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  • by News Desk
    The possible presence of sanitizers in some half-pint containers of Hiland Dairy brand milk spurred the company to recall 240,000 servings from “institutional customers” in Oklahoma and Texas. A company recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration does not specify what kind of institutional customers are involved. Generally institutional kitchens are defined as… Continue Reading
  • by Jonan Pilet
    Sponsored Editor’s note: In part two of this four-part series with SafetyChain Software, Food Safety News reviews how food firms can become resilient in the face of 2021’s new challenges, how resilience will be needed in reducing supply chain risks. Dr. David Acheson, CEO & president of The Acheson Group, suggests that food firms will need resilience… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    Farmworkers exposed to agricultural pesticides need additional information on how to protect themselves, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Since 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had a Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agriculture that permits farmworkers to identify someone who can request a farm’s pesticide information for their benefit.    In a… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    The European Commission is developing steps to be followed in times of a crisis based on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The contingency plan is a set of procedures to be put in place in times of crises to ensure food supply and food security across the EU. It will cover different food system-related sectors… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A drive to prevent emerging zoonotic risks and diseases such as COVID-19 has been unveiled and is being led by France. The Preventing Zoonotic Diseases Emergence (PREZODE) initiative was announced at the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity on Jan. 11. Zoonotic diseases or zoonoses are caused by germs that spread between animals and people and can… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Nine people died in China after eating food contaminated with 20 to 30 times the lethal dose of a toxin, according to a study. In October 2020, nine people in Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province died after consuming a homemade fermented corn flour product called sour soup for breakfast. The food was contaminated by Burkholderia cocovenenans, which… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Mt,  Sterling, KY-based Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically, pieces of glass and hard plastic, USDA’s  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reports. The frozen NRTE pepperoni hot pockets product was produced from Nov. 13, 2020, through Nov…. Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    At the  FDA’s request, a federal court in Washington State has shutdown a 51-year-old juice maker who was annually supplying 2.9 million apple juice servings to USDA’s national school lunch program. FDA found juice products at Valley Processing at 108 Blaine Ave in Sunnyside, WA, with inorganic arsenic and patulin, both toxins that pose a… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Harvest Meats is recalling its Harvest brand Polish sausage from six Canadian provinces because company officials found it was undercooked. The recall notice does not indicate how much of the sausage is involved. “Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Editor’s Note:  Outgoing FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn spoke on Jan. 6  at the Brazda Breakfast hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy, a Washington D.C. -based think tank.  That turned out to be the morning of the Capitol Hill riot, so Hahn’s remarks did not get much attention. An acting commissioner,  perhaps Janet Woodcock or… Continue Reading