Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution LLC, of Niles, IL, is recalling over 14,000 12-pack cases of 12 oz. Orange Fanta cans because the packages are labeled as zero sugar, but they contain the full sugar variety.

For some people with certain underlying conditions, too much sugar can lead to serious health problems.

According to the details posted online by the FDA, the recall was initiated on June 1 and is ongoing.

The recalled product was distributed in Califonia.

Recalled product:

  • Fanta Orange 12pk (12, 12 oz. cans) Wrap 
  • UPC 0 4900003073 0
  • Date Code: FEB1224DDB1956
  • 14074 cases

Anyone who purchased the

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Domino Foods Inc is recalling certain Domino and C&H Sugar Tubs because of the potential of metal wire in the product.

The product was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

The recall was initiated on Oct. 17, 2022, and is ongoing.

Recalled product:

#Product DescriptionRecall NumberClassificationCode InformationProduct QuantityReason for Recall
1Domino and C&H Granulated Pure Cane Sugar Easy Baking Tub packaged in 3.5lb plastic tubs 6 tubs per caseF-0082-2023Class
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There is still a need to improve communication and data sharing during global food safety emergencies, according to experts.

Fadi Naser Al-Natour, Jenny Bishop and Rachelle El Khoury presented at a health talk organized by the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) on World Food Safety Day, June 7.

Naser Al-Natour, from the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, covered the outbreak of monophasic Salmonella typhimurium traced to Kinder chocolate. Bishop, of the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand, spoke about lead in sugar contamination and El Khoury, from INFOSAN, presented on a 2021 Salmonella outbreak linked to
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Food safety officials in New Zealand are probing a series of botched recalls involving sugar because of lead contamination linked to transportation.

In early November, Chelsea Sugar recalled specific batches of Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths brand raw and brown sugar because of lead contamination.

Chelsea Sugar detected the issue as part of routine testing of product imported from Australia. It appears contamination occurred after the sugar was transported in a ship previously used for industrial materials.

On Nov. 19, Foodstuffs South Island recalled certain batches of Chelsea brand raw sugar 500-grams because of the same problem. It was made available
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), an agency of the European Union that provides independent scientific advice and communicates on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain, is seeking feedback on the approach it plans to take for its upcoming assessment of dietary sugars. The aim of the assessment is to establish a cut-off value for intake of “free” sugars that are not associated with adverse health effects.

EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies (NDA) has drafted a protocol to define the methods for:

  • collecting data (i.e. which data to use for the assessment and how

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sugar_406x250The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is on schedule to provide new scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020.

The Authority plans to establish a science-based cut-off value for daily exposure to added sugars from all sources that are not associated with adverse health effects. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have requested EFSA make the new finding.

Added sugars from all sources comprise sucrose, fructose, glucose, starch hydrolysates such as glucose syrup, high-fructose syrup, and other sugar preparations consumed as such or added during food preparation and manufacturing.

The adverse health effects
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Ten days into the sugar vs. high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) jury trial, it’s over. All the parties — and there were many in Western Sugar Cooperative, et al. v. Archer Daniels-Midland Company — agreed to end it and pick up their own costs and attorneys’ fees. They also agreed to keep details of the settlement secret. coffeesugar-406The case, which was filed on April 22, 2011, was settled Nov. 20, 2015, after the sugar side accused the high fructose corn syrup side of a range of objectionable behavior, including “a strong temporal relationship to the growth in American obesity.”
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National fast-food chain Wendy’s is removing soda from its kids’ menus, acknowledging requests from consumer organizations, including and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Effective immediately, menus intended for children’s food options will not mention soda, although parents are still free to order it for their kids if they choose. The move makes Wendy’s the second of the “big three” fast-food chains to remove soda from kids’ menus, after McDonald’s pledged in 2013 to phase out soda on kids’ menus this year. Now only Burger King will continue to list soda on kids’ menus. Other major
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(This blog post by Gretchen Goldman was published July 1, 2014, at and is reposted here with permission.) Last week, I spoke at the FDA public meeting on Proposed Rules on Food Labeling: Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Size. I spoke in support of an added sugars label in those proposed rules, carrying with me the support of 170-plus medical, public health, and nutrition experts, 600-plus scientists and other technical experts, and an additional 23,000-plus citizens. Given past efforts by sugar interests to obscure the science on sugar and health, I knew to expect some unsubstantiated claims.
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Last week, legal analysts for OFW Law published a blog arguing that “Added Sugars” should not be included in the Food and Drug Administration’s revamp of the Nutrition Facts panel. “The White House seems to be pushing FDA to require more, including the disclosure of ‘Added Sugars,’ which may not be necessary or even beneficial,” wrote Richard L. Frank and Bruce Silverglade. “The FDA announcement on ‘Added Sugars’ labeling filled the national news for days even though the agency had not conducted its research project to determine if the disclosure would be helpful to consumers.” The post includes quotes
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