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Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen

Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, NJ, has recalled 1,719 pounds of chicken Caesar salad products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. The chicken Caesar… 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

FDA: Gastrointestinal Problems Reported From Eating Recalled Cheerios

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly received at least 125 complaints from people who say they developed gastrointestinal problems from September on after eating what they thought were gluten-free Cheerios. General Mills Inc. just recalled 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios and the company’s gluten-free Honey Nut Cheerios after finding out that the products, primarily… Continue Reading

FDA Establishes Definition of ‘Gluten-Free’ for Food Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a set of standards for food manufacturers wishing to label a product “gluten-free.” The agency set a limit of 20 parts per million for the amount of gluten that may be present in foods marketed as gluten-free. The rule also extends to foods labeled “free of gluten,”… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free Baking Products Recalled for Undeclared Soy

A New York-based company is recalling certain baking mixes because they may contain soy that is not listed as an ingredient on packaging. Wegmans of Rochester, NY issued a voluntary recall of three gluten-free baking mixes Tuesday after internal allergen testing by the revealed the presence of soy, which can cause adverse health effects in… Continue Reading