The Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction as part of its enforcement activities. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises consumers not to eat and restaurants and food retailers, not to sell, and to dispose of certain Red’s Best chopped clams.

The recalled clams were illegally harvested from prohibited waters in Massachusetts on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26 with lot numbers # 331

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Tucked into a rambling bill “promoting agriculture in the Commonwealth” of Massachusetts that includes provisions on joy-riding all-terrain vehicle operators, rain sensors on residential landscape sprinkler systems, and sundry sections on land assessments, re-valuation and taxation, is language to legalize the sale of unpasteurized raw milk.

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Food safety experts usually don’t see shelf life or expiration dates as big issues, but survey results consistently show that the public worries about those use-by and best-buy dates. It only stands to reason, then, that those who smoke or munch on marijuana would have similar concerns. Stepping up to
Continue Reading Cannabis 101: Cues to determine shelf life of that newly legal marijuana

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) have announced a 14-day closure of oyster beds located in Duxbury Bay, Kingston Bay, Bluefish River, Back River, and Plymouth Harbor. This closure is due to two additional confirmed illnesses
Continue Reading Massachusetts Officials Close Some Oyster Beds After Vibrio Outbreak