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

LL ’s Magnetic Clay Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement
LL ’s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling certain lots of Prescript-Assist, a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, dairy, 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 - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

LL ’ s Magnetic Clay Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement
LL ’ s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling certain lots of Prescript-Assist, a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, dairy, 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 - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Wish Bone Salad Dressing Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk and Egg in 15 oz. Wish-Bone House Italian Salad Dressing
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Wish Bone House Italian Salad Dressing 15 oz. with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. The recall was initiated after learning from a retail customer that a limited number of bottles were mislabeled. The product contains milk and egg, known allergens not declared on the bottle. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or egg may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. If you are not allergic to milk or egg, this product is safe to eat. No illnesses have been report...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Watch our film about our glorious members
It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born. The merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE created the UK’s public service union. The UK’s biggest and most accomplished union. In our anniversary year (beginning 1 July), we’ll be celebrating in various ways. At our national delegate conference we kicked off the celebrations, and showed this film to delegates. It’s hard to capture all of UNISON’s achievements over the last 25 years, so watch above to get a gist of the glory of UNISON members. The article Watch our film about our glorious members first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Sou...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Source Type: news

Talking Rain ® Voluntarily Recalls Sparkling Ice ® Cherry Limeade in Response to Customer Complaints
Talking Rain ® (the Company) is voluntarily recalling specific lot codes of bottles of its Sparkling Ice ® Cherry Limeade beverage in response to a small number of customer complaints that reported an off-taste and off-odor of the affected product. The Company made the decision to recall the product out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON vows greater support for private sector members
UNISON is fine-tuning its response to the growing back-door privatisation of public services. The union will continue to campaign against outsourcing, while also addressing the needs of its members – existing and new – who suddenly find themselves working for private companies. Activists attending the National Delegate Conference in Brighton last week heard that those working for private contractors are the fastest growing group of UNISON members. In 2017 over 30% of new members recruited by UNISON worked work for private or community employers. Many of these members face zero-hours contracts and the minimum wa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference community fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS private contractors Source Type: news

UNISON escalates its campaign against NHS outsourcing
The brave battle of UNISON’s health members against NHS outsourcing was brought into the spotlight in Brighton last week. Some of the Wigan hospital cleaners, catering staff and porters who are striking against plans to transfer them to a wholly owned subsidiary were applauded by the national delegate conference, where they were awarded £5,000 from the branch hardship fund. Delegates also approved a motion calling for a national campaign against the arms-length companies that the union believes will create a two-tier workforce and could lead to back-door privatisation of the NHS. More and more NHS trusts are se...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference health health care Health Funding Crisis Source Type: news

Nathan Myhrvold: ‘Nasa doesn’t want to admit it’s wrong about asteroids’
The maverick inventor, ex-Microsoft executive and ‘patent troll’ is battling Nasa on its asteroid data and exploring pizza scienceNathan Myhrvold is the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, founder ofthe controversial patent asset company Intellectual Ventures and the main author of the six-volume, 2,300-pageModernist Cuisine cookbook, which explores the science of cooking. Currently, he is taking on Nasa over its measurement of asteroid sizes.For thepast couple of years, you ’ve been fighting with Nasa about its analysis of near-Earth asteroid size. You ’ve just published a33-page scientif...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Science Technology Nasa Space Food & drink Business Life and style Dinosaurs Health Cervical cancer Food science Asteroids Astronomy Source Type: news

Nectar Foods Inc Dba Honey Mama's Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Oregon Peppermint Cacao Nectar Bar
Nectar Foods Inc., DBA Honey Mama's of Portland, Oregon is recalling 79 Sleeves (948 units) of Oregon Peppermint bars, lot code 112918, 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 - June 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’ – Angela Rayner
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

UNISON elects mental health nurse from Scotland as president
UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC) has elected Gordon McKay, a mental health nurse from Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. Gordon started working for the NHS in 1987 and joined UNISON’s predecessor, NUPE, on the same day. Gordon, who has been part of the presidential team for a year, said: “I’ve always thought that setting yourself goals for what you want to do in your trade union does not work. The reality is you don’t achieve anything in the trade union movement by yourself; you achieve it as a collective. “I hope that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release president presidential team Source Type: news

Probation service is not fit for purpose
Commenting on the report Transforming Rehabilitation published today (Friday) by the Justice Select Committee, UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “This shows the government’s probation reforms have failed and must be replaced. “Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service has shown itself to be totally unfit to be in charge. It’s not only failing to support offenders but putting the public at risk too. “Probation must now be put back together, returned to public ownership and this privatisation nightmare brought to an end.” Media contacts: Sophie Goodchild T: ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government police probation Source Type: news

Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., Voluntarily Recalls Kratom Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination
Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., is voluntarily recalling all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products, with Lot No.: 0102031800 it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between March 18, 2018 to March 30, 2018 to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( “FDA”) via sample testing and finding to have salmonella contamination. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard operating procedures and sterilization processes in accordance to FDA guidelines. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Now Health Group Inc. Recalls Select Now Real Food ® Zesty Sprouting Mix Because of Possible Health Risk
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food ® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, a nd others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can res...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Now Health Group Inc. Recalls Select Now Real Food ® Zesty Sprouting Mix Because of Possible Health Risk
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food ® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can resu...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Conference urges an end to the detention of Palestinian children
Children as young as 12 are routinely taken from their homes at gunpoint then blindfolded, bound and shackled, UNISON’s national delegate conference heard in a passionate and sobering debate on the detention of Palestinian children. Many UNISON members gave informed and moving speeches on the topic. “Each year the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 500 to 700 children,” said one delegate. “From the moment of arrest, Palestinian children encounter ill-treatment and a denial of their basic rights,” said another. “I was 14 years old when this occupation first started, and I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference international International workers NDC 2018 Palestine Source Type: news

Budget cuts put parks in need of urgent attention
Parks and green spaces are falling into disrepair because of damning budget cuts, says UNISON. According to figures published today (Thursday), more than £15m has been cut from parks and green spaces budgets between 2016/17 and 2018/19. The figures were obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the councils responsible for parks in Britain. More than half (59%) of the 172 local authorities that responded had cut their parks and green spaces budgets between 2016/17 and 2018/19. The biggest cut was in Warwickshire County Council, which slashed its parks and green spaces budget by 87% in just one year, ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave parks Source Type: news

Making 2019 the year for young workers
“Research shows that you don’t join a union by the time you’re 25, you’re much less likely to join one later in life,” UNISON national young members forum chair Kendal Bromley-Bewes told delegates at the union’s national delegate conference this morning. She was introducing a motion on making 2019 the year of young workers, after the presentation of the young members’ organising award – renamed in honour of late president Eric Roberts – to the Cymru/Wales young members’ group. This was in recognition of the Respect Your Youth campaign, highlighting the importance ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference Cymru Wales Young Members UNISON Cymru/Wales young workers Source Type: news

The government must fund our public services or call an election, says UNISON
Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Tuesday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This year marks 25 years of UNISON. It’s a year to celebrate and to commemorate all the work of those who went before us. “UNISON was born in an era of the right – facing a Conservative government pandering to the private sector, and producing piece after piece of anti-trade union legislation. “It was a time where the checks and balances of the political system had given way to the cheques and bonuses of the bankers. “Millions of people were working, j...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rob Smith Tags: Article Source Type: news

Golden Star Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Apricots Sour
Golden Star Wholesale of Troy, MI 48084 is recalling, AL Reef Dried Apricots Sour, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Standing up for union rights
At a time when local authorities are cutting jobs and reducing work conditions to balance budgets, UNISON reps and stewards across the country are being denied facility time with members. Yet representation is vital if the best possible outcomes are to be negotiated for workers, local government conference heard. School caretaker Wendy Ellis, Northern region, received a standing ovation from delegates after sharing her personal fight for union recognition. A member of UNISON since 1996, Wendy said she was ‘privileged’ to be made lead steward in 2011 with allocated facility time to support and protect her member...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Source Type: news

Long-term estrogen therapy changes microbial activity in the gut, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Long-term therapy with estrogen and bazedoxifene alters the microbial composition and activity in the gut, affecting how estrogen is metabolized, a new study in mice found.The research team was led by University of Illinois food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rental costs price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON
High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the South East and the East of England where housing costs swallow up over half their take home pay. Teaching assistants do not fare much better – in half a dozen English regions, rental costs are more than a third of their monthly wage. The same is true for refuse drivers in five...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: News Press release housing Source Type: news

NHS cash boost welcome, but it ’s not enough, says UNISON
Commenting on the NHS funding announcement today (Saturday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Any extra money for the NHS will be welcomed by the staff whose dedication and hard work have seen it through the toughest of times. “But it’s not enough, it isn’t the long-term funding package health workers will have been hoping for, and there’ll be fears there may be strings attached. “For years the government thought it could get away with scandalously low levels of health funding because, compared to cuts elsewhere, the NHS looked protected. But this wasn’t the c...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release dave prentis NHS NHS funding Source Type: news

UNISON members fighting for justice
A Glasgow janitor and home care workers from Birmingham received standing ovations at the local government conference today when they described their struggles to protect their jobs, pay and working conditions. Bill Petrie, one of the Glasgow janitors, told the story of the “Justice4Jannies” campaign which lasted 20 months and resulted in a huge victory for the janitors. The dispute started in March 2015, when the janitors found out that they were missing out on a “working context and demands payment”, worth £520 a year, which other similar workers were getting. The janitors lodged a collectiv...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 Local Government Conference Source Type: news

A bold vision for water, environment and transport
If Labour wins the next election, it will to transform the water, environment and transport industries, shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald promised UNISON activists at the union’s WET service group conference in Brighton. He told delegates that the relentless pursuit of profit over public service will end and the water utilities and railways will be renationalised. There will also be a new agenda for buses, promoting municipally owned companies, new routes and cheaper fares. The party is already working with the Labour-controlled metropolitan authorities on plans to transform cities so that emissions will be re...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 Water Environment and Transport Conference Labour Party Source Type: news

Vital local services are collapsing say council staff in UNISON survey
Local government spending cuts have left councils across the UK unable to meet the needs of local communities and, in some cases, are putting the public at risk, says UNISON today (Monday). A survey, released to coincide with the union’s local government conference, reveals that eight in ten (79%) council workers have no confidence in the future of local services, and half (50%) are thinking of leaving their jobs for less stressful work elsewhere. The survey – of 21,000 local government employees working across all services – reveals that two-thirds (67%) say residents don’t receive help and support...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Heather Hampson Tags: Press release 2018 local local government Source Type: news

A changing work environment
High on the conference agenda when delegates from UNISON’s water, environment and transport service group gathered in Brighton today was the importance of retaining flexible working practices; tackling stress and mental health in the workplace; and the risk to workers in the water industry psed by staff cuts. John Wilkinson from United Utilities spoke of a work culture where staffing levels have been cut to the bone. “There is a race to the bottom culture which is placing the health and safety of workers at risk,”  he declared. Other issues raised included the push toward e-learning and home working ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 Water Environment and Transport Conference 2018 WET Conference Source Type: news

‘Be bold, be active’, local government members urged
UNISON members were urged to “be bold, be active and help bring down this rancid Tory government” when the union’s 2018 local government conference opened in Brighton this morning Introducing the service group’s annual report, SGE chair Glen Williams looked back at a year in which UNISON was proved right in many ways, including the case of Northamptonshire County Council, which was issued with a section 114 notice in February, preventing it from making any new expenditure. “UNISON told the chief executive four years ago that privatisation would lead to collapse,” he said. Another area on...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 Local Government Conference Source Type: news

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Vegetable Trays in a Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Illnesses in Select Retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, Because of Possible Health Risk
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. ( " Del Monte Fresh " ) announced today, the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of 6 oz., 12 oz. and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip sold to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Del Monte was notified by state agencies of the outbreak and its potential involvement. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk
Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg ’s® Honey Smacks® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

World Variety Produce, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Spicy Edamame Because Of Undeclared Allergens
World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling Spicy Edamame 7oz, because it contains the undeclared shellfish/crustacean allergen “Oyster Extract” ingredient within the spicy sauce packet. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish 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 - June 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON vows to highlight crucial value of social care
UNISON will work with other organisations to highlight the value of social care, says a new report from the union published in the run-up to a Westminster green paper on the future of care and support from older people – though that will only apply to England. The union report comes out of a seminar the union held earlier this year, which “provided a timely opportunity to assess the current state of the sector”. Social care, both residential and at-home, cuts across various public-service sectors, and different UNISON service group. While the pressures on the service are the same across the UK, they affec...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article adult social care community health care local government residential social care Source Type: news

Dave ’s Pet Food Voluntarily Recalls 95% Premium Beef Canned Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone
Dave ’s Pet Food of Agawam, MA is recalling a single lot of Dave’s Dog Food 95% premium beef cans because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Dave ’ s Pet Food Voluntarily Recalls 95% Premium Beef Canned Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone
Dave ’ s Pet Food of Agawam, MA is recalling a single lot of Dave ’ s Dog Food 95% premium beef cans because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: Time to stop violence and abuse in the workplace
Today I was proud to launch UNISON’s violence at work charter in Parliament – alongside dozens of MPs who turned out to lend their support. The charter was explicitly designed to support our members in the community, voluntary and housing sectors, but the experiences of our members there are all too often replicated elsewhere. Every day public service workers are being abused, threatened or assaulted at work. It’s shocking and unacceptable, yet it’s the daily reality for all too many of those who work to serve and support us; In a recent UNISON survey conducted of our members in the community sector...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pay rise for NHS staff in England
UNISON members working for the NHS in England have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three year pay deal and changes to the NHS pay structure negotiated by UNISON and the other 13 NHS unions. All 14 NHS unions have been consulting their members on pay and have today (Friday) collectively endorsed this deal which has been overwhelmingly supported by NHS staff. UNISON members voted yes by a large margin with approximately 84% voting to accept and 16% voting against. Over 83,500 members voted in a turnout of around 30%. UNISON led the negotiations and the Treasury agreed to find £4.2bn of new money to ensure that these p...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS nhs pay pay up now Time to talk about NHS pay Source Type: news

One million NHS staff across England to get a pay rise
Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). Since March when the offer was first made, the 14 unions have been asking NHS staff whether they want to accept or reject the proposed pay rise, which would mean a 6.5% increase for most staff over the next three years, with more for the lowest paid. With the results of these consultation exercises and online ballots now in, unions announced at a meeting today that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article NHS nhs pay public services Source Type: news

The last gift: what it ’ s like to work with organ donors
If a heart, liver, or other vital organ becomes available to someone on a transfer list in the North East, it’s likely that Michelle Pearson and Rachel Pritchard will take care of it. Death is often a taboo subject, and there aren’t many people with a keener understanding of it than specialist nurses in organ donation. UNISON members Michelle and Rachel work for Northern Organ Donation Services. If an organ becomes available for transfer in the North East, it’s their job to respond. There are two specialist nurses in organ donation (SN-ODs) like them on call in the region at any time, with embedded roles ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Magazine blood and transplant health healthcare nurses Source Type: news