Monthly Archives April 2017

State oyster recall underway on Pacific Northwest coast over Norovirus

Due to multiple reports of oyster-associated Norovirus-like illnesses, Washington State is conducting a recall for all shellfish harvested from 3/15/17 to 4/11/17 from the implicated portion of the Hammersley Inlet growing area.   The area of the recall has been closed. At this time the following companies are identified in this recall include:  Calm Cove Shellfish... Continue Reading Read More

Ardent Mills recalls flour and flour products identified in CFIA investigation

The food recall warning issued on April 4, 2017 was updated on April 12, 2017 to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Ardent Mills recalled  various brands of flour and flour products due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not... Continue Reading Read More

Publisher’s Platform: Make America Barf Again

President Trump seems to be spending most weekends at his “Southern White House” golfing.  I wonder if he eats the food there or heads to the closest McDonald’s or KFC?  Or, perhaps he will start using Steve Bannon as a food tester? Jose Lambiet, the Miami Herald’s gossip columnist reported that the food at Mar-a-Lago... Continue Reading Read More

Chipotle sends in the comedians to get its customers back

As it approaches the second anniversaries of the multiple outbreaks that turned into a food safety crisis, Chipotle Mexican Grill  has decided its time to send in the clowns, or at least the comedians. Chipotle earlier this week announced  the launch of the “As Real as It Gets” advertising campaign created to support the company’s... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Source: Health hazard alerts (non-allergy) only Food Recall Warning (Listeria) – Yoso brand Soygo Fermented Cultured Soy Products

Distribution – Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. Recalling firm - Flamaglo Foods Ltd.

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Author: Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Source: Health hazard alerts (non-allergy) only Updated Food Recall Warning (E. coli O121) – Various brands of flour and flour products

Distribution – national. Recalling firm - Ardent Mills.

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Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Infant botulism claims 6-month-old Tokyo boy who was fed honey

The Japan Times reports that a 6-month-old boy in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, died late last month of infant botulism after his family fed him honey, according to the metropolitan government. Metropolitan officials said it was the first death caused by … Continue reading Read More

Author: Ben Chapman --- Source: barfblog True life: Someone cares about our research (even the tabloids)

Katrina Levine, extension associate and lead author of Evaluating Food Safety Risk Messages in Popular Cookbooks writes, If you have been following the discourse epic battle between Ben Chapman and Gwenyth Paltrow, you may be wondering why a celebrity wants anything to … Continue reading Read More

FSIS steps up hotline and online chat services to improve food safety

The Meat and Poultry Hotline and the  “Ask Karen” online chat service have gone to expanded hours, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).   Both consumer lines are for people who need immediate and accurate food handling and preparation advice. The expanded hours are called for in the agency’s... Continue Reading Read More

Lawmaker has ‘insurance’ ready if Montana OKs raw milk sales

Montana State Sen. Diane Sands knows from her own studies as the retired development director of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula that infant mortality improved and stillbirths declined after pasteurized milk became available. That’s why the Missoula Democrat is sponsoring a labeling bill as a kind of insurance against the possibility that either of... Continue Reading Read More