As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent.Continue Reading Seafood firms in Hawaii and California warned over violations
AJC International, Inc. of Atlanta, GA, is recalling approximately 17,428 pounds of frozen, raw pork products that were not presented for import reinspection into the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…Continue Reading Pork products distributed in Hawaii, American Samoa, and Palau recalled over lack of import reinspection
The 53-minute film “Accidental Host — The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease” produced by Dr. Claire Panosian, has been airing on PBS stations around the country since last October and will see its third round of…Continue Reading PBS stations airing ‘Accidental Host–The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease’
The conference committee’s amendments on prohibitions and exemptions were accepted before the North Dakota Legislature OK’d farmers selling raw milk directly to consumers.
Those provisions provide that
— A farm may sell raw milk directly…Continue Reading Legislatures are acting mostly with caution when it comes to raw milk
Four states that currently outlaw the retail sales of raw milk and allow only limited access to unpasteurized dairy products are finding it hard to make any progress this legislative season.
Of the four states…Continue Reading Raw milk legalization does not appear to be catching on at the statehouses
Jan Fruits Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling all its cases of its 200g/7.05oz packages of Enoki Mushroom (Product of Taiwan) because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recall was the result of a routine…Continue Reading Enoki mushrooms recalled after testing finds Listeria
Officials in Hawaii are clamping down on retailers that sell raw goat’s milk, using the threat of seizure and fines up to $10,000 per day.
The state Department of Health has embargoed raw milk products,…
Continue Reading Health department warns against drinking raw goat milk; issues cease and desist order for retailers
Researchers have increased knowledge of the lifecycle of some parasites by studying snails in Thailand. These parasites can cause severe infections in humans who consume raw or improperly cooked fish that have fed on infected…
Continue Reading Scientists study role of snails in parasites that pose public health threat
“Tropical parasites in our food? No way!” most Americans think.
It’s time to think again.
In May Hawaii’s Department of Health announced three more cases of rat lungworm in recent visitors. Already endemic in…
Continue Reading Paradise parasites — Challenges to controlling rat lungworm disease
A parasitic worm that causes serious infections, especially via foods and beverages, has sickened at least three mainland visitors to Hawaii’s Big Island, according to state officials.
Hawaii’s health department director has released information provided…
Continue Reading Parasites continue to cause rat lungworm infections in Hawaii