Food Safety News

February 24, 2024
Publisher’s Platform: What’s up with Raw Milk Cheese and E. coli

As of February 16, 2024, a total of 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from four states – California, Utah, Colorado and Texas. Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 18, 2023, to January 29, 2024. Of 9 people with information available, 4 have been hospitalized and 1... Continue Reading

February 24, 2024
Hong Kong informs on 2023 food incident monitoring

The number of food incidents potentially affecting Hong Kong increased in 2023, according to the Centre for Food Safety (CFS). The Food Incident Surveillance System (FISS) monitors issues outside Hong Kong that could potentially affect local food safety. In 2023, CFS detected 3,500 food incidents through the FISS compared to 2,500 notices in 2022. The... Continue Reading

February 23, 2024
Child labor continues to fuel America’s big meat businesses

Another contract cleaning service for the food sector, especially the meat industry, has been caught with child labor violations. The frequency of child labor in the industry surfaced last year when 13 meat plants in eight states contracting with Packers Sanitation Services paid fines totaling $1.5 million for putting children in critical and often dangerous food... Continue Reading

February 23, 2024
FSA survey assesses food product compliance

Findings from the testing of food products for authenticity, contaminants, and allergens have been published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The survey is targeted to areas of potential risk and where sampling is needed to inform FSA policy and science. It took place in October 2022 and included products from a typical food basket, plus a... Continue Reading

Recalls

February 23, 2024
G.A. Mart Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of H&NATURAL TejoRoot and H&NATURAL Brazil Seed Dietary Supplements Due to the Presence of Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana), a Poisonous Plant Native to Mexico and Central America
February 22, 2024 - San Luis, AZ, G.A. Mart dba H&Natural, is voluntarily recalling 2 lots of H&NATURAL TejoRoot, 10g pills and 2 lots of H&NATURAL Brazil Seed, .167g Seeds to the consumer level. The products have been found via random FDA testing to contain yellow oleander, a poisonous plant native
February 22, 2024
Backstage Center is Issuing a Recall of Approximately 280 Bottles of Alipotec Raiz de Tejocote, Dietary Supplements, that are Labeled with the "Alipotec King" Sticker
Backstage Center is issuing a recall of approximately 280 Bottles of Alipotec Raiz de Tejocote, dietary supplements, that are labeled with the "Alipotec King" sticker. This recall is being initiated because FDA analysis found that the product contains toxic yellow oleander. The recalled product, whi
February 22, 2024
LQNN, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Banh Ba Xa and Banh Pia Products
LQNN Inc., of Garden Grove, California, is voluntarily recalling Banh Ba Xa and varieties of Banh Pia because they may contain undeclared egg. 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. The af
February 16, 2024
Nordic Naturals Issues Voluntary Recall of Baby's Vitamin D3 Liquid Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D3
Nordic Naturals is voluntarily recalling one lot of Nordic Naturals Baby's Vitamin D3 Liquid, 0.76 fl. oz. (22.5 mL), 400 IU (10mcg) D3. This recall is being conducted due to a manufacturing error that resulted in an elevated level of Vitamin D3 dosage or super potent dose. The
affected lot number i