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Walmart, Loblaw, Metro recall popcorn in Canada; insects found

Canadian officials posted a nationwide recall of Great Value brand popcorn from Walmart stores after a consumer complained of finding insects in the product. The recalled popcorn, produced Dec. 28, 2017, is packed in 1-kilogram bags. The packaging identifies the product as “Great Value Popping Corn” according to the recall notice posted Feb. 6 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Consumers can identify the recalled Great Value brand… Continue Reading

EU has a ‘Tolerated’ Trade in Insects as a Protein Source

Earlier this year, Belgium’s Federal Agency for Safety of the Food Chain stated that insects for human consumption “appear to offer great potential” as an alternative protein source. The agency’s Scientific Committee went so far as to acknowledge that breeding and marketing insects is already being tolerated in some parts of the European Union without any… Continue Reading

Belgium Takes a Serious Look at the Food Safety of Insects

Neither Belgium nor the European Union has any specific regulations regarding breeding and marketing insects for human consumption, but the trade is tolerated. And why not? Insects, according to the Scientific Committee of the (Belgium) Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, “offer great potential” as alternative sources of dietary protein. But what… Continue Reading

U.S. Marshals Seize Food at Two VA Firms, Citing Rodent and Insect Infestations

U.S. Marshals have seized food at two Virginia companies after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found the premises were infested with rodents and insects. The seized food was removed  from Gourmet Provisions, LLC, and Royal Cup, Inc., under warrants issued by the U.S. District Court for Western Virginia. FDA initiated the action on… Continue Reading