on ministers to give all public service employees a proper pay rise ahead of the annual Trades Union Congress (TUC), which opens in Brighton later today A survey* of nearly 11,000 employees including paramedics, teaching assistants, hospital porters and police staff across the UK hi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Simply Fresh Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Single Serve Cups of San Francisco Seafood Salad Made with Greek Yogurt
Simply Fresh Foods, Inc. of Buena Park, CA is recalling 272 cases of one specific lot of its 4-4 ounce packages of " San Francisco Seafood Salad Made with Greek Yogurt " bearing a UPC bar code of 47502 19701 because the individual cups inside the carton may be mislabeled as Seafood Salad with Real Mayonnaise and does not declare " milk " . The outer carton is correct and has the correct ingredient statement which declares " milk " . People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes government U-turn on selling NHS staffing agency
UNISON has welcomed the government’s U-turn on plans to sell off NHS Professionals (NHSP), the publicly-owned NHS staffing agency in England. Over the summer UNISON staff and activists combined with the We Own It campaign group to petition and lobby MPs, civil servants and the National Audit Office. The result has been hailed as a public sector success story, in allowing NHS trusts to avoid private sector agencies and ensuring that staff are employed on NHS pay and conditions. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government has at last seen sense. NHS Professionals is an organisation that saves the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News NHS England nhs pay NHS Professionals NHS staff recruitment Source Type: news

Garden of Life LLC Issues Recall of Baby Organic Liquid Formula
Today, Garden of Life, LLC, is issuing a voluntary precautionary recall of its new supplement for infants, Baby Organic Liquid, because the product, as labeled, includes directions for use that may be misinterpreted. The company is concerned that if not administered precisely following the labeled instructions, the product may present difficulties in swallowing and potentially pose a choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Product Recall By Wegmans Of Assorted Muffins 4 Pack
The assorted muffin four pack may include a banana nut muffin containing walnuts, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to nuts should not consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Genentech Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Three Lots of Activase & reg; (Alteplase)-100 mg Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance of the Sterile Water for Injection
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), is voluntarily recalling three lots of Activase ® (alteplase) 100mg vials, that were co-packaged with Sterile Water for Injection, to the hospital level. The vials of Sterile Water for Injection, manufactured by Hospira Inc., a Pfizer company, and packaged with Activase 100 mg, may be cracked or chipped at the neck of the vial and leaking. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre | Editorial
Vegans are often unfairly mocked. They should instead be praisedJeremy Corbyn is “going through the process” of eating more vegan food, he has said – he just has to bring himself to give up the brie, verboten under vegan rules, along with eggs, milk and everything animals produce. Later, as if fearful of a backlash, his spokesperson issued a statement denying he was vegan. But the Labour leader was right to be proud of his efforts. Vegans are often unreasonably mocked as do-gooders and sniped at for making dinner parties awkward for those who don’t like lentils quite so much. This is unfair: the die...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Veganism Life and style Food Environment Food science Source Type: news

Country Fresh Orlando LLC, Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Country Fresh Orlando, LLC. of Orlando, Florida, is recalling 5,999 cases of diced bell pepper, vegetable kabobs, and creole and fajita mixed diced vegetables (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause m...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Join the rally for EU citizens living in the UK
A rally to celebrate the contribution of EU citizens living in the UK, and British citizens living in Europe, is to be held on Wednesday 13 September. UNISON’s Christina McAnea and an array of politicians, scientists and comedians will speak at the event, which will take place at Trafalgar Square from 6pm. Earlier that day UNISON members and others will be lobbying their MPs at Parliament, urging them to commit to EU citizens’ right to remain in the UK after Brexit. Irish Comedian Grainne Maguire will compere the rally and at 7pm over 15 choirs will lead a joint singing session (with lyrics provided). The day o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News BREXIT EU eu migrant Source Type: news

A statue for the socialist suffragette
There is a memorial in Westminster to the brave women who fought for women’s suffrage – but one of the most influential activists doesn’t feature on it. Sylvia Pankhurst was the socialist one of the family – she was involved with the trade union movement and she was determined to improve the conditions for the working class. For these reasons, as well as her belief that the fight for women’s votes should continue despite the beginning of the first world war, she was kicked out of the Women’s Social and Political Union. This is why the bronze statue near Westminster misses out the indomit...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article general political fund women women members Source Type: news

Pay pressure is beginning to pay off – but there ’ s so much more to do
In the past few days, attention has returned to the government’s painful and pointless pay cap. Rumours have begun to circulate that the Westminster government might be about to scrap the cap, and at long last move towards real pay rises for public sector workers. Meanwhile in Scotland, the SNP government has confirmed plans to lift the 1% cap. Of course, it’s great to see that the pressure we’ve been putting on the government is beginning to pay off – especially after a summer of intensive work on our Pay Up Now campaign. But I certainly won’t be taking the kind words of Tory MPs or unsourced...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News pay pay cap pay up now Source Type: news

Engineering a better society
This article was first published in UNISON Active magazine which is produced by the Yorkshire and Humberside region of the union. Next month (October) is Black History Month. If you’re a UNISON member and you’d like to get involved with your local Black members group contact your branch.   The article Engineering a better society first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Source: UNISON meat hygiene)
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine Black history month black members local government Source Type: news

Famous friends of the NHS
“The crisis in the NHS has been caused by political decisions.” Words not from a Labour politician or even a trade unionist, but from (probably) the most intelligent person of our era. Stephen Hawking, renowned 75-year-old physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, recently made a passionate speech condemning the Conservatives for slashing funding and weakening our NHS. “The more profit is extracted from the system, the more private monopolies grow and the more expensive healthcare becomes. The NHS must be preserved from commercial interests and protected from those who want to privatise it,” ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Source Type: news

Wakefern Food Corp. Voluntarily Recalls ShopRite Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Chips
Wakefern Food Corp. has initiated a voluntary recall of its ShopRite brand Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Chips. The chips were sold in 24 oz. bags bearing a UPC bar code of 041190 02668 and Best if Used By dates of April 11, 2019 and April 12, 2019. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 1, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

PharMEDium Services, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all unexpired lots of Oxytocin Compounded with Either Lactated Ringers or Lactated Ringers and Dextrose Due to Sub-Potency
PharMEDium Services, LLC (PharMEDium) is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose products that were produced between July 6, 2017 and August 29, 2017 to the hospital/user level. The recall is being issued based on laboratory test results indicating a lower than expected potency on certain lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Oxytocin Compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose which would lead to a lower dose being administered. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 1, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hospira Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall For Lots of Hydromorphone HCl Injection, USP, CII, (2 mg/mL) 1mg/mL Vial, and Levophed ® (Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection, USP), 4 mg/4 mL (1 mg/mL) Vial, Due to a Lack of Sterility Assurance
Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hydromorphone HCI Injection, USP, CII (2 mg/mL) 1mg/mL Vial and four lots of Levophed ® (Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection, USP), 4 mg/4 mL (1 mg/mL) Vial due to a potential lack of sterility assurance resulting from use of a damaged sterilizing filter for nitrogen used in the manufacturing process. To date, Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 1, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Raising pulses: UK's first commercial crop of lentils to go on sale in autumn
Crops grown on farms across the south of England have been harvested and will be on sale at food festivals, as well as at London ’s Borough MarketThe UK ’s first commercial crops oflentils, grown on farms in Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Wiltshire are being harvested this week before going on sale in the autumn.Blazing the trail isHodmedod, a Suffolk-based pioneer of British-grown pulses and grains founded five years ago, which has worked with UK farmers since 2015 on a series of trial crops leading to 24 acres of organic lentils being picked and packed this season.Continue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Tags: Food & drink industry Agriculture Food science UK news Business Source Type: news

Hospira Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP, 750 mg/vial Due to The Presence of Particulate Matter Within a Single Vial
Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP, 750 mg/vial (NDC 0409-6531-02) lot 632153A, to the hospital/retailer level. The recall was due to a confirmed customer report for the presence of particulate matter, confirmed as glass, within a single vial. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 31, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mid Valley Pharmaceutical LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Doctor Manzanilla Cough & Cold and Doctor Manzanilla Allergy & Decongestant Relief Syrup Due to Potential Contamination with Burkholderia Cepacia.
Mid Valley Pharmaceutical is recalling lot# 23221701 of Doctor Manzanilla Cough& Cold and lot# 23221701 of Doctor Manzanilla Allergy& Decongestant Relief syrup to the consumer level. The products may potentially be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. Contaminated products with Burkholderia cepacia can potentially result in serious infections, may be life-threating in patients with compromised immune systems. To date, Mid Valley Pharmaceutical, LLC has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lucky Mart Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion Due to Incorrect Active Ingredient
Lucky Mart Inc. is voluntarily recalling lots C14005, C16001 and C16002 of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion to the consumer level. The product was manufactured using the active pharmaceutical ingredient dexamethasone rather than hydrocortisone. Dexamethasone is not listed as an ingredient in the labeling. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Dedinas Franzak Enterprises Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In " Butter Flavored Popcorn "
Dedinas Franzak Enterprises of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling several brands of butter flavored popcorn because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Rajbhog Distributors GA Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in JALEBI
Rajbhog Distributors GA. Inc. of Tucker GA-30084 is recalling 1467 packets of Jalebi because it may contain undeclared Almond pcs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Almonds run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stop calling food addictive | Kima Cargill
But our processed foods are full of highly engineered additives. Let ’s call them drugs. And these really are addictiveMany of my colleagues – researchers who study overeating – now routinely use the term food addiction, andadvocate for its recognition as a psychiatric diagnosis.It ’s true that rats, monkeys and humans show addiction-like behaviour when exposed to highly palatable, calorie-dense foods,sometimes even preferring them to drugs such as cocaine. But I ’ve come to see that nearly all the foods that elicit addictive behaviour share one thing in common: they have been significantly al...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kima Cargill Tags: Food science & drink Life and style Food safety World news Source Type: news

Dedinas-Franzak Enterprises Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Big Win Butter Popcorn
Dedinas-Franzak Enterprises is recalling Big Win, Butter Popcorn Artificially Flavored 5 OZ, UPC #0-11822-58492-0, This product is artificially flavored and milk is not specifically called out in the Allergen Statement. The product may contain milk and people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The concern was identified through a non-illness consumer complaint in relation to flavor. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cook Medical Issues Recall Correction of Zenith Alpha ™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft and Removes Specific Sizes from the Market
Cook Medical initiated a correction to the Instructions For Use (IFU) for the Zenith Alpha ™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft. This correction removed the indication for blunt thoracic aortic injury, also known as BTAI or “transection” of the aorta because Cook has received an increase in reports of graft thrombosis and occlusion with these grafts specifically in the treatment of BTAI. C ook also initiated a voluntary recall of Zenith Alpha Thoracic products in sizes of 18-22mm, including the 26-22mm tapered device. These specific sizes are primarily used for BTAI, and are no longer available for purchase. (So...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cook Medical Issues Recall Correction of Zenith Alpha ™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft and Removes Specific Sizes from the Market
Cook Medical initiated a correction to the Instructions For Use (IFU) for the Zenith Alpha ™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft. This correction removed the indication for blunt thoracic aortic injury, also known as BTAI or “ transection ” of the aorta because Cook has received an increase in reports of graft thrombosis and occlusion with these grafts specifically in the treatment of BTAI. Cook also initiated a voluntary recall of Zenith Alpha Thoracic products in sizes of 18-22mm, including the 26-22mm tapered device. These specific sizes are primarily used for BTAI, and are no longer available for purchase. (S...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: It ’s time to raise wages for all public sector workers
This morning I was in Glasgow at the QE hospital to meet our biggest branch, who also happen to be one of our best. Glasgow Health branch epitomise the dedication of our activists around the country, walking the wards daily to recruit and represent members from across the health service. But I wasn’t just there to see the work they do, I was there to back UNISON Scotland’s “Scrap The Cap” campaign to end the pay cap in the NHS once and for all. Pay is always at the forefront of our union’s agenda, but the current political situation means that we have a big opportunity to win real and meaning...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news