SIX BRANDS OF TURMERIC ADDED TO RECALL FOR EXCESSIVE LEAD
A New Jersey company has expanded its recall of ground turmeric 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 turmeric the last week of July. “Routine… Continue Reading

COOKIES RECALLED FOR METAL FRAGMENTS; SUGAR CONNECTION UNCLEAR
Cookies sold at ShopRite stores are being recalled because they may contain small metal fragments. A recall alert — dated Aug. 5 but not emailed until today by the Food and Drug Administration — does not indicate whether the cookie recall is related to an ongoing recall by a sugar supplier that has spurred a number of… Continue Reading

30 TONS OF GROUND BEEF RECALLED BECAUSE OF METAL FRAGMENT
A Texas beef processor is recalling more than 30 tons of meat after a consumer reported finding a metal fragment of Hill Country Fare brand ground beef. Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC of Corpus Christi recalled the 60,350 pounds of ground beef today, reporting that all of the implicated meat was shipped to three H-E-B… Continue Reading

FSIS ANNOUNCES EXPANDED MEAT RECALL FOR MISBRANDING AND UNDECLARED ALLERGENS
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced an expansion of the Aug. 6 recall by South River, NJ-based Al Shabrawy Meat Inc. of an undetermined amount of baster, sausage, soujouk, salami, mortadella, makanek, and bologna products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The expansion of the recall is… Continue Reading

HONG KONG DISCOVERS DRUG RESIDUES IN PIGS FROM MAINLAND CHINA
An initial 40 pigs imported in shipments by Hong Kong from the mainland of China were slaughtered and distributed recently in local markets before preliminary urine tests discovered the pork contained residues of veterinary drugs not seen in the city since 2012. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), a unit of the Hong Kong… Continue Reading

VERY FEW CANADIANS SIGN PETITION TO LEGALIZE RAW MILK
The deadline is noon today, but unless there is a morning groundswell of activity one might easily come to the conclusion that Canadians don’t give a rip about making raw milk legal. An official House of Commons petition to Canada’s Minister of Health has collected a mere 4,877 signatures since it became available online April 13… Continue Reading

CATERER WITHOUT PERMIT LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK
A rogue caterer who has been operating without proper permits since at least 2012 has been named in a rare move by public health officials in Tacoma, WA. Operating as Mr. Rick’s Catering, Rick Stevenson’s food is the suspected vehicle in a Salmonella outbreak that could impact 175 people in multiple counties. Tacoma-Pierce County Health… Continue Reading

 

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