Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Spring Pasta Salad Due to Reported Illnesses
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (July 17, 2018) — Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to the potential that it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention last night when approximately 20 illnesses in Minnesota, Sout h Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa were potentially linked back to customers consuming the salad. The voluntary recall includes Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salads in both 1 pound (16 oz.) and 3 pound (48 oz.) containers produced between June 1, 2018, and July 13, 2018, and available from the deli ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA today confirmed a voluntary recall to the consumer / user level of 29 lots of single and 51 lots of combination valsartan medicines distributed under the Actavis label in the U.S. due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. The impurity detected in the API is N- nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cutting Suffolk ’s police community support officers risks public safety, says UNISON
Plans announced today (Tuesday) to axe more than half of Suffolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) would put public safety at risk, says UNISON. The proposed cuts by Suffolk Constabulary would see a 78% reduction in the number of PCSOs in the county since 2010, says the union*. UNISON national officer for police and justice Ben Priestley said: “Cutting frontline PCSOs is short-sighted and reckless. “PCSOs are not only a reassuring, visible presence in communities, they also gather vital intelligence that prevents crime and protects the public. “Axing PCSOs means the work they do to ta...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: News Press release crime eastern region PCSO PCSOs police suffolk Source Type: news

The PictSweet Company Recalls 12 Ounce Steam ’ables Baby Brussel Sprouts for Undeclared Milk and Soy Allergens
Bells, TN – The Pictsweet Company has recalled 960 cases of Pictsweet Farms 12-ounce Steam’ables Baby Brussels Sprouts because they may contain undeclared milk and soy allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy may run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits Due to Storage at Incorrect Temperature in Area Store
Batavia, Ill. Uuly 14, 2018) -ALDI has voluntarily recalled AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits sold at one retail store location in North Carolina. While the products are required to remain at frozen temperatures to ensure safety, this store location displayed and sold the products from the cooler section. Because storing the products at temperatures above freezing prior to consumption can render the products unsafe for consumption, ALDI is recalling these items. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Major Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Due to The Potential Presence of a Probable Carcinogen (NDMA)
As a precautionary measure, the distribution firm, Major Pharmaceuticals, is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots within expiry of Valsartan which were supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals and labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Utz Quality Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Utz ® Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips
Utz ® Quality Foods, LLC., is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of Utz® Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips due to undeclared soy allergen. This recall was initiated after learning a certain number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run th e risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in The Products
Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. dba Solco Healthcare LLC. is recalling all lots of Valsartan Tablets, 40 mg, 80mg, 160mg, and 320mg; and Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, 80mg/12.5mg, 160mg/12.5mg, 160mg/25mg, 320mg/12.5mg, and 320mg/25mg to the retail level. This product recall is due to the detection of a trace amount of an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), made by the manufacturer – Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. -- that is used in the manufacture of the subject product lots. This impurity has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Ca...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Water Pik, Inc. Recalls Sonic-Fusion ® Flossing Toothbrush Product for Possible Health Risk
Water Pik, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its Sonic-Fusion ® flossing toothbrush because the charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns. Water Pik, Inc. has received consumer reports of product malfunctioning in the U.S. The recall is applicable only to Sonic-Fusion® products. All other Waterpik® brand flossers and toothbrushes are not affected. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Water Pik, Inc. Recalls Sonic-Fusion ® Flossing Toothbrush Product for Possible Health Risk
Water Pik, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its Sonic-Fusion ® flossing toothbrush because the charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns. Water Pik, Inc. has received consumer reports of product malfunctioning in the U.S. The recall is applicable only to Sonic-Fusion ® products. All other Waterpik ® brand flossers and toothbrushes are not affected. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hospira Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Daptomycin for Injection Lyophilized Powder for Solution, Due to Infusion Reactions
Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling 8 lots of Hospira ’s Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg, Lyophilized Powder For Solution, Single Dose Vial (NDC 0409-0106-01) to the Hospital/Retail level. The product is being recalled due to adverse event reports indicative of infusion reactions. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

AZ Firm Issues Voluntary Product Recall Due to Undeclared Peanuts in Superfood Salad
Papa John ’s Salads and Produce of Tolleson, AZ is voluntarily recalling 148 units of the Superfood Salads due to misbranding and undeclared peanuts. The product contains peanuts which are not declared on the product label as packages of peanuts were mistakenly included in the kits instead of cashews. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A time to celebrate
This year, our union celebrates an important milestone: our 25th anniversary. Formed by the merger of three great unions – NALGO, NUPE and COHSE – we were told that our efforts were doomed to failure. We were told that UNISON would not work. In the years since, UNISON’s downfall has been predicted on countless occasions by opponents who constantly underestimated our union and our members. Of course, we all know how wrong the doom-mongers were. As the people who heal us, educate us, keep us safe and ensure that we receive care, support and vital services every single day, UNISON people are special people, ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: Article Magazine Source Type: news

MyNicNaxs, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Various Dietary Supplements Due to Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
MyNicNaxs, LLC, Deltona, FL is voluntarily recalling all lots of dietary supplements distributed nationwide to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The presence of Sildenafil, Sibutramine, Diclofenac and/or Phenolphthalein in the dietary supplements renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall. These products were distributed from January 2013, to December 2017, though our website http://www.mynicnaxs.com. The undeclared drug ingredients found in these products may pose serio...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: A Labour government is within our grasp
It was a pleasure as always to address our Labour Link Forum in Newcastle last week. The Forum is a great event, an opportunity to plan how we take UNISON’s policies into the Labour Party and the manifesto of the next Labour government. I want to see that Labour government so much. Eight long years of Tory rule have caused untold damage on public services, but now a Labour government – a transformative Labour government – is within our grasp. As I said in my speech on Friday – when the next election comes, we will give the Labour Party every support and every resource. We will do everything in our ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News labour link Source Type: news

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Bacteria Found In Saje Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash
Saje Natural Wellness is warning customers not to use Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash, 8.5 fl. oz. and 1.7 fl. oz. (found in the Wee and Well Gentle Baby Care Kit) as it may contain the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes infection and results in bacteria in the blood, particularly in individuals with compromised immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe and One Lot of Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe Because of Possible Health Risk
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is also recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because testing results indicate it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121. This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. Due to Radagast Pet Food ’ s commitment to food safety and quality, The Company is conducting this voluntary recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

LL ’ S Magnetic Clay Inc. Expands Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement To All Lots
LL ’ s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling all lots of Prescript-Assist (still within expiration date), a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, milk, casein, eggs, and peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these specific types of allergens 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 - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hollywood star Michael Sheen surprises the first person born in the NHS
At one minute past midnight on 5 July 1948, Aneira Thomas was born. She wasn’t just any new baby, she was the first baby to be born in the NHS. Aneira would be forever linked to the NHS. She grew up to work for the organisation itself as a mental health nurse, and to be a member of the organisation that is fighting to protect it – UNISON.   Aneira is a passionate defender of the NHS, and she’s also a huge fan of fellow Welshperson Michael Sheen. So as a 70th birthday present for her, UNISON set up a surprise meeting with her favourite actor. Watch the film above to see how the two got along.  ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine health NHS Source Type: news

English further education pay claim submitted
UNISON and the UCU have formally submitted a pay for 5% or £1,500 to further education employers in England. This follows a change of position by the Association of Colleges, which initially refused to accept a pay claim, after an outline of the claim was submitted at a national joint forum officers’ meeting on 1 May. But a firm response from the joint unions saw the AoC reverse its decision and agree to receive the claim, which has now been formally submitted. It is for: 5% on all pay points, or a £1,500 a year pay rise (full-time), whichever is greater; for the living wage, calculated by the Living Wag...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News colleges education services fe FE colleges FE pay further education pay up now Source Type: news

United States Bakery Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Naked Bread Hamburger Buns
United States Bakery of Portland, Oregon is recalling Naked Bread Hamburger Buns #NothingToHide, 8 pack, affected lot codes F6 Best By June 16th, 2018 through July 16th 2018, because it may contain 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 - July 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

May Flower International Inc. Issues a Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “3+2 Soda Crackers”
May Flower International Inc. of 5672 49th Place, Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 4.4 ounce packages of “3+2 Soda Crackers” 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 - July 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

May Flower International Inc. Issues a Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “ 3+2 Soda Crackers ”
May Flower International Inc. of 5672 49th Place, Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 4.4 ounce packages of “ 3+2 Soda Crackers ” 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 - July 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blissful Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Kratom Powder Capsule
Blissful Remedies., is voluntarily recalling only Lot No.: 112710 with expiration 03/2019 found embedded on the top of package of kratom ( mitragyn a speciosa) powder products, it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between “ March 1, 2018 ” to “ April 30, 2018 ” to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( “ FDA ” ) via sample testing to have salmonella contamination. Blissful Remedies has not received reports of adverse events related to this recall. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard opera...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fagron Sterile Services Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 5mg per 5mL and Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 3mg per 3mL, in a 5mL syringe Due to Mislabeling
Fagron Sterile Services is voluntarily recalling two (2) lots of Neostigmine Methylsulfate 5mL syringes to the user/hospital/clinic level. The specified product lots are being recalled because of a confirmed customer complaint that some syringe units containing Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 5mg per 5mL are incorrectly labelled as Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 3mg per 3mL. Secondary packages are properly labelled as Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 5mg per 5mL. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

CO2 supply issues may trigger meat shortage, processing industry warns
Carbon dioxide supplies could take up to three weeks to return to normal with key gas producers on shutdownSupplies of carbon dioxide (CO2) may not return to normal levels for another two to three weeks – triggering likely shortages of meat for UK shoppers – the processing industry has warned.Theproduction of crumpets,beer,fizzy drinks, fresh chicken and pork have been affected by shortages of CO2 over the past two weeks, amid longer than expected shutdowns at ammonia and ethanol plants – key producers of the gas – in the UK and also across Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Tags: Food & drink industry Food science Meat Business Supermarkets Retail industry Life and style Farming UK news Farm animals Chicken Pork Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued in Midwest Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Soy in Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Whole Foods Market brand oatmeal raisin cookies from stores in eight states because the products contained soy flour that was not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy 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 - July 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

LL ’s Magnetic Clay Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement
LL ’s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling certain lots of Prescript-Assist, a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, dairy, casein, eggs, and peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these specific types of allergens 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 - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

LL ’ s Magnetic Clay Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement
LL ’ s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling certain lots of Prescript-Assist, a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, dairy, casein, eggs, and peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these specific types of allergens 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 - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Wish Bone Salad Dressing Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk and Egg in 15 oz. Wish-Bone House Italian Salad Dressing
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Wish Bone House Italian Salad Dressing 15 oz. with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. The recall was initiated after learning from a retail customer that a limited number of bottles were mislabeled. The product contains milk and egg, known allergens not declared on the bottle. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or egg may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. If you are not allergic to milk or egg, this product is safe to eat. No illnesses have been report...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Watch our film about our glorious members
It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born. The merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE created the UK’s public service union. The UK’s biggest and most accomplished union. In our anniversary year (beginning 1 July), we’ll be celebrating in various ways. At our national delegate conference we kicked off the celebrations, and showed this film to delegates. It’s hard to capture all of UNISON’s achievements over the last 25 years, so watch above to get a gist of the glory of UNISON members. The article Watch our film about our glorious members first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Sou...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Source Type: news

Talking Rain ® Voluntarily Recalls Sparkling Ice ® Cherry Limeade in Response to Customer Complaints
Talking Rain ® (the Company) is voluntarily recalling specific lot codes of bottles of its Sparkling Ice ® Cherry Limeade beverage in response to a small number of customer complaints that reported an off-taste and off-odor of the affected product. The Company made the decision to recall the product out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON vows greater support for private sector members
UNISON is fine-tuning its response to the growing back-door privatisation of public services. The union will continue to campaign against outsourcing, while also addressing the needs of its members – existing and new – who suddenly find themselves working for private companies. Activists attending the National Delegate Conference in Brighton last week heard that those working for private contractors are the fastest growing group of UNISON members. In 2017 over 30% of new members recruited by UNISON worked work for private or community employers. Many of these members face zero-hours contracts and the minimum wa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference community fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS private contractors Source Type: news

UNISON escalates its campaign against NHS outsourcing
The brave battle of UNISON’s health members against NHS outsourcing was brought into the spotlight in Brighton last week. Some of the Wigan hospital cleaners, catering staff and porters who are striking against plans to transfer them to a wholly owned subsidiary were applauded by the national delegate conference, where they were awarded £5,000 from the branch hardship fund. Delegates also approved a motion calling for a national campaign against the arms-length companies that the union believes will create a two-tier workforce and could lead to back-door privatisation of the NHS. More and more NHS trusts are se...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference health health care Health Funding Crisis Source Type: news

Nathan Myhrvold: ‘Nasa doesn’t want to admit it’s wrong about asteroids’
The maverick inventor, ex-Microsoft executive and ‘patent troll’ is battling Nasa on its asteroid data and exploring pizza scienceNathan Myhrvold is the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, founder ofthe controversial patent asset company Intellectual Ventures and the main author of the six-volume, 2,300-pageModernist Cuisine cookbook, which explores the science of cooking. Currently, he is taking on Nasa over its measurement of asteroid sizes.For thepast couple of years, you ’ve been fighting with Nasa about its analysis of near-Earth asteroid size. You ’ve just published a33-page scientif...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Science Technology Nasa Space Food & drink Business Life and style Dinosaurs Health Cervical cancer Food science Asteroids Astronomy Source Type: news

Nectar Foods Inc Dba Honey Mama's Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Oregon Peppermint Cacao Nectar Bar
Nectar Foods Inc., DBA Honey Mama's of Portland, Oregon is recalling 79 Sleeves (948 units) of Oregon Peppermint bars, lot code 112918, because it may contain undeclared Almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds 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 - June 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’ – Angela Rayner
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

UNISON elects mental health nurse from Scotland as president
UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC) has elected Gordon McKay, a mental health nurse from Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. Gordon started working for the NHS in 1987 and joined UNISON’s predecessor, NUPE, on the same day. Gordon, who has been part of the presidential team for a year, said: “I’ve always thought that setting yourself goals for what you want to do in your trade union does not work. The reality is you don’t achieve anything in the trade union movement by yourself; you achieve it as a collective. “I hope that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release president presidential team Source Type: news

Probation service is not fit for purpose
Commenting on the report Transforming Rehabilitation published today (Friday) by the Justice Select Committee, UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “This shows the government’s probation reforms have failed and must be replaced. “Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service has shown itself to be totally unfit to be in charge. It’s not only failing to support offenders but putting the public at risk too. “Probation must now be put back together, returned to public ownership and this privatisation nightmare brought to an end.” Media contacts: Sophie Goodchild T: ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government police probation Source Type: news

Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., Voluntarily Recalls Kratom Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination
Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., is voluntarily recalling all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products, with Lot No.: 0102031800 it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between March 18, 2018 to March 30, 2018 to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( “FDA”) via sample testing and finding to have salmonella contamination. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard operating procedures and sterilization processes in accordance to FDA guidelines. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Now Health Group Inc. Recalls Select Now Real Food ® Zesty Sprouting Mix Because of Possible Health Risk
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food ® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, a nd others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can res...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Now Health Group Inc. Recalls Select Now Real Food ® Zesty Sprouting Mix Because of Possible Health Risk
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food ® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can resu...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Conference urges an end to the detention of Palestinian children
Children as young as 12 are routinely taken from their homes at gunpoint then blindfolded, bound and shackled, UNISON’s national delegate conference heard in a passionate and sobering debate on the detention of Palestinian children. Many UNISON members gave informed and moving speeches on the topic. “Each year the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 500 to 700 children,” said one delegate. “From the moment of arrest, Palestinian children encounter ill-treatment and a denial of their basic rights,” said another. “I was 14 years old when this occupation first started, and I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference international International workers NDC 2018 Palestine Source Type: news

Budget cuts put parks in need of urgent attention
Parks and green spaces are falling into disrepair because of damning budget cuts, says UNISON. According to figures published today (Thursday), more than £15m has been cut from parks and green spaces budgets between 2016/17 and 2018/19. The figures were obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the councils responsible for parks in Britain. More than half (59%) of the 172 local authorities that responded had cut their parks and green spaces budgets between 2016/17 and 2018/19. The biggest cut was in Warwickshire County Council, which slashed its parks and green spaces budget by 87% in just one year, ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave parks Source Type: news

Making 2019 the year for young workers
“Research shows that you don’t join a union by the time you’re 25, you’re much less likely to join one later in life,” UNISON national young members forum chair Kendal Bromley-Bewes told delegates at the union’s national delegate conference this morning. She was introducing a motion on making 2019 the year of young workers, after the presentation of the young members’ organising award – renamed in honour of late president Eric Roberts – to the Cymru/Wales young members’ group. This was in recognition of the Respect Your Youth campaign, highlighting the importance ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference Cymru Wales Young Members UNISON Cymru/Wales young workers Source Type: news

The government must fund our public services or call an election, says UNISON
Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Tuesday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This year marks 25 years of UNISON. It’s a year to celebrate and to commemorate all the work of those who went before us. “UNISON was born in an era of the right – facing a Conservative government pandering to the private sector, and producing piece after piece of anti-trade union legislation. “It was a time where the checks and balances of the political system had given way to the cheques and bonuses of the bankers. “Millions of people were working, j...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rob Smith Tags: Article Source Type: news

Golden Star Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Apricots Sour
Golden Star Wholesale of Troy, MI 48084 is recalling, AL Reef Dried Apricots Sour, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites 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 - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Standing up for union rights
At a time when local authorities are cutting jobs and reducing work conditions to balance budgets, UNISON reps and stewards across the country are being denied facility time with members. Yet representation is vital if the best possible outcomes are to be negotiated for workers, local government conference heard. School caretaker Wendy Ellis, Northern region, received a standing ovation from delegates after sharing her personal fight for union recognition. A member of UNISON since 1996, Wendy said she was ‘privileged’ to be made lead steward in 2011 with allocated facility time to support and protect her member...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Source Type: news

Long-term estrogen therapy changes microbial activity in the gut, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Long-term therapy with estrogen and bazedoxifene alters the microbial composition and activity in the gut, affecting how estrogen is metabolized, a new study in mice found.The research team was led by University of Illinois food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rental costs price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON
High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the South East and the East of England where housing costs swallow up over half their take home pay. Teaching assistants do not fare much better – in half a dozen English regions, rental costs are more than a third of their monthly wage. The same is true for refuse drivers in five...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: News Press release housing Source Type: news