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Louisville vending company recalls buffalo chicken sandwiches

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Louisville’s Derby City Vending of Louisville, KY has recalled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich because it may contain undeclared milk, egg and soy product.  The problem was discovered by the Food and Drug Administration inspection of packaging that did not reveal the presence of these allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, egg or… Continue Reading

Manufacturer issues recall for some Trader Joe’s hummus

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Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. has recalled Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus (SKU #90642) and Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus (SKU #91107) with “USE BY” date codes up through and including 12/15/2016, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections… Continue Reading

UK takes one year snap shot of E. coli resistant bacteria sources

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A year-long evaluation of meat, fruit and vegetables from retail stores in five regions of the United Kingdom as sources of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and carbapenem-resiislant Escherichia coli is being published in the January 2017 issue of the International Journal of Food Microbiology. It’s behind a $35.95 paywall, but shows that about 2 percent… Continue Reading

Latest NARMS report contains some positive findings

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The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), established in 1996, is out with its latest data—covering the year 2014 and showing low levels of salmonella in poultry and meat in the United States. NARMS, founded in 1998, involves state and local public health departments and universities in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

New Hawaii Hepatitis A Shot Class Settled

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A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against New Hawaii Sea Restaurant, formerly of the Bronx, New York. Approximately 3,000 people received Hepatitis A vaccinations after being exposed to the illness by the restaurant in September 2013 and all are included in the class-action lawsuit. The deadline for applying to receive a portion of the $200,000 settlement is December… Continue Reading