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Publisher’s Platform: Restaurants finally vaccinating employees against hepatitis A

The Ashland-Boyd County Kentucky Health Department says a worker at a McDonald’s in Ashland has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. The employee was diagnosed on May 23rd, 2018 and worked at the McDonald’s located at 2550 Winchester Avenue in Ashland, KY. According to press reports, McDonald’s is working with the health department to prevent any new cases from… Continue Reading

Uno Foods recalls 1,881 pounds of calzone products

The Brockton, MA-based Uno Foods Inc. has recalled approximately 1,881 pounds of products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). “The product is labeled as a ham and cheese calzone, but the package contains a buffalo chicken calzone,” which is not declared on the product label. The… Continue Reading

FSIS announces proposed changes regarding hog processing, paperwork on recalls

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend federal meat inspection regulations regarding when hog carcasses must be cleaned before being processed and the amount of paperwork required when establishments voluntarily recall meat, poultry, and egg products. It is proposing to renew the process of collecting information regarding adulterated or misbranded products…. Continue Reading

Food Safety Tips for Shopping at Your Favorite Farmers Market

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The end of May means it’s nearly time for America’s favorite food lovers’ tradition: visiting your local farmers market. In addition to all the invigorating colors, exquisite aromas, strong flavors, and spirit of community, the farmers market is also an opportunity to develop one-on-one relationships with the people who produce your food! Their passion for… Continue Reading

Wyoming public health officials investigate Hep A outbreak

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and the Casper-Natrona County Health Department continue to investigate a growing Natrona County Hepatitis A outbreak that began in October 2017. Since then, 14 cases have been confirmed among Natrona County residents, which is a significant increase over the usual total for the entire state of Wyoming. Before the outbreak… Continue Reading

Chinese poultry isn’t safe, Rep. DeLauro tells Secretary Perdue

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who chairs the Congressional Food Safety Caucus, has expressed her opposition to any agreement to allow imports of Chinese-raised poultry into the United States. The Connecticut Democrat, who is also a senior member of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, put her concerns in writing with a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny… Continue Reading

Merrick dog treats recalled due to elevated thyroid hormone

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm608655.htm Merrick Pet Care has announced a voluntary recall of certain Castor & Pollux and Merrick Backcountry dog treats after one of the products was found to contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. The problem was discovered as a result of a consumer complaint lodged with the US Food and Drug Administration. The recall… Continue Reading