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Briefly: Vietnam vets — Diaper Duty — Red meat anaphylaxis

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Vietnam vets suffer from rare liver cancer linked raw fish A recent study shows some Vietnam veterans are dying from… Continue Reading

Chicken meals recalled from institutions for undeclared soy

Bateman in West Sacramento, CA, has recalled  approximately 20,297 pounds of poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The not-ready-to-eat products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The not-ready-to-eat chicken entrees were produced on… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Award: One man’s meat is another man’s poison

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Editor’s note: This is 2017 winner of the “Publisher’s Award” for essays written as part of a food safety litigation class at the University of Arkansas Law School taught by Bill Marler and Denis Stearns of the Seattle law firm MarlerClark LLP. In 2015, General Mills announced that it would produce gluten-free Cheerios and Honey… Continue Reading

What’s in the emergency kit at your child’s school?

School nurse works to raise awareness about need for epinephrine injection pens

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series about food allergies and the efforts by public health agencies, schools, legislators and parents to make it easier and safer for allergic individuals to manage risks. To read Part one: “Food allergies threaten lives daily; research gaps and mis information complicate issue” click here. At first,… Continue Reading

Food safety threat in plain sight; counter measures less clear

Food allergies threaten lives daily; research gaps and misinformation complicate issue

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about food allergies and the efforts by public health agencies, schools, legislators and parents to make it easier and safer for allergic individuals to manage risks. A chronic disease with no known cure. An emerging epidemic that affects up to 15 million people in the… Continue Reading

FSIS calls public meeting on food allergens for March 16

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reports “a notable increase” in the number of recalls due to undeclared allergens in regulated products and the agency has called a public meeting to talk about it. According to FSIS, more than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions, but most… Continue Reading

PA vending firm recalls RTE food items for undeclared allergens

Crescent Vending Company of Oreland, PA, is recalling a number of ready-to-eat food items because they may contain undeclared allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products that contain these allergens, according to the recall notice. The… Continue Reading

Back to Nature recalls granola, cookies for undeclared milk

Back to Nature Foods LLC of Naples, FL, is voluntarily recalling the products below because they contain chocolate purchased from a third-party supplier which was found to contain milk not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic… Continue Reading