Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Bellona Brand Hazelnut Wafers Due to Improperly Declared Wheat Allergen
Lidl US has voluntarily recalled all Bellona brand “Milk Chocolate Flavored Coated Wafer with Hazelnut Crème Filling and White Chocolate Flavor” confections as a precautionary measure because the allergen statement does not include wheat. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

‘A testament to the strength of feeling’
Getting the message across (l-r): Glasgow homelessness officer Val Newlove, community care officer Clare Copeland, Stoke-on-Trent MP Gareth Snell, Northamptonshire trading standards officer Andy Langford, Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds and social worker Nikki Evans. “It’s a testament to the strength of feeling,” Northamptonshire council worker Andy Langford said as he surveyed a packed event in Parliament last week. But what was getting council workers, MPs and others so riled? Cuts to local services. Council workers went to Westminster to tell MPs that councils have reached breaking point and ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article camp local government local government and financing local government cuts Save Our Local Services Source Type: news

UNISON launches national staff and patient safety survey
Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, NHS students, ambulance workers, therapists, and administrative, facilities and technical staff across the UK are being asked to record how their shift goes tomorrow (Tuesday) for UNISON’s annual staff safety survey. The survey findings, which the union hopes will shed light on the safety and well-being of staff and patients across the health service over a 24-hour period – Tuesday 18 September – will be released towards the end of the year. Commenting on the recording day, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This survey aims to show what happens in a ty...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release health NHS safe staffing Source Type: news

Blog: Radicalism and ambition
Last week, UNISON proudly took the issues that matter to our 1.3 million members into the TUC. Thanks to UNISON, our movement will continue to campaign on the issues that define the future of our country and public services. One of the key issues that we took to the TUC Congress in Manchester was our fight against privatisation, and in the coming days, we’ll be doing the same at Labour Party conference. Complete opposition to the privatisation agenda has always been a demand of our union, and now – after many years when Labour pushed privatisation, rather than opposing it – we have a Labour Party willing...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News labour privatisation Source Type: news

Union hails trust ’s u-turn on private company plans a ‘fantastic victory’
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys UNISON members show their opposition to the plans at a mass meeting in August   UNISON has welcomed news that an NHS trust in the north-east has become the latest to abandon plans to move staff to a wholly-owned subsidiary private company. The union hailed the decision by the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys trust – which had planned to outource more than 500 non-clinical staff to a company it had set up called Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Estates FM Ltd – as a “fantastic victory”. The trust has held staff meetings since announcing its plans, which were due to be discussed at...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS subcos north east one team for patient care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Unions and employers link up to fight for colleges
Unions and the employers in further education have come together to launch a campaign to save the sector. As the cuts to funding bite ever deeper, colleges are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain staff. Constant ‘restructuring’, rising job insecurity, unmanageable workloads and declining pay are all adding to the crisis. The Association of Colleges – the employer’s association in England – wants to offer a substantial pay rise, but without a significant injection of funding from central government will not be able to do so. In an unprecedented move, the employers, all the f...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News colleges education services FE pay further education Source Type: news

Registration opens for BOAT/UNISON annual seminar
Registration is now open for this year’s BAOT/UNISON national occupational therapy stewards’ training seminar, which takes place on 7-8 November at Aston University, Birmingham. It will start at lunchtime on Wednesday and finish at 3.15pm the following day. The annual seminar provides an opportunity for occupational therapy stewards from both health and local government to discuss key employment relations and professional issues. Seminar sessions will focus on: pay; the OT career development framework; young members; health and wellbeing for occupational therapy stewards; a guide to pension schemes; training o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News BAOT Occupational therapists Source Type: news

Get ready for UNISON ’ s annual NHS staff survey
UNISON’s seventh annual NHS staffing survey takes place next week – and for the first time, it includes workers right across the health service, not just nursing staff. The aim is to capture a snapshot of what it is like to work in the NHS on a typical day. This year, that day will be next Tuesday, 18 September. The survey is titled How was it for you? We want to know if your day was exceptional or ordinary; the best – or the worst – ever, and how that affects your mental and physical wellbeing. The survey is going out to all health members in the NHS – private and sub-contracted; nurses, ambu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News health health care NHS NHS survey Source Type: news

BioLyte Laboratories Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Due to the Voluntary Nationwide Recall initiated by King Bio Inc. (a Raw Material Supplier) for NeoRelief for Muscle Cramping and Restlessness Topical Gel Due to Possible Microbial Contamination
BioLyte Laboratories is voluntarily recalling lot numbers 1138, 1139, 1146, and 1160 of NeoRelief for Muscle Cramping and Restlessness Topical Gel to the retail and consumer level. King Bio Inc., a manufacturer of some of the active ingredients in this product, has been found to have some water contamination issues that potentially could have affected this product. King Bio has issued a recall of these active ingredients in BioLyte ’s lot specific product. To date, there have been no reports of illness or injury due to the use of this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bravo Packing, Inc. Recalls Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk to Humans and Animals
Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is recalling all Performance Dog products, a frozen raw pet food, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can cause illness in animals eating the products, as well as people who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products, infected animals or any surfaces exposed to these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sarap Asian Fusion Recalls Cookies due to Undeclared Allergens
Sarap Asian Fusion of Garden Grove, CA is recalling Asian Fusion Cookies due to undeclared allergens of wheat, milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat 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 - September 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall Notice of Meijer Taco Seasoning Mix 4.5 oz.
McCormick& Company, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Meijer Taco Seasoning Mix 4.5 OZ bottle due to an unlabeled milk allergen (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Forget the headlines - the best diet is the one that works for you | Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
Do whole grains prevent diabetes? Is moderate drinking good or bad for you? Nutritional studies are more complex than you are toldThere ’s a news cycle that we have all become attuned to. It’s what has led various publications to conclude that broccoli is both causing and preventing cancer, that chocolate is a weight-loss food and a diet killer, and that diet soft drinks, against all odds, are causing people to gain weight.This is the world of nutritional epidemiology. And it is complex.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz Tags: Nutrition Food science Health & wellbeing Life and style Society Source Type: news

Market of Choice Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Egg in Sesame Noodle Salad Vegan
Market of Choice, based in Eugene, Ore., is recalling its Gourmet Take Away Sesame Noodle Salad Vegan, because it contains undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg 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 - September 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pharm D Solutions, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Sterile Compounded Drugs Due to A Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance
Pharm D Solutions, LLC is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded drug products within expiry to the clinic, physician or consumer level. These drug products are being voluntarily recalled due to concerns that practices at the pharmacy have the potential to pose a risk of contamination to products that are intended to be sterile. These concerns arose following a routine inspection of the pharmacy by FDA. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The English NHS pay deal – in six charts
July saw the implementation of the new NHS pay deal in England, negotiated by UNISON and other unions. The pay deal marked the biggest changes to the NHS pay structure since 2004, when Agenda for Change was introduced. A lot has already been published about the impact on individuals but in this piece we’re going to look at the structure as a whole and how it benefits staff at different stages of their career. Beginnings, journeys and destinations To understand the changes we need to look at the old structure and why trade unions wanted to change it. It is over 13 years since Agenda for Change was introduced. It intro...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data agenda for change health NHS England nhs pay Source Type: news

Steve ’s Real Food Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Turducken Recipe, One Lot of Quest Emu, and One Lot of Quest Beef Due to Possible Salmonella and L. Mono Contamination
Steve ’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Turducken Recipe, one lot of 2lb Quest Emu Diet, and one lot of 2lb Quest Beef Diet, due to their possible Salmonella and/or L. mono contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Gravel Ridge Farms Recalls Cage Free Egg Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Gravel Ridge Farms is recalling Cage Free Large Eggs due to a potential contamination of Salmonella. The recall was initiated because reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs, and we are voluntarily recalling out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Gravel Ridge Farms Recalls Cage Free Eggs Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Gravel Ridge Farms is recalling Cage Free Large Eggs due to a potential contamination of Salmonella. The recall was initiated because reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs, and we are voluntarily recalling out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Montelukast Tablets USP, 10mg 30Ct. due to Product/Label Mix-Up
Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one single lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets, USP 10mg, to the consumer level. This recall of one batch of Montelukast Sodium Tablets, USP 10mg, lot# MON17384 Exp. 12/31/2019, was prompted because a complaint of a sealed bottle labeled as Montelukast 10mg 30 ct found to contain 90 tablets of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP 50mg (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Furosemide 100 mg in 0.9% Sodium Chloride due to Presence of Precipitate
, SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC ( “SCA Pharma”) is voluntarily recalling 7 lots of the injectable product Furosemide 100 mg in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 100 mg bag to the consumer level. This product is being recalled for visible particulate matter believed to be furosemide precipitate. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Beaumont Bio Med, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all their Homeopathic Aqueous/Alcohol-Based Medicines due to the Nationwide Recall by the Contract Manufacturer, King Bio, of all their Aqueous-Based Products due to Possible Microbial Contamination
Beaumont Bio Med, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its entire aqueous/alcohol-based product line for human use, within expiry, to the consumer level. All products manufactured by the contract manufacturer, King Bio, have been recalled due to possible microbial contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

H & C Food Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Pork, Egg, and Crustacean in Frozen Fish Balls
H&C Food Inc of Brooklyn, NY is recalling the Frozen Fuzhou Fish Balls and the Fish Balls, because they may contain undeclared wheat, pork, egg, and crustacean. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, pork, egg and crustacean 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 - September 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

It ’ s time to value our care workers
If there was just one point that Mandy Buckley could convince her employer of, it would be to value care workers properly. “I’ve been a care worker for 17 years now,” she says. Mandy is part of Birmingham City Council’s enablement team – a dedicated, qualified and experienced group that is “the first port of call when somebody comes out of hospital”. Patients are first assessed in hospital before being discharged. Then the enablement team takes up the baton. Initially, the team works with the discharged person for up to six weeks as a care provider, all the while continuing to asse...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article adult social care Birmingham care workers local government Source Type: news

Alcon Announces Voluntary Global Market Withdrawal of CyPass Micro-Stent for Surgical Glaucoma
Reflecting its uncompromising commitment to patient safety, Alcon today announced an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market. In addition, Alcon advises surgeons to immediately cease further implantation with the CyPass Micro-Stent and to return any unused devices to Alcon. This decision and corresponding recommendation is based on an analysis of five-year post-surgery data from the COMPASS-XT long-term safety study. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the CyPass Micro-Stent in July 2016 for use in conjunction with cataract surgery in adult patients with mild-...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hellolife, Inc. Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin due to Possible Microbial Contamination
HelloLife, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI is initiating a voluntary recall of four different products, Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin, within expiry, to the retail and consumer level due to possible microbial contamination. Neuroveen has been tested and found to be contaminated with Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Burkholderia cepacia. Compulsin has been identified as containing Burkholderia cepacia. Respitrol and Thyroveev are still pending bacterial identification. Each product being recalled is for a single lot that was packaged into 2-ounce amber bottles (see table below) that were manufactured at the King B...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Product Quest Manufacturing LLC Recalls All Nasal Products and Baby Oral Gels Manufactured at Florida Facility Due to Possible Microbial Contamination
Product Quest Manufacturing ( “ Product Quest ” ) announced its voluntary recall of Lot# 173089J of CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist due to a finding of microbial contamination identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: Standing with home care workers every step of the way
Today, more than fifty UNISON home care workers from Birmingham visited the UNISON centre. It was a pleasure to meet them and talk with them about the strike action they’re taking to defend their jobs and their pay. Their fight for decency has been long and hard. Today was their 17th day of industrial action, in a dispute that has lasted the best part of a year. No-one ever goes on strike lightly – especially when they’re low-paid workers. These care workers feel the impact personally – and know the impact strike action has on those they care for. But they also know how important taking action is t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News birmingham home care Source Type: news

Prentis tells Birmingham care strikers ‘we will win’
“We will win – we cannot afford for Birmingham council to win.” That was the pledge this afternoon from general secretary Dave Prentis, as he welcomed striking Birmingham carers to UNISON Centre in London. The strikers were taking their 17th day of action, as the city’s Labour council tries to cut their hours in a desperate attempt to save money. Under the plans, which the council claims will increase ‘efficiency,’ carers would lose money. Depending on the hours allocated to an individual, that could mount up to £6,000 a year for a worker who currently earns around £12,000 a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News adult social care birmingham care workers cuts homecare workers low paid carers Source Type: news

Consumer Alert - Undeclared Sulfites in “Lily Bulb”
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers that the “Lily Bulb” product (photo attached) distributed by Allied Imports Inc. of 267 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 was found to contain sulfites, which are not declared on the product label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pfizer, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Children ’s Advil® Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ Bottle
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling one lot of Children ’s Advil® Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ Bottle because of customer complaints that the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters (mL). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pfizer, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Children ’ s Advil ® Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ Bottle
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling one lot of Children ’ s Advil ® Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ Bottle because of customer complaints that the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters (mL). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Living Well Remedies, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Weight Away Remedy, Lot # 111417LWL614, Due To Microbial Contamination
Franklin Lakes, NJ, Living Well Remedies, LLC is voluntarily recalling Weight Away Remedy lot# 111417LWL614 to the consumer level. The independent manufacturing facility that produced this lot reported it to be out of specification for microbial testing. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Bio Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Aqueous-Based Products for Human and Animal Use Due to Possible Microbial Contamination
King Bio is voluntarily recalling all of its aqueous-based products for human and animal use (see website link below), within expiry, to the consumer level due to possible microbial contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Accord Healthcare Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 Mg Due to Labeling Mix-up
A 100 count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 mg has been found to contain 100 Spironolactone Tablets USP 25 mg. Since the individual lot, PW05264, of the product is involved in a potential mix-up of labeling, Accord is recalling this individual lot from the market. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Bio Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of It ’s Kids and Infant Products Due to Potential Microbial Contamination
King Bio is voluntarily recalling the below products to the consumer level. A small percentage of our products produced between 08/01/2017 and 04/2018 have tested positive for microbial contamination. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling the products and lot numbers below (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Bio Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of It ’ s Kids and Infant Products Due to Potential Microbial Contamination
King Bio is voluntarily recalling the below products to the consumer level. A small percentage of our products produced between 08/01/2017 and 04/2018 have tested positive for microbial contamination. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling the products and lot numbers below (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Radagast Pet Food Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Rad Cat Raw Diet Products With Best By Dates of 10/19/18 Through 12/3/19 Due to Potential Health Risk
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its voluntary recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution because of its strong commitment to food safety and quality. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UPDATED: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling ALL LOTS within expiry of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UPDATED:ADDITIONAL LOTS ADDED: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling ALL LOTS within expiry of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand Turkey & Cheese Wedge Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand turkey and cheese wedge sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM 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 - August 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan / Amlodipine / HCTZ Tablets
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling 14 lots of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Both low and high-carb diets can raise risk of early death, study finds
Eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates best for healthy lifespan, say researchersEating either a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet raises the risk of an early death, according to a major new study which will dismay the many people who have ditched the likes of bread, rice and potatoes for weight loss or health reasons.Researchers who pooled the results of eight large studies have found that eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates is best for a healthy lifespan. Less than 40% or more than 70% of calories from carbohydrates carried a higher risk of mortality.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Diets and dieting Food science Life expectancy Health Medical research Life and style Source Type: news

Both low- and high-carb diets can raise risk of early death, study finds
Eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates best for healthy lifespan, say researchersEating either a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet raises the risk of an early death, according to a major new study which will dismay the many people who have ditched the likes of bread, rice and potatoes for weight loss or health reasons.Related:Moderation in all things – so don’t ditch the biscuits just yet | Julian BagginiContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Diets and dieting Food science Life expectancy Health Medical research Life and style Source Type: news

Zakah Life Recalls Kratom Because Of Possible Health Risk
Zakah Life, LLC of Ankeny, Iowa, is recalling the following Kratom products (Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom powder, Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom powder, Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom capsules, and Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom capsules) with expiration dates prior to 01/01/2023 because they have the potential of being 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 - August 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Marsee Baking Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Cookies Sold At Caf é Yumm! Restaurants
Marsee Foods, Inc. dba Marsee Baking is voluntarily recalling chocolate chip, ginger spice, and oatmeal raisin cookies sold at Caf é Yumm! restaurants. The cookies may contain undeclared peanuts. 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 - August 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Marsee Baking Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Cookies Sold At Caf é Yumm! Restaurants
Marsee Foods, Inc. dba Marsee Baking is voluntarily recalling chocolate chip, ginger spice, and oatmeal raisin cookies sold at Caf é Yumm! restaurants. The cookies may contain undeclared peanuts. 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 - August 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Is Oatmeal Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Oatmeal is a near-universally beloved breakfast. While it has historically been enjoyed across Europe, Russia and the U.S., oatmeal is rapidly gaining popularity in developing countries because of its affordability and its perceived health properties. But is oatmeal really good for you? To answer that question, it’s first important to differentiate among all the different types of oatmeal. There’s steel-cut and rolled, quick-cooking and instant. But all of these terms refer to different methods of preparing hulled oats for cooking. “You can’t eat an unprocessed oat straight from the field,” sa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Do you know a health hero and want to make sure they ’re recognised?
Do you know a support worker in the NHS who deserves national recognition for their dedication? Perhaps you’re one yourself? Then the Our Health Heroes awards, organised by Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health, could be just the thing for you The awards recognise and promote the significant contribution support workers make in delivering patient care and celebrate those who take special pride in their roles. So if you work in the health service and know anyone whose contribution to your team or department deserves special recognition, ask their manager to nominate them to be one...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS one team for patient care Our Health Heroes Our Health Heroes Awards Source Type: news

Salt & Straw Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots of Chocolate Gooey Brownie Ice Cream Pints Due to Possible Undeclared Peanuts
Salt& Straw Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling a limited number of its Chocolate Gooey Brownie pints because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product is safe to consume unless you have a peanut allergy or sensitivity. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news