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Court of Appeal pay victory for Nottingham City Council employees
Nottingham City Council was wrong to deny several hundred of its employees the right to incremental pay increases with effect from April 2011, says a judgment handed down at the Court of Appeal. The local authority workers, backed by their union UNISON, successfully challenged the Council’s 2011 decision to stop them receiving pay rises as they moved up salary scales linked to their jobs. The case, which has been running since July 2013, saw the East Midlands council staff initially take their case to an employment tribunal in Nottingham. UNISON claimed the City Council was guilty of the unlawful deduction of wages b...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis Legal local governemnt nottingham Source Type: news

Eataly USA Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Artichoke Spread
Eataly USA of New York City, New York is recalling Eataly Artichoke Spread, because it may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts 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 - April 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Superior Foods Company Voluntarily Recalls 487 lbs. of Smoked Salmon Spreads
Superior Foods Company located in Kentwood, Michigan is voluntarily recalling a specific lot of Smoked Salmon Spreads (487 lbs.) that were produced on March 26, 2018. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

NGB Corp. Recalls NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom Because of Possible < em > Salmonella < /em > Contamination
NGB Corp. of West Jordan, Utah is voluntarily recalling NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom labeled bottles of encapsulated product because it 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: A credit to their community
Today I’ve been in Northamptonshire meeting UNISON members affected by council mismanagement, poor leadership and chronic underfunding. Northamptonshire County Council has become a watchword for local government failure, and a salutary warning to those who believe that privatisation is the answer for local services. This is a council that has pursued an extreme low council tax, high outsourcing policy that has pushed the authority to the very brink – leading to a government investigation that recommended abolishing the county council altogether. It’s also the first council in two decades to be subjected t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Labour ’ s housing plans give millions priced out of housing real hope, says UNISON
Thursday 19 April 2018 For immediate release Commenting on Labour’s plans to build a million ‘genuinely affordable’ properties over 10 years, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s great to see Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party taking the housing crisis so seriously. “A million genuinely affordable homes would be a good start to fixing our broken housing system, and action on homelessness and decent home standards is another example of common sense policy making. “Too many of those working in our hospitals, schools and town halls are priced out of working in the commun...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Press release housing housing crisis labour Source Type: news

Viable Solutions, LLC Recalls Certain Kratom-Containing Powder Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Viable Solutions of Nampa, ID has initiated a recall of certain Kratom-containing powder products, because it 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

TruPet LLC Recalls Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer Because of Possible < em > Salmonella < /em > Contamination
TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to 400 cases of the product, as identified below. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Carnivore Meat Company Issues Voluntary Recall of limited batches of “Vital Essentials® Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers” and “Vital Essentials® Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs” Pet Food
Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of pet food because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Carnivore Meat Company Issues Voluntary Recall of limited batches of “ Vital Essentials ® Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers ” and “ Vital Essentials ® Frozen Beef Chub Entr é e for Dogs ” Pet Food
Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of pet food because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Triangle Pharmataturals Recalls Kratom Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination
Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC ( “Triangle”) of Las Vegas, Nevada is recalling all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between April 4, 2017 to Present. Specifically, such products include: (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

World ’ s Best Cheese Recalls l ’ Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
World ’ s Best Cheeses of Armonk, NY is recalling 22 cases of Formagerie de la Brie brand, l ’ Explorateur soft ripened cheese 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)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Shell Egg Recall Due to Possible Health Risk
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) today announced the Company was notified after the close of business on April 13, 2018, by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, of a voluntary egg recall. The eggs involved in the recall have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup and were distributed from Rose Acre Farms ’ Hyde County, North Carolina, facility from January 11, 2018, through April 12, 2018. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

HE unions and employers to meet again in May to talk about pay
Higher education unions, including UNISON, and employers are due to meet again to discuss this year’s pay rise on 10 May. At the last meeting on Friday 13 April, higher education employers offered to increase pay by 1.7%, or £325 a year (full-time equivalent), whichever is higher. The joint trade unions replied that university workers need a larger increase. UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman commented by pointing out that “universities could eradicate low pay in the sector if all employers agreed to become living wage accredited. “In addition,” she said, “employers need...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services higher education higher education pay pay negotiating and bargaining pay up now universities Source Type: news

Employers in the care sector are hiding behind complex and incomplete pay slips to break wage laws
Employers in the care sector are using complex and incomplete pay slips to get away with paying staff less than the minimum wage, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Under new legislation introduced this week, employers whose staff work variable shifts must list all the hours they’ve been paid for in every wage packet from April 2019. UNISON believes this doesn’t go far enough as it still doesn’t place a requirement on employers to include and pay for travel time, nor prove that the pay slip is compliant with national minimum wage laws. A survey of care staff carried out last year by the union, revealed that mor...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release care employers care sector government low pay Source Type: news

‘ The NHS has always been there ’
The first person to be born in the NHS, nearly 70 years ago, addressed health delegates in Brighton this week, with a striking observation. “I worry that, for the majority of people, the NHS has always been there,” said Aneira Thomas. “They don’t remember a time before it, or they were not born then. “And perhaps the further from that historic day we get, the easier it is to take the NHS for granted, and for expectations to get too high. “There are often negative views about A&E waiting times,” she added. “It appears that as a country we are less grateful that we have an ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care health staff NHS Source Type: news

Steep rise in reported assaults against NHS staff, says UNISON
Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in England. Answers were received from 181 organisations. The biggest increase was in the acute sector, with reported attacks on health workers in hospitals with an A&E department up a staggering 21%, says UNISON. There were 18,720 assaults in 2016/17 in the acute trusts who responded, compared to 15,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release FOI mental health NHS Sara Gorton survey UNISON violence at work Source Type: news

FDA orders mandatory recall for kratom products due to risk of salmonella
MANDATORY RECALL ordered for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Vitakraft Sun Seed Recalls of Sunseed Vita Prima Sugar Glider Food Due to Possible < em > Salmonella < /em > Health Risk
Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

‘ The greatest fight in the long and illustrious history of our NHS ’
“This isn’t just a time to learn from the past, but time to shape a new future,” general secretary Dave Prentis told delegates at the UNISON health conference in Brighton today. This summer markis the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service – what Mr Prentis called “the greatest achievement of our union and our movement. It’s something to fight for, a beacon for the world, the envy of the world. “It’s lasted 70 years and it’s our duty to ensure that it lasts another 70 years,” he said. πIt’s the greatest institution our county has ever k...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference black members health care step up for public services Source Type: news

70 years of the NHS, 25 years of UNISON
Opening UNISON’s annual health conference today (Monday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The NHS was born seventy years ago, with that proud godfather – Aneurin Bevan. It’s a beacon to the world and the envy of the world. “Our NHS, born amidst the rubble of war, opposed by churches, charities and doctors, was a ray of hope in that bleak time. “And even then, amid that devastation it was possible to build something great, the greatest institution our country has ever known. “So whenever right-wing politicians say that new public services are ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release 2018 Health Conference 25 dave prentis NHS Source Type: news

NHS trusts are spending millions outsourcing staff to private companies, says UNISON
NHS trusts across England are spending millions of pounds outsourcing staff to new arms-length private companies, says UNISON today (Monday). Using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, UNISON has revealed that NHS trusts are shelling-out huge amounts of money on consultants. These companies are advising trusts on the setting up of wholly owned subsidiaries, to which staff are then outsourced. UNISON says that these new companies appeal to NHS trusts because they can reduce their VAT payments, and cut the pay and pensions for any new staff recruited. The health workers that are being transferred tend to be the lowest pai...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release 2018 Health Conference Freedom of information NHS wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

K9 Natural Ltd Voluntarily Recalls K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast Raw Pet Food 2.2lb And 11lb Bags Because Of Possible < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling four batches of the K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb and 11lb bags that was imported into the US market in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Urgent: Voluntary Product Recall of Vuse Vibe Power Units
R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company has voluntarily initiated a nationwide safety recall of all Vuse Vibe power units. The Company initiated the recall after receiving consumer complaints about malfunctioning batteries, which may cause the power unit to overheat and create a fire risk. The Company notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the issue and will be working directly with the Agency on this voluntary recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk
Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arte...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Supermarkets using cheaper ingredients in own-brand pesto
Which? investigation finds standard ranges using cashew nuts instead of pine nuts, and parmesan substituteAn investigation into supermarket own-brand pesto has found that bamboo fibres, potato flakes and nut flour are being used as cheaper alternatives to traditional ingredients.Pesto, which is traditionally made from basil, pine nuts, parmesan, olive oil – and sometimes lemon juice and garlic – has become a staple food in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Greenfield Tags: Supermarkets Consumer affairs Food & drink industry Retail industry Food science Business Life and style Money UK news Source Type: news

Seacrest Foods Recalls l ’Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling 29 cases of Formagere de la Brie brand, l ’Explorateur soft ripened cheese 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, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy indi viduals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Seacrest Foods Recalls l ’ Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling 29 cases of Formagere de la Brie brand, l ’ Explorateur soft ripened cheese 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, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

' Rhino 69 Extreme 50000' Recalled due to Presence of Active Ingredient'Tadalafil '
AMA Wholesale Inc. (Distributor/Re-seller), is voluntarily recalling Rhino 69 Extreme 50000 capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis found the product to be tainted with undeclared tadalafil. Tadalafil is an active ingredient in a FDA-approved prescription drug that is used for erectile dysfunction. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Are you ready for the weekend of action to save schools?
Education staff, parents and children across the UK will be taking part in a weekend of action against cuts to school funding. Since 2015, £2.8 billion has been cut from school budgets. The average primary school has lost £45,400 in funding and the average secondary school has lost £185,200 (find out how much your local school has lost here). The impact of the cuts is starting to show in the classroom: the latest data reveals that class sizes have grown in 73% of local authorities in England, while secondary schools have had to let go, on average, more than five staff members over the last two years. That...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News education school cuts unison in schools Source Type: news

Guixens Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in La Marinera Brand Dried Yellow Potatoes
Guixens Food Group, Inc., of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling its ten-ounce packages of La Marinera Brand Dried Yellow Potatoes 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 reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON: 25 years strong
Our union is strong as we approach our 25th anniversary, general secretary Dave Prentis told UNISON’s national executive council at its meeting in London. “The Trade Union Act was designed to break us, but we haven’t allowed that to happen,” he said. The union has now largely secured its income by agreeing new arrangements covering some 8000 employers to allow continued deduction of union subscriptions directly from salaries, as required by the new Act. “Originally the plan was to end check-off altogether and that would have been a massive attack on our union. We fought that off, and now we ha...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article NEC Source Type: news

Study explores carbohydrates' impact on head, neck cancers
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and various forms of sugar during the year prior to treatment for head and neck cancer may increase patients' risks of cancer recurrence and mortality, a new study reports.However, eating moderate amounts of fats and starchy foods such as whole grains, potatoes and legumes after treatment could have protective benefits, reducing patients' risks of disease recurrence and death, said lead author Anna E. Arthur, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cookwell & Company Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Soy, Wheat and Fish Allergen in Charred Tomato & Basil Sauce with a “Best By” Date of “10 Nov 18”
Cookwell& Company Is voluntarily recalling potentially up to 6,522 units of its Four J Charred Tomato& Basil Sauce because it may contain undeclared soy, wheat and fish. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens may 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 - April 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON to honour former general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe at memorial service
The life of Rodney Bickerstaffe – former general secretary of both UNISON and NUPE – will be celebrated at a memorial service today (Thursday) at Central Hall, Westminster. Speakers who are expected to pay tribute include former deputy prime minister John Prescott; UNISON president Margaret McKee; UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis; campaigner and actor Maxine Peake; former joint general secretary of PCS and close friend to Rodney, John Sheldon; Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn; and Rodney’s son Philip. Dodworth Colliery Band, along with the UNISON choir, will provide the music at the service. Rodney was a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis Rodney Bickerstaffe Source Type: news

Premier Pharmacy Labs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specific Sterile Injectable Products Lots Due to a Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance
Microbial contamination was detected during routine testing of subsequent unreleased product lots due to interaction between the product syringe and tamper evident container closure, which may result in the potential introduction of microorganisms into the products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nine Whole Foods Market Stores Issue Voluntary Recall for Explorateur French Triple Creme Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Explorateur French Triple Cr è me cheese from nine stores located in New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey out of an abundance of caution. The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stewart ’s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Stewart ’s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart’s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “Chocolate” lid. People who have an allergy to peanuts 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 - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stewart ’ s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Stewart ’ s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart ’ s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “ Chocolate ” lid.   People who have an allergy to peanuts 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 - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Club 13 Recalls Kratom Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules Because of Possible Health Risk
Club 13 of St. Augustine, FL is recalling 15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, 150-gram, and 454-gram pouches, and all bulk orders of " Maeng Da Red " kratom powder; and 5-count, 25-count, 50-count, 100-count, 120-count capsule, and all bulk capsule orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom bottles; and 5-count, 20-count, 25-count, 40-count, 50-count capsule “Maeng Da Red XS” kratom bottles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elde rly people, and others with weakened immune systems. ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON accepts local government pay offer
UNISON has accepted the Local Government Association’s two-year pay offer, covering the period April 2018 – March 2020. The key features of the pay offer are: A 16% pay increase for those currently on the lowest scale point (scp) 6, over two years. A pay increase of between 15% and 4.3% for those on the current scp’s 7 – 28. 4.04% increase over two years, for those above the current scp 29, including those above scp 49. A new pay spine from 2019, with new scale points 1-43 and even 2% pay gaps between scp’s 6-28. What does this mean for you? The offer will need to be applied to your local si...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Article Source Type: news

UNISON application forms on branch websites
Many branches still have the old membership application forms on their branch websites as PDF downloads. These are no longer compliant with law. Under the Trade Union Act, a complaint about our practices can come from any member of the public and trigger an investigation by the Certification Officer, as well as incurring large fines. Under the new data protection regulations (GDPR), non-compliance can incur massive penalties. For example,‘infringements of an individual’s privacy rights’ could cost UNISON in fines ‘up to €20 million, or 4% of our annual turnover – whichever is higher&rsquo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article application changes application form application forms branch websites Source Type: news

Bob ’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Amaranth Flour (22 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk
Bob ’s Red Mill Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.), after recent testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in a single LOT of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) with a Sell By date of Nov. 26, 2015. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cut Fruit Express, Inc. Announces A Voluntary Recall of Fresh Bruschetta Mixed and Dips Because of Undeclared Soy and Milk
Cut Fruit Express, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling packaged Bruschetta Mixes and Dips distributed through 4/4/2018, with Use-by Dates as listed below, since they may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or 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 - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Advocare Issues Allergy Alert in Select Bottles of Muscle Strength and Nighttime Recovery Product Because of Undeclared Milk Allergen on The Label
AdvoCare International has commenced a voluntary recall of two lots of Muscle Strength and four lots of Nighttime Recovery dietary supplements because they may contain undeclared milk that can elicit an allergic reaction in individuals who are sensitive to milk and milk products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Independent Nutrition, Inc Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk in Ignite Pre-Workout Supplement Products
April 5, 2018, Independent Nutrition Inc, dba Back to Health of Eugene, Oregon is recalling certain lots of the Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplement products because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or sever sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Aspire Food Group Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Exo Bars
Aspire Food Group of Austin, TX, is recalling its 60 gram bars of EXO Blueberry Vanilla, Peanut Butter& Jelly, and Apple Cinnamon bars because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Recall of Certain Lots of Izzy ’s Maple Nut Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Peanuts
Izzy ’s Ice Cream, LLC is voluntarily recalling limited numbers of its Maple Nut Ice Cream pints following a supplier’s recall of walnuts due to the possible presence of undeclared peanut residue. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity 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 - April 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Violent crime is on the rise, but who is working to keep you safe?
You may have seen in the news that violent crime is increasing. To tackle it we need strong police forces, but is that what we have? UNISON has investigated the changing workforce in the 43 police forces in England and Wales. We’ve looked at police officers, but also police staff, because everyone working for the police plays a vital role in keeping communities safe, from the officers to PCSOs, administration staff, and many more specialist roles. So what does the force look like in your area? Click on the map below then hover over your area to see the numbers. UNISON is the biggest union for police staff, with 34,00...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data police and justice police staff Source Type: news

Blog: Every signing really matters
It was a huge pleasure to be in Ebbw Vale yesterday to celebrate Blaenau Gwent Council signing our Ethical Care Charter – the first Welsh council to sign. Every council which signs the charter means more UNISON members gaining guarantees about their rights and their pay – and better care for the most vulnerable in those communities. That means every signing really matters. Now that Blaenau Gwent have become the first Welsh signatory to the charter, we hope this incentivises other councils to follow suit. Thank you to Ian, Dave and Isabel from the branch for all of their work in securing the council’s supp...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news