Monthly Archives June 2017

Lucerne, Island Farms, and Natrel milk products recalled in BC

The Agropur Cooperative on Vancouver Island, BC  has recalled several brands of its milk after “foreign material” was found in some of the products.  The Cooperative says  the recall includes Lucerne, Island Farms and Natrel products made at its Victoria, BC  facility. The recall is  precautionary as  no consumers have reported injury or illness. The recall... Continue Reading Read More

United Pet Group Expands Voluntary Recall of Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs to Also Include Private Label Brands Due to Possible Chemical Contamination

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include our retail partners’ private label brands. The recall involves the brands and products described below. Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog French boy permanently disabled by E. coli in frozen beef

In June, 2011, eight children in Northern France were initially diagnosed with E. coli O157 after eating beef burgers bought from German discount retailer, Lidl. In May 2012, the Institut de veille sanitaire summarized the outbreak, and revealed 17 children … Continue reading Read More

Health advocates say FDA ignored law, science on perchlorate

Using the same mechanism that resulted in the banning of cyclamates in 1970, a group of public health watchdog organizations is challenging the FDA’s decision not to ban perchlorate in food packaging. The consumer advocates say the Food and Drug Administration ignored scientific evidence that shows the chemical disrupts fetal and infant brain development, causing... Continue Reading Read More

Beef safety expert says ABC got it wrong, wrong and wrong

ELK POINT, SD – Mindy Brashears from Texas Tech University took the witness stand in the BPI v. ABC jury trial Wednesday. Under direct testimony, she was giving BPI a lot of traction, but that could change this morning when ABC’s attorneys get to continue their cross-examination. Professor Brashears is director of the International Center... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Source: Health hazard alerts (non-allergy) only Food Recall Warning (pieces of plastic) – iögo yogurt products

Distribution – Alberta, British Colombia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan . Recalling firm – Ultima Foods

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Author: Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Source: Health hazard alerts (non-allergy) only Food Recall Warning (E. coli O121) – Rogers brand All Purpose Flour

Distribution – British Columbia. Recalling firm - Rogers Foods Ltd.

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Publisher’s Platform: Blue Barf, Green Goop, Purple Puke, Red Rubbish or Yellow Yuck

Given the BPI vs ABC trial starts this coming week, I thought it would be good to repost an Op-ed I penned in April 2012. What if you were the CEO of a multimillion dollar, privately held food manufacturing company and awoke one morning to find that the name of your best selling product (you... Continue Reading Read More

Hepatitis A found in tuna; time limited for post-exposure shots

Anyone who has not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A and has eaten imported yellowfin tuna in the past two weeks — especially if they live in California, Oklahoma, New York or Texas — should consider getting a post-exposure prophylactic shot for the virus. That recommendation from public health officials with the Food and Drug Administration... Continue Reading Read More

Real-time recall alerts — long needed and now possible

More than one in six people in the United States are poisoned by adulterated food each year, and more than 3,000 of them die, with the CDC estimating the numbers are actually 30 times higher when you consider under reporting and unconfirmed cases of disease.  These cases of preventable diseases cause many other impacts on the public health, including... Continue Reading Read More