Food Safety News

November 28, 2022
FSIS and fixing the problem

Editor’s note: This is part four of a four-part series. In the previous three articles, I described what I consider the underlying causes of the devolution of FSIS as an organization. Any fool can criticize. I am not a fool. Here is what I would do to address my criticisms if I were the FSIS... Continue Reading

November 28, 2022
Salmonella behind most meat outbreaks in China

Researchers have found that Salmonella caused the most outbreaks linked to meat products in China over a 15-year period. From 2002 to 2017, China recorded 2,815 outbreaks caused by meat and meat products, resulting in 52,122 illnesses, 25,361 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths. However, before 2011, there was no mandatory reporting to the foodborne disease surveillance... Continue Reading

November 28, 2022
Companies in New York and Louisiana warned about import violations

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company... Continue Reading

November 27, 2022
Publisher’s Platform: Memories of a Naughty and Nice List

— OPINION — I have been thinking it has been some time since I dug into a Naughty or Nice list. Here is one we at Food Safety News put together (with input from readers) in 2009. Reading these brings back a lot of memories, both good and bad. Shoot me an email at bmarler@marlerclark.com... Continue Reading

Recalls

November 22, 2022
Weis Markets Issues an Allergy Alert for Weis Quality Premium Sea Salt and Caramel Ripple Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Soy and Coconut Allergens
Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for 108 containers of Weis Quality Sea Salt Caramel Ripple Ice Cream (48oz) since the product may contain undeclared soy and coconut allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or coconut allergens run the risk of serious or life-
November 17, 2022
Fudgeamentals Recalls Chocolate Fudge Bites Because of Undeclared Walnuts
Fudgeamentals of Melville, New York has voluntarily recalled one lot of Chocolate Fudge Bites packaged in 8 oz. plastic containers. The Chocolate Fudge Bites products may contain Chocolate Walnut Fudge Bites products instead, resulting in the presence of undeclared tree nut (walnut) ingredient. The
November 16, 2022
Phil's Power Pancake Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat in Phil's Power Pancake
Phil's Power Pancake of Costa Mesa, CA is recalling its 5 oz. packages of individually wrapped Power Pancakes in all 5 varieties (Mango, Raspberry, Cranberry, Dates, and Chocolate Chip Hempseed) because they may contain undeclared wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run
November 16, 2022
Mason Vitamins Inc. Voluntary Recalls Healthy Sense Daily Multiple with Iron Tablets and People's Choice Women's Daily Vitamins with Iron Tablets Sold in the U.S Due to Inconsistent Product Labeling
Mason Vitamins Inc. has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of the specific lot of Healthy Sense Daily Multiple with Iron and People's Choice Women's Daily Vitamins with Iron due to Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Pantothenic Acid amounts being lower than the declared amount on the