Pfizer Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of Six Lots of Thermacare ® Heatwraps Due to Leaking Wraps With The Potential For Skin Injuries
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling six lots of ThermaCare ® HeatWrap product to the consumer level. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare initiated this recall because product from these lots has a potential to leak ingredients that are contained in the heat cell wrap. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON comments on Ailsa hospital attack
Following the serious assault of a female community support worker‎ at Ailsa Hospital in Ayr, UNISON president Gordon McKay, who worked at Ailsa Hospital for many years, said: “Our first thoughts are for the member of staff and her family. It is shocking that someone who is dedicated to providing high quality healthcare to the people of Scotland should be attacked at work. “In the longer term serious questions need to be asked and answered by senior management of NHS Ayrshire and Arran over why it would appear they were leading patients, relatives and staff in the hospital to believe that CCTV was operating...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release health Source Type: news

Pay staff fairly to solve the crisis in care, says new report
Monday 26 November 2018 For immediate release Pay staff fairly to solve the crisis in care, says new report Commenting on Fair Care, a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) about the growing workforce crisis in adult social care, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Low pay and a lack of funding are at the very heart of the social care crisis. “Cash-strapped councils don’t have enough to spend on care. So the firms who get the contracts end up squeezing staff wages. “Care workers on poverty pay have to put in very long hours, often across several jobs. It’s no...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Ottogi America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Product
Ottogi America, Inc. of Gardena, California announced today it is recalling 1lb 5.16ounce of Jin Ramen Mild 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 19th 2019) and Jin Ramen Spicy 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 20th 2019) due to undeclared egg as an ingredient on the packages. 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 - November 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Classifies Field Action Related to Fc 500 ™ And Epics® As Class 1 Recall Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Committed to Helping Customers Take Prompt, Appropriate Actions
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences today announced the previously communicated global voluntary recall launched in January 2018 related to the FC 500 ™ Series Flow Cytometers (FC 500), COULTER® EPICS® XL™ and COULTER® EPICS® XL-MCL™ Flow Cytometer with System II Software (together referred to as the EPICS) has been classified as Class 1 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Classifies Field Action Related to Fc 500 ™ And Epics ® As Class 1 Recall Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Committed to Helping Customers Take Prompt, Appropriate Actions
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences today announced the previously communicated global voluntary recall launched in January 2018 related to the FC 500 ™ Series Flow Cytometers (FC 500), COULTER ® EPICS ® XL ™ and COULTER ® EPICS ® XL-MCL ™ Flow Cytometer with System II Software (together referred to as the EPICS) has been classified as Class 1 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Leicester University security team wins battle against cut to hours and pay
Members at UNISON’s University of Leicester branch are celebrating after the employer has dropped plans to cut the hours – and pay – of the university’s security team. The 26 workers affected would have seen pay cuts if the university had succeeded with its plan to cut their weekly hours from 37 to 35. All other staff at the university saw their hours drop to 35 a week, with no loss of pay, when the university became a living wage employer in 2016. But when it came to reducing the security team’s hours this year, the university decided to cut their wages too, meaning members who lose £80...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News East Midlands education services higher education Industrial action universities university of leicester Source Type: news

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk
School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON today (Friday). The research suggests that across the UK almost a quarter (24%) of school support staff involved in children’s welfare go home worried every day having spoken to pupils about the issues that trouble them both inside and outside of school. Almost nine in ten (86%) of support staff told UNISON they’d gone home worried about pupils after tal...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release stars in our schools survey Source Type: news

Wages, prices and bargaining
Money is getting tight. That’s a reality nearly everyone experiences – our wages just don’t seem buy the things they used to, especially after 10 years of austerity. But what do the actual figures say? UNISON’s bargaining support group regularly publishes information on key economic indicators and other data to support our activists in branches who negotiate with local employers. The latest is an exhaustive document covering bargaining on annual pay rises – and it contains a lot of information on average wages, pay rises and inflation over recent years and what’s likely to happen to...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data bargaining economy pay pay negotiating and bargaining Source Type: news

Fresenius Kabi Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% Due to Product Labeling Incorrectly Stating Stoppers Do Not Contain Latex
Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling 163 lots of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 10 mL fill in a 10 mL vial and Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 20 mL fill in a 20 mL vial to the user level. The product insert states that stoppers for both the 10mL and the 20mL vials do not contain natural rubber latex; the tray label for the two vial sizes and the vial label for the 20mL vial also state that the stoppers do not contain latex. The product is being recalled because the stoppers contain natural rubber latex. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giving children a voice
Only last month Karen was celebrating after winning the teaching and learning support staff category at the National Association for Special Educational Needs’ annual awards. The category is open to “anyone in a teaching and learning support role who has demonstrated commitment and excellent practice which has improved the outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs”. Karen (pictured above) has worked at St Giles for almost 18 years and described the awards ceremony, held at London’s Waldorf Hotel, as “a lovely evening. I met so many inspirational candidates. “I...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News deaf members East Midlands education stars in our schools Source Type: news

Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 15 Lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the consumer level of select lots of Valsartan-containing products, including six lots of Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP (including the 5mg/160mg, 10mg/160mg, and 10mg/320mg strengths), seven lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP (including 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg strengths), and two lots of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 320mg/25mg strength. These products are being recalled due to detected trace amounts of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecan and Cashew in Chocolate and Nut Tray
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling Chocolate and Nut Tray because it contains undeclared tree nuts, pecan and cashew. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to tree nuts (Pecan& Cashew) 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 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Agave and gut health: Research finds freeze dried stems are an effective prebiotic
(Natural News) The agave plant (Agave salmiana) has potential prebiotic benefits, according to a study published in the journal LWT – Food Science and Technology. The Mexican plant is found to contain fructooligosaccharides, a prebiotic sugar that can be food for the beneficial bacteria in our gut called probiotics, which in turn provide us with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jay Robb Enterprises Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergen in Unflavored Egg White Protein
Jay Robb Enterprises is recalling Jay Robb Unflavored Egg White Protein Product, manufactured by Agropur MSI, LLC of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 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 allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Let ’s walk and talk …
We’re two weeks into Grovember – UNISON’s month-long recruitment and retention project to grow our union. We’ve seen some great work with activists, staff, regions and branches ramping up recruitment and finding extra ways to do a bit more. It’s fantastic to see the union so visible in workplaces across the UK – and that’s what will  help our union grow. When people see us – active, confident and relevant, they join us. And our current members value their UNISON membership more too. It’s good for the whole union. So this week is being designated “Walk Round W...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article grovember recruiting recruiting and organising recruitment Source Type: news

‘ Thank you for making people ’ s lives better ’
“You improve people’s lives: you make people’s lives better.” That was at the heart of the message from UNISON president Gordon McKay when he addressed the union’s LGBT conference in Harrogate this morning. “Thank you for everything you do for our union and thank of everything you do for our members,” he said. “Who would be there for our members if it wasn’t you? You ensure they aren’t alone. You stand with them … and to me, most importantly, you give them the courage to find their own voice,” he added. Saying that much “depresses me that NI rem...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference Gordon McKay Source Type: news

Roche Diagnostics to Replace CoaguChek ® XS PT Test Strips
Roche Diagnostics will be proactively replacing all CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips in the United States. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Roche Diagnostics to Replace CoaguChek ® XS PT Test Strips
Roche Diagnostics will be proactively replacing all CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips in the United States. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cross-branch working and pensions concern conference
It was a busy morning in Harrogate today, as LGBT conference delegates debated a wide range of topics. For the national LGBT committee, Jaden Biggs explained the need to increase cross-branch working in increasingly diverse workplace environments. As an advance nurse practitioner who works closely with social workers, the ambulance service and others in their efforts to try to avoid hospital admissions, Jaden explained how working across branches is a coherent approach in such situations. A motion on ‘conversion therapy’, where (often) religious fundamentalists “prey on the vulnerable,” to ‘co...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference equal marriage pensions Source Type: news

Delegates discuss international concerns
In one of a series of debates on international issues at UNISON’s LGBT conference in Harrogate, Bernie McGuire from the West Midlands highlighted the issue of Palestine and how support for the actions of the Israeli state is coming from “reactionary” regimes. For the national committee, Jackie Lewis pointed out that, on the 14 May, as Israel and the US celebrated the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, unarmed protestors against the illegal, 11-year blockade of Gaza were being shot at and killed. She warned against pinkwashing – attempts by the Israeli state to portray itself as a liberal so...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference colombia international Israel jamaica LGBT members Palestine Turkey Source Type: news

Fighting against low pay ‘ at the heart of UNISON ’ s agenda ’
Addressing LGBT conference, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea looked back three decades to recall voices being sounded against unions fighting for equal pay for part-time workers – primarily because of a fear that that would negatively impact on the wages of full-time, predominantly male workers. That has changed, but Ms McAnea highlighted the need to keep the fight against low pay “at the very heart of our bargaining agenda” as the union heads into its 26th year in existence. “Now in the fourth industrial revolution,” with the rise of the gig economy, the speed with which wo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference care workers LGBT members Source Type: news

The Quaker Oats Company Issues Voluntary Recall of a Small Quantity of Cap ’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal Distributed to Five Target Stores Due to Possible Health Risk
The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Cap ’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella. While the potentially affected product only reached five specific Target stores and is limited to 21 boxes of one variety with two Best Before Dates, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall to protect public h ealth. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Chukar Cherries Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 7.5 Oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries Pouches
Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA is recalling 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Recall of Green Cedar Dairy Ackawi Cheese Bearing a Sell by Date of March 26, 2019 or Later
Routine samples of the Green Cedar Ackawi cheese collected and tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for the presence ofListeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?
A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The BMJ, researchers put 234 overweight adults on a 10-week weight-loss diet. More than half of them successfully lost about 10% of their body weight during that time. From there, they were then assigned to follow either a low-carb diet (20% of total calories from carbohydrates, 60% from fat), a moderate-carb diet (40% from carbs and fat) or a high-carb diet (60% from carbs, 20% from fat) f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Coffee or tea? The answer might be in your genes
Choice of drink linked to how we perceive bitterness of substances, researchers sayDo you prefer coffee or tea? The answer to that question might in part be down to your genes, research suggests.Scientists say a genetic predisposition to perceiving the bitterness of particular substances appears to nudge us towards one beverage or the other.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science Genetics Coffee Tea Biology Source Type: news

Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Tree Nut – Walnut in The Purveyors Kitchen - Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade
Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC of Auburn, CA is announcing a recall of 567 cases of Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen, because it contains an undeclared tree nut (walnut). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Pictsweet Company Recalls 8-ounce Steam ’ ables Asparagus Spears due to Potential for < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam ’ ables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall Product Expansion of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)
On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to include expired inventory for devices distributed between December 21, 2011 to May 17, 2018. The recall expansion is to ensure proper disposition of expired units. The FDA has been notified and is aware Oscor Inc. is voluntarily taking this action. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall Product Expansion of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)
On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to include expired inventory for devices distributed between December 21, 2011 to May 17, 2018. The recall expansion is to ensure proper disposition of expired units. The FDA has been notified and is aware Oscor Inc. is voluntarily taking this action. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Alebrije Dist Wholesale Recalls Quesillo Queseria “ La Milagrosa ” and “ Alebrije Cheese ” Because of Possible Health Risk
ALEBRIJE DIST WHOLESALE is collaborating with health of fi cials due to a positive fi nding of Salmonella in a sample of Quesillo “ Queseria La Milagrosa ” . ALEBRIJE DIST WHOLESALE is voluntarily recalling the amount of 100 kilos of Quesillo “ Queseria La Milagrosa ” . While “ Alebrije Cheese ” has not been found positive for Salmonella, ALEBRIJE DIST WHOLESALE has decided to voluntarily recall the speci fi c 498 “ Alebrije Cheese ” pieces that were imported during the same period out of an abundance of caution. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Recall of Bittersweet & Feve Chocolate Bars Due to High Levels of Milk Allergens
Today, Recchiuti Confections (San Francisco, CA) discovered two batches of their Bittersweet Chocolate Bar and two batches of their Feve Chocolate Bar contain high levels of milk protein after FDA sampling. No illnesses have been reported to date. 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. The chocolate bars can be enjoyed if you do not have milk allergies or sensitivities. Recchiuti Confections is issuing an immediate recall for bars with the following lot codes and best buy dates: (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

In Association With Sunshine Mills, Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Orlando Brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D.
In association with Sunshine Mills, Lidl is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken& Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food because the products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Natural Life Pet Products Expands Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
We regret to inform you that Natural Life ® Chicken& Potato dry dog food has been confirmed to contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 100mg/25mg to the consumer level. This product is being recalled due to the trace amount of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Losartan, USP manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sandoz Inc. Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide product is manufactured by Lek Pharmaceuticals dd, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a probable human carcinoge...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Baked Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon (2 Count) Mis-Labeled as Herb Roasted Potatoes
Ukrop ’s Homestyle Foods is voluntarily recalling Baked Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon (2 count), as the product is mislabeled Herb Roasted Potatoes (see photo attached). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON declares victory in Bradford redundancy row
UNISON has declared victory in a dispute with the University of Bradford over its plans for 250 redundancies, following four days of strike action last week. The university announced that 250 jobs were “at risk” of redundancy in June, sparking the industrial action process which culminated in last week’s strike. The workers also received support from local MPs Judith Cummins and Imran Hussain, who urged the university to enter talks and avoid a strike. The union says that the university management refused to enter into talks, and has so far refused to say how many jobs are actually being cut and staff mad...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services higher ed higher education Industrial action redundancies redundancy strike universities Source Type: news

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wegmans Pumpkin Loaf, 11 oz., and Wegmans Placek Coffee Cake, 11 oz. and 22 oz.
Wegmans has initiated a voluntary recall of the following products because they may contain milk not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kadesh Incorporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Puriton Eye Relief Drops Due to Non-Sterile Production Conditions
Kadesh, Inc. of Garden Grove, CA is voluntarily recalling all lots of Puriton Eye Relief Drops, 0.5 oz. (15ml) bottle, UPC 7 36972 1679 0, to the consumer level. During a recent FDA inspection, investigators observed that ophthalmic drugs, which are required to be sterile, are manufactured without necessary production controls and conditions to assure sterility. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sprout Creek Farm Recalls " Margie " Cheese Due to Listeria Monocytogenes
Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 132 wheels of " Margie " cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life of fresh fish fillets
(Natural News) Researchers from Firat University in Turkey have uncovered yet another use for black cumin (Nigella sativa), a plant widely used in both medicine and food. In their study, published in the journal Food Science and Technology, the team found that black cumin oil can be used as a natural preservative for extending the shelf life of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON celebrates becoming the UK ’s biggest union
  UNISON is marking becoming the UK’s biggest union by launching a month of recruitment activity today (Tuesday) to reach out to every worker in the country providing public services. The union has now more than 1.3 million people in its membership who work in education, local government, the NHS, the police service and the energy sector. Members work in both the public and private sectors. But there are still tens of thousands of public sector workers who aren’t part of a union. During the month of November – renamed Grovember in UNISON – the union’s reps will be working hard to attract ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article activists dave prentis Source Type: news

‘ We can ’t sleepwalk into another Windrush ’
Images: Marcus Rose UNISON EU members urged the government to “truly safeguard” citizens’ rights, regardless of the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in a major Westminster rally and lobby yesterday They joined colleagues from citizens’ rights groups the3million and British in Europe to form a human chain from Parliament Square to Downing Street, where they presented a letter of demands to prime minister Theresa May. Later the campaigners met with their MPs in Westminster – where they found a cross-party selection of politicians very much on their side. With the UK set to leave th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: matheoud Tags: Article News BREXIT EU Citizens NHS one team for patient care Source Type: news

Duncan Hines Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow Cake Mixes Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella
Conagra Brands is collaborating with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by CDC and FDA. While it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra has decided to voluntarily recall the specific Duncan Hines variety identified (Classic White) and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period out of an abund...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: A great opportunity to thank our whole incredible NHS team
This week is UNISON’s One Team week where we celebrate the whole team of staff who make the NHS work. NHS support staff make a vital contribution to the NHS every minute of every day, but often their work goes unnoticed. Most of the public don’t see the staff who work behind the scenes, whose vital work keeps the NHS running and who make sure patients and their families get the best treatment possible – so too often their vital roles are ignored. UNISON is proud to represent NHS support staff who make such a valuable contribution. They cook for patients, transport them around hospitals, maintain vital eq...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News one team Source Type: news

Turning over a new leaf – taking the fight for libraries to the streets
“Libraries are the heart of our communities,” UNISON’s London regional secretary Maggi Ferncombe told demonstrators at Saturday’s Save our Libraries event in Parliament Square. Several hundred people, from library workers to users, readers to writers, from young to old, gathered at the British Library and marched to Parliament Square, to protest against the crippling underfunding of the country’s arts and culture. Supporting the march, award-winning author, Philip Pullman said: “Our great museums and our once superb library service should be the very least we can do for our people. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article library and culture service local government love your libraries Save Our Local Services Source Type: news

Government should ensure public service staff get the living wage, says UNISON
Responding to the announcement today (Monday) that the real living wage is to increase nationally to £9 an hour and to £10.55 in London, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The vast majority of local authority and NHS staff are now getting the living wage. This is thanks to pay agreements that UNISON has negotiated on their behalf. “But staff employed by contractors are increasingly being left behind, including many care workers. “Many are struggling on poverty pay despite the overwhelming pressures they’re facing. It’s time the government committed the funding so all staf...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release real living wage Source Type: news

Natural Life Pet Products Issues Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling our Chicken& Potato dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling one formula of Nutrisca dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news