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

Fine Land Corp Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Meiqili Durian Candy”
Fine Land Corp is recalling it ’s 12 ounce (340 g) Meiqili Durian Candy in plastic bag with clear window because it contains 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 - December 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Accra Super Market Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In'Suya Barbecue Seasoning '
Accra Super Market of Worcester MA, is recalling 0.53 lbs packages of " Suya Barbecue Seasoning " because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies 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 - December 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Volunteers taking on police roles as cuts continue to bite
Cash-strapped police forces are filling some key job vacancies with unpaid volunteers amid ongoing cutbacks, says a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The number of police support volunteers (PSVs) being used across England and Wales has soared to more than 6,000 – the equivalent of a 15% rise – in just four years from 2014 to 2017, according to the report Crossing the Line. Yet the number of paid police staff including Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) has dropped by 4,177 – or 5% – from 80,749 to 76,572 over a similar period, according to government figures*. The increasing relian...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release dave prentis police volunteers Source Type: news

Kroger Louisville Division Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels
Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., the Kroger Louisville division announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by the supplier. The dog food was sold in one Kroger store located at 2440 Bardstown Road in Louisville, KY. Only Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which may cause renal failure. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Soopers and City Market Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels
Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., King Soopers announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc. sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. Only Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which may cause renal failure. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Danone North America Issues Allergy Alert and Recall for Light & Fit Greek Crunch S ’mores Flavor
Danone North America is voluntarily recalling 3,521 cases of Light& Fit ® Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt& Toppings S ’Mores Flavor sold in the United States with an expiration date of December 30, 2018 and UPC of 36632 03825. It was discovered that some of the toppers sold on the product contain peanuts and are improperly labeled. 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 - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tris Pharma Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Infants ’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Potential Higher Concentrations of Ibuprofen
Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three (3) lots of Infants ’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tris Pharma Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Infants ’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Potential Higher Concentrations of Ibuprofen
Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three (3) lots of Infants ’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Record recruitment figures announced at NEC meeting
UNISON’s final NEC meeting of 2018 opened with “good news to end the year on and a great way to start 2019”. A report on the month-long campaign for growth that the union ran in November – or Grovember as it was dubbed within the union – showed every region and every service group in growth. Assistant general secretary Liz Snape reported that November was a record recruitment month, with 18,000 people joining the union. And 75% of them joined online in a process that now takes less than three minutes. At the same time, 12,380 members left, giving a growth of just over 5,700 members in November...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article grovember NEC Source Type: news

Blog: Not just the biggest union, but a growing union
We did it – UNISON is officially the biggest union in the UK. It makes me incredibly proud to say that, because I know what it means. It means that despite a decade of austerity, pay cuts, job losses and attacks on the public sector, UNISON has remained strong. Through those long years when the UNISON’s decline was predicted, we thrived rather than just survived. It hasn’t been easy – far from it. Thanks to government cuts hacking away at the public sector in general, and local government in particular, UNISON has to recruit more than 100,000 new members every single year to remain strong. And that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News grovember Source Type: news

Country Flavor Inc Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In " Best Taste Brand Dried Bamboo Shoot "
Country Favor Inc. of Maspeth, New York is recalling its 12 ounce packages of " Best Taste Brand DRIED BAMBOO SHOOT " food treats because they contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have 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 - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Save Our Services blog: The trading standards officer ’s tale
For SOS Day on 6 December, we asked our members working in safety-related roles, such as environmental health, trading standards, social services and many others, to tell us about the reality of working to keep their communities safe under years of austerity.   Here is the account of a trading standards officer working for a county council…    As a trading standards officer, I’m responsible for… …criminal investigations and prosecutions of offenders – mainly rogue traders who con the elderly and organised gangs who sell illegal tobacco through retail shops.     My...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Blogs SOS local government Save Our Local Services save our services Source Type: news

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. Recalls Cow Pie Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible < em > Listeria monocytogenes < /em > Health Risk
Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, WA is voluntarily recalling 933 packages of Cow Pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in August 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Redundancies raise their heads
UNISON branches in England and Wales are gearing up to defend members after the University of Gloucester and Cardiff University both announced plans for redundancies to deal with funding shortages. Gloucester warned unions at the weekend that it plans to cut 100 posts as it seeks to make savings of around £5m as part of its ‘Securing a Sustainable Future’ plan. The university has recently opened a new £16m business school, and a new sports centre is close to being completed. The local branch said it has been “aware for some time” that the university is trying to make savings, and had bee...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education education services higher ed higher education redundancies redundancy universities Source Type: news

Chukar Cherries Expands Recall of Ultra Dark Chocolate Product Due to Undeclared Milk
Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA expands a recall on Ultra Dark Chocolate product 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 these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hiland Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall of Hiland Dairy Half-Gallon Whole Chocolate Milk
Hiland Dairy is announcing a voluntary recall of half-gallon premium whole milk chocolate that is produced at the Kansas City, Missouri facility, over concerns the products may contain eggnog that could affect those individuals that have sensitivity to egg allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mylan Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, to all Lots Within Expiry Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
– Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is expanding its consumer-level voluntary nationwide recall to include all lots of Valsartan-containing products within expiry. The 104 additional lots include 26 lots of Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP (including the 5mg/160mg, 10mg/160mg, 5mg/320mg and 10mg/320mg strengths), 51 lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP (including 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg and 320 mg strengths), and 27 lots of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP (80mg/12.5mg, 160mg/12.5mg, 160mg/25mg, 320mg/12.5mg and 320mg/25mg strengths). (Source: Food a...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Here ’s One Simple Way You Can Start Eating Healthier
People are drinking less soda than they used to. But in nearly every other way, the typical American diet hasn’t improved in a very long time. “If you look at how we’re eating—the quality of our diets—it’s been pretty constant over a number of decades,” says Dr. Stephen Juraschek, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Americans still eat too much red meat, too many refined grains and too much protein. “The average American already consumes more than enough protein, but people are still seeking out more,&r...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

There for You winter fuel grants
Members living on a low income constantly struggle to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute in the winter when the cost of heating homes rises as the outside temperature falls. But it’s not all bad news – help is available. The union’s welfare charity There for You has once more set up a limited fund to help members on low incomes towards the cost of their winter fuel bill through a one-off payment of £60. The process is very similar to previous years and an amount of money has been ring-fenced to support this initiative. However, once it’s gone it’s gone! So don&rsqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists branches there for you Winter Fuel Grants Source Type: news

Tres Hermanos Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Telera and Bolillo Breads
Tres Hermanos Bakery of Wyoming, MI is recalling its white Telera and Bolillo Mexican salt breads because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Gemini Food Corporation Conducts Voluntary Recall of Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions and Fried Garlic Due to Undeclared Wheat
Gemini Food Corporation has voluntarily recalled all Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions& Fried Garlic canisters as a precautionary measure because it ’s missing an allergen statement and the ingredient panel does not include wheat. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

ELM Pet Foods Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
ELM Pet Foods, Inc is issuing a voluntary recall of Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dog food because the products could contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

ANF Pet Inc. Issues Voluntary Precautionary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
ANF, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of ANF Pet Lamb and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sprout Creek Farm Recalls “Kinkead” Cheese due to Possible Health Risk
Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 4 wheels of “Kinkead” cheese made on 5-10-18, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Althoug h 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 - November 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sprout Creek Farm Recalls “ Kinkead ” Cheese due to Possible Health Risk
Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 4 wheels of “ Kinkead ” cheese made on 5-10-18, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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 - November 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergen Alert: Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits with Trace Tree Nuts
Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is recalling Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits in an 8.25 oz. cup because they may contain undeclared traces of cashews or almonds (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Achdut Recalls Multiple Brands of " Tahini " Because It May Be Contaminated with Salmonella
Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel, is recalling its Tahini products of all packages and sizes produced on the following dates: April 7th to May 21st 2018, because it may be contaminated withSalmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Achdut Recalls Multiple Brands of " Tahini " Because It May Be Contaminated with < em > Salmonella < /em > Clarification for Baron's Expiration Date
Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel, is recalling its Tahini products of all packages and sizes produced on the following dates: April 7th to May 21st 2018, because it may be contaminated withSalmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Amlodipine/Valsartan Combination Tablets and Amlodipine/Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Combination Tablets That Are Within Expiry
Teva Pharmaceuticals has initiated a voluntary recall in the United States, to the patient level, of all lots of Amlodipine / Valsartan combination tablets and Amlodipine / Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets (see table below) due to an impurity detected above specification limits in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Mylan India. The impurity found in Mylan ’s valsartan API is known as N-nitroso-diethylamine (NDEA), which has been classified as a probable human carcinogen. This chemical is typically found in very small amounts in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, a...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of Evolve  Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON comments on new guidance for creation of NHS subsidiary companies
Tuesday 27 November 2018 For immediate release UNISON comments on new guidance for creation of NHS subsidiary companies Commenting on the new guidance issued by NHS Improvement for trusts considering creating subsidiaries, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The guidance is a step in the right direction but could have gone much further. “While there now is a requirement for trusts to report any plans for subsidiary companies, the guidance fails to ensure such plans are truly transparent and made public from the outset. Engaging with staff is a start but what is really needed is their fu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release guidance healthcare NHS improvement NHS subcos Sara Gorton wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Pfizer Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of Six Lots of Thermacare ® Heatwraps Due to Leaking Wraps With The Potential For Skin Injuries
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling six lots of ThermaCare ® HeatWrap product to the consumer level. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare initiated this recall because product from these lots has a potential to leak ingredients that are contained in the heat cell wrap. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pfizer Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of Six Lots of Thermacare ® Heatwraps Due to Leaking Wraps With The Potential For Skin Injuries
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling six lots of ThermaCare ® HeatWrap product to the consumer level. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare initiated this recall because product from these lots has a potential to leak ingredients that are contained in the heat cell wrap. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON comments on Ailsa hospital attack
Following the serious assault of a female community support worker‎ at Ailsa Hospital in Ayr, UNISON president Gordon McKay, who worked at Ailsa Hospital for many years, said: “Our first thoughts are for the member of staff and her family. It is shocking that someone who is dedicated to providing high quality healthcare to the people of Scotland should be attacked at work. “In the longer term serious questions need to be asked and answered by senior management of NHS Ayrshire and Arran over why it would appear they were leading patients, relatives and staff in the hospital to believe that CCTV was operating...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release health Source Type: news

Pay staff fairly to solve the crisis in care, says new report
Monday 26 November 2018 For immediate release Pay staff fairly to solve the crisis in care, says new report Commenting on Fair Care, a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) about the growing workforce crisis in adult social care, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Low pay and a lack of funding are at the very heart of the social care crisis. “Cash-strapped councils don’t have enough to spend on care. So the firms who get the contracts end up squeezing staff wages. “Care workers on poverty pay have to put in very long hours, often across several jobs. It’s no...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Ottogi America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Product
Ottogi America, Inc. of Gardena, California announced today it is recalling 1lb 5.16ounce of Jin Ramen Mild 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 19th 2019) and Jin Ramen Spicy 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 20th 2019) due to undeclared egg as an ingredient on the packages. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Classifies Field Action Related to Fc 500 ™ And Epics® As Class 1 Recall Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Committed to Helping Customers Take Prompt, Appropriate Actions
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences today announced the previously communicated global voluntary recall launched in January 2018 related to the FC 500 ™ Series Flow Cytometers (FC 500), COULTER® EPICS® XL™ and COULTER® EPICS® XL-MCL™ Flow Cytometer with System II Software (together referred to as the EPICS) has been classified as Class 1 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Classifies Field Action Related to Fc 500 ™ And Epics ® As Class 1 Recall Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Committed to Helping Customers Take Prompt, Appropriate Actions
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences today announced the previously communicated global voluntary recall launched in January 2018 related to the FC 500 ™ Series Flow Cytometers (FC 500), COULTER ® EPICS ® XL ™ and COULTER ® EPICS ® XL-MCL ™ Flow Cytometer with System II Software (together referred to as the EPICS) has been classified as Class 1 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Leicester University security team wins battle against cut to hours and pay
Members at UNISON’s University of Leicester branch are celebrating after the employer has dropped plans to cut the hours – and pay – of the university’s security team. The 26 workers affected would have seen pay cuts if the university had succeeded with its plan to cut their weekly hours from 37 to 35. All other staff at the university saw their hours drop to 35 a week, with no loss of pay, when the university became a living wage employer in 2016. But when it came to reducing the security team’s hours this year, the university decided to cut their wages too, meaning members who lose £80...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News East Midlands education services higher education Industrial action universities university of leicester Source Type: news

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk
School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON today (Friday). The research suggests that across the UK almost a quarter (24%) of school support staff involved in children’s welfare go home worried every day having spoken to pupils about the issues that trouble them both inside and outside of school. Almost nine in ten (86%) of support staff told UNISON they’d gone home worried about pupils after tal...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release stars in our schools survey Source Type: news

Wages, prices and bargaining
Money is getting tight. That’s a reality nearly everyone experiences – our wages just don’t seem buy the things they used to, especially after 10 years of austerity. But what do the actual figures say? UNISON’s bargaining support group regularly publishes information on key economic indicators and other data to support our activists in branches who negotiate with local employers. The latest is an exhaustive document covering bargaining on annual pay rises – and it contains a lot of information on average wages, pay rises and inflation over recent years and what’s likely to happen to...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data bargaining economy pay pay negotiating and bargaining Source Type: news

Fresenius Kabi Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% Due to Product Labeling Incorrectly Stating Stoppers Do Not Contain Latex
Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling 163 lots of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 10 mL fill in a 10 mL vial and Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 20 mL fill in a 20 mL vial to the user level. The product insert states that stoppers for both the 10mL and the 20mL vials do not contain natural rubber latex; the tray label for the two vial sizes and the vial label for the 20mL vial also state that the stoppers do not contain latex. The product is being recalled because the stoppers contain natural rubber latex. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news