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Nestle recalling 13 tons of Hot Pockets sent to food banks

Nestle Prepared Foods Co. is recalling 26,400 pounds of pork and beef “Hot Pockets” products that were donated to a charitable organization and distributed to food banks. The recalled products are misbranded and include undeclared allergens, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). “The products contain eggs, milk, soy and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared… Continue Reading

Planting for the local food bank? Take care to do it right

Contributed

This time of year people who enjoy gardening are thinking about and planning what they will be growing this spring, summer and fall. I know this because I am one of those who has already purchased some of my seeds, and planting time is still a ways off yet. Many gardeners like to donate to… Continue Reading

Study: Food Pantries Have ‘Room for Improvement’ in Food Safety

The food safety of food pantries is a fairly new arena for researchers, but with 14 percent of American households insecure about food at some point during 2014, it’s drawing more attention. The latest bit of research on the subject finds that there is “much room for improvement,” particularly when it comes to recalls. The… Continue Reading

Note to Small Farms: Keep Food Safety Front and Center When Donating or Selling to Food Banks

Opinion

As you read this, please keep in mind that back in the 1970s and 80s, my family — ma, pa, and the kids — had a 20-acre place in northern Idaho. We raised sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits, and put in an orchard, several acres of hay, and a huge garden. We believed that the… Continue Reading

Food Safety to the Rescue

The Key to Donations of Fresher, More Nutritious Food

Who doesn’t love a good rescue story? But now imagine one that involves rescuing millions and millions of pounds of nutritious foods from being taken to landfills and sending them to hungry people instead. Welcome to Grocery Rescue, a program that redirects perishable foods that stores identify as unmarketable but still safe for people to… Continue Reading

Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Delivers Food Bank Safety Keynote

Food safety attorney and Food Safety News publisher Bill Marler on Friday delivered the keynote address at a two-day event hosted by Washington state nonprofit Northwest Harvest. The event, meant to orient the organization’s new officers on its statewide food bank work, centered largely around food safety priorities such as cooking guidelines and holding temperatures…. Continue Reading