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Some say lettuce labels won’t protect consumers despite FDA promises

A day after the FDA and industry unveiled their cooperative plan for labeling romaine lettuce with harvest dates and regions, an iconic consumer advocacy organization and the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus say the voluntary program has no teeth and labels will have virtually no impact on public safety. The commissioner of the... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Clemson researchers target vomit cleanup methods in new norovirus research

Ever since that time in 2008 when one of Amy’s French students barfed in class, we’ve sorta been obsessed with, what is the proper way to clean up barf? Especially if norovirus is involved. The previous story gives an idea … Continue reading Read More

Wild mushrooms poisonings in France prompt warning

Almost 250 cases of poisonings due to wild mushroom consumption have been reported in France in the past few weeks. From July to mid-October this year, poison control centers recorded between five and 60 cases a week but 249 poisoning cases have been recorded in recent weeks. Seven serious cases have been noted since July... Continue Reading Read More

Eight illnesses reported as 80,000 kg of tuna seized

More than 80,000 kilograms of illicit Bluefin tuna has been seized in Spain and several cases of food poisoning reported due to fish being stored in unsanitary conditions. Eight cases were detected after eating the tuna due to the degradation of proteins from the unhygienic conditions in which it was stored. Scombroid food poisoning can... Continue Reading Read More

Food safety at Trump-Kim Summit is responsibility of Singapore’s AVA

If President Donald J. Trump or North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un desire some home-cooking today waiting for tomorrow’s big summit, they’ll have no problem finding plenty of American and Korean foods in Singapore.  And they can rest assured about food safety during their visit to the Republic of Singapore, the city-state of 5.6... Continue Reading Read More

Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contam... Read More

Poppies International, Inc. Recalls Delizza Belgian Custard Cream Mini Eclairs 30 Count, Due to Potential Health Risks

Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of selected products that were made during March 5-9, 2018 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious a... Read More

Darwin’s pet food Salmonella problem dates back to 2016

Arrow Reliance, doing business as Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, has known since at least early 2016 about possible Salmonella contamination in its pet foods according to information contained in two Establishment Inspection Reports. Darwin has recalled nine production lots of its Natural Selections and Zoologics lines of pet food since October 2016, with the most... Continue Reading Read More

Northwest Naturals Voluntarily Recalls 5lb Frozen Chicken and Salmon Pet Food Chubs Because of Possible <em>Listeria Monocytogenes</em> Health Risk

Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk... Read More

FDA says 44 deaths linked to kratom products; recall initiated

Although the agency says it is unrelated to a current investigation of a multi-state Salmonella outbreak, the FDA is overseeing the recall and destruction of  “a large volume” of kratom products. Twenty states have reported 28 confirmed cases of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- infections linked to consumption of dietary supplements containing kratom, according to previous announcements... Continue Reading Read More