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Colorado Marijuana Users Legally Challenge Grower Over Pesticide


A Denver marijuana grower is the target of the first product liability lawsuit brought by consumers since Colorado became the first state to allow recreational pot use. The lawsuit against LivWell Co., which sells the marijuana it grows for both medical and recreational use through nine retail stores, was brought by two customers who claim the company… Continue Reading

Report: Mandate Food Process Labels Only if Product is Harmful

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A report by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) published Monday states that “process labels” for food should only be mandated when the product has been scientifically demonstrated to harm human health. Whether voluntary or mandatory, labels such as “Certified Organic,” “Rainforest Alliance Certified,” “rbST free,” “Fair Trade,” and “Free of Genetically Modified… Continue Reading

K-9 Kraving Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella and Listeria Contamination

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K-9 Kraving Dog Food of Baltimore, MD, has announced a voluntary recall of their Chicken Patties Dog Food shipped between July 13-17, 2015, because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product was distributed to retail stores only in Maryland. No other K-9 Kraving Dog Food products are affected. No… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Pesticide, Drug Residues, Seafood HACCP, DMBA

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In its most recent round of posted warning letters, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focused some regulatory attention on pesticide residues in imported produce. Two warning letters went to produce exporters in Puerto Rico: Supermercados Encono Inc. of Carolina, PR, and Richies Produce Inc. of San Juan, PR. FDA’s Sept 8, 2015, warning letter… Continue Reading

General Mills Again Recalls Cascadian Farms Frozen Green Beans for Listeria Risk


General Mills is recalling 60,000 bags of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for Listeria. It is the second time this year that the bacteria were found in the company’s green beans. The Minneapolis-based food company says no illnesses have been reported in either case. Listeria can cause fever, muscle… Continue Reading