Farrell Farms, Inc. Issues allergy alert on undeclared milk in Dark Chocolate Almonds, Dark Chocolate Cashews, and Dark Chocolate Pecans
Farrell Farms, Inc. of Goldsboro, NC is recalling 7 oz Dark Chocolate Almonds, 7 oz Dark Chocolate Cashews, and 7 oz Dark Chocolate Pecans, because these products 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 these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 29, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Rising housing costs forcing public service workers out of London, says UNISON
London faces an exodus of public service workers as housing costs become unaffordable, says a new report published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The report, based on a survey of over 1,000 UNISON members living and working in London, showed that two thirds of workers (63%) spend more than 30% of their income on housing. This figure rises to 82% for private renters. According to the findings, nurses, teaching assistants, social workers and other public service employees are increasingly looking to leave London as a result of exorbitant housing costs. Almost two thirds (62%) of workers want to leave the capital because of the c...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release Greater London housing public services Source Type: news

The campaign for your pay rise continues
Last week’s Budget was an opportunity to bring an end to pay misery for public sector workers. Instead, the government refused to act. UNISON’s response was unequivocal and featured in leading newspapers and blogs, with our general secretary criticising a budget that had ‘left public services gasping for air’. We know many of you are now heading into Christmas wondering how you’re going to make ends meet. Philip Hammond and Theresa May have failed to recognise what a pay rise means for hardworking public service workers, but this is not over. UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign continues and a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 27, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Article pay up now Source Type: news

A new dawn for apprentices
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprentices will receive the correct rate for the job they are doing, high quality training, and a safe and healthy working environment. The charter also ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers and lead to a meaningful job. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea (above right)  said: “We are delighted the Trust has decided to sign up our charter, publicly signalling its commitm...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 27, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: cullenm Tags: News apprentices apprenticeships Source Type: news

Leclerc Foods Issues Limited Voluntary Recall of Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars – Due to Presence of Plastic Piece
Leclerc Foods has initiated a limited voluntary recall of a single lot of Fit& Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars packages with UPC Code 41498-18695 and only affected products with a “best by” date of May 24, 2018. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 27, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Is there a link between poultry and infertility? We deserve to know | Letters
I have been told that no research is being done in Britain to establish whether there is a causal factor between eating chicken and declining male sperm counts, writesBaroness Jean CorstonLetters and articles on the apparent decline in male fertility, and its probable causes, have been in our newspapers for years, with the cause variously ascribed to diet, exerciseor the environment. Nearly 20 years ago, as a member of the House of Commons select committee on agriculture, we held an inquiry into the poultry industry. Some of us were appalled by the industrialisation of poultry production, with birds crowded together and gi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Food science & drink industry Animal welfare Farming Farm animals Environment Biology Human biology Business UK news Politics World news Medical research Source Type: news

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Riomet ® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution) Manufactured by a Contract Manufacturer due to Microbial Contamination
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. (SPII), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE: SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715, “Sun Pharma” including its subsidiaries and/or associate companies) is voluntarily recalling two lots of Riomet® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution), 500 mg/5mL, to the retail level (Class II Recall). This product is manufactured for SPII by a contract manufacturer. The Riomet® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution) has been found to be contaminated (Scopulariopsis brevicaulis). The contamination was discovered during sample p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Riomet ® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution) Manufactured by a Contract Manufacturer due to Microbial Contamination
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. (SPII), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE: SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715, “ Sun Pharma ” including its subsidiaries and/or associate companies) is voluntarily recalling two lots of Riomet ® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution), 500 mg/5mL, to the retail level (Class II Recall). This product is manufactured for SPII by a contract manufacturer. The Riomet ® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution) has been found to be contaminated (Scopulariopsis brevicaulis). The contamination was discovered during samp...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a meaningful job.  Apprentices will receive the correct rate for the job they are doing, high quality training, and a safe and healthy working environment. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea – who will be in Southport to s...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release apprentices apprenticeships Christina McAnea NHS public services Source Type: news

Blog: A day to celebrate the remarkable work of all school support staff
Today is Stars in our Schools day, when UNISON celebrates the remarkable work of all school support staff. Whether a caretaker, admin officer, teaching assistant or school meals worker, everyone who works in our schools supports our children, helps provide an environment in which they can learn, provides safety and security for pupils throughout the school week and supports whole communities through their dedication to learning. Yet too often it can feel like school support staff don’t receive the recognition and praise they so deserve. They have been among the hardest hit when it comes to austerity and the public se...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News stars in our schools Source Type: news

Blog: Hammond ’ s budget left public services gasping for air
Yesterday, Philip Hammond delivered his second budget as Chancellor. The last one was uninspiring, unraveled quickly and showed just how out of touch with modern Britain the Conservative Party is. A few months after that debacle, his party lost its majority and nearly tumbled out of power. In the days and weeks that followed, Hammond and his beleaguered boss Theresa May implied they understood the message the public had sent them. They told us they had changed. They told us things would be different. For UNISON’s 1.3 million members, there was even the suggestion that proper pay rises for public servants might at lon...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget pay up now Source Type: news

The Health Ranger asks: Why isn't the FDA testing foods for heavy metals and publishing the results?
(Natural News) As he was finalizing the expansion of his new food science laboratory recently, Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, increasingly wondered, “Hey, how come the FDA isn’t testing for heavy metals in foods and then telling the American people what they found?” It’s a legitimate question, Adams insisted in a recent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergen (E.G. Milk) in Product
Colorado Nut Company of Denver, CO is recalling Cashew Cranberry Cherry Jubilee, Oat Bran Nutty Crunch, Honey Nutty Granola, Peanut Delight, and Frontier Trail Mix, 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 these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Goya Voluntary Recall of Adobo Because of Possible Health Risk
Goya de Puerto Rico is recalling 28 ounces Adobo with Cumin Seasoning and 28 ounces Adobo with Pepper Seasoning because they have 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 system. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 21, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Expanded Voluntary Recall for Casa Sanchez Foods " Real Guacamole " and to also Include “Spicy Guacamole” Because of Possible Health Risk
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is voluntarily recalling all " Real Guacamole " and “Spicy Guacamole” products out of an abundance of caution in keeping with the company’s commitment to protect the public health. The recall was necessitated by positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes on two packages out of many samples collected for the U. S. Food and Drug Administrat ion random sample testing program. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Casa Sanchez Foods Extiende El Retiro Voluntario Del " Real Guacamole " Para Incluir “Spicy Guacamole” Del Mercado Por Causa De Posible Riesgo Para La Salud
Casa Sanchez Foods de Hayward, California, est á retirando todo su " Real Guacamole " y “Spicy Guacamole” del mercado, por precaución de acuerdo con el compromiso de la compañía para proteger la salud pública. La retirada fue necesaria por los resultados de pruebas positivas para Listeria monocytogenes en dos paquetes de muchas muestras recogidas para el programa de pruebas de muestras aleatorias de la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de EE. UU. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Expanded Voluntary Recall for Casa Sanchez Foods " Real Guacamole " and to also Include “ Spicy Guacamole ” Because of Possible Health Risk
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is voluntarily recalling all " Real Guacamole " and “ Spicy Guacamole ” products out of an abundance of caution in keeping with the company ’ s commitment to protect the public health. The recall was necessitated by positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes on two packages out of many samples collected for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration random sample testing program. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Casa Sanchez Foods Extiende El Retiro Voluntario Del " Real Guacamole " Para Incluir “ Spicy Guacamole ” Del Mercado Por Causa De Posible Riesgo Para La Salud
Casa Sanchez Foods de Hayward, California, est á retirando todo su " Real Guacamole " y “ Spicy Guacamole ” del mercado, por precauci ó n de acuerdo con el compromiso de la compa ñ í a para proteger la salud p ú blica. La retirada fue necesaria por los resultados de pruebas positivas para Listeria monocytogenes en dos paquetes de muchas muestras recogidas para el programa de pruebas de muestras aleatorias de la Administraci ó n de Drogas y Alimentos de EE. UU. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

LGBT conference opens in Brighton
Vice-president Gordon McKay opened the 2017 UNISON LGBT conference in Brighton this morning by thanking delegates for all they do – and appealing to them to do more. To be asked to speak first was “a tremendous honour,” he told the hall, before quipping that was “until you’re told, if you can speak first, people will know that’s the worst it can get for the next two days!” After laughter, Mr McKay said: “Thanks for the work you do four our union, every day … most importantly, just being with people when they need someone. “I hope you’re proud of yourself &n...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2017 LGBT Conference Source Type: news

Greenstone Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride and Atropine Sulfate Tablets, USP Due to Possible Sub Potent and Super Potent Tablets
For Immediate Release – PEAPACK, NJ, November 16, 2017 - Greenstone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple lots of diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate tablets, USP to the consumer level. Greenstone initiated this recall because product from these lots has the pote ntial to be super potent or sub potent. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lipari Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Product Recall of Specific Dark Chocolate Products Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of specific dark chocolate products packaged by sister company JLM due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products are safe for consumption by those who do not have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant/Martin ’s Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN ’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale GIANT/MARTIN’S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant/Martin ’ s Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN ’ S Food Markets announced it removed from sale GIANT/MARTIN ’ S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
The Stop& Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Stop& Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Giant Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Casa Sanchez Foods Recalls " Real Guacamole " Because Of Possible Health Risk
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of " Real Guacamole " because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Yorgo ’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk
Yorgo ’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal in fections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and in unborn fetuses. 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 ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON comments on RCN story on NHS pay
Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing survey about nursing staff being at breaking point, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “These findings echo what staff across the entire NHS have been telling us. NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay. “Cleaners, porters, paramedics, midwives, administrators and healthcare assistants have all gone without a proper pay rise for far too long. They work hard to deliver the best care for patients and their families in tough circumstances, and with limited resources. “With inflation and interest rates on the rise, all health e...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release ambulance budget chancellor Midwives NHS nhs pay nurses paramedics porters Source Type: news

Baxter Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot of Nexterone Injection Due To Presence Of Particulate Matter
Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling one lot of NEXTERONE (amiodarone HCl) 150 mg/100 mL Premixed Injection – distributed between 6/23/2017 and 10/2/2017 in the United States to wholesalers/distributors and healthcare facilities – due to the potential presence of particulate matter. The particulate matter may have entered the solution during the manufacturing process. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures
Commenting today (Tuesday) on the latest rise in the Retail Price Index, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation now at 4%, there will be even more financial pressure on workers in the public sector whose pay has been cut for seven years. “The government needs to take action in next week’s budget, ensure the pay cap is lifted and give public service employees a decent wage rise.” Notes for editors: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation remained at 3% last month, unchanged from a five-year high in September. The Retai...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis government inflation ONS Source Type: news

Study in mice finds dietary levels of genistein may adversely affect female fertility
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new study of mice by scientists at the University of Illinois raises concerns about the potential impact that long-term exposure to genistein prior to conception may have on fertility and pregnancy. The study was conducted by food science and human nutrition professor William G. Helferich, comparative biosciences professor Jodi A. Flaws, Illinois alumna Shreya Patel and animal sciences research specialist James A. Hartman. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seattle Gourmet Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds In 5 Pound Bags of Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend
Seattle Gourmet Foods of Kent, Washington is recalling 127 cases of Costco item # 2335, Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans in Semisweet, Milk and White Chocolate, 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 - November 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nestle USA Initiates Voluntary Recall of Hot Pockets ® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites Due to Undeclared Allergens
Nestl é USA has initiated a recall of Hot Pockets® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product was donated to a charitable organization in Missouri and was not sold in retail. The product contain the known allergens egg, milk, soy, and wheat, which are not decl ared. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, milk, soy or wheat 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 - November 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nestle USA Initiates Voluntary Recall of Hot Pockets ® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites Due to Undeclared Allergens
Nestl é USA has initiated a recall of Hot Pockets ® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product was donated to a charitable organization in Missouri and was not sold in retail. The product contain the known allergens egg, milk, soy, and wheat, which are not declared. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, milk, soy or wheat 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 - November 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Brexit withdrawal bill enters next round of Commons debate
UNISON is continuing to fight for the democratic, workplace and human rights of its members after Brexit – including the rights of EU citizens – as the controversial EU (Withdrawal) Bill enters its next stage in the House of Commons this week. The bill, originally called the Great Repeal Bill, is one of eight relating to the UK’s exit from the European Union. It primarily deals with retaining and transferring EU legislation into UK statute books. The government is attempting to introduce delegated powers – otherwise known as “Henry VIII powers” – that will enable its ministers to m...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News brex BREXIT EU eu migrant Europe european union Great repeal bill Source Type: news

Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential
Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers. In a study, researchers found that mushrooms have high amounts of the ergothioneine and glutathione, both important antioxidants, said Robert Beelman, professor emeritus of food science and director of the Penn State Center for Plant and Mushroom Products for Health. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Yorgo Foods Inc is Recalling Various Flavors of Hommus Because of Possible Health Risk
Yorgo Foods Inc of Manchester NH, is recalling select varieties of Hommus and Baba Ghannouj, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: Time to stop FE cuts and invest in education
There are few things that can benefit someone more than education. To learn, gaining fresh experience and knowledge, is something that benefits both the learner and the whole of society. An educated society is one that can do more together. In our education system, further education (FE) plays a vital role. It supports both young people and adult learners through a huge range of qualifications in a variety of different subjects and skills. FE colleges are more likely to educate pupils with special educational needs, take on more students who receive free school meals and often cater for those who haven’t achieved th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Figi ’s Issues Recall Alert Due to Undeclared Allergen (Milk) in Dark Chocolate Gingersnaps
Figi ’s Companies, Inc of Marshfield, WI is recalling the following 2 products that are related to the GKI FOODS LLC Dark Chocolate Products recall because it may contain undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life- threatening all ergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

GKI Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
Germack Roasting Co, is recalling its 5 ounce and 1lb packages of Germack Dark Chocolate Almond Bark because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk 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 - November 9, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kroger Stores Issue Allergy Alert on Dark Chocolate Products due to Undeclared Milk
Kroger stores in Michigan are recalling select bulk dark chocolate products following the GKI Foods LLC recall of dark chocolate products due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nature ’s Touch Frozen Foods Voluntarily Recalls Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans Because of Possible Health Risk
Nature ’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. of Front Royal, Virginia is voluntarily recalling one product, Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Foods Voluntarily Recalls Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans Because of Possible Health Risk
Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. of Front Royal, Virginia is voluntarily recalling one product, Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON ’s Pay Up Now! campaign
A new UNISON film, featuring former Dynasty actor Stephanie Beacham, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at why the government should give teaching assistants, paramedics, refuse collectors and other public service workers a pay rise. The two-minute satirical Pat on the Back film highlights the government’s hypocritical attitude to public servants – commending their dedication and hard work, yet refusing to lift the public sector pay cap, says UNISON. But behind UNISON’s spoof film is a serious message. Low pay not only harms individual employees and their families, it means services are run down as staff desert...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis government pay pay up now public servants public services Source Type: news

Blog: The time for kind words is over, it ’ s time for decent pay
It’s Living Wage Week, which means new rates have been announced for the real living wage (£8.75 an hour across the UK and £10.20 in London), and it’s when organisations throughout the country take time to celebrate the value and importance of paying workers a basic salary they can live on. That’s what the living wage is all about – being able to live on what you earn. It should be a simple ask. In fact, in 2017, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it should be a given. Yet every year unions are forced to demand – once again – that businesses pay decent wages and...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Social workers speak out
“Social workers have been on the receiving end of austerity from two key directions. We’ve seen our local resources cut – statutory services cut, early help services, cuts to voluntary agencies we work with and children’s centres. But we also see families facing increased financial hardship: cuts to benefits, welfare cap, bedroom tax, huge problems with housing. So we see more and more families coming into our remit because of these environmental factors. You can’t deny the link between austerity and people’s lives getting harder and harder. So to put £23 million into this feels re...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Blogs social work social worker social workers standupforsocialwork Source Type: news

United Natural Trading LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Dark Chocolate Almonds and Dark Chocolate Cashew Due to Possible Health Risk From an Undeclared Milk Allergen
United Natural Trading LLC, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling Dark Chocolate Cashews and Dark Chocolate Almonds (see below) sold under the Woodstock, Market Basket, Lunds and Byerlys brands due to a possible health risk from an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk 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 - November 6, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Dutch Valley Food Distributors Inc. ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED MILK IN Item # 050605 12/11oz Dark Chocolate Almonds and Item # 050601 12/11oz Dark Chocolate Cashews.
Dutch Valley Food Distributors Inc. of Myerstown, PA is recalling 11oz Dark Chocolate Almonds and 11oz Dark Chocolate Cashews, because it contains 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 these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 6, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2017/18
UNISON’s principles of proportionality and fair representation means that some seats on elected bodies, including the NEC, are reserved for women and low-paid members, so that the make-up fairly represents the wider union. The definition of “low paid” reflects the median gross weekly earnings for all jobs (full time or part time) and is revised each year. The median gross weekly earnings figure for 2017/18 has been calculated in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings at £448.60, a 2.3% increase on last year. This means the cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union is now &p...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 6, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists elections Source Type: news

DSD Merchandisers, Inc. Voluntary Recalls Dark Chocolate Almond Products Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen
In cooperation with the GKI Foods LLC recall of Dark Chocolate Almonds due to an undeclared milk allergen, DSD Merchandisers, Inc., Livermore, CA, is voluntarily recalling bulk Dark Chocolate Almonds and pre-packaged Dark Chocolate Almonds. All lot numbers are affected. This recall is an extension of the GKI Foods LLC recall announced on October 27, 2017. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 4, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news