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Patulin levels in juice, filth at plant prompts FDA warning letter

Hood River Juice Company Inc. in Hood River, OR, was inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Nov. 27 through Dec. 6 2017, and the results were not good. “The inspection revealed serious deviations of the juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 120 (21… Continue Reading

Consumer-Funded Test Finds 11 of 12 Pet Foods Contaminated

A number of pet food brands are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria and other contaminants that could cause negative health effects to humans and their pets, according to a testing project funded by a group of pet owners and coordinated by the Association for Truth in Pet Food. The project is the first of its… Continue Reading

Advisory Issued for Honeycrisp Apple Cider

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has advised consumers to avoid drinking certain Pepin Heights Orchard Honeycrisp-brand apple cider because some of the cider distributed in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin could have elevated levels of patulin. No illnesses have been reported. Patulin is a mycotoxin — a byproduct of some molds — that can grow in… Continue Reading