K9 Natural Ltd Voluntarily Recalls K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast Raw Pet Food 2.2lb And 11lb Bags Because Of Possible < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling four batches of the K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb and 11lb bags that was imported into the US market in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Urgent: Voluntary Product Recall of Vuse Vibe Power Units
R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company has voluntarily initiated a nationwide safety recall of all Vuse Vibe power units. The Company initiated the recall after receiving consumer complaints about malfunctioning batteries, which may cause the power unit to overheat and create a fire risk. The Company notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the issue and will be working directly with the Agency on this voluntary recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk
Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arte...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Supermarkets using cheaper ingredients in own-brand pesto
Which? investigation finds standard ranges using cashew nuts instead of pine nuts, and parmesan substituteAn investigation into supermarket own-brand pesto has found that bamboo fibres, potato flakes and nut flour are being used as cheaper alternatives to traditional ingredients.Pesto, which is traditionally made from basil, pine nuts, parmesan, olive oil – and sometimes lemon juice and garlic – has become a staple food in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Greenfield Tags: Supermarkets Consumer affairs Food & drink industry Retail industry Food science Business Life and style Money UK news Source Type: news

Seacrest Foods Recalls l ’Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling 29 cases of Formagere de la Brie brand, l ’Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has 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, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy indi viduals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Seacrest Foods Recalls l ’ Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling 29 cases of Formagere de la Brie brand, l ’ Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has 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, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

' Rhino 69 Extreme 50000' Recalled due to Presence of Active Ingredient'Tadalafil '
AMA Wholesale Inc. (Distributor/Re-seller), is voluntarily recalling Rhino 69 Extreme 50000 capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis found the product to be tainted with undeclared tadalafil. Tadalafil is an active ingredient in a FDA-approved prescription drug that is used for erectile dysfunction. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Are you ready for the weekend of action to save schools?
Education staff, parents and children across the UK will be taking part in a weekend of action against cuts to school funding. Since 2015, £2.8 billion has been cut from school budgets. The average primary school has lost £45,400 in funding and the average secondary school has lost £185,200 (find out how much your local school has lost here). The impact of the cuts is starting to show in the classroom: the latest data reveals that class sizes have grown in 73% of local authorities in England, while secondary schools have had to let go, on average, more than five staff members over the last two years. That...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News education school cuts unison in schools Source Type: news

Guixens Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in La Marinera Brand Dried Yellow Potatoes
Guixens Food Group, Inc., of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling its ten-ounce packages of La Marinera Brand Dried Yellow Potatoes 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 this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON: 25 years strong
Our union is strong as we approach our 25th anniversary, general secretary Dave Prentis told UNISON’s national executive council at its meeting in London. “The Trade Union Act was designed to break us, but we haven’t allowed that to happen,” he said. The union has now largely secured its income by agreeing new arrangements covering some 8000 employers to allow continued deduction of union subscriptions directly from salaries, as required by the new Act. “Originally the plan was to end check-off altogether and that would have been a massive attack on our union. We fought that off, and now we ha...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article NEC Source Type: news

Study explores carbohydrates' impact on head, neck cancers
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and various forms of sugar during the year prior to treatment for head and neck cancer may increase patients' risks of cancer recurrence and mortality, a new study reports.However, eating moderate amounts of fats and starchy foods such as whole grains, potatoes and legumes after treatment could have protective benefits, reducing patients' risks of disease recurrence and death, said lead author Anna E. Arthur, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cookwell & Company Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Soy, Wheat and Fish Allergen in Charred Tomato & Basil Sauce with a “Best By” Date of “10 Nov 18”
Cookwell& Company Is voluntarily recalling potentially up to 6,522 units of its Four J Charred Tomato& Basil Sauce because it may contain undeclared soy, wheat and fish. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens may 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 - April 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON to honour former general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe at memorial service
The life of Rodney Bickerstaffe – former general secretary of both UNISON and NUPE – will be celebrated at a memorial service today (Thursday) at Central Hall, Westminster. Speakers who are expected to pay tribute include former deputy prime minister John Prescott; UNISON president Margaret McKee; UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis; campaigner and actor Maxine Peake; former joint general secretary of PCS and close friend to Rodney, John Sheldon; Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn; and Rodney’s son Philip. Dodworth Colliery Band, along with the UNISON choir, will provide the music at the service. Rodney was a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis Rodney Bickerstaffe Source Type: news

Premier Pharmacy Labs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specific Sterile Injectable Products Lots Due to a Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance
Microbial contamination was detected during routine testing of subsequent unreleased product lots due to interaction between the product syringe and tamper evident container closure, which may result in the potential introduction of microorganisms into the products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nine Whole Foods Market Stores Issue Voluntary Recall for Explorateur French Triple Creme Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Explorateur French Triple Cr è me cheese from nine stores located in New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey out of an abundance of caution. The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stewart ’s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Stewart ’s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart’s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “Chocolate” lid. People who have an allergy to peanuts 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 - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stewart ’ s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Stewart ’ s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart ’ s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “ Chocolate ” lid.   People who have an allergy to peanuts 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 - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Club 13 Recalls Kratom Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules Because of Possible Health Risk
Club 13 of St. Augustine, FL is recalling 15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, 150-gram, and 454-gram pouches, and all bulk orders of " Maeng Da Red " kratom powder; and 5-count, 25-count, 50-count, 100-count, 120-count capsule, and all bulk capsule orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom bottles; and 5-count, 20-count, 25-count, 40-count, 50-count capsule “Maeng Da Red XS” kratom bottles 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 elde rly people, and others with weakened immune systems. ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON accepts local government pay offer
UNISON has accepted the Local Government Association’s two-year pay offer, covering the period April 2018 – March 2020. The key features of the pay offer are: A 16% pay increase for those currently on the lowest scale point (scp) 6, over two years. A pay increase of between 15% and 4.3% for those on the current scp’s 7 – 28. 4.04% increase over two years, for those above the current scp 29, including those above scp 49. A new pay spine from 2019, with new scale points 1-43 and even 2% pay gaps between scp’s 6-28. What does this mean for you? The offer will need to be applied to your local si...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Article Source Type: news

UNISON application forms on branch websites
Many branches still have the old membership application forms on their branch websites as PDF downloads. These are no longer compliant with law. Under the Trade Union Act, a complaint about our practices can come from any member of the public and trigger an investigation by the Certification Officer, as well as incurring large fines. Under the new data protection regulations (GDPR), non-compliance can incur massive penalties. For example,‘infringements of an individual’s privacy rights’ could cost UNISON in fines ‘up to €20 million, or 4% of our annual turnover – whichever is higher&rsquo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article application changes application form application forms branch websites Source Type: news

Bob ’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Amaranth Flour (22 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk
Bob ’s Red Mill Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.), after recent testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in a single LOT of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) with a Sell By date of Nov. 26, 2015. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cut Fruit Express, Inc. Announces A Voluntary Recall of Fresh Bruschetta Mixed and Dips Because of Undeclared Soy and Milk
Cut Fruit Express, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling packaged Bruschetta Mixes and Dips distributed through 4/4/2018, with Use-by Dates as listed below, since they may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Advocare Issues Allergy Alert in Select Bottles of Muscle Strength and Nighttime Recovery Product Because of Undeclared Milk Allergen on The Label
AdvoCare International has commenced a voluntary recall of two lots of Muscle Strength and four lots of Nighttime Recovery dietary supplements because they may contain undeclared milk that can elicit an allergic reaction in individuals who are sensitive to milk and milk products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Independent Nutrition, Inc Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk in Ignite Pre-Workout Supplement Products
April 5, 2018, Independent Nutrition Inc, dba Back to Health of Eugene, Oregon is recalling certain lots of the Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplement products because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or sever 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 - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Aspire Food Group Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Exo Bars
Aspire Food Group of Austin, TX, is recalling its 60 gram bars of EXO Blueberry Vanilla, Peanut Butter& Jelly, and Apple Cinnamon bars because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Recall of Certain Lots of Izzy ’s Maple Nut Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Peanuts
Izzy ’s Ice Cream, LLC is voluntarily recalling limited numbers of its Maple Nut Ice Cream pints following a supplier’s recall of walnuts due to the possible presence of undeclared peanut residue. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity 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 - April 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Violent crime is on the rise, but who is working to keep you safe?
You may have seen in the news that violent crime is increasing. To tackle it we need strong police forces, but is that what we have? UNISON has investigated the changing workforce in the 43 police forces in England and Wales. We’ve looked at police officers, but also police staff, because everyone working for the police plays a vital role in keeping communities safe, from the officers to PCSOs, administration staff, and many more specialist roles. So what does the force look like in your area? Click on the map below then hover over your area to see the numbers. UNISON is the biggest union for police staff, with 34,00...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data police and justice police staff Source Type: news

Blog: Every signing really matters
It was a huge pleasure to be in Ebbw Vale yesterday to celebrate Blaenau Gwent Council signing our Ethical Care Charter – the first Welsh council to sign. Every council which signs the charter means more UNISON members gaining guarantees about their rights and their pay – and better care for the most vulnerable in those communities. That means every signing really matters. Now that Blaenau Gwent have become the first Welsh signatory to the charter, we hope this incentivises other councils to follow suit. Thank you to Ian, Dave and Isabel from the branch for all of their work in securing the council’s supp...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Global Commodities Corporation Recalls Buenas Grated Coconut due to Possible Health Risk
Global Commodities Corporation, Hayward, CA is recalling one lot of Buenas Brand frozen grated coconut 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 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 arterial infections (i.e...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nutrizone Expands Recall of Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
NutriZone, LLC is adding Nirvanio Special Reserve Kratom Blend, to its recall of 4 dietary supplements because it has the potential to be contaminated with 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Orders Mandatory Recall for Kratom Products Due to Risk of < em > Salmonella < /em >
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has issued a mandatory recall order for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC, after several were found to contain salmonella. The agency took this action after the company failed to cooperate with the FDA ’s request to conduct a voluntary recall. This is the first time the agency has issued a mandatory recall order to protect Americans from contaminated food products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nutrizone Recalls Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible < em > Salmonella < /em > Health Risk
NutriZone, LLC of Houston, Texas is recalling 4 different dietary supplements because it has the potential to be contaminated with 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

MarcasUSA, LLC Emite Retiro Voluntariamente a Nivel Nacional de Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Protector de la Piel con 25% de óxido de Zinc, en Tubos de 60 Gramos, Debido a Contaminación Microbiana
PARA PUBLICACI ÓN INMEDIATA - 29 de marzo de 2018 - El Segundo, CA, MarcasUSA, LLC e Industria Farmacéutica Andromaco, S.A. de C.V. están retirando voluntariamente tres lotes de Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Protector de la Piel con 25% de óxido de zinc, en tubos de 60 gramos, al nivel minorista. El análisis de l a FDA de este producto confirmó que Pasta De Lassar Andromaco está contaminado con altos niveles de bacterias y hongos. El lote específico asociado a los hallazgos positivos se puso en cuarentena y se destruyó, ninguna pieza fue vendida en los EE. UU. Sin ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

MarcasUSA, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Skin Protectant 25% Zinc Oxide 60g Due to Potential Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 29, 2018 – El Segundo, CA, MarcasUSA, LLC and Industria Farmacéutica Andromaco, S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling four lots of Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Skin Protectant, 25% zinc oxide to the retail level. FDA analysis of this product confirmed that Pasta De Lassar Andromaco is con taminated with high levels of yeast, mold, and bacteria. The specific lot associated to the positive findings was never sold in the US. However, due to the amount and type of contamination the remaining four lots in the US market are being recalled out of an abundance of caution. Use of the c...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Health Nut Factory Recalls Organic Coconut Smiles Because Of Possible Health Risk
Healthy Nut Factory of Bayside, NY is recalling 7 oz. Pouches of Organic Coconut Smiles 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 arterial infections (i.e., infected aneury...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Target Corporation Issues a Voluntary Recall For a Variety of Frozen Products Sold at a Single Store on Oahu
Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is voluntarily recalling a number of frozen items sold at a single Target store on Oahu located at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii. The products were not held at an appropriate temperature and may be contaminated by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to serious or life-threatening illness if consumed. The recall includes items listed here (Item Listlink)) that were sold on March 23, 2018 through March 27, 2018. No illnesses have been reported to date. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Wegmans 9 Oz Yogurt Raisins
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling 9 OZ packages of Wegmans Yogurt Raisins, because the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts 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 - March 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

eBars Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens
eBars LLC of Franklin, Tenn. is issuing a voluntary recall on its line of products that may contain undeclared peanut and/or almond allergens. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

University pay talks begin
UK-wide pay talks for higher education got under way yesterday, involving employers and all five unions: UNISON, Unite, GMB and academic unions UCU and EIS. Although no offer has been tabled, UNISON described the discussions as “constructive” and all parties have said they intend to make progress across all elements of the claim at the next meeting. “UNISON has made it abundantly clear that our members want a pay increase that addresses the squeeze on salaries and rising living costs as well as institutional inequalities such as closing the gender pay gap and ending precarious employment in the sector,&rd...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher education pay pay up now universities Source Type: news

Nestl é says it has harnessed science to reduce the sugar in chocolate
Company claims that Milkybar Wowsomes contain 30% less sugar than regular MilkybarsNestl é is claiming a world first by “restructuring” the sugar it uses in its confectionery to produce a white chocolate bar with 30% less sugar than its usual Milkybar brand.Nestl é is the world’s leading producer of packaged foods, but the new “structured sugar” is being produced in its factory in Dalston in Cumbria, a result of UK government pressure on food companies to cut the sugar to help curb childhood obesity. Chocolate and confectionery companies are thought t o have an uphill task, becau...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Food science Sugar & drink Health Nestl é drink industry Source Type: news

Darwin ’s Natural Pet Products Issues Voluntary Recalls for Darwin’s Brand Dog Foods Due To Contamination Salmonella And Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli O128
Darwin ’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey w ith Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128. These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued in Select Northern California Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Egg in Some Cookies
Nine Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California are voluntarily recalling some decorated (iced) cookies from the self-service cookie displays because the products contained egg allergen that was not listed on the product sign. 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 - March 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hibiscus extracts can be used to provide natural food coloring WITH health benefits
(Natural News) Extracts from hibiscus calyces could be used as a natural food coloring, which can provide health benefits at the same time, according to a study published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness. The study, written by Aly R. Abdel-Moemin from Helwan University in Egypt, evaluated the effect of hibiscus calyces extract on the chemical and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Ridge Beef Voluntarily Recalls BRB Complete Raw Pet Food Lot#GA0131 Because of Possible Contamination
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The cause of the recall: This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mrs. Gerry ’s Kitchen Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Seafood in Salad
The salads may contain undeclared traces of imitation crab meat. People who have allergies to fish or shell fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled salad was shipped to retail and food service distributers in IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, and WI. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kwik Trip, Inc. Issues Allergen Alert for Undeclared Fish or Shellfish on Premium Egg Salad Sandwich on Oat Multigrain Bread
Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is issuing a voluntary recall of Kitchen ’s Cravings Premium Egg Salad Sandwich on Oat Multigrain Bread because it may contain undeclared traces of imitation crab meat. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tamarack Inc. Recalls Eclipse Kratom Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination
Tamarack Inc. of Roy, Utah is voluntarily recalling Eclipse Kratom-containing powder products 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 arterial infections (i.e., infected ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Poppies International, Inc. Recalls Delizza Belgian Custard Cream Mini Eclairs 30 Count, Due to Potential Health Risks
Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of selected products that were made during March 5-9, 2018 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 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 - March 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Coconut Flour (16 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk
King Arthur Flour Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity (6,300 cases) of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.), after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 pouch of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Limited Production of Two Varieties of Milo ’s Kitchen® Dog Treats Voluntarily Recalled Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone
The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited, voluntary recall of specific lots of two varieties of Milo ’s Kitchen® dog treats, distributed nationally, because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news