Food Safety News

April 22, 2019
California growers say their new water rules mean safer romaine for everyone
For the second time this year, romaine lettuce growers are imposing measures they hope will end the recent string of E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks that were associated with their products last year. This latest action to strengthen food safety practices that will be required by romaine lettuce farms came Friday in a vote by the... Continue Reading
April 22, 2019
Publisher’s Platform: It’s past time to offer foodservice workers Hep A vaccinations
Opinion Vaccinating food service workers will not solve the entire HAV problem — we need a nationwide focus on homelessness and drug use as well. According to a recent health warning, the CDC reported multiple states across the country have reported outbreaks of hepatitis A (HAV), primarily among people who use drugs and people experiencing homelessness. Since... Continue Reading
April 22, 2019
Researchers find immune responses that have key role in controlling trichinosis
Scientists from Lancaster University have discovered immune responses that are important in eliminating the causative agent of Trichinosis. Researchers from the university in the United Kingdom found immune responses that prevent fungal infections also help eliminate Trichinella spiralis. The work has been published in the journal PLOS Pathogens. They hope findings will help to design... Continue Reading
April 22, 2019
New Zealand officials seek feedback on rules for unpasteurized, raw milk
Authorities in New Zealand want feedback by the end of the month on whether rules around processing and selling raw drinking milk are working as intended. Between 2009 and 2016 there were 46 outbreaks where consuming raw milk was a risk factor. Of these, at least 70 percent involved children, ranging in age from one to... Continue Reading

Recalls

April 18, 2019
Weis Markets Issues Recall for Undeclared Egg Allergen In WQ Banana Puddin Ice Cream
Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for its Weis Quality Banana Puddin Ice Cream (48oz) since the product's ingredient label fails to list an egg allergen due to a supplier error. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no reports of illness from customer's consuming this product to date.
April 17, 2019
Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz Due to Unexpected Solidified Ingredient in Product in the US
Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a limited voluntary recall in the United States of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz cookies. This voluntary recall is being conducted because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient. Some reports of potential adverse health effects have been received.
April 16, 2019
Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is Voluntarily Recalling Frozen Ground Tuna Imported from JK Fish, Because it may Potentially be Contaminated with Salmonella
Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is Voluntarily Recalling Frozen Ground Tuna Imported from JK Fish, Because it may Potentially be Contaminated with Salmonella. The frozen product, individually packaged in clear plastic one-pound bags, is sold in white wax 20 lb. boxes. The product is only sold as a wholesale case with twenty bags in each case. The lot numbers are z266, z271 and z272.
April 16, 2019
Hercules Candy LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cashew Brittle Bits
Hercules Candy LLC . of East Syracuse, NY, is recalling its 4 ounce packages of Cashew Brittle Bits because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled Cashew Brittle Bits were distributed from the brick and mortar retail in East Syracuse and nationally through the website www.herculescandy.com.