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Kelsey M. Mackin

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Salmonella outbreak in Chile linked to homemade mayo

A large Salmonella outbreak affecting 174 people in the Bío Bío Region of Chile has been linked to homemade mayonnaise from a local restaurant in the city of Lota. “The Seremi de Salud Bío Bío confirmed 174 cases of salmonella making it the largest outbreak of the last four years nationwide and the largest recorded in the Bío Bío Region,” according to reports from South American media. The restaurant, Dulce y Salado, was closed last week in hopes of halting further illness. However,… Continue Reading

Briefly: Shame game — Flying high — Produce pesticides

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. The ABCs of Milwaukee restaurant grades Milwaukee residents will soon be seeing letter grades that reflect the number of health code… Continue Reading

Biscuits pulled in 23 states for Listeria risk; Mary B’s this time

Hom/Ade Foods Inc. is the latest food company to recall biscuits because of potential Listeria contamination. All of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 are now recalled. Recalls in the past month included biscuits under brands including Food Lion, SEG and Southern Home, and T. Marzetti Company’s Marshalls brand. As with the other recalls,… Continue Reading

Roe recalled nationwide in Canada; botulism possible

Imperial Caviar & Seafood has expanded its Dec. 15 warning, recalling Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe, urging consumers to not eat the fish eggs due to concerns of botulism poisoning. The Fairfield, NJ-based company recalled some trout roe last month that had been distributed to retailers in Ontario and Quebec. This Wednesday, the company expanded the recall to include… Continue Reading

Briefly

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Shredded Coco(oh-no)nut  Evershing International Trading Company is recalling its Coconut Tree brand frozen “Shredded Coconut” in 16-ounce plastic bags because of potential Salmonella contamination. According to… Continue Reading

FDA warns supplement makers, seafood and juice processors

Supplement makers from Washington, Maine and Georgia, along with seafood and juice processors from New York and Jamaica, are on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent warning letters to the companies in April, November and December of 2017, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies… Continue Reading

U.S., Canada: under-the-radar ingredient implications

Already the focus of two warning letters from Health Canada this year, Lithium orotate is a “questionable ingredient” used in some products for treating psychiatric disorders. However, NutraIngredients says that similar products are sold ‘south of the border’, and contain the salt mineral, but have not raised as high a concern for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Advocates of orotates claim support of the salt’s ability (as an orotic acid) to deliver trace… Continue Reading

Food safety reminders for your egg-cellent holiday season

With the holiday season hustling and bustling, company and food goes hand in hand. Friends and families gather for dinner and coworkers share treats in offices and factories. Each holiday season, the CDC renews reminders about the importance of food safety basics. “Wash hands and surfaces often, avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to proper temperatures and refrigerate foods promptly,” is the mantra… Continue Reading