Coffee or tea? The answer might be in your genes
Choice of drink linked to how we perceive bitterness of substances, researchers sayDo you prefer coffee or tea? The answer to that question might in part be down to your genes, research suggests.Scientists say a genetic predisposition to perceiving the bitterness of particular substances appears to nudge us towards one beverage or the other.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science Genetics Coffee Tea Biology Source Type: news

Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Tree Nut – Walnut in The Purveyors Kitchen - Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade
Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC of Auburn, CA is announcing a recall of 567 cases of Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen, because it contains an undeclared tree nut (walnut). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (walnuts) 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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Pictsweet Company Recalls 8-ounce Steam ’ ables Asparagus Spears due to Potential for < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam ’ ables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall Product Expansion of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)
On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to include expired inventory for devices distributed between December 21, 2011 to May 17, 2018. The recall expansion is to ensure proper disposition of expired units. The FDA has been notified and is aware Oscor Inc. is voluntarily taking this action. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall Product Expansion of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)
On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to include expired inventory for devices distributed between December 21, 2011 to May 17, 2018. The recall expansion is to ensure proper disposition of expired units. The FDA has been notified and is aware Oscor Inc. is voluntarily taking this action. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Alebrije Dist Wholesale Recalls Quesillo Queseria “ La Milagrosa ” and “ Alebrije Cheese ” Because of Possible Health Risk
ALEBRIJE DIST WHOLESALE is collaborating with health of fi cials due to a positive fi nding of Salmonella in a sample of Quesillo “ Queseria La Milagrosa ” . ALEBRIJE DIST WHOLESALE is voluntarily recalling the amount of 100 kilos of Quesillo “ Queseria La Milagrosa ” . While “ Alebrije Cheese ” has not been found positive for Salmonella, ALEBRIJE DIST WHOLESALE has decided to voluntarily recall the speci fi c 498 “ Alebrije Cheese ” pieces that were imported during the same period out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Recall of Bittersweet & Feve Chocolate Bars Due to High Levels of Milk Allergens
Today, Recchiuti Confections (San Francisco, CA) discovered two batches of their Bittersweet Chocolate Bar and two batches of their Feve Chocolate Bar contain high levels of milk protein after FDA sampling. No illnesses have been reported to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The chocolate bars can be enjoyed if you do not have milk allergies or sensitivities. Recchiuti Confections is issuing an immediate recall for bars with the following lot codes and best buy dates: (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

In Association With Sunshine Mills, Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Orlando Brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D.
In association with Sunshine Mills, Lidl is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken& Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food because the products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Natural Life Pet Products Expands Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
We regret to inform you that Natural Life ® Chicken& Potato dry dog food has been confirmed to contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 100mg/25mg to the consumer level. This product is being recalled due to the trace amount of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Losartan, USP manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sandoz Inc. Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide product is manufactured by Lek Pharmaceuticals dd, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a probable human carcinoge...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Baked Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon (2 Count) Mis-Labeled as Herb Roasted Potatoes
Ukrop ’s Homestyle Foods is voluntarily recalling Baked Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon (2 count), as the product is mislabeled Herb Roasted Potatoes (see photo attached). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON declares victory in Bradford redundancy row
UNISON has declared victory in a dispute with the University of Bradford over its plans for 250 redundancies, following four days of strike action last week. The university announced that 250 jobs were “at risk” of redundancy in June, sparking the industrial action process which culminated in last week’s strike. The workers also received support from local MPs Judith Cummins and Imran Hussain, who urged the university to enter talks and avoid a strike. The union says that the university management refused to enter into talks, and has so far refused to say how many jobs are actually being cut and staff mad...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services higher ed higher education Industrial action redundancies redundancy strike universities Source Type: news

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wegmans Pumpkin Loaf, 11 oz., and Wegmans Placek Coffee Cake, 11 oz. and 22 oz.
Wegmans has initiated a voluntary recall of the following products because they may contain milk not declared on the label. 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 - November 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kadesh Incorporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Puriton Eye Relief Drops Due to Non-Sterile Production Conditions
Kadesh, Inc. of Garden Grove, CA is voluntarily recalling all lots of Puriton Eye Relief Drops, 0.5 oz. (15ml) bottle, UPC 7 36972 1679 0, to the consumer level. During a recent FDA inspection, investigators observed that ophthalmic drugs, which are required to be sterile, are manufactured without necessary production controls and conditions to assure sterility. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sprout Creek Farm Recalls " Margie " Cheese Due to Listeria Monocytogenes
Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 132 wheels of " Margie " cheese, because it has 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life of fresh fish fillets
(Natural News) Researchers from Firat University in Turkey have uncovered yet another use for black cumin (Nigella sativa), a plant widely used in both medicine and food. In their study, published in the journal Food Science and Technology, the team found that black cumin oil can be used as a natural preservative for extending the shelf life of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON celebrates becoming the UK ’s biggest union
  UNISON is marking becoming the UK’s biggest union by launching a month of recruitment activity today (Tuesday) to reach out to every worker in the country providing public services. The union has now more than 1.3 million people in its membership who work in education, local government, the NHS, the police service and the energy sector. Members work in both the public and private sectors. But there are still tens of thousands of public sector workers who aren’t part of a union. During the month of November – renamed Grovember in UNISON – the union’s reps will be working hard to attract ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article activists dave prentis Source Type: news

‘ We can ’t sleepwalk into another Windrush ’
Images: Marcus Rose UNISON EU members urged the government to “truly safeguard” citizens’ rights, regardless of the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in a major Westminster rally and lobby yesterday They joined colleagues from citizens’ rights groups the3million and British in Europe to form a human chain from Parliament Square to Downing Street, where they presented a letter of demands to prime minister Theresa May. Later the campaigners met with their MPs in Westminster – where they found a cross-party selection of politicians very much on their side. With the UK set to leave th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: matheoud Tags: Article News BREXIT EU Citizens NHS one team for patient care Source Type: news

Duncan Hines Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow Cake Mixes Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella
Conagra Brands is collaborating with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by CDC and FDA. While it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra has decided to voluntarily recall the specific Duncan Hines variety identified (Classic White) and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period out of an abund...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: A great opportunity to thank our whole incredible NHS team
This week is UNISON’s One Team week where we celebrate the whole team of staff who make the NHS work. NHS support staff make a vital contribution to the NHS every minute of every day, but often their work goes unnoticed. Most of the public don’t see the staff who work behind the scenes, whose vital work keeps the NHS running and who make sure patients and their families get the best treatment possible – so too often their vital roles are ignored. UNISON is proud to represent NHS support staff who make such a valuable contribution. They cook for patients, transport them around hospitals, maintain vital eq...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News one team Source Type: news

Turning over a new leaf – taking the fight for libraries to the streets
“Libraries are the heart of our communities,” UNISON’s London regional secretary Maggi Ferncombe told demonstrators at Saturday’s Save our Libraries event in Parliament Square. Several hundred people, from library workers to users, readers to writers, from young to old, gathered at the British Library and marched to Parliament Square, to protest against the crippling underfunding of the country’s arts and culture. Supporting the march, award-winning author, Philip Pullman said: “Our great museums and our once superb library service should be the very least we can do for our people. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article library and culture service local government love your libraries Save Our Local Services Source Type: news

Government should ensure public service staff get the living wage, says UNISON
Responding to the announcement today (Monday) that the real living wage is to increase nationally to £9 an hour and to £10.55 in London, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The vast majority of local authority and NHS staff are now getting the living wage. This is thanks to pay agreements that UNISON has negotiated on their behalf. “But staff employed by contractors are increasingly being left behind, including many care workers. “Many are struggling on poverty pay despite the overwhelming pressures they’re facing. It’s time the government committed the funding so all staf...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release real living wage Source Type: news

Natural Life Pet Products Issues Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling our Chicken& Potato dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling one formula of Nutrisca dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Janssen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for one lot of ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35 and two lots of ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7 Due to Incorrect Veridate Dispenser Instructions
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35 (norethindrone / ethinyl estradiol) Tablets and two lots of ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7 (norethindrone / ethinyl estradiol) Tablets to the pharmacy level. The patient information provided inside affected packages of ORTHO-NOVUM does not include the appropriate instructions for the Veridate dispenser. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Frito-Lay Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In Select Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored Popcorn
Frito-Lay announced a voluntary recall of select 1/2 oz. bags of Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored popcorn because they were inadvertently filled with cheese flavored tortilla chips that contain undeclared milk ingredients. The recalled bags were sold only in the two variety packs listed below. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Barcelona Nut Company Recalls Roasted and Salted in Shell Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk
Barcelona Nut Company of Baltimore, Maryland is recalling 239 cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

There must be no hiding place for bullies in the ambulance service
There should soon be no hiding place for anyone who bullies their staff, or colleagues, at the South Western Ambulance Service (SWAS), following the publication today (Thursday) of an independent report, says UNISON. The report, based on a staff survey and interviews conducted by Professor Duncan Lewis, was jointly commissioned by UNISON and the ambulance trust. It follows a succession of serious complaints and grievances about the behaviour of managers and other employees at the ambulance service, says UNISON. Concerned that directors at the trust appeared to be ignoring or dismissing incidents of bullying, harassment and...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release alan lofthouse ambulance Source Type: news

Adding probiotics to your fruit salad is a delicious way to enjoy a nutrient-dense meal
(Natural News) If you swear by eating fruits, you’re in luck: According to researchers from Brazil, you can add probiotics to your fruit salad to make a delicious and nutrient-packed alternative to functional foods. In their study, published in Food Science and Technology, the team investigated the potential of fruit salads to be used as carriers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A great October
Thousands of UNISON members across the country are better off after they and their union chalked up various victories in October. The month kicked off in fighting style, with traffic wardens – or civil enforcement officers to be technically correct – in the north London borough of Camden and care workers in Birmingham both embarking on strike action. In London, the union members were striking for a pay rise. In Birmingham, they were defending their jobs and hours from council cuts which see some lose nearly two thirds of their income. A two-day strike by hospital workers in Bolton, Lancashire, scored a clear v...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News equal pay Industrial action legal services low pay NHS subcos wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Time for a hero – meet Greenwich ’ s answer to Erin Brockovich
In 2012 a school cleaner from Greenwich noticed an error in her pay, and despite being told by everyone she spoke to that she was mistaken, kept pushing for the problem to be fixed. This week at a council meeting in Greenwich, Julie Stedman has been vindicated. The culmination of a six-year battle means that not only will she receive the extra pay she is owed, but around 5,000 low-paid, mostly female, workers across the borough will receive payouts worth millions, in a case that also has implications for councils across England. It started in June 2012 when Julie was moved from a full-year to a term-time only contract, and...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Source Type: news

UNISON wins legal pay out for 5,000 low-paid women in schools and nurseries in Greenwich
Five thousand part-time cleaners, teaching assistants, catering, administrative, school meal workers and other staff working for Greenwich Council are to receive pay outs that could amount to hundreds of pounds, following a five year legal battle over holiday pay, says UNISON today (Wednesday). UNISON took the case on behalf of the Royal Boroughs employees the overwhelming majority of whom are women over the councils failure to calculate their annual leave properly. As a result some of the staff had been losing up to five days pay a year. Using European law, UNISON brought employment tribunal claims on behalf of 476 of the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea education employment tribunal Greenwich Legal local governemnt low-paid low-paid women nurseries school staff settlement Source Type: news

Sciegen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 Mg, 150 Mg, and 300 Mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
ScieGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling listed lots, within expiry, of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg dosage forms to the consumer level. These products are being recalled due to the presence of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Irbesartan, USP manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma Limited. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Food Recall of Fit & Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella Contamination in Vegetables
J&J Snack Foods Handheld Corp. of Holly Ridge, NC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Fit& Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma Limited Issues Voluntary Recall of Irbesartan Drug Substance due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (NNitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
Aurobindo Pharma Limited is voluntarily recalling 22 Batches of the drug substance Irbesartan due to the presence of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). The impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Maribel ’ s Sweets Inc. Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Chocolate Bars
Maribel ’ s Sweets Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 2.82oz MarieBelle Japanese Matcha Japanese Green Tea and White Chocolate Bar, container code 101619, Cacao Market by MarieBelle Rosemary Truffle Salt 60% Dark Chocolate Bar, all container codes, and the Cacao Market by MarieBelle Orange Peels 60% Dark Chocolate Bar, all container codes, 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 - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Conference debates access to voting, hate crime and BSL
A busy morning at UNISON’s disabled members’ conference continued with a debate on access to voting. Alvin Chambers of Newcastle City told delegates that “all voters have the right to vote independently and in secret … I know this, because the Electoral Commission says so on the website”. But as he went on to explain: “Good luck getting into the voting station if you’re in a wheelchair and, if you do get in, the polling booth probably won’t be accessible to you. “What if you’re blind and there’s no braille ballot paper?” In that case, the clerk at the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News disability hate crime disabled members national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Key council services need funding, Chancellor told
More than 100 MPs from various parties are backing a UNISON call for more money to tackle the crisis in local government services in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget this afternoon. They have signed a UNISON open letter to the chancellor calling on him to increase the levels of central government grants to local authorities  and reinvest the surplus generated from business from business rates, giving the money back to local councils to assist with the social care funding gap. “We would like to stress the urgency of this situation,” says the letter,  “as councils across the country are fo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News budget local government local government and financing Source Type: news

Disabled members speak out over lack of proper disability leave
A busy final morning at UNISON’s disabled members’ conference in Brighton saw delegates work through a wide range of business. Moving a motion for the South East region, Fran Fox said that it is “recognised that employees with a disability” may need to take time off work “if their mobility or illness becomes severe”. But it is also recognised that a lack of understanding by some employers about disability leave can result in disabled employees facing “formal action” particularly around absences, though this contravenes the Equality Act. Kathleen Kennedy for the national commi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News disabled members equality equality act national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Widening disability pay gap shows the struggle for equality is far from over
Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea thanked the union’s disabled members for all the work they do when she addressed their conference in Brighton his morning, telling them that it iss vital to keep up the work, since the disability pay gap is now at its highest – 15% – since 2013. “In-work poverty is very real for too many of our members,” she said. “We know there is a clear link between poverty and disability … living with a disability, what it costs you to live your life, are higher.” Yet the government remains determined to make savings at whatever cost to people...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Christina McAnea disabled members national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Cephalopods could become an important food source in the global community
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) With a growing world population and climate challenges that are causing agricultural areas to shrink, many are wondering where sustainable food will come from in the future. A professor of gastrophysics from the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen and a chef offer a suggestion in a new research article: The cephalopod population (including squid, octopus and cuttlefish) in the oceans is growing and growing -- let's get better at cooking them so that many more people will want to eat them! (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delegates voice the need for mental health first aiders
A busy afternoon saw delegates to UNISON disabled members’ conference debate motions covering a wide range of issues. A group debate in Brighton around the need for mental health first aiders saw Steven Powers from the Northern region first clarify that “a mental health first aider can, with the correct training, listen to your concerns and get you the support that you need” – they would no more be handing out “happy pills” than a conventional first aider would be performing surgery. Mental health first aider Christine Jackson of Newcastle City branch told delegates that she had used the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article disabled members mental health mental health first aiders national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Urgent: Curry Spice Recall
This voluntary recall has been initiated by UBC Food Distributors Inc, due to a high level of lead found in the product after testing was done by the Michigan Department of Agriculture& Rural Development, which found high traces of lead. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UBC Food Distributors Recalls Hot Curry Powder and Curry Powder due to Lead
This voluntary recall has been initiated by UBC Food Distributors Inc, due to a high level of lead found in the product after testing was done by the Michigan Department of Agriculture& Rural Development, which found high traces of lead. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Residents face losing essential services as council finance crisis deepens, say councillors
Councillors have warned about the dire state of local authority finances in a survey published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The vast majority (90%) say additional funding is needed and three quarters (75%) warn that their council has insufficient resources for providing essential good quality services, such as refuse collections. More than three quarters (76%) say budget cuts have affected service delivery. The findings are based on a survey of more than 700 councillors across England, Scotland and Wales, representing all the main political parties. The research, Councils on the Brink, raises fresh concerns that m...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release council cuts councillors councils on the Brink Jon Richards local authority finances local communities Source Type: news

Shirley ’ s Cookie Company In. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in " Chocolate Whoopie Pie "
Shirley ’ s Cookie Company Inc. of Claysburg, PA, is recalling its 16 ounce packages of " Chocolate Whoopie Pie " because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts 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 - October 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Shirley ’s Cookie Company In. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in " Chocolate Whoopie Pie "
Shirley ’s Cookie Company Inc. of Claysburg, PA, is recalling its 16 ounce packages of " Chocolate Whoopie Pie " because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts 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 - October 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sirob Imports, Inc. Issues Recall Due to Elevated Lead in Spices
Sirob Imports, Inc of Lindenhurst, NY is recalling, Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri ’s Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods Brand and Butera Fruit Market Curry Powder because it contains elevated levels of lead. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

G & C Raw, LLC is Expanding Recall to Include All Product Lots Manufactured from February 27, 2018 Through July 20, 2018, Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk
G& C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling all products lots manufactured from February 27, 2018 through July 20, 2018, as a precaution because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: Fighting for decent services, decent pay and decent jobs in Somerset
Local government has been under incredible strain during the austerity years, and whilst Theresa May might claim that austerity is over, the reality is that it’s anything but. Services have been cut, jobs have been lost, but still local councils are falling deeper and deeper into the financial mire. I’ve written several times before about Northamptonshire County Council, which is set to be abolished and divided up due to financial mismanagement. Today I visited another council which risks a similarly perilous state, with £14 million of additional in year cuts, piled onto of ongoing multi-million pound ann...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Somerset Source Type: news