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Controversy Continues Over Listing Evaporated Cane Juice on Ingredient Labels

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Recent action by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may smooth the path for food manufacturers to continue to declare sweeteners derived from cane syrup (such as sugar) as “Evaporated Cane Juice” (ECJ) on food labels, at least for the foreseeable future. Last month, FDA announced that it was reopening comments for 60 days on… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: I’m Having Cheerios for Breakfast

General Mills Decides to Focus on Food Safety Instead of Litigation

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Not sure who Kirstie Foster is, but they should make her CEO of General Mills IMHO. Here is what she said: “As has been widely reported, General Mills recently posted a revised set of Legal Terms on our websites. Those terms – and our intentions – were widely misread, causing concern among consumers. “So we’ve… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Health Department: Discard Raw Milk From Greenfield Dairy

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Raw milk from Greenfield Dairy near the central Pennsylvania town of Middleburg is likely contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should be discarded immediately, state officials say. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. The Greenfield raw milk has not yet been associated with any illnesses. The dairy’s  milk collected for routine sampling by… Continue Reading

Food-Safety Tips for Easter Eggs

Easter egg safety tips: wash hands, discard cracked eggs and keep eggs away from pets

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Easter Sunday is coming right up, so here are some important food-safety tips to remember this time of year when you’re decorating, cooking and/or hiding Easter eggs: Be sure and inspect the eggs before purchasing them, making sure they are not dirty or cracked. Dangerous bacteria may enter a cracked egg. Store eggs in their… Continue Reading

Government Wants to Keep Argument Going Over Parnell’s Expert Witness

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Knowledge is a powerful thing, especially where it comes into play in a federal criminal case. A new dispute has erupted between government and defense lawyers in the pre-trial proceedings involving former Peanut Corporation of America chief executive Stewart Parnell’s all-over knowledge. Government prosecutors say Parnell’s defense attorneys have misstated the law regarding whether knowledge… Continue Reading

FoodNet Report: Pathogen Infection Rates Still ‘Well Above’ Government Targets

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest report card on the trends in foodborne illnesses on Thursday, and, in general, not much has changed from previous years. According to the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), there were a total of 19,056 infections, 4,200 hospitalizations and 80 deaths reported in 2013…. Continue Reading

Wisconsin Salami Products Recalled for USDA Misbranding Problem

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Bolzano Artisan Meats LLC, of Milwaukee, WI, is recalling approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. Products produced under the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) inspection… Continue Reading