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Clif Bar & Co. recalls energy bars because of plastic pieces

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Clif Bar & Co. is recalling an unrevealed volume of its energy bars because fragments of plastic have been found in some chocolate hazelnut Nut Butter Filled bars. Only the chocolate hazelnut butter flavor of “CLIF Nut Butter Filled” energy bars is under recall. The recall covers individual bars, 12-count “caddies” and cases, according to the… Continue Reading

Oriental Packing Co. recalls more curry spice because of lead

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Oriental Packing Co. Inc. is again recalling spice products because of lead, this time pulling back an undisclosed amount of curry powder. In August the Miami company recalled almost 200 tons of blended curry spices because of lead contamination. The new recall involves Oriental brand and OCHO-RIOS brand curry powder, according to the recall notice… Continue Reading

New release of ‘Food Safety Law’ by McGuireWoods’ Jim Neale and Angela Spivey

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McGuire Woods LLP

McGuireWoods’ food and beverage industry team is proud to have written the nation’s leading treatise on “Food Safety Law.” Jim Neale and Angela Spivey co-authored the authoritative work, which should be on the bookshelf of anyone practicing in the areas of regulatory compliance or food safety litigation. The treatise includes a foreword by Bill Marler, one of… Continue Reading

Cold plasma proving to be hottest new food safety treatment

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Described as a “purple blow torch” by food safety scientists, cold plasma treatment can kill 99.9 percent of norovirus on blueberries without damaging the delicate fruit, giving a food safety boost to the so-called superfood. Brendan Niemira, a microbiologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, PA, and a team… Continue Reading

Data shows most American farms are still family farms

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After all these years, agriculture in America remains overwhelmingly dominated by family farms. A new report by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) shows not only just how dependent America is on family farms, but also how many are independent of government. “Seventy-two percent of all farms received no farm-related government payments in 2015,” according to… Continue Reading

350 sick in outbreak traced to Polish eggs; trade regs eyed

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The number of people infected by Salmonella traced to a Polish egg farm has topped 350 with 10 countries now reporting confirmed and probable cases. The victim count has increased substantially since October when the European Food Safety Authority reported 260 illnesses across seven countries between May 1 and Oct. 12 this year. Wozniak Poultry… Continue Reading

Snow Monkey pods recalled because of Listeria at Dr. Bob’s

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FMIF Holdings LLC is recalling Snow Monkey Goji Berry flavor and Cacao flavor frozen treats because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found Listeria monocytogenes in the  the Dr. Bob’s ice cream manufacturing plant where Snow Monkey products were made. Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC, now reportedly closed, is FMIF’s former manufacturing plant. The Snow Monkey… Continue Reading

Phil-Am recalls smoked fish after state issues botulism warning

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Two days after New York officials posted a consumer alert warning about possible contamination of Phil-Am smoked mackerel the New Jersey-based Phil-Am Trading Inc. posted a recall with the FDA stating the fish could cause botulism poisoning. “Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” according… Continue Reading

FDA warnings: Traceability, drug residues, juice hazards

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Warning letters recently posted by the Food and Drug Administration addressed a variety of violations at a food company in China, a dairy in Iowa and a juice producer in Connecticut. Companies have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Weifang Sunwoo Foods Co. Ltd. In a Sept. 21 warning letter, the director of… Continue Reading

Riverboat caterer downgraded because of filth, mold, bugs

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Federal food officials downgraded of the classification of the catering arm of BB Riverboats Inc., a riverboat cruise company operating on the Ohio River, to provisional because of multiple violations of safe food handling and holding regulations. The director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Cincinnati district office notified the company’s president and owner, David… Continue Reading