Monthly Archives June 2016

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog 22 sentenced for selling 5,000 kg poisoned dog meat in China

The Indian Express reports that 22 people were sentenced to up to eight years in prison for making and selling more than 5,000 kilograms of tainted dog meat in China’s Jiangsu Province. Prosecutors in Rugao city have investigated 14 cases … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Do they work? Do they really work? FDA says prove those hand sanitizers work

Maggie Fox of NBC News writes that hand sanitizers are everywhere – at supermarket entrances, in public rest rooms, in schools and cafeterias. People believe they work and give them to their kids. Now U.S. the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Raw is risky: In Hawaii poke is the thing

A true fusion, Hawaiian cuisine is influenced by the food cultures that immigrant workers brought from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Portugal. Combined with existing indigenous ingredients, as well as European and American foods, a style unique to Hawaii was … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Don’t reveal our dirty secrets, beg French chefs

As a postscript to our recent trip to France, friend of the barfblog.com Albert Amgar, who we had the extraordinary pleasure of meeting, forwarded a note from a French colleague who argued that “I think that too much information on … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog FDA says raw dough’s a raw deal and could make you sick

Do you find it hard to resist gobbling up a piece of raw dough when making cookies, or letting your children scrape the bowl? Do your kids use raw dough to make ornaments or homemade “play” clay? Do you eat … Continue reading Read More

Beach Beat: Watch for Pink Chicken and ‘Microwave Burritos’

Most days news of the food safety variety is alarming at best and tragic at worst, so it is with tremendous pleasure that I can share a couple of stories that crossed my screen in recent days. They left the office cat staring blankly, yet defensively, as I chuckled at Google news alerts. ‘Nothing spoils... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Ben Chapman --- Source: barfblog Music festivals are great; for pathogens too

I was at a kids birthday party recently when a parent familiar with my Canadian heritage mentioned to me that the Tragically Hip’s 2016 tour would be a string of depressing events. Maybe, I dunno. Gord Downie, the Hip’s lead … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog How the screwworm’s sex life saved steaks

NPR’s Goats and Soda reports that over the past 70 years, the U.S. has been waging a war against a miniature menace: the New World screwworm. The fly survives by eating warm-blooded flesh: A fly lands on a wound in … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Phages used to reduce Salmonella by 90 percent in meat products

Assistant Professor Amilton de Mello, from the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno, presented his research at the international American Meat Science Association’s conference June 20-22 in Texas. “We were able to reduce … Continue reading Read More

Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bars

General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of four flavors of Nature Valley brand protein and nut bars because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes of sunflower kernels provided by SunOpta Inc. “The four flavors of Nature Valley bars that are part of the recall were distributed to retail establishments throughout the United States. Consumers... Continue Reading Read More