Data: why NHS workers quit
At the end of June hundreds of thousands of people will be marching to celebrate and defend our National Health Service. The NHS is facing many problems because of under-funding, one of those being the decline in pay and working conditions for staff. UNISON is told this by our members on a daily basis, but one way to quantify it is to use the government’s own published data on why NHS staff are quitting. The latest data tracks reasons for leaving from quarter one in the financial year 2011/12 to quarter three in 2017/18. During that time the total number of leavers increased by 6%, but the data reveals that some of t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: P.S data health NHS nhs70 Source Type: news

UNISON inducted into TripAdvisor ’s Hall of Fame!
UNISON’s beautiful Croyde Bay resort in Devon has achieved the distinction of entering TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. The accolade is achieved for gaining five consecutive years’ worth of certificates of excellence – something only managed by the top couple of percent of resorts across the world. Croyde Bay Holiday Resort has been owned and operated by UNISON for the past 80 years, offering discounts for all UNISON members and 50% off holidays for UNISON’s low paid members. The resort is open throughout the year, providing a unique holiday or short break experience, in one of the most beautiful p...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News Croyde member benefits membership benefits Source Type: news

Care workers strike against pay cuts
Some 120 care workers in south-west England are going on strike tomorrow over their employer’s attempt to cut their wages. And they will be staging more two-hour strikes throughout the rest of June. The strike, by residential care workers in Bath and North East Somerset, runs from 8am on Wednesday 6 June to 8am on Thursday 7 June. It is taking place because their employer is trying to introduce an half-hour unpaid break into their shifts, meaning they would have to choose between working longer hours for the same pay or seeing their wages fall. Workers who don’t take the unpaid break would be asked to “pa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article adult social care local government residential care South West Source Type: news

Blog: National delegate conference isn ’t like other union conferences – like our union, it’s special
In two weeks time, our union meets in Brighton for national delegate conference – the beating heart of our union. It’s a great opportunity to come together as a public service workers, meet old friends and new and recommit to our shared values of equality, democracy and publicly owned services. Personally, I love seeing so many of you together in one place, hearing your stories of fighting and winning for our members and learning about the awe-inspiring campaigns you lead. That’s because national delegate conference isn’t like other union conferences – like our union, it’s special. I&rs...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News 2018 National Delegate Conference NDC 2018 Source Type: news

Shearer ’ s Foods, LLC Issues an Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk in Meijer Brand Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips
Shearer ’ s Foods, LLC of Massillon, OH is recalling Meijer brand 9.5 ounce packages of Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk. People who are allergic 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 - June 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall for Two Lots of Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection, USP, in the Carpuject ™ Syringe System due to the Potential Presence of Particulate Matter
Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling lots 72680LL and 76510LL of Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 0.4 mg/mL, 1 mL in 2.5 mL, Carpuject Single-use cartridge syringe system (NDC 0409-1782-69), to the hospital/institution level due to the potential presence of embedded and loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON ’ s Friendly new partner
UNISON has partnered with savings provider, Shepherds Friendly to offer members a variety of tax-efficient savings plans and solutions for the whole family. Shepherds Friendly is a mutual society, wholly owned and run by its membership and has been providing financial security to members since its foundation in 1826. In addition to their ISA and Junior ISA, their product range includes plans exclusive to friendly societies, that offer extra tax-efficient savings over and above the annual ISA and Junior ISA limits. As a mutual society, Shepherds Friendly is solely focused on its membership and ensuring that it provides outs...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article unison living Source Type: news

Sanders Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Fudge Mini Bites
Sanders announced today that it is recalling its 3.75oz Milk Chocolate Covered Fudge Mini Bites because they may contain undeclared almonds. People who have allergies to almonds 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 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

SDQ Trading Inc Issues Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergen in Cheese Biscuits
SDQ Trading Inc. of 651A Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 is recalling its 16.5 oz packages of Cheese Biscuits because they may contain undeclared milk allergen. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergen 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 - June 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

SunMed Holdings, LLC Issues a Nationwide Recall of STAT-Check and Medline Manual Resuscitator Bags
On May 29, 2018, SunMed Holdings, LLC initiated a nationwide recall of 18,808 units of STAT-Check and Medline resuscitator bags which were distributed between February 1, 2018 to May 13, 2018. The patient port retaining ring of the affected bags may not fully seat which may allow the patient port to detach during use. If this takes place, the resuscitator bags may not deliver air to the patient and result in a delay in treatment and life-threatening health consequences. There have been no reported injuries to date. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Abbott Implements Corrective Action for Heartmate 3 Heart Pump
Abbott is communicating to physicians about a field corrective action related to the HeartMate 3 ™ Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). Abbott notified physicians and global regulatory bodies on April 5, 2018, that outflow graft twisting could occur post-implant in the HeartMate 3 LVAD, resulting in a persistent low flow alarm that may signal a potential safety risk to patients, such as low blood flow or clotting. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray USP 50 mcg Per Spray 120 Metered Sprays Due to Potential for Small Glass Particles
Apotex Corp. is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray, USP, 50 mcg per spray, 120 Metered Sprays, to the consumer level. The Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray USP 50 mcg per spray 120 Metered Sprays has been found to contain small glass particles. The glass particles could block the actuator and impact the functionality of the pump. The issue was discovered through a customer complaint. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

H-E-B Voluntarily Issues Recall Specific flavors and container sizes of EconoMax and Hill Country Fare ice creams and Creamy Creations sherbets recalled for broken metal in processing equipment
Committed to the quality of its products, H-E-B is voluntarily issuing an all-store recall for certain flavors and container sizes of EconoMax and Hill Country Fare ice creams and Creamy Creations sherbets for broken metal in processing equipment found during routine maintenance. The affected products were distributed to stores in Texas and Mexico. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

An NHS under pressure, underfunded and understaffed
Responding to the NHS Improvement report on the performance of the NHS in England in 2017-18 published today (Thursday), UNISON deputy head of health Helga Pile said: “Under pressure, underfunded and understaffed – the NHS is caught between a rock and a hard place. “While the number of people using the NHS has sky rocketed, staff vacancies are at record levels and funding remains elusive. “Last year’s NHS overspend shows that a sustained funding squeeze doesn’t work. Staff are placed in an impossible position where they’re asked to do more with less, and the books simply don’...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release government health NHS NHS funding NHS funding cuts Source Type: news

Southampton university staff celebrate pensions win
Staff at the University of Southampton are celebrating after strong campaigning by UNISON and fellow campus unions saw university management withdraw its threat to replace their pensions with an inferior alternative. The university had planned to close its current final salary scheme for non-academic staff from 1 August and replace it with a ‘defined contribution’ scheme, where a person’s pension would depend on what their total contributions could buy at the time they retired. But collective action by the members affected, backed up by their union, means that current staff will keep their final salary pe...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher education occupational pensions universities Source Type: news

Allergan Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of TAYTULLA ® Softgel Capsules 1mg/20mcg Sample Packs Due to Out of Sequence Capsules
Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today issued a voluntary recall in the US market of one lot (Lot# 5620706, Expiry May-2019) of TAYTULLA ® (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules) 1mg/20mcg, 6x28 physicians sample pack, indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy. Allergan recently identified, through a physician report, that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample p ack of TAYTULLA. Specifically, the first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergan Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of TAYTULLA ® Softgel Capsules 1mg/20mcg Sample Packs Due to Out of Sequence Capsules
Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today issued a voluntary recall in the US market of one lot (Lot# 5620706, Expiry May-2019) of TAYTULLA ® (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules) 1mg/20mcg, 6x28 physicians sample pack, indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy. Allergan recently identified, through a physician report, that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample pack of TAYTULLA. Specifically, the first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pious Lion Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk
Pious Lion located in Asheville, NC is voluntarily recalling two of their Kratom products: Pious Lion Pure Premium Potent Limited Release Pink Bali, 1 oz and Pious Lion Pure Premium Potent White Maeng DA, Bright Uplifting Energy, 4 oz due to the presence of Salmonella . Salmonella is 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, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organis...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Unions welcome Association of Colleges ’ U-turn on pay talks
The University and College Union (UCU) and UNISON have today (Tuesday) welcomed a U-turn from the Association of Colleges (AoC) over pay talks for staff in further education. At the start of the month the AoC said that it would not discuss a pay claim for 2018/19 while UCU members were still in dispute at some colleges. That threat prompted unions who represent staff in colleges to write to the AoC saying that a refusal to discuss the pay claim was an “unnecessary provocation” and warned the AoC that it risked undermining its “credibility and relevance to the sector” if it would not talk w...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release education Jon Richards pay support staff Source Type: news

Global Commodities Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In Apricot with Pitt Watan Brand
Global Commodities, Inc. of Hicksville, NY is recalling 1lb and 0.5lb packages of WATAN DRY FRUITS Brand Natural Dried Apricot with Pitt, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites 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 - May 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Shadow Holdings, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of X-Jow and Acne Shave products due to Possible Bacterial Contamination
Shadow Holdings is voluntarily recalling all lots, within expiry, of Herb-X Solutions X-Jow Pain Gel, and United Exchange Acne Shave Moisturizer, Acne Shave Shave Cream with Acne Shield, and Acne Shave Shave Kit to the retail level. The products may be contaminated with bacteria. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant/Martin ’s Voluntarily Recalls Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts
GIANT Food Stores, LLC is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution following a supplier notification that the product may have Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Divvies, LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Benjamint Crunch Chocolate Bars Due to Undeclared Milk In The Mint
Divvies announced today a voluntary recall of its Benjamint Crunch Chocolate bars due to possible undeclared milk in the peppermint used in the bars. The recall is limited solely to the Benjamint Crunch Bars that were sold online through the Divvies website. This recall will impact approximately 140 consumers. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stop & Shop Voluntarily Recalls Stop & Shop Frozen Broccoli Cuts
Stop& Shop is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution due to our supplier notifying us the product may have Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant Food Voluntarily Recalls Giant Food Frozen Broccoli Cuts
Giant Food, LLC is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution due to our supplier notifying us the product may have Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

H-E-B Voluntarily Issues a Precautionary Recall H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives Being Recalled for Potential Glass in The Product
Committed to the quality of its products, H-E-B is voluntarily issuing an all-store precautionary recall for H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives in 10-ounce glass jars with a best by date of Nov. 3, 2019 due to the possible presence of glass in the product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Dough-To-Go Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts in Zoe ’s Vegan Tuxedo Fudge Cookie
Dough-to-Go of Santa Clara, CA is recalling 20 cases of cookies because they may contain undeclared tree nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts 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 - May 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Time's up for best-before dates. Which fresh foods keep best?
Tesco is to stop using date stamps on own-brand produce. Which fruit and veg improves with age and which loses most nutrients?Best-before dates have expired, at least for fruit and vegetables. This week Tesco revealed it is to stop using the date stamps onalmost 70 of its own-brand products in an attempt to tackle food waste. But is older produce as good for you as fresher stuff?Many nutrients, including certain vitamins in fresh produce, are unstable and levels drop after items are harvested. “Micronutrients start to reduce from the moment [produce] is cut, which is why frozen peas are actually better than canned or...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Nutrition Fruit Food safety Vegetables Tesco Science Business & drink Supermarkets UK news Food waste Environment Food science drink industry Source Type: news

Urgent Medical Device Recall: Sam XT Extremity Tourniquet
SAM Medical today announced it is conducting a voluntary international recall of all unused SAM XT Extremity Tourniquets (SAM XT). The company initiated the recall after internal testing indicated a possible failure of the stitches securing the buckle to the nylon belt could occur, posing a potential risk when used on a human patient to stop arterial blood flow. To date, there have been no reports of adverse health consequences received. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration and other relevant Competent Authorities. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Charity ’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON
24 May 2018 Embargo: 00.01hrs Friday 25 May 2018 Charity’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON National care charity – Community Integrated Care (CIC) – is subjecting its staff to such a degree of surveillance that they are unable to care for vulnerable people properly, says UNISON today (Friday). CIC employees have expressed concern at the introduction of a new sign-in system, and have started a petition. This hi-tech clock-in machine identifies staff by their fingerprints and photographs them each time they sign in or out. Staff who work through the night are required t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release care surveillance Source Type: news

New Seasons Market LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Mini Butter Croissants and Mini Chocolate Croissants
New Seasons Market LLC is recalling NSM 8-pack mini butter croissants and 8-pack mini chocolate croissants because they contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mushrooms contain 4 important nutrients that keep you young and disease-free
(Natural News) It turns out mushrooms are not only perfect as pizza toppings or garnish for gourmet food. Scientists found out that mushrooms contribute more positive effects to the body than what most have previously known. Dr. Robert Beelman, food scientist and Professor Emeritus of Food Science at Penn State University, said mushrooms contain four key nutrients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON on changes at NHS England and NHS Improvement
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that NHS England and NHS Improvement are to work more closely together, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Despite healthcare being about people, the last eight years in the NHS have been dominated by structural changes, cost saving exercises and internal politics. “Changes to regional structures should provide the opportunity for the various parts of the NHS to get back to closer working – something that’s been hard to do since the upheaval unleashed by the Health and Social Care Act. “A focus on better team-working and a positive culture ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article healthcare NHS NHS England NHS improvement Sara Gorton staff Source Type: news

UNISON responds to IFS report on NHS funding
Commenting on the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health foundation report on NHS funding, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “We pay considerably less for our NHS than most other European countries do for their health services. “It delivers exceptional value for money, but this cannot be sustained without a substantial budget increase. “With the NHS turning 70, now is the time for ministers to show their commitment to a service that has cared for us all so well. That means proper investment. “Any future financial settlement for the NHS must factor in the costs of having a fairly rewarded and ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article funding NHS NHS funding Sara Gorton Source Type: news

UNISON on Lord Carter ’s report into productivity in the NHS
Commenting on Lord Carter’s report on operational productivity, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The harsh reality of working in understaffed teams with limited resources has had a terrible impact on staff well-being. Increased stress levels, a rise in sickness absence and high staff turnover have all been the result. “It’s simply impossible for staff to deliver compassionate care when they are working in an environment of fear and blame. A positive workplace culture can make the world of difference to staff. “It’s crucial this work is taken seriously. A happy and engaged workfor...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article NHS productivity Sara Gorton social partnership forum staff well-being Stress Source Type: news

Merrick Pet Care Voluntarily Recalls Limited Amount of Good Buddy and Backcountry Treats Containing Beef Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone
Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Golden International Corporation Issues Public Safety Warning For Stolen Tilapia Because of Possible Health Risk
Golden International Corporation of Renton, WA is issuing a public safety notice for 405 cartons of stolen frozen tilapia, because it 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 result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arteria...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ethanol Extraction Recalls Alcohol Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Lake Michigan Distilling Company, LLC of La Porte, Indiana, doing business as Ethanol Extraction, is recalling its 95% Ethyl Alcohol product ( “Product”) because of possible contamination with methanol, a highly toxic type of alcohol that can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage if ingested by humans or animals. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Melanie Wholesale Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Melanie Mini Cookies with Caramel Flavor
Melanie Wholesale Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 17.6 oz (500g) package of “Melanie Mini Cookies with Caramel Flavor”, because they contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Melanie Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cookies
Melanie Wholesale Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 17.6 oz (500g) package of “Melanie Liubitelskie Cookies”, because they contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ziyad Brothers Importing Recalls Tahini Because of Possible Health Risk
Ziyad Brothers Importing is voluntarily recalling certain lot codes of Ziyad Brand Tahini because it 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, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis,...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Century Snacks LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk, Soy, Wheat and Cashews in Snak Club Family Size Tropical Trail Mix
Century Snacks of Commerce, CA, is recalling certain 16 OZ. bags of Tropical Trail Mix because they may contain milk, soy, wheat and cashew allergens and this is not declared on the package. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, soy, wheat or cashews 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 - May 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hickory Harvest Recalls Certain Island Fruit Mix and Organic Nut Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Hickory Harvest Foods of Akron, Ohio is voluntarily recalling specific lots due to the potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection in pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

MBI Distributing, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir Due to a Lack of Process Controls
MBI Distributing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir, within expiry, to the consumer level. The drug products have been found to be manufactured with a lack of adequate controls. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Academy workers face jobs threat
UNISON is meeting members at an academy schools chain across Cheshire after their employer announced 43 redundancies at seven schools. At the same time, UNISON, NEU, NASUWT and ASCL have written to local MP Mike Amesbury – a member of the local government select committee – to ask for meeting where they can discuss the threat to jobs and school provision. The University of Chester Academies Trust operates schools in Ellesmere Port, Warrington, Chester, Kidsgrove (two schools), Northwich and Weaverham. UNISON contacted staff at the seven schools, pledging that “in conjunction with all the teaching unions, ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News academies academy schools education services school staff unison in schools Source Type: news

Use oregano oil as a natural method to clean food surfaces
(Natural News) Minimize the risk of food poisoning from contaminated food surfaces by using oregano oil. A study published in LWT- Food Science and Technology found that oregano oil helps kill bacteria. In the study, a team of researchers from Federal University of Paraiba in João Pessoa, Brazil analyzed the efficiency of using the essential oil of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shoreside Enterprises Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 7K and Poseidon 4500 (Extreme 1000 Mg) Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil
Shoreside Enterprises, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 7K (Lot specific: Lot #RO) and Poseidon 4500 (Extreme 1000 mg) (Lot specific: Lot #20117BL) to the consumer level. FDA analysis found the samples of these products to contain undeclared Sildenafil and/or Tadalafil. Sildenafil and Tadalafil are active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

BLM Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg and Milk
BLM Prod.-u. Vertriebsges. mbH& Co. KG, is voluntarily recalling Priano Rosso Pesto Sauce as it may contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and egg 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 - May 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Two new senior appointments at UNISON
Public services union UNISON has today (Thursday) announced two new appointments to its senior management team. Margaret Thomas and Emilie Oldknow are to become assistant general secretaries, alongside the existing team of Christina McAnea, Liz Snape and Roger McKenzie, and general secretary Dave Prentis. Margaret’s role has responsibility for UNISON’s 12 regions, and Emilie’s remit covers staffing and other internal union matters. Margaret is currently the union’s Wales regional secretary, who began her journey as a UNISON member of staff 20 years ago in Yorkshire and Humberside as a trainee region...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release general secretary UNISON Source Type: news

Mas Food Services Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in The Peruchef Dry Potato
Mas Food Services Co. of Oakland Park, FL is recalling its 15 ounce packages of The Peruchef brand dry potato 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 reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news