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Organic chia, flax powders on recall for Salmonella risk

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Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions branded sprouted flax seed powder and sprouted chia powder products because of possible Salmonella contamination. Similar products under the Organic Traditions brand were linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 2014 that sickened more than 80 people in the U.S. and Canada. As of 4:30 EST today the U.S…. Continue Reading

Obama’s 2017 budget not enough for a food safety legacy

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Food safety is spread throughout various departments and programs in the federal budget and the document President Obama proposed Tuesday for fiscal 2017 is no different. The policy wonks who know how the federal budgeteers work go to one place when they want to know how food safety is doing in the budget. It’s the… Continue Reading

GMO labeling gets another look in two New England states

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Today and tomorrow the Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare and the House side of the New Hampshire General Court will hear bills about labeling food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A bipartisan majority of the New Hampshire Environment and Agriculture Committee led by Rep. John O’Connor, R-Derry, has recommended against… Continue Reading

Fresh Express recalls bagged, chopped romaine

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Chiquita Brands International’s salad division, Fresh Express Inc., is recalling bagged, chopped romaine because a production line error resulted in condiment packets for other products being included in the romaine bags. The condiments’ ingredients are not included on the chopped romaine labels and therefore pose an allergen threat for people with food allergies or sensitivities… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Nuggets of news from recent days

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Welcome to Beach Beat — I figure when your mom gives you a great byline at birth, you should use it every chance you get. I couldn’t be happier about my byline being added to the list of journalists at Food Safety News. In case you missed it, or ICYMI as the millennials say, I… Continue Reading

U.S. Rep tells FDA to pick up the pace of outbreak investigation

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A congresswoman from Connecticut told the FDA “American families should not be dying from the food they eat” and asked the agency to step up its investigation of an ongoing seven-month Salmonella outbreak that has killed six people. “Since this outbreak (which began in July 2015) was first reported on Sept. 4, 2015, there have been… Continue Reading

H-E-B recalls Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream

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H-E-B is issuing a voluntary recall for H-E-B Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream due to the possible presence of wood pieces in the product. “H-E-B is committed to the quality of its products. There have been no reports of illness,” according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. The… Continue Reading

Mahina Mele Farms expands recall of macadamia nut products

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Mahina Mele Farms LLC has expanded its recall of macadamia nuts and macadamia nut butter to include all products distributed from Oct. 21, 2015, through Jan. 20. A sample from one lot of macadamia nuts tested by the Food and Drug Administration tested positive for Salmonella, spurring the initial recall by the company, which is… Continue Reading

Chipotle plans $50 million ad blitz amidst expanded federal criminal investigation

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Characterizing a string of foodborne illness outbreaks as an “unfortunate set of events,” Chipotle Mexican Grill’s founder Steve Ells reported the chain’s net income dropped 44 percent in the last quarter of 2015. Ells’ co-CEO Montgomery Moran revealed more bad news yesterday during the Denver company’s quarterly earnings conference call — the Department of Justice… Continue Reading

Braga Organic Farms recalls pistachios after Salmonella test

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Braga Organic Farms of Madera, Calif., has voluntarily recalled pistachios and other products because of possible  Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were distributed in retail stores in California, Oregon and Washington, and nationwide via online sales. The products are packaged in clear or green standup bags with date codes stamped on the bottom of the bags…. Continue Reading