Food Safety News

January 23, 2022
FDA’s 2021 strides: Thinking outside the box to strengthen prevention

– OPINION – Despite the unprecedented challenges we’ve all faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was another important year for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Foods Program. I’d like to highlight some of the strides we made last year in protecting the safety of human foods, which we will continue building on this year.... Continue Reading

January 23, 2022
Danish control finds food transport violations

Danish authorities have found a quarter of companies don’t follow the rules when collecting or delivering food. A Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen) control campaign from May to September 2021 looked at the transport of food at retail level. It did not cover the occasional delivery of food ordered from supermarkets or restaurants. Officials... Continue Reading

January 22, 2022
Smoothies recalled because of natural toxins in raw elderberries

Consumer complaints about smoothies sold online causing illnesses have resulted in the recall of Evive brand smoothies that have raw elderberries. Evive Nutrition Inc, is recalling its “Immunity Super Functional Smoothie” because of the raw elderberries, which contain cyanogenic glycosides, a natural toxin, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The agency reports that the... Continue Reading

January 22, 2022
Publisher’s Platform: Why didn’t health department report deadly hepatitis A outbreak earlier?

– OPINION – Unanswered questions: If the exposure at the restaurant occurred at the end of November 2021, why was the public not alerted until January 2022? For those that became sick, was there a common day or days that they ate at the restaurant? For those that became sick, was there a common food... Continue Reading

Recalls

January 19, 2022
Amy's Kitchen Voluntarily Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in a Single Lot of Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze
Amy's Kitchen is initiating a voluntary Class I recall of Lot 60J0421 of the Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze due to the potential of having trace amounts of milk, which is not declared on the product label. The company is recalling this single lot out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety
January 18, 2022
BCS International Corp. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in "Dr. Snack Goji Berry"
BCS International Corp. Long Island City, NY, is recalling its 4.5 ounce, 6 ounce and 9 ounce containers and 5 pound packages of "Dr. Snack Goji Berry" food treats because they contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatenin
January 18, 2022
Frozen Food Development Recalls Lidl Branded Chopped Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk
Frozen Food Development is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Lidl branded 12-ounce packages of Frozen Chopped Spinach because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail
January 13, 2022
Lily's Sweets Voluntarily Recalls Lily's Peppermint Flavor Baking Chips Due to Undeclared Presence of Soy Lecithin
Lily's Sweets, is voluntarily recalling 18,855 cases of 7-ounce Peppermint Flavor Baking Chips due to the presence of soy lecithin. People who have a severe allergy or sensitivity to soy should not consume these products. The product was a limited holiday seasonal offering available exclusively a