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FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies, a Cattle Operation, and a Seafood Processor

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to two dairies, a cattle operation and a seafood processor in its latest round of posted warning letters. Glenville Farms, a dairy in Pennsylvania, was cited for illegal drug residues in a cow sold for slaughter. Tissue samples from the cow revealed the presence of desfuroylceftiofur in… Continue Reading

M&M’s Milk Chocolate Theater Box Recalled for Undeclared Peanut Butter

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Mars Chocolate North America has announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’s Brand Theater Box 3.40-oz. UPC #40000294764 due to undeclared peanut butter. Some theater boxes labeled as milk chocolate were found to contain peanut butter M&M’s packages inside. Visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall listing for a complete list of affected lot… Continue Reading

Oregano Recalled in Canada Due to Possible Salmonella

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Conan Foods is recalling Ellada brand Greek Oregano Leaves from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers have been advised not to consume the recalled product. The recalled product was sold in 2.27-kg bags between Nov. 13, 2013, and Sept. 20, 2014. All recalled products bear the UPC code 8 90370 00046 1. This recall… Continue Reading

Dried Fish Recalled for Possible Botulism Contamination

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S&S Food Import Corp. is recalling all packages of Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla or Caspian Roach) with the following package code “Best Before 06.05.2015.” The product was distributed nationwide in 5-kg. boxes. The Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla) was sampled by inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets during a routine sanitary… Continue Reading

Scotland’s Food Safety Challenges Remain Regardless of Vote Outcome

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Scots will continue to have an appetite for porridge and kippers after yesterday’s independence vote, but also remaining despite the outcome are Scotland’s food safety challenges. Foodborne illnesses strike about 132,000 Scots annually, sending 2,330 to hospitals and causing about 50 deaths. Who gets the bill for those damages — about 140 million British pounds… Continue Reading

Crest’s Parent Company Plans to Phase Out Microbeads in Toothpaste

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A dental hygienist’s concern about the tiny blue dots she kept seeing in people’s mouths has led to an announcement from the parent company of Crest toothpaste that it will start phasing out the controversial ingredient over the next six months. Trish Walraven said she wondered what the little blue specks could be that she… Continue Reading

Oregon Restaurant Ruled Out as the Source of Recent E. Coli Infections

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The Lincoln County Public Health Division in Newport, OR, announced Wednesday that the restaurant in Otis, OR, where Serena Profitt, 4, and her friend, Brad Sutton, 5, shared a turkey sandwich over Labor Day weekend was not the source of E. coli infection that later killed the girl, hospitalized her friend, and may have sickened a… Continue Reading

Food Poisoning Hospitalizes Actor/Director

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India’s popular actor/director Kamal Hassan was admitted for food poisoning to the private Apollo Hospital early Tuesday in Chennai on the Bay of Bengal. His manager told Indian media that Kamal was “perfectly fine” and that his release within 24 hours was expected. He had apparently developed symptoms of food poisoning early Tuesday morning. Kamal,… Continue Reading

New FSIS Salmonella Performance Standards for Beef and Poultry Expected

Report out of NAMA Conference

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A top official with USDA’s Food Safety and inspection Service (FSIS) told a meat industry conference that ended Sunday in Charleston, SC, to expect new performance standards for Salmonella. Rachel Edelstein, acting assistant administrator of the FSIS Office of Policy and Program Development, told the North American Meat Association meeting that her unit is testing… Continue Reading

Developing Medical Device Can Filter Out Pathogens

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Researchers at Harvard University are developing a medical device designed to mimic the human spleen in order to fight a variety of deadly pathogens, including everything from E. coli to Ebola, according to The Washington Post. So far, the device — called the biospleen — has proven effective at filtering at least 90 different ailments… Continue Reading