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Smokehouse dog treats recalled for Salmonella after testing

Smokehouse Pet Products Inc. is recalling 4-ounce bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” due to possible Salmonella contamination. Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and puts humans at risk from handling contaminated pet products. If they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any… Continue Reading


Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Shredded Coco(oh-no)nut  Evershing International Trading Company is recalling its Coconut Tree brand frozen “Shredded Coconut” in 16-ounce plastic bags because of potential Salmonella contamination. According to… Continue Reading

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream gets positive close out letter from FDA

After a 2015 food-safety issue, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is back in store, with more scoop shops, flavors, and respect than before. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a close-out letter, announcing that Jeni’s corrected the problems they were previously cited for, in the initial warning letter.   The company’s revenue has resumed since a health scare at a Whole Foods store… Continue Reading

FSA releases food incident details for final quarter of 2016

In the final quarter of 2016, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the United Kingdom issued 34 food notices, including 17 for allergy alerts. Milk, nuts and gluten were the top three undeclared allergens named. In its wrap-up for the October to December quarter, FSA reported food notices include information on investigations the agency supported that… Continue Reading

Nightmare prevention: Comprehensive, compliant records

The fourth in a four-part series brought to you by Par Technology Corp.

Area hospitals in Chicago see a string of illnesses due to E coli O157, with more cases quickly popping up across the state. A look into the sick patients’ activities reveals they all ate sprouts at a popular sandwich chain, triggering an investigation down the supply chain. It isn’t long till the Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

Life Rising tablets suspected in elevated lead cases, 2 deaths

Local, state and federal officials are investigating Ton Shen Health in relation to elevated lead levels in children and two deaths that occurred after people took a Life Rising brand dietary supplement. The Chicago-based Ton Shen Health company recalled one lot of Life Rising brand “DHZC-2” tablets on Aug. 11 after testing by the Food and Drug… Continue Reading

Garden of Life recalls Raw Meal organic mixes linked to Salmonella outbreak

Raw Meal powdered mixes from Garden of Life

State officials have linked Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal powdered mixes to a multi-state Salmonella outbreak and Garden of Life LLC has recalled multiple products. Officials with the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., company said in a news release today they are “voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal in… Continue Reading

Fish batter mix recalled from Bass Pro Shops nationwide

recalled Uncle Ben's fish batter mix

BlendTech Inc of Wichita, Kan., is voluntarily recalling one lot of Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter Mix – Original because of  an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Batter Mix was distributed in Bass… Continue Reading