SIX BRANDS OF TUMERIC ADDED TO RECALL FOR EXCESSIVE LEAD
A New Jersey company has expanded its recall of ground tumeric to include additional brands distributed nationwide. Excessive lead, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children, has been confirmed in the spice. Gel Spice Inc. of Bayonne, NJ, initially recalled its Fresh Finds branded ground tumeric the last week of July. “Routine… Continue Reading

FSA NAMES PANEL TO REVIEW FUTURE OF UK’S FOOD CRIME UNIT
The National Food Crime Unit set up two years ago by the Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom is about to get its first outside review. Set up in 2014, the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) was established at the behest of professor Chis Elliott’s independent review of the integrity and assurance of food… Continue Reading

BEACH BEAT: RAW MILK — A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHOICE/LIFE DEBATE
ST. LOUIS — Organizers billed the raw milk debate at the annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection as an “Amicable Exchange of Experts.” To the extent that the experts refrained from name calling and the use of profanity, the IAFP program was correct. In fact, after taking turns at the podium, the… Continue Reading

HOW DID SALMONELLA HVITTINGFOSS GET ON AUSSIE ROCKMELONS?
In the week since the New South Wales Food Authority connected “a spike in Salmonella Hvittingfoss cases” to Red Dirt Melons in Australia’s Northern Territories, there’s been precious little reported about how the rockmelons were actually contaminated. Government and industry comments since the outbreak was announced on Aug. 3 have focused on cautioning consumers, a… Continue Reading

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