The extensive ‘voluntary’ pet treat recall announced on February 19th by Kasel Associated Industries (Denver, CO) was triggered by FDA’s threat to invoke its new mandatory recall authority, according to Siobhan DeLancey, spokesperson for FDA’s Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine. Earlier today, DeLancey informed eFoodAlert by email that Kasel chose to voluntarily recall its…

Her real title is Phyllis Entis, MSc., SM(NRCM), but she goes by the relatively unattractive name of the “Food Bug Lady.” Her online credo is a lengthy list of things she devoutly believes.  All of it can be summed up this way: “I believe that every individual is entitled to a reliable supply of safe…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State Department of Health confirmed yesterday that food served at Taco Bell restaurants is the source of Salmonella Hartford and Baildon outbreaks.  

Thumbnail image for salmonella-sidebar.jpgAt least 155 people in 21 states have been confirmed with salmonellosis and are part of the outbreak.  A state spokesperson from …

As a microbiologist and former Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) official, Phyllis Entis knows an awful lot about food safety. Her blog, eFoodAlert is an excellent resource for anyone who eats, manufactures, or regulates food. The blog keeps up-to-date recall alert information and provides insight and analysis on food safety issues–and it’s now read in…