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Pine Nuts Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Hannaford Supermarkets of Scarborough, ME, and Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago announced Thursday they are recalling certain packages of pine nuts due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of Salmonella in a certain package of pine nuts,… Continue Reading

Coalition of Consumer Groups Suggests Ways to Fix GRAS

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Last year, the Food and Drug Administration agreed to finalized its rule for the process of determining food substances as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). Now, a coalition of consumer advocacy groups has submitted an 80-page regulatory comment to the agency requesting that FDA make changes to the rule before it becomes final. FDA’s 1997 proposed… Continue Reading

12 Sickened in Canada From E. Coli Possibly Linked to Leafy Greens

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Canada’s Public Health Agency is investigating an outbreak of E. col O157:H7 possibly linked to leafy greens (lettuces, kale, spinach, arugula or chard). According to a statement released by the agency on Wednesday, there are currently 12 people sickened in four provinces (Alberta, 9; Saskatchewan, 1; Ontario, 1, and Newfoundland and Labrador, 1). Illness onset dates range… Continue Reading

Investigation of GRAS Highlights Allergy to Peanut-Related Lupin

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The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) published a lengthy investigative report on Tuesday summarizing the safety concerns associated with GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food additives, the controversies surrounding how they’re determined, and barriers to regulating them. The report’s key illustration of the concerns about GRAS was a peanut-related legume called lupin — sometimes spelled “lupine” —… Continue Reading

Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food Products for Potential Glass Pieces

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Beech-Nut Nutrition of Amsterdam, NY, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday. The baby food product was produced on Dec. 12, 2014. The following product is subject to recall: 4-oz. glass jars… Continue Reading