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Beef Checkoff goes on the griddle Tuesday in Montana


The Beef Checkoff is up Tuesday for a federal court hearing where anything could happen from dismissal of the challenging lawsuit to a temporary restraining order for the plaintiff’s. The Beef Checkoff refers to money for marketing and research, including food safety research, to promote the cattle industry. The Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 gives… Continue Reading

Illnesses spur nationwide Mr. Christie’s recall in Canada

To see additional photos of the packaging for the recalled Mr. Christie's biscuits, click on the image.

Mr. Christie’s brand Arrowroot Biscuits are under recall nationwide in Canada after consumers have reported illnesses after eating the cookies, which some describe as having an off taste. Mondelēz Canada of the multinational snack company Mondelēz International  Inc. reported the cookies were distributed to retailers across Canada in the Oct. 21 recall notice on the Canadian… Continue Reading

Detroit officials, Whole Foods work to limit Hepatitis A cases

Locals turned out in force when Whole Foods MArket opened its store on Mack Avenue in Detroit. The chain has six stores in Michigan.

Public health officials in Detroit are investigating two cases of Hepatitis A infection and urging anyone who recently ate food prepared at a Whole Foods Market store there to consider getting a post-exposure vaccination. City officials and corporate officials with the Austin, TX-based grocery store chain reported late this week that an employee at Whole… Continue Reading

Soylent bars recalled after dozens of unconfirmed illnesses

woman eating Soylent Food Bar

With dozens of consumers complaining online about classic food poisoning symptoms after eating Soylent Food Bars, Canadian officials announced a recall of the meal replacement product late today. Rosa Foods Inc. of Los Angeles just started marketing the Soylent brand nutrition supplement bars in August, with the first shipments going to consumers via Internet sales… Continue Reading

Over 63 tons of pulled pork recalled for not listing soy on label


Brookwood Farms, Inc. in  Siler City, NC  recalled approximately 126,570 pounds of pulled pork products Thursday  due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The fully cooked, pulled pork items… Continue Reading

Survey reveals food safety perceptions of fast casual restaurants

TrendSource food safety study cover

A recent survey of attitudes toward food safety in so-called fast casual restaurants found a majority of respondents prefer to see their food prepared in front of them by workers wearing gloves, would complain if they saw unsanitary behavior or conditions, and might return under certain circumstances to a restaurant that had faced a foodborne illness…. Continue Reading

Marijuana is smokin’ hot on ballots; food safety not so much


Marijuana is a hot topic among state ballot measures for 2016 and its highly likely after the votes are counted a fourth of the U.S. population will reside in states permitting recreational use of cannabis. Among the 163 total measures that qualified for spots on ballots across 35 states this year, few are stand-outs and none directly involve food safety. States… Continue Reading