Monthly Archives May 2016

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog After decades of consultation, Health Canada to propose allowing irradiated ground beef to be sold

CTV News reports Health Canada will propose regulatory changes to Food and Drug Regulations next month that would allow the sale of irradiated ground beef in Canada. A webpage on the department’s website states the proposed amendments would add fresh … Continue reading Read More

Publisher’s Platform: My New Hero, Walmart’s Frank Yiannas

Last week I had the honor to speak at the Michigan State University (MSU) Food Safety Program.  The speech was included in two days of sessions facilitated by Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety & Health, Walmart, USA and Adjunct Professor in the Online Master of Science in Food Safety Program at MSU, and a... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Officials investigate link between 3 children with shiga-toxin E. coli and Fairfax Creek in Calif.

Richard Halstead of the Marin Independent Journal writes two young children, one a 2-year-old Fairfax resident, have been diagnosed with a toxin-producing form of E. coli, and Marin public health officials are investigating the possibility that the source of the … Continue reading Read More

Author: Ben Chapman --- Source: barfblog Hockey road trip food safety: Listeria edition

I spent most of the day yesterday in a car driving from Raleigh to Buffalo en route to Toronto. We’re making the migration for a hockey tournament that Jack is playing in and doing food safety stuff along the way. … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Could Alzheimer’s stem from infections like Salmonella

Gina Kolata of The New York Times reports on new research by a team of investigators at Harvard which suggests Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection. It is still early days, … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Latest food quacks peddling dangerous advice

The UK’s newest foodie stars, sisters Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley, purport themselves as healthy food gurus. In fact, one’s a former model, the other has a background in marketing. Following the release of their latest cookbook, experts claim their clean-eating, … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Scientists find ancient Welsh beer recipe that could treat food poisoning

While breweries in China may date back 5,000 years, a 16th century Welsh drink has been found to contain antibacterial properties that could help fight food poisoning. Scientists at Cardiff University hope to create a “super mead” using a mixture … Continue reading Read More

Researchers find nanoparticles in 6 of 6 U.S. baby formulas tested

Recent research has detected potentially harmful nanoparticles in six out of six popular infant formulas tested. Not surprisingly, this has triggered yet more concern about the safety of these engineered particles, which are added to some of the foods we eat. The products tested were Gerber Good Start Gentle, Gerber Good Start Soothe, Enfamil, Similac... Continue Reading Read More

Three more companies recall products containing sunflower kernels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted three more recalls of food items containing sunflower kernels. Two of the recalls were posted Tuesday, May 24, and another was posted May 20. All three of the recalling firms indicated that no related illnesses have been reported to date. The two most recent recalls involve... Continue Reading Read More

Beacon Hill halfway to allowing raw milk dairies to make home deliveries

After the battles of Lexington and Concord, the patriot colonials adopted unconventional tactics to frontal attacks on the British Army regulars in and about Boston. Massachusetts raw milk advocates appear to be taking some lessons from those colonial days as they approach the current legislature meeting on Boston’s Beacon Hill. They’ve used a bill to... Continue Reading Read More