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…

7-Eleven peanut butter cookie packageIn 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…

ucm485086TF 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…

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…

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