Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON
The month started with a couple of anniversaries. You may have heard us talk about them before but they’re both so blinkin’ important we are repeating them here. In chronological order (and because it’s all about us!) UNISON celebrated its 25th birthday on the first of the month. We looked back at some of the highlights of our first quarter century and reminisced about the music, fashion, and other news that was making the headlines back in 1993. Oh and we made a ‘glorious’ little film that celebrated the very best thing about UNISON – its members. Then a few days later an institution e...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 25 years adult social care employment tribunal fees further education health legal services NHS 70 police and justice Scotland Source Type: news

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand & Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Submarine Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand and Fresh Grab turkey and Swiss submarine 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. (So...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ranier ’s Rx Laboratory Issues Voluntary Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products Within Expiry Due to Lack of Sterility Concerns
Ranier ’s Rx Laboratory is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded drug products within expiry to the hospital 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 - July 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ranier ’ s Rx Laboratory Issues Voluntary Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products Within Expiry Due to Lack of Sterility Concerns
Ranier ’ s Rx Laboratory is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded drug products within expiry to the hospital 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 - July 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

TeaSource Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Product
TeaSource of Roseville, MN is recalling Roasted Chestnut loose leaf tea, because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds 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 - July 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A year on, our employment tribunal fees win is changing lives
A year ago today, our union won a huge victory for working people, when we defeated the government on employment tribunal fees. This was a result that could only have been achieved by our union. Only UNISON was able to commit the significant resources over a prolonged period of time that was necessary to win the case. Our fantastic legal team fought every step of the way with dedication, passion and skill to right this historic wrong. I promised UNISON members that we would fight this case to the highest court in the land, with our whole union stood as one against this injustice – and we were, at long last, vindicate...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal fees win
Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. But since then, the government has refunded just £6.6m despite collecting £32m in fees from claimants who had previously paid to take their cases to an employment tribunal. The latest official tribunals statistics reveal that claims have soared since last summer&rs...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea government Legal legal services supreme court tribunal fees Source Type: news

AMPI Recalls Limited Amount of Dry Whey Powder Because of Possible Health Risk
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., is recalling dry whey powder packaged in 50-pound and 25-kg bags that were produced at the cooperative ’s Blair, Wis., dry whey plant from May 1-5, 2018; May 24-29, 2018; June 2-5, 2018; and June 7-14, 2018 due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This is a precautionary recall. All products shipped to the marketplace tested negative for Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kraft Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip Distributed to Retailers
As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard. This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pepperidge Farm ® Announces Voluntary Recall of Four Varieties of Goldfish® Crackers
Pepperidge Farm has been notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall by the whey powder manufacturer due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Pepperidge Farm initiated an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. No other Pepperidge Farm products in the U.S. are subject to this recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pepperidge Farm ® Announces Voluntary Recall of Four Varieties of Goldfish ® Crackers
Pepperidge Farm has been notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall by the whey powder manufacturer due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Pepperidge Farm initiated an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. No other Pepperidge Farm products in the U.S. are subject to this recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Flowers Foods Issues Voluntary Recall on Mrs. Freshley ’s and Other Brands of Swiss Rolls and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread
As a precautionary measure, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley ’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, due to the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder. The ingredient recall was initiated by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items. See below for list o...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mondel ēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Product in the U.S., including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands Due to Possible Health Risk
Mondel ēz Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico& the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

GiftTree Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts in " Sherman Candy Caramels "
GiftTree, a gift basket company based in Vancouver, WA, is voluntarily recalling 94,000 units of “Sherman Candy Caramels” sold online in the several Gift Baskets because they may contain undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk in Food Lion Brand Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips
Shearer ’s Foods, LLC of Massillon, OH is recalling Food Lion brand 7.75 ounce packages of Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips were distributed to Food Lion stores in NC, SC, GA, PA, KY, VA, TN, DE, MD, and WV between Dec 1st, 2017 and July 19, 2018. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Bio Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Aquaflora Candida HP9, Lymph Detox, and Baby Teething Liquids Due to Microbial Contamination
King Bio is voluntarily recalling four lots of Aquaflora Candida HP9, Lymph Detox, and Baby Teething liquids to the consumer level. During a routine inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the products were found to contain microbial contaminants Pseudomonas Brenneri, Pseudomonas Fluroescens and Burkholderia Multivorans. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The fight to save Chesterfield hospital
UNISON members are campaigning to stop their jobs being outsourced from Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation, with a key decision on their futures being made at a board meeting next week (Wednesday 25 July). The board at the hospital are meeting to decide whether to transfer services such as estates and facilities to a wholly owned subsidiary company, a move that could mean staff losing the benefits and protections of working for the NHS. A similar situation recently occurred at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust, until a UNISON campaign meant the trust dropped their plans to transfer more than 900 workers in...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Chesterfield health NHS subco wigan Source Type: news

Firefighting, in more ways than one
There are many people in the fire service who play a vital but hidden role in saving lives. As the enquiry into the Grenfell fire – the UK’s worst in recent years plays out on the news – we’re taking a look at this under-appreciated group of workers, many of them UNISON members. Did you know that when firefighters arrive at a blaze one of the first things they do is find a water hydrant to fix their hose to? Hundreds of thousands of these hydrants are hidden in the ground below us, but if the nearest one has a fault, precious moments are lost as firefighters locate another. Ian Smith is a UNISON mem...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: P.S data Source Type: news

Weird new fruits could hit aisles soon thanks to gene-editing
Supermarkets stocked with peach-flavoured strawberries and seedless tomatoes on horizon, scientists saySmooth or hairy, pungent or tasteless, deep-hued or bright: new versions of old fruits could be hitting the produce aisles as plant experts embrace cutting-edge technology, scientists say.While researchers have previously produced plants with specific traits through traditional breeding techniques, experts say new technologies such as thegene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 could be used to bring about changes far more rapidly and efficiently.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science Genetics Agriculture Farming Environment Biology GM Source Type: news

H-E-B Voluntarily Issues Recall Two Variety Packs of Creamy Creations Ice Creams and Sherbets in 3-Ounce Cups Recalled due to Broken Metal in Processing Equipment
H-E-B is voluntarily issuing a recall for two variety packs of Creamy Creations ice cream and sherbets in 3-ounce cups due to broken metal found in processing equipment during routine maintenance. The potentially affected products were distributed only to H-E-B stores in Texas. Please note, the product was not distributed to the Houston area or Mexico. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Portland French Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Seattle Sourdough Pub Buns and Franz Premium Pub Buns
Portland French Bakery of Portland, OR is recalling 26,635 units of Seattle Sourdough Pub Bun 6pk and 8,022 units of Franz Premium Pub Buns 12pk, because it may contain undeclared SOY. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: Goodbye to a truly inspirational activist
Last weekend I heard the news that Denise Knutsen had sadly passed away. Denise was a truly inspirational activist, dedicated, hard working and with a heart of solid gold. I first got to know Denise during the groundbreaking teaching assistants strike in Brighton. Denise led that dispute with energy, determination and her legendary humour, roping us all in at the outset to attend picket lines, protests and mass meetings. Empowering and encouraging all “her schools members,” Denise showed true leadership at every stage, earning widespread respect that never waned. We kept in touch and whenever we met at conferen...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals. But while there are endless articles extolling the healthful glories of fatty, omega-3-rich fish like salmon and mackerel, there’s not much talk about shellfish—or whether these sea creatures deserve space on your shopping list. As it turns out, they do. “Shellfish are high-quality protein sources—just like land animals—meaning they have all the essential amino acids,” says Faye Dong, professor emerita of food science and hu...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Spring Pasta Salad Due to Reported Illnesses
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (July 17, 2018) — Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to the potential that it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention last night when approximately 20 illnesses in Minnesota, Sout h Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa were potentially linked back to customers consuming the salad. The voluntary recall includes Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salads in both 1 pound (16 oz.) and 3 pound (48 oz.) containers produced between June 1, 2018, and July 13, 2018, and available from the deli ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA today confirmed a voluntary recall to the consumer / user level of 29 lots of single and 51 lots of combination valsartan medicines distributed under the Actavis label in the U.S. due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. 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 ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cutting Suffolk ’s police community support officers risks public safety, says UNISON
Plans announced today (Tuesday) to axe more than half of Suffolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) would put public safety at risk, says UNISON. The proposed cuts by Suffolk Constabulary would see a 78% reduction in the number of PCSOs in the county since 2010, says the union*. UNISON national officer for police and justice Ben Priestley said: “Cutting frontline PCSOs is short-sighted and reckless. “PCSOs are not only a reassuring, visible presence in communities, they also gather vital intelligence that prevents crime and protects the public. “Axing PCSOs means the work they do to ta...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: News Press release crime eastern region PCSO PCSOs police suffolk Source Type: news

The PictSweet Company Recalls 12 Ounce Steam ’ables Baby Brussel Sprouts for Undeclared Milk and Soy Allergens
Bells, TN – The Pictsweet Company has recalled 960 cases of Pictsweet Farms 12-ounce Steam’ables Baby Brussels Sprouts because they may contain undeclared milk and soy allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy may run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits Due to Storage at Incorrect Temperature in Area Store
Batavia, Ill. Uuly 14, 2018) -ALDI has voluntarily recalled AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits sold at one retail store location in North Carolina. While the products are required to remain at frozen temperatures to ensure safety, this store location displayed and sold the products from the cooler section. Because storing the products at temperatures above freezing prior to consumption can render the products unsafe for consumption, ALDI is recalling these items. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Major Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Due to The Potential Presence of a Probable Carcinogen (NDMA)
As a precautionary measure, the distribution firm, Major Pharmaceuticals, is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots within expiry of Valsartan which were supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals and labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Utz Quality Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Utz ® Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips
Utz ® Quality Foods, LLC., is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of Utz® Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips due to undeclared soy allergen. This recall was initiated after learning a certain number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run th e risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in The Products
Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. dba Solco Healthcare LLC. is recalling all lots of Valsartan Tablets, 40 mg, 80mg, 160mg, and 320mg; and Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, 80mg/12.5mg, 160mg/12.5mg, 160mg/25mg, 320mg/12.5mg, and 320mg/25mg to the retail level. This product recall is due to the detection of a trace amount of an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), made by the manufacturer – Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. -- that is used in the manufacture of the subject product lots. This impurity has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Ca...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Water Pik, Inc. Recalls Sonic-Fusion ® Flossing Toothbrush Product for Possible Health Risk
Water Pik, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its Sonic-Fusion ® flossing toothbrush because the charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns. Water Pik, Inc. has received consumer reports of product malfunctioning in the U.S. The recall is applicable only to Sonic-Fusion® products. All other Waterpik® brand flossers and toothbrushes are not affected. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Water Pik, Inc. Recalls Sonic-Fusion ® Flossing Toothbrush Product for Possible Health Risk
Water Pik, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its Sonic-Fusion ® flossing toothbrush because the charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns. Water Pik, Inc. has received consumer reports of product malfunctioning in the U.S. The recall is applicable only to Sonic-Fusion ® products. All other Waterpik ® brand flossers and toothbrushes are not affected. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hospira Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Daptomycin for Injection Lyophilized Powder for Solution, Due to Infusion Reactions
Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling 8 lots of Hospira ’s Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg, Lyophilized Powder For Solution, Single Dose Vial (NDC 0409-0106-01) to the Hospital/Retail level. The product is being recalled due to adverse event reports indicative of infusion reactions. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

AZ Firm Issues Voluntary Product Recall Due to Undeclared Peanuts in Superfood Salad
Papa John ’s Salads and Produce of Tolleson, AZ is voluntarily recalling 148 units of the Superfood Salads due to misbranding and undeclared peanuts. The product contains peanuts which are not declared on the product label as packages of peanuts were mistakenly included in the kits instead of cashews. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A time to celebrate
This year, our union celebrates an important milestone: our 25th anniversary. Formed by the merger of three great unions – NALGO, NUPE and COHSE – we were told that our efforts were doomed to failure. We were told that UNISON would not work. In the years since, UNISON’s downfall has been predicted on countless occasions by opponents who constantly underestimated our union and our members. Of course, we all know how wrong the doom-mongers were. As the people who heal us, educate us, keep us safe and ensure that we receive care, support and vital services every single day, UNISON people are special people, ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: Article Magazine Source Type: news

MyNicNaxs, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Various Dietary Supplements Due to Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
MyNicNaxs, LLC, Deltona, FL is voluntarily recalling all lots of dietary supplements distributed nationwide to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The presence of Sildenafil, Sibutramine, Diclofenac and/or Phenolphthalein in the dietary supplements renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall. These products were distributed from January 2013, to December 2017, though our website http://www.mynicnaxs.com. The undeclared drug ingredients found in these products may pose serio...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: A Labour government is within our grasp
It was a pleasure as always to address our Labour Link Forum in Newcastle last week. The Forum is a great event, an opportunity to plan how we take UNISON’s policies into the Labour Party and the manifesto of the next Labour government. I want to see that Labour government so much. Eight long years of Tory rule have caused untold damage on public services, but now a Labour government – a transformative Labour government – is within our grasp. As I said in my speech on Friday – when the next election comes, we will give the Labour Party every support and every resource. We will do everything in our ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News labour link Source Type: news

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Bacteria Found In Saje Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash
Saje Natural Wellness is warning customers not to use Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash, 8.5 fl. oz. and 1.7 fl. oz. (found in the Wee and Well Gentle Baby Care Kit) as it may contain the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes infection and results in bacteria in the blood, particularly in individuals with compromised immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe and One Lot of Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe Because of Possible Health Risk
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is also recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because testing results indicate it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121. This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. Due to Radagast Pet Food ’ s commitment to food safety and quality, The Company is conducting this voluntary recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

LL ’ S Magnetic Clay Inc. Expands Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement To All Lots
LL ’ s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling all lots of Prescript-Assist (still within expiration date), a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, milk, casein, eggs, and peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these specific types of allergens 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 - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hollywood star Michael Sheen surprises the first person born in the NHS
At one minute past midnight on 5 July 1948, Aneira Thomas was born. She wasn’t just any new baby, she was the first baby to be born in the NHS. Aneira would be forever linked to the NHS. She grew up to work for the organisation itself as a mental health nurse, and to be a member of the organisation that is fighting to protect it – UNISON.   Aneira is a passionate defender of the NHS, and she’s also a huge fan of fellow Welshperson Michael Sheen. So as a 70th birthday present for her, UNISON set up a surprise meeting with her favourite actor. Watch the film above to see how the two got along.  ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine health NHS Source Type: news

English further education pay claim submitted
UNISON and the UCU have formally submitted a pay for 5% or £1,500 to further education employers in England. This follows a change of position by the Association of Colleges, which initially refused to accept a pay claim, after an outline of the claim was submitted at a national joint forum officers’ meeting on 1 May. But a firm response from the joint unions saw the AoC reverse its decision and agree to receive the claim, which has now been formally submitted. It is for: 5% on all pay points, or a £1,500 a year pay rise (full-time), whichever is greater; for the living wage, calculated by the Living Wag...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News colleges education services fe FE colleges FE pay further education pay up now Source Type: news

United States Bakery Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Naked Bread Hamburger Buns
United States Bakery of Portland, Oregon is recalling Naked Bread Hamburger Buns #NothingToHide, 8 pack, affected lot codes F6 Best By June 16th, 2018 through July 16th 2018, 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 this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

May Flower International Inc. Issues a Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “3+2 Soda Crackers”
May Flower International Inc. of 5672 49th Place, Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 4.4 ounce packages of “3+2 Soda Crackers” because they may contain 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 - July 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

May Flower International Inc. Issues a Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “ 3+2 Soda Crackers ”
May Flower International Inc. of 5672 49th Place, Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 4.4 ounce packages of “ 3+2 Soda Crackers ” because they may contain 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 - July 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blissful Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Kratom Powder Capsule
Blissful Remedies., is voluntarily recalling only Lot No.: 112710 with expiration 03/2019 found embedded on the top of package of kratom ( mitragyn a speciosa) powder products, it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between “ March 1, 2018 ” to “ April 30, 2018 ” to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( “ FDA ” ) via sample testing to have salmonella contamination. Blissful Remedies has not received reports of adverse events related to this recall. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard opera...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fagron Sterile Services Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 5mg per 5mL and Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 3mg per 3mL, in a 5mL syringe Due to Mislabeling
Fagron Sterile Services is voluntarily recalling two (2) lots of Neostigmine Methylsulfate 5mL syringes to the user/hospital/clinic level. The specified product lots are being recalled because of a confirmed customer complaint that some syringe units containing Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 5mg per 5mL are incorrectly labelled as Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 3mg per 3mL. Secondary packages are properly labelled as Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 5mg per 5mL. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

CO2 supply issues may trigger meat shortage, processing industry warns
Carbon dioxide supplies could take up to three weeks to return to normal with key gas producers on shutdownSupplies of carbon dioxide (CO2) may not return to normal levels for another two to three weeks – triggering likely shortages of meat for UK shoppers – the processing industry has warned.Theproduction of crumpets,beer,fizzy drinks, fresh chicken and pork have been affected by shortages of CO2 over the past two weeks, amid longer than expected shutdowns at ammonia and ethanol plants – key producers of the gas – in the UK and also across Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Tags: Food & drink industry Food science Meat Business Supermarkets Retail industry Life and style Farming UK news Farm animals Chicken Pork Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued in Midwest Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Soy in Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Whole Foods Market brand oatmeal raisin cookies from stores in eight states because the products contained soy flour that was not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news