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UK restaurant owner gets 6 years for role in peanut allergy death

Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman, 52, has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence in the anaphylactic shock death of a customer in the United Kingdom who was allergic to peanuts. In the sentencing, which was also for six food safety offenses, the Teesside Crown Court imposed a six-year jail term on Zaman. The sentence was… Continue Reading

Company recalls 7-Eleven cookies for undeclared peanuts

In the third recall this week of 7-Eleven FRESH TO GO cookies for undeclared peanuts, Orlando-based Bakery Express of Central FL Inc. announced today that it is recalling some two-cookie packages distributed to 7-Eleven convenience stores in Florida. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they… Continue Reading

Peanut allergy threat prompts fried bean snack recall

TF Foods of Paramount, Calif., is recalling its 10.60-ounceo packages of “Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)” treats because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. The recalled “Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)” were distributed nationally… Continue Reading

Investigation of GRAS Highlights Allergy to Peanut-Related Lupin

The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) published a lengthy investigative report on Tuesday summarizing the safety concerns associated with GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food additives, the controversies surrounding how they’re determined, and barriers to regulating them. The report’s key illustration of the concerns about GRAS was a peanut-related legume called lupin — sometimes spelled “lupine” —… Continue Reading

M&M’s Milk Chocolate Theater Box Recalled for Undeclared Peanut Butter

Mars Chocolate North America has announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’s Brand Theater Box 3.40-oz. UPC #40000294764 due to undeclared peanut butter. Some theater boxes labeled as milk chocolate were found to contain peanut butter M&M’s packages inside. Visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall listing for a complete list of affected lot… Continue Reading

Hypoallergenic Peanuts Move Closer to Commercial Reality

Hypoallergenic peanuts, peanut butter, and other peanut products are a step closer to grocery stores with the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement for a patented process that claims to reduce allergens in peanuts by 98 percent. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) in Greensboro signed the agreement with Xemerge, a Toronto-based… Continue Reading