Two sampling projects have found issues with meat substitution and undeclared allergens despite an overall high level of compliance.

Findings come from targeted surveillance sampling of products in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland for the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

In 2020, the program focused on commodities and hazards where intelligence

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The FDA has analyzed samples of three products, Everest Garam Masala, Everest Sambhar Masala, and Maggi Masala ae Magic, and the results showed the products were contaminated with Salmonella. 

The products were manufactured in India and are not labeled for distribution in the United States.

All three products were imported

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Over the past weekend, a heartland newspaper shared with its readers the stunning conclusion of its local health department.

What was disclosed was that contaminated spices were determined to be the second largest cause of lead poisoning in children in 2021 in Nebraska’s most populous county.

The Douglas County Health

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A new study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has shown that consumers may need to rethink how they handle their spice containers.

The study found that spice containers can easily and often become cross-contaminated with pathogens during food preparation.

The study, “Cross-Contamination

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A survey on herb and spice authenticity in Europe has found potential adulteration, illegal dyes and allergens.

The work was overseen by DG SANTE, the European Commission’s health and safety body, and carried out in 21 EU member states, Switzerland and Norway.

Technical support came from the Joint Research Centre,
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United States Marshals seized more than 25,000 bulk bags and boxes of ready-to-eat spices and food additives Friday because they were being held in unsanitary conditions in Miami.

The seizure at Lyden Spice Corporation, on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration, involved spices including red chili and sesame seeds,
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