Food Safety News

October 4, 2023
Researchers show pathogen-specific impact of COVID-19 measures

According to an analysis of pathogens during the coronavirus pandemic, Listeria and E. coli infections returned to expected levels quicker than Salmonella cases. Researchers looked at the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak response on gastrointestinal infection trends using surveillance data from six national UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) coordinated systems. Following decreases during the first... Continue Reading

October 4, 2023
Toss or wash those usable grocery bags before they kill you

Those reusable grocery shopping bags have made the list of things to avoid at the grocery shore.   So called one-time grocery plastic bags are now banned in many locations in the country,  and in its recent posting of four foods to avoid at the grocery store, the liberal HuffPost Life had added a caution... Continue Reading

October 4, 2023
Gov. Newsom shouldn’t wait for the FDA

— OPINION — By Scott Faber Anyone who cares about the safety of our food wishes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had the resources protect consumers from dangerous food chemicals like those banned by AB 418, the California Food Safety Act, a bill that Governor Newsom may sign into law at any moment. ... Continue Reading

October 4, 2023
Meat, supplements, and wine seized in Portugal

Authorities in Portugal have seized several products in recent months because of breaches of legislation, including meat, food supplements, wine, and olive oil. In July, the Food and Economic Safety Authority (ASAE) suspended operations at two sites handling snails. Through one of its regional units, officers conducted a surveillance operation to combat offenses against public... Continue Reading


September 28, 2023
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate Issues Recall for Allergy Allert on Undeclared Peanuts in "Ginger Snap Milk Chocolate"
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate of Eureka, California is recalling "Ginger Snap Milk Chocolate" batch 23194 because they were mis-packaged and are Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate bars in Ginger Snap wrappers and contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts are at risk of serious life-th
September 28, 2023
Penzeys Spices Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sesame Seeds in "Brady Street Cheese Sprinkle"
Penzeys Spices of Wauwatosa, WI, is voluntarily recalling some of its 2.2-ounce Jars of Brady Street Cheese Sprinkle (SKU/Item Number 20756) because they may contain undeclared sesame seeds. People who have allergies to sesame seeds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if t
September 27, 2023
Eagle Produce LLC Recalls Whole Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk
Eagle Produce LLC Scottsdale, AZ is initiating a voluntary recall of 6,456 cases of whole cantaloupe with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella following a test conducted on cantaloupe in a distribution center by the FDA. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fat
September 25, 2023
Safeway Fresh Foods Recalls Sunnyside Farms Organic Butternut Squash Because of Possible Health Risk
Safeway Fresh Foods of Vineland, NJ, is recalling its 32-oz. Diced Organic Butternut Squash product as it has the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli O45. E. coli O45 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week