Liveyon, LLC Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of the Regen Series ® Product, Manufactured by Genetech, Inc.
Liveyon, LLC ( “ Liveyon ” ) is a distributor of stem cell products manufactured by Genetech, Inc. ( “ Genetech ” ), a laboratory located in San Diego, CA. Liveyon marketed and distributed these products under the trade name ReGen Series ® . Liveyon has voluntarily recalled all ReGen Series ® products due to reported possible adverse reactions. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall Issued for Sweet Me Creamery Brookie Dough Ice Cream that may Contain an Undeclared Peanut Allergen
Kemps of St. Paul, Minn., is voluntarily recalling Sweet Me Creamery Brookie Dough ice cream, individual pints and pint four-packs, because it may contain an undeclared peanut allergen. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sprayology Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Aqueous-Based Medicines Due to Microbial Contamination
Eight and Company LLC, d/b/a Sprayology is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry from 10/18-7/22 of its aqueous-based homeopathic product line for human use. 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 - October 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bazzini LLC Recalls Certain Pistachio Products Because of Possible Health Risk
BazziniI LLC of Allentown, PA out of an abundance of caution, is recalling 4,000 pounds of Roasted and Salted Colossal Natural, Super Colossal Natural and Rams Head Natural in Shell Pistachios received from one of its suppliers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. NO OTHER BAZZINI PISTACHIOS OR BAZZINI PRODUCTS ARE IMPACTED OR PART OF THIS RECALL. The recall is being initiated voluntarily and no illnesses have been reported to date. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ukrop ’s Homestyle Foods, LLC Announces Recalls Because of Possible Health Risk
Johnston County Hams ’ country ham was recalled due to its potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes; therefore, Ukrop’s made the decision that any products that contained country ham or came into contact with equipment used to process the country ham are being recalled due to the potential to be conta minated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Higher education members urged make voices heard in strike ballot
UNISON is urging on members at universities across the UK to vote Yes for strike action in a ballot which closes in just over a fortnight. The employers’ pay offer of 2% for most staff – up to 2.7% for others – is below inflation and doesn’t meet the needs of  members, who have suffered years of below-inflation pay increases. The union’s higher education service group executive has described the move by some employers to ‘impose’ the offer by putting it into staff pay packets before any agreement with the unions has been reached as a provocative action meant to under...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services higher ed higher education higher education pay universities Source Type: news

Researchers create a gluten-free sweet biscuit recipe
(Natural News) One of the challenges of developing food products using alternative ingredients is adding nutritional value without completely changing the product’s original structure. In a study published in the journal Food Science and Technology, researchers from Brazil detailed how they successfully created gluten-free sweet biscuits using soybean okara, rice bran, and broken rice. Commercial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ladyfingers Gourmet to Go Voluntarily Recalls Signature Shaved Country Ham Rolls Due to Possible Health Risk
Ladyfingers Caterers is voluntarily recalling its Signature Shaved Country Ham Rolls as a result of the Johnston County Hams recall. The rolls were made with ham produced by Johnston County Hams, which recently initiated a recall of its ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes 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 infec...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Consumer Alert: Sprout Creek Farm “Margie” Cheese Batch Recalled
Today the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets alerted consumers to a pasteurization problem with one of Sprout Creek Farm's pasteurized cow's milk cheeses, " Margie, " made on 8/28/2018. Sprout Creek Farm is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. The reason for the recall is the air temperature at the start and end of the pasteurization process is required to be above 150deg F per the Grade " A " Pasteurized Milk Ordinance; the batch in question did not meet that standard. The recall pertains only to " Margie " cheese with a Made Date of 8/28/2018 and Best By date of 11/12/2018. To da...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Callie's Charleston Biscuits Issues Voluntary Product Recall for Country Ham Biscuits and Cocktail Ham Biscuits Produced Using Johnston County Hams
Johnston County Hams, Inc. issued a voluntary recall on October 3, 2018 for approximately 89,096 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. In response, Callie's Charleston Biscuits, LLC is issuing a voluntary product recall for two products that may contain the potentially affected Johnston County Hams. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Working Cow Homemade, Inc. Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream, Inc. of St. Petersburg, FL is conducting a voluntary recall of No Sugar Added Vanilla and No Sugar Added Chocolate ice cream manufactured in three-gallon tubs during the month of May 2018. The recall is being conducted due to a potential contamination 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 monocy...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Silver Star Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Human and Animal Drug Products Due to Microbial Contamination
Silver Star Brands, Inc., is initiating a voluntary recall of six products for humans (including four Native Remedies ® and two Healthful Naturals™) and two PetAlive® products for pets for a total of eight products with lot numbers, see table below, to the consumer level. The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

16 reasons …
The best people to recruit new members are the UNISON members working alongside them. Successful recruiters can influence non-members to join when the union is seen to be active, has credibility, organises in a workplace and actively contacts potential members on a regular basis. UNISON runs high profile advertising campaigns to support activists, branch members and the union’s organising staff, letting potential members know the essential cover that UNISON provides. But whatever the resources UNISON invests in recruiting – money, materials, people and time – there are always occasions when you come ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: recruit activists grovember recruiting recruiting and organising Source Type: news

Come clean on charges and watch pension investments rise, says new union report
Unions from around the globe are joining forces with their pension trustees to put pressure on asset managers and regulators to come clean over the hidden costs of charges to pensions schemes, says UNISON today (Thursday). Employees around the world are being left in the dark over the cost of their pensions, according to a new report from the Global Unions Committee on Workers’ Capital, part of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The report says because so few schemes clearly set out their charges, it’s hard for employees to find out how much of their retirement savings are being paid out to ass...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release colin meech pensions Source Type: news

Living wage week – a recruitment opportunity
The new living wage pay rates for the UK, and for London, will be announced on 5 November to kick off Living Wage Week. The Living Wage Foundation will be raise the profile of the rates across the UK during the week, between 5 and 10 November. UNISON has a proud history of campaigning on the issue. As James Anthony, a nurse from Birmingham and chair of the NEC policy committee. notes: “UNISON was the first union to campaign for a living wage and we have a history to be proud of. “But poverty pay still remains and every year we should commit to do more through campaigning and bargaining for pay rates that start ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: recruit grovember living wage living wage week recruiting recruiting and organising Source Type: news

Bolton hospital workers vow to go ahead with strike next week
Bolton hospital cleaners, catering staff and porters will go ahead with a 48-hour strike next week after a packed meeting of UNISN members unanimously voted to reject a new offer from their employer and  continue with the campaign for fair pay. The union members said ‘No’ to a new pay offer from a wholly-owned subsidiary of their NHS trust called Bolton iFM and go ahead with the strike, starting at 7am on Thursday 11 October. Because they are not directly employed by Bolton NHS foundation trust, the 600 staff are not automatically covered by the nationally-agreed three-year pay deal for NHS staff. That dea...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care Industrial action NHS nhs pay NHS subcos one team for patient care pay up now private contractors wholly owned Source Type: news

PM ’s end of austerity claim shows she’s out of step with the country, says UNISON
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech to the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Theresa May says she’s ending austerity, but that rings as hollow as her claim to be properly funding the NHS. “Anyone working in a hospital, school, college or care home knows how stretched public services are and will continue to be. “After last week’s messages of hope from Labour, the government is out of ideas, out of energy and most importantly out of step with the country. “It’s time for her to call an election and ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: News Press release conservative party dave prentis theresa may Source Type: news

Kick it out
Goodison Park, 21 February 1988. Everton were playing host to local rivals Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup, when England striker John Barnes – who’d joined the club from Watford the previous summer – back-heeled a banana off the pitch. Accompanied by chants of “Everton are white”, it wasn’t the first banana to be thrown at the only Black player gracing that game. Everton chairman Philip Carter disowned the offending supporters, branding them “scum”. Arguably Barnes had the last laugh, finishing his first season at Anfield with a champion’s medal and the ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine anti-racism Black history month black members challenging racism Source Type: news

Higher eduction service group executive by-election
A by-election will be held for the vacant south west female seat seat on the higher education service group executive. The nomination period opens on 8 October 2018 and closes at 5pm on 2 November 2018. The by-election procedures and forms can be downloaded from the dedicated webpage. For any other election enquiries, contact the member liaison unit at the UNISON Centre.  Telephone 020 7121 5399, email elections@unison.co.uk. The article Higher eduction service group executive by-election first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Source: UNISON meat hygiene)
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 SGE by-elections education services HESGE higher education Source Type: news

Blog: Get ready for Grovember
Our union is the biggest in the UK, and thanks to our members, it’s also the best. Ours is the union that defeated Employment Tribunal Fees, led the campaign for the minimum wage and fights each day to ensure public services get the support our communities need. Our union’s size is one of our great strengths. Bringing our voices together to call out for change with one voice is so powerful. Whether you’re working in a town hall or a private care home, you are a public service worker and you need the strength of UNISON around you – and every voice we add to the chorus makes us all stronger, able to d...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Blog: Low pay? No way
This morning, I joined UNISON members on the picket line in Camden. They’re on strike because their employer – NSL, an outsourced parking firm – won’t pay them the salary they deserve. Their call is a simple one – low pay, no way – and it’s one that resonates across our union. Wherever you work, whatever you do and whoever your employer is, UNISON members deserve dignity, respect and a fair wage. Considering the vast sums that NSL takes in from parking in Camden – and the bumper salaries earned by their top executives – we know they can afford to meet UNISON’s rea...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Meet the Birmingham homecare workers fighting for their jobs
“We’re not standing for it because we’ve got children.” Birmingham council’s homecare workers are not taking proposed changes to their contracts lying down, but who are they and why exactly are they fighting so hard? Earlier this year, Birmingham council announced plans to slash the hours of homecare staff working for its enablement service. The changes would mean some staff have their working hours cut from 37 hours to just 14 – so a worker who currently earns around £18,000 a year could lose up to £11,000. The council also want to enforce a new shift pattern which the staff...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine Birmingham care workers homecare Source Type: news

Endo Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for Two Lots of Robaxin ® 750mg Tablets 100 Count Bottle Packs Due to Incorrect Daily Dosing Information on Label
Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) today announced that one of its operating companies, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., is voluntarily recalling two lots of Robaxin ® (methocarbamol tablets, USP) 750mg Tablets 100 Count Bottle pack to the consumer level. The products have been found to have incorrect daily dosing information on the label due to a labeling error which misstates the daily dose as " two to four tablets four times daily " rather than the correct dosage of " two tablets three times daily. " (see picture below for location of incorrect text). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Endo Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for Two Lots of Robaxin ® 750mg Tablets 100 Count Bottle Packs Due to Incorrect Daily Dosing Information on Label
Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) today announced that one of its operating companies, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., is voluntarily recalling two lots of Robaxin ® (methocarbamol tablets, USP) 750mg Tablets 100 Count Bottle pack to the consumer level. The products have been found to have incorrect daily dosing information on the label due to a labeling error which misstates the daily dose as " two to four tablets four times daily " rather than the correct dosage of " two tablets three times daily. " (see picture below for location of incorrect text). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Food science: Green tea is a safe natural remedy for brain hemorrhage
(Natural News) Here’s one more reason to have a cuppa: Researchers from Brazil have found that green tea (Camellia sinensis) can be used to prevent further brain damage after profuse bleeding. In their study, which appeared in the journal Neuroscience International, researchers looked at the ability of green tea to protect against neuromotor impairment and free radical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you eat can prevent, manage, or treat cancer and diabetes
(Natural News) Researchers from Northwestern Polytechnical University in China and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in Pakistan discovered that a diet’s composition affects the gut microbiota. In particular, certain diets can modulate it, which, in turn, can lead to either beneficial or adverse outcomes in a person’s health. The findings of the study, which was published in Food Science and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)
During the use of some TB - Temporary Bipolar Pacing Leads, featuring the 2mm unshrouded connectors, the connector cap housing (see Picture 1, No. 2 Pin Cap and Cover) may slide and potentially expose the connection wire. In some instances, this may cause the wire to be more susceptible to loss of connectivity or breakage during movement of the cables causing interruption of the pacing system. The analysis of the returned devices attributed the failure to a design change of the cap housing of the pins. In the last six years, a total of four serious injuries were reported to Oscor which were attributed to a connector cap ma...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)
During the use of some TB - Temporary Bipolar Pacing Leads, featuring the 2mm unshrouded connectors, the connector cap housing (see Picture 1, No. 2 Pin Cap and Cover) may slide and potentially expose the connection wire. In some instances, this may cause the wire to be more susceptible to loss of connectivity or breakage during movement of the cables causing interruption of the pacing system. The analysis of the returned devices attributed the failure to a design change of the cap housing of the pins. In the last six years, a total of four serious injuries were reported to Oscor which were attributed to a connector cap ma...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation Voluntarily Recalls
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation is voluntarily recalling all of its products produced at the Keaau facility between Sept. 6 - 21, 2018 due to a potential contamination of Escherichia coli (E. coli). The recall was initiated due to E. coli being detected in the well water and distribution system that supplies the firm's operations. No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Food science: Cinnamon can be used to treat various illnesses
(Natural News) Researchers at the University of Colombo and the Industrial Technology Institute in Sri Lanka confirmed that Cinnamomum zeylanicum (commonly referred to as Ceylon cinnamon) can be used to treat various diseases. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, provides scientific support for its use a treatment for many ailments.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued in Whole Foods Market Stores Nationwide for Undeclared Milk in 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips because the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall on Harris Teeter Low Fat Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt Due to Undeclared Peanut Product
Harris Teeter is notifying shoppers of a voluntarily recall of Harris Teeter Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Cookies& Cream 1.5 qt laminated cartons, UPC 0 72036 98182 0, with all SELL BY DATES up to 07/30/19 due to undeclared peanut product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Probation rescue plans will be disastrous
Responding to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation on the structure and services provided by the probation system, UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “This is the last chance saloon for the probation service and rescue plans proposed by the MoJ just don’t cut the mustard. “Earlier this year, the Justice Select Committee laid bare the failings of the government’s probation reforms, yet astonishingly ministers want to continue with the disastrous split between public and private provisions. “Before these counterproductive reforms, probation was a succe...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News ben priestley police police and justice probation public services Source Type: news

Purus Labs Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in MyoWhey
Purus Labs, Inc of Plano, Texas is recalling MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch, because it may contain undeclared milk and soy. This only effects products with Lot number PL: 0100518 Exp: 04/2020. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and 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 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Getinge Issues Worldwide Voluntary Correction of Maquet/Getinge Cardiosave Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) For Interruption and/or Inability to Start Therapy at Altitudes above 3,200 Feet/975 Meters
Getinge is voluntarily initiating a Worldwide recall involving a field correction of approximately 5,223 Maquet/Getinge Cardiosave Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) sold by Datascope Corp., for a potential interruption and/or inability to start therapy to the patient regarding the use of certain Intra-Aortic Balloons (IABs) prior to or during the use with Cardiosave IABP for users who are at altitudes above 3200 feet/975 meters. This condition could potentially lead to patient hemodynamic instability. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

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