NEW SEASONS RECALLS CREAMY ALMOND BUTTER FOR POSSIBLY CONTAINING PEANUTS
New Seasons Market of Portland, OR, is recalling its New Seasons Market 16-oz. Creamy Almond Butter because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recall affects customers who purchased the product with… Continue Reading
IN-STORE MEALS PRESENT MORE FOOD SAFETY CHALLENGES FOR RETAILERS
Not too many years ago, you couldn’t walk into a supermarket and expect to buy prepared, ready-to-eat foods. Now, however, it’s common to find sushi, tacos, hot dogs and more complex dishes being served up at delis, in buffet lines, and at sit-down restaurants inside well-known grocery retailers such as Costco, Wegmans, and Whole Foods. Some Whole Foods… Continue Reading
WORLD’S FOOD FACILITIES MUST RENEW THEIR REGISTRATIONS TO DISTRIBUTE IN U.S.
One of the biggest enforcement tools the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the power to withdraw a food facility’s registration. That’s what the agency did to shut down an organic peanut butter plant in New Mexico in 2012 to help bring a 20-state Salmonella Brendeney… Continue Reading
CANNABIS 101: CUES TO DETERMINE SHELF LIFE OF THAT NEWLY LEGAL MARIJUANA
Food safety experts usually don’t see shelf life or expiration dates as big issues, but survey results consistently show that the public worries about those use-by and best-buy dates. It only stands to reason, then, that those who smoke or munch on marijuana would have similar concerns. Stepping up to help those worried about possibly aging… Continue Reading