Ottogi America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Products
Ottogi America, Inc. announced today it is recalling below 21 items due to a possibility of containing egg ingredient undeclared on the packages. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction of they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 19, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan and Irbesartan HCTZ Tablets Due to detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N- nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in the Products
-- Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc., dba Solco Healthcare LLC., has initiated a voluntary recall of one (1) lot of Irbesartan and seven (7) lots of Irbesartan HCTZ Tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amount of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Branch noticeboard competition winners announced!
Congratulations to London Ambulance Service branch’s Battersea station who are the overall winners of our Grovember branch noticeboards competition. As part of last autumn’s month-long recruitment and retention push, we asked you to update your branch noticeboards and tweet us your pictures under the hashtag #ratemyboard to enter our competition. The 50 entries were whittled down to a shortlist of 11 and UNISON president Gordon McKay has now judged and chosen four prize winners. All the shortlisted branches are highly commended for their entries. The full results are: First prize of £500 for the branch go...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: News activists grovember recruiting recruiting and organising Source Type: news

Wythenshawe Sodexo staff win NHS pay rates
Facilities workers at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester have got their new year off to a pleasant start with news of a pay rise, backdated to last April. The UNISON members provide key services such as cleaning, catering and portering, which are outsourced to private company Sodexo. The company has been paying these workers the NHS rate for their job since a successful UNISON campaign in 2007 – but had not implemented the NHS Pay Framework Agreement agreed nationally last summer. The pay deal ended years of pay freezes and pay caps and was very significant for low-wage workers in the NHS. It is worth between 6.5% an...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News agenda for change health health care health pay hospitals outsourcing pay up now private contractors Source Type: news

RXBAR Recalls Certain Varieties of Bars Due to a Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen
RXBAR is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have peanut allergies 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 - January 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall Notice of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho Pouches Due to Unlabeled Peanut Allergen
Mojave Foods Corporation is initiating a voluntary recall of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho pouches due to an unlabeled peanut allergen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Carbohydrates, fibre and a healthy diet | Letters
Low-carb does not mean no-carb, nor does it mean low-fibre, saysSue Morgan. Vegetables are stuffed full of fibre, points outDr Nick Evans. The ketogenic diet should not be dismissed as a dangerous fad, saysAnna McGuirkLow-carb does not mean no-carb, nor does it mean low-fibre (Blow to the low-carb diet as WHO report says fibre cuts early deaths, 11 January). Your article appears to confuse low carbohydrate and low grain consumption. Proponents of a low-carb diet typically encourage the replacement of highly processed carbohydrates with fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds (all sources of carbohydrate), thereby increasing the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health Diets and dieting Food science Life and style Biology Human biology Society Source Type: news

It ’s time to bring probation back as a public service, government told
UNISON and other key stakeholders on probation are calling on the government to make probation in England and Wales a publicly owned public service when the current contracts of the 21 private ‘community rehabilitation companies’ end next year. The Probation Alliance made the call in a letter to to justice secretary David Gauke, while also setting out their worries over the “unrealistic” timetable for replacing the current 21 contracts with a smaller number of larger ones, still in the private sector. The probation service in England and Wales was split in two in 2014 as part of a programme called &...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 14, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article community rehabilitation companies let's fix probation national probation service police and justice Source Type: news

Happy Together, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Product Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil
Happy Together, Inc. Boynton Beach, FL is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of the Rhino 5k capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis founds these products to be tainted with sildenafil and Tadalafil. Sildenafil/Tadalafil is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, the presence of sildenafil in the Rhino 5k products renders them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established, therefor subject to recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection Due to the Presence of Particulate Matter Identified as Glass
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. (SPII), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. is voluntarily recalling three lots of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 10 mg (lyophilized powder), and one lot of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 20 mg (lyophilized powder) to the hospital level. The Vecuronium Bromide for Injection has been found to contain particulate matter identified as glass. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listen to what police staff have to say, Home Office told
The Home Office’s “frontline review” of policing needs to be aware of how police staff are suffering from austerity and government cuts, says UNISON following a survey of 4,500 members. The union conducted the confidential online survey to give its members the opportunity to “tell it like it is”. It came after Home Secretary Sajid Javid launched his review in summer 2018 to “better understand” the workplace experience and needs of frontline police staff and officers. UNISON will publish the full results of the survey covering all police staff later this year. But highlights from th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article police and justice Police and justice staff police cuts police staff Source Type: news

Grand Strand Sandwich Company Recalls Lunch Box Sandwiches Italian Subs Lunch Box Sandwiches Ham & Swiss Croissants And Lunch Box Sandwiches Ham & Cheese Due To Possible < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em > Contamination
– Grand Strand Sandwich is recalling Lunch Box Italian Subs, Lunch Box Ham& Swiss Croissants and Lunch Box Ham& Cheese Frozen Wedges due to a potential contamination ofListeria Monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Cheesecakes Made with Diamond Crystal Mix
Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its cheesecakes made with Diamond Crystal Brands cheesecake mix due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee ’s attention today after receiving a letter from the supplier. The voluntary recall includes 32 varieties of cheesecakes in both 8-ounce and 32-ounce packages with best if used by dates of Dec. 6, 2018, through Jan. 11, 2019. No illnesses have been reported to date. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 7, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Gene editing could create spicy tomatoes, say researchers
Scientists also looking at altering colour of kiwis and taste of strawberriesSpicy tomatoes could soon be on the menu thanks to the rise of genome-editing technology, say researchers.It is not the first time experts have claimed the techniques could help to precisely and rapidly develop fruits and vegetables with unusual traits: scientists have already been looking at changing the colour of kiwi fruits andtweaking the taste of strawberries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science & drink industry Genetics Farming Source Type: news

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Ceftriaxone for Injection USP, 250mg, 500mg, 1g and 2g
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 5 lots of Ceftriaxone for Injection, USP, 250mg, 10 lots of Ceftriaxone for Injection, USP, 500mg, 24 lots of Ceftriaxone for Injection, USP, 1g and 3 lots of Ceftriaxone for Injection, USP 2g, to the hospital/physician level. The products have been found to contain visual grey particulate matter in reconstituted vials. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Olde York Potato Chips Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in One Lot of Clancy's Wavy Potato Chips 10 Oz
Olde York Potato Chips of Brampton, Ontario is recalling Clancy's Wavy Potato Chips 10 oz (UPC 0 41498 16306 8) with the specific lot code BEST If Used By FEB 22 19 1A6 because they 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 these products. No other lot codes and no other products are involved in this action. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 4, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Shamrock Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk Due to Undeclared Almonds
Shamrock Farms of Phoenix, Arizona is issuing a voluntary recall of Shamrock Farms 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk with Best Before Date 3/16/2019. The recall comes after a product retain of Shamrock Farms 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk with Use By 03/16/19 Time Stamp 08:18-11:13 04-05 #1, tested positive for an undeclared tree nut (almond) allergen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 4, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Half of people who think they have a food allergy do not – study
US study finds some people needlessly avoid foods while others do not have life-saving medicationThe number of adults who think they have a food allergy is almost double the figure who actually have one, research has revealed.While the study was conducted in the US, experts say a similar situation is also seen in other countries, including the UK. The researchers found that many people with an allergy do not have a prescription for potentially life-saving medication, while others might be avoiding foods unnecessarily.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Allergies Medical research Food Science US news Source Type: news

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its voluntary recall from 2 lots of Losartan potassium tablets USP to a total of 10 lots, to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited. Torrent is only recalling lots of losartan-containing products that contain N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the FDA. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 3, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Results RNA LLC Issues Voluntary Worldwide/Nationwide Recall of Lubrisine Eye Drops Due to Manufacturing Sterility Concerns and Undeclared Colloidal Silver
Results RNA LLC is voluntarily recalling Lubrisine Eye Drops to the healthcare practitioner, retail or consumer level. This product, in a recent FDA inspection, was found to be manufactured using practices that do not support its sterility and contained undeclared colloidal silver. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 3, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oskri Organics Corporation Recalls Oskri Organic Sunflower Butter Lot #099, Oskri Tahini Butter Lot #193 and Thrive Sunflower Butter Lot #233 Because of Possible Health Risk
Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, WI is recalling Oskri Organic Sunflower Butter Lot # 099, Oskri Tahini Butter LOT # 193 and Thrive Sunflower Butter LOT # 233, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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 miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 2, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of 80 Lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP, Due to the Detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity
Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product. The impurity detected in the finished drug product is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), 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 Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification. To date, Aurobi...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 1, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Apio Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Single-Serve Bowls
Apio Inc. of Guadalupe, California is expanding a voluntary recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowls. The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that another random sample of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. single-serve bowls (5.5oz) with Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018, Lot 112 346, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, 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 - December 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Cow Pie and Chicken & Vegetables Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats Due to Possible Health Risk
Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, WA is voluntarily expanding their current recall to include additional products: 261 packages of Cow Pie Lot # 72618 and 82 packages of Chicken& Vegetables Lot# 111518 fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in July 2018 and November 2018, due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Funky Chunky, Llc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree-Nut in 10 Oz. Nutty Choco Pop Found in Chocolate Popcorn Gift Box, Holiday Crowd Pleaser and Crowd Pleaser Gifts
Funky Chunky, LLC of Eden Prairie, MN is recalling 10 oz Nutty Choco Pop Gift Box, 50 oz. Holiday Crowd Pleaser and 50 oz. Crowd Pleaser, because it may contain undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree Nut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Almonds and Cashews 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 - December 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Nut & Seed Butters Due to Potential Health Risk
Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond, Peanut, and Tahini Butters due to potential contamination of 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 miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. issues Nationwide Recall of CoaguChek Test Strips
On 12/19/2018, Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. initiated a nationwide recall of Roche CoaguChek test strips distributed directly to U.S. consumers by Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. The products have been found to inaccurately report high INR test results. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling 2 lots of Losartan potassium tablets, USP to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), 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 Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Urging councillors to help end violence at work
The UK’s largest union is asking that councils refuse to grant service and partnership contracts to organisations that won’t sign up to the 10 point plan to protect members at work. The campaign, which already has 35 charities and housing associations signed up, is gaining momentum and UNISON hopes that a new focus on council commissioning will encourage more community employers to take violence against their staff more seriously. The Charter is a list of 10 basic actions that third sector employers can take immediately to improve safety at work, including appropriate training, support for the victims of violen...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article community and voluntary sector end violence at work charter local government Source Type: news

Wegmans Issues Voluntary Recall of Fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie/Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower
Rochester, NY – Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower, sold in the produce department between 12/7/18 and 12/18/18, because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7 ). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condi tion can l...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medtronic Announces Worldwide Voluntary Field Corrective Action; Company Issues Software Update for Puritan Bennett ™ 980 (Pb980) Ventilator Series
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is notifying customers worldwide of a voluntary field corrective action for its Puritan Bennett ™ 980 (PB980) ventilator series. Medtronic initiated this field action on September 19, 2018. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. Recalls Red and Green Leaf Lettuce and Cauliflower Because of Possible Health Risk
Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. of Santa Maria, California is recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower harvested on November 27 through 30, 2018 out of an abundance of caution, because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Atherstone Foods Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in “Greens and Grains Hummus and Quinoa Tabouleh Wrap”
ATHERSTONE FOODS INC of Richmond, CA is recalling 14.6 ounce (414g) Greens and Grains Hummus and Quinoa Tabouleh Wrap, because it may contain undeclared soy, 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 - December 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Enovachem Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dyural-40 and Dyural-80 Convenience Kits Containing Recalled Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% Due to Latex Hazard
Torrance, CA, Asclemed USA Inc is voluntarily recalling 20 lots of Dyural-40 and 61 lots of Dyural-80, to the user level. The products include recalled Sodium Chloride, USP, 0.9% manufactured by Fresenius Kabi, which has been recalled due to product labeling incorrectly stating stoppers do not contain latex. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Almond Butter Due to Potential Health Risk
Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond Butter due to potential contamination of 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 miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Energy merger collapse means uncertain future for staff, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcement that the proposed merger between energy firm nPower and SSE is no longer happening, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “Bringing together the parts of both companies that look after residential customers was meant to secure jobs and ensure both firms had a future. “Now the deal is off, employees will feel understandably anxious about what’s to become of them. Both companies must now act quickly to end the uncertainty, and reassure staff.” Notes to editors: – UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members provi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release Energy merger Source Type: news

Spokane Produce Voluntarily Recalls Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh & Local Sandwiches and Green Leaf Lettuce Filets
Spokane Produce Inc. of Spokane, WA initiates a voluntary recall of sandwiches containing green leaf lettuce and foodservice lettuce filets following notice of a produce industry ingredient recall by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. Sandwich products bearing the Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local labels. These prod- ucts are recalled because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemol...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Apio, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Five Skus of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups ™
Apio, Inc. of Guadalupe, California is voluntarily recalling five SKUs of Eat Smart ® Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups™ (bowls). The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that one random sample of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. (5.5oz) with Best Before of Dec 14, 2018 tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes. As a precautionary measure, we are recalling all products produced on the same day, same production line, as the one sample that tested positive by CFIA. At this time, we are not aware of any illnesses linked by health offi...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

First Dutch bananas could help tackle worldwide fungal threat
University grows 60 plants on coco peat and rock wool, avoiding soil-borne diseaseA Dutch university has grown the Netherlands ’ first crop of bananas as part of a research programme that could help protect the fruit from a deadly fungus that threatens production worldwide.Wageningen University grew 60 banana plants in its greenhouses on coco peat and rock wool, avoiding the threat of a soil-borne fungal disease that could destroy hundreds of thousands of hectares of banana plants around the world,local media reported. The crop will be offered to local hospitals and restaurants.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Tags: Food science Netherlands Europe World news Source Type: news

World ’s first lab-grown steak revealed – but the taste needs work
Nascent industry aims to reduce environmental impact of beef productionThe first steak grown from cells in the lab and not requiring the slaughter of a cow has been produced in Israel.The meat is not the finished article: the prototype costs $50 for a small strip, and the taste needs perfecting, according to its makers. But it is the first meat grown outside an animal that has a muscle-like texture similar to conventional meat.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: The meat industry Food Food science Beef Environment Israel World news Farming Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

Austerity is still very real for local services, says UNISON
  Commenting on the publication of the government’s local government finance settlement for 2019/20, UNISON head of local government Jon Richards said: “This is another £1bn dose of austerity for councils that will lead to yet more cuts to local services. “In five years over £6bn has been slashed from central government funding for councils. This has forced many authorities to dig deep into their reserves to protect services and given them no option but to raise council tax for local residents. “Now most councils’ cupboards are bare, and many services they aren’t legally...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release austerity communities councils local government finances local services Source Type: news

The government is making it harder to fight crime, says UNISON
  Commenting on the announcement by police minister Nick Hurd of a new funding settlement for police forces dependent on a council tax precept, UNISON national officer for police Ben Priestley said: “This money has not yet materialised, and there’s no guarantee the right amount will be raised. “Instead of raising hopes for new money the government should invest in policing and start restoring the huge cuts imposed on the service since 2010. By slashing police funding, all the government has managed to do is make it harder to fight crime effectively. “The public needs a lot more to feel reassure...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release ben priestley council tax council tax precept local government cuts police funding policing Source Type: news

Del Monte Foods Announces Limited Recall of Canned Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers Due to Under Processing
Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red& Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kimberly-Clark Announces Voluntary Recall of U by Kotex ® Sleek ® Tampons, Regular Absorbency,Throughout U.S. and Canada
Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex ® Sleek ® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kimberly-Clark Announces Voluntary Recall of U by Kotex ® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency,Throughout U.S. and Canada
Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex ® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Hazelnuts In 4 Oz. Sea Salt Caramels Tumbled In Milk Chocolate
Moonstruck Chocolate Company of Portland, Oregon is recalling 600/4 oz. bags of Sea Salt Caramels Tumbled In Milk Chocolate, because it may contain undeclared hazelnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to hazelnuts 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 - December 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Sunflower Butter Due to Potential Health Risk
Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Sunflower Butter due to potential contamination of 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 miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

That was the year that was
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives ® Protein Plus® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives ® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives ® Protein Plus ® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives ® Protein Plus ® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news