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Michigan firm recalls fruit butters, preserves for undeclared milk

Brownwood Farms of Williamsburg, MI, is recalling about 260,000 units of fruit butters and fruit preserves because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The affected products were distributed across the United States through… Continue Reading

Proximity food challenge shows it’s usually safe to be near allergy triggers

Of the estimated 15 million people in the U.S. with food allergies, nearly 6 million are children. And those who are severely allergic to a particular food item, especially kids, can become very anxious when they run into the problem food in any form. For example, someone with a peanut allergy who gets close to anyone… Continue Reading

Euro custard cake recalled for undeclared allergen

On Friday, Eastland Food Corp., based in Columbia, MD, recalled a single lot of Euro Custard Cake because it contains an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected Euro Custard Cake. The impacted… Continue Reading

UK’s Food Standards Agency reports first-quarter food incidents

The United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released details on food incidents the agency handled during the first quarter of 2016. The summary is for all food incidents which occurred between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2016, that led to an alert being issued by the FSA to recall or withdraw food products from sale…. Continue Reading

Sesame Gains Traction in Push for Food-Labeling Requirements

For the estimated 300,000 to 500,000 people in the United States who are allergic to sesame, the recently introduced Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015 comes as good news. Included in the act’s provisions, which primarily seek to give consumers easy-to-understand labels on food so they can make healthy choices, is Section 8, which would require… Continue Reading