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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

Terrorists threaten to poison food in Greece over next 2 weeks

Members of an offshoot of the same eco-terrorist group that recently took credit for bombings say their new threats of food poisoning are not meant to hurt anyone, they’re just moving on to economic sabotage. So far they’ve generated a lot of reaction just by showing how they would poison various food and beverage items produced by four… Continue Reading

UK Food Standards Agency: Nestlé’s Maggi Noodles Do Not Contain Excess Lead

The United Kingdom’s food safety regulatory agency has stated that Nestlé’s Maggi noodles do not contain excess lead and are safe to consume. “The FSA can confirm that results from testing samples of Maggi noodles in the UK have all found that levels of lead in the product [are] well within EU permissible levels and would… Continue Reading

Nestle’s Maggi Noodles Banned in India Over Lead Concerns

Tests performed on Nestlé brand Maggi noodles in India have reportedly shown them to contain “unsafe and hazardous” amounts of lead, leading to a nationwide ban last week. Over the weekend, a Mumbai court rejected Nestle’s appeal for a stay of the ban. Nestlé is now recalling the noodles from shops while maintaining that its noodles are… Continue Reading

Nestlé to Remove Artificial Flavors, Colors From Its Chocolate Candy

By the end of 2015, Butterfinger, Crunch and Baby Ruth candy bars will be free of artificial flavors and colors. Nestlé USA announced this week that it plans to remove ingredients such as Red 40, Yellow 5 and artificial vanillin from all of its chocolate candy brands in the U.S. — more than 250 products. The… Continue Reading

A Food Safety ‘Belt and Suspenders’ System May be Emerging in China

Government plans to strengthen laws, combined with dramatic increases in private spending, especially by Western companies, may signal the emergence of a “belt and suspenders” approach to finally making food safety a reality for China’s 1 million food producers. Walmart, which is No. 9 among China’s top retailers, will triple its food safety spending after… Continue Reading

The Four Years

Opinion

Perspective: Thinking about all the wonderful things I’ve done in the past four years and knowing that Linda will never have those experiences. Linda and I were hospitalized on the same day, with the same diagnosis, from the same product. Four years later I’m relatively healthy and she died, still suffering from a foodborne illness…. Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: “Ready to Cook” Frozen Meals With E. coli Can Be Very, Very Dangerous

Opinion

The CDC is reporting a total of 27 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) from 15 states. Of those ill, 81 percent are 21 years of age or younger and 35 percent have been hospitalized. Two ill people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney… Continue Reading

China Destroyed Ikea, Kraft and Nestle Products for Violations at End of 2012

The Chinese government destroyed incoming products from three food giants – Ikea, Kraft and Nestle – at the end of 2012 for violations of food quality standards, revealed Shanghai’s quarantine bureau this week. The agency said that it discovered high levels of coliform bacteria in chocolate almond cakes destined for Ikea stores, and subsequently destroyed… Continue Reading

Lean Cuisine Recalled Nationwide for Fragments of Glass

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company recently announced it is recalling two production codes of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358. The production codes are 2311587812 and 2312587812; the “best before date” appears as DEC 2013. According to a press released distributed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall is limited to… Continue Reading