Food Safety News

September 24, 2020
Water and chemicals that never go away are subjects of Consumer Reports cover story
The new Consumer Reports soon hitting mailboxes returns to one of CR’s old mainstays—Safe drinking water. In short order, it teaches how to check on your tap water, discloses test results for 45 bottled water brands, and runs down the facts on water filters. It was 45 years ago that Consumer Reports (CR) helped Congress enact... Continue Reading
September 24, 2020
FDA action on ‘high risk’ foods settles lawsuit brought by Center for Food Safety
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this week issued a proposed rule naming certain high-risk foods, it also settled a 2018 lawsuit with the Center for Food Safety that requires FDA to meet deadlines and reporting requirements as mandated by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA’s proposed rule establishing additional traceability... Continue Reading
September 24, 2020
WHO wants data on mercury in fish
The World Health Organization (WHO) is requesting data on methylmercury and total mercury in certain fish species. Fish types for which maximum limits have already been established are excluded. People are mainly exposed to methylmercury when they eat fish and shellfish that contain the compound. It can adversely affect a baby’s growing brain and nervous... Continue Reading
September 23, 2020
Salmonella finding prompts recall of dried, imported, edible fungus
A California company has initiated a recall for imported dried fungus because state officials found Salmonella in the food product. Wismettac Asian Foods Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA, is recalling Shirakiku brand imported dried fungus, also known as black fungus or kikurage, from restaurants in 31 states, the District of Columbia and one Canadian province.... Continue Reading

Recalls

September 23, 2020
Wismettac Asian Foods Voluntarily Recalls Dried Fungus Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination
Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA is issuing a voluntary recall for Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in yo
September 21, 2020
GHSW, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Egg Allergens
GHSW, LLC. is voluntarily recalling 1512 units of Trader Joe's Southwest Style Sweet Potato Sauté Bowl due to undeclared milk and egg allergens in the dressing that are not declared on the label. People who are allergic to milk and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction
September 17, 2020
Homestead Creamery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in Chocolate Ice Cream Quart
Homestead Creamery of Wirtz, VA is recalling one lot of Homestead Creamery chocolate ice cream quarts, dated 5/13/2021, because it may contain undeclared pecans. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume t
September 16, 2020
Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc., an Attleboro, Mass. establishment is recalling approximately 6,890 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.