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Have a Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!

This weekend we pay tribute to workers everywhere. Please enjoy a safe, happy Labor Day weekend. Looking for Labor Day safety tips? Check out the links below: Firework Safety Rural Roads and Summer Joy Rides  – Road Safety Food Safety       

Warning! Whole Foods Recall

If you reside in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire of New Jersey and shop at Whole Foods please take note!  Whole Foods Curry Chicken Salad and Deli Chicken salad sold prepackaged, at salad bars, in sandwiches, and in chef’s cases have been recalled. The recall was issued due to potential Listeria -->

Recall: Bell & Evans Gluten Free Chicken Breast Nuggets

A Pennsylvania company, Bell & Evans, has recalled 20,000 pounds of chicken nuggets. According to officials, the nuggets could potentially cause food poisoning. A sample tested positive for Staphylococcal bacteria. Staphylococcal bacteria may cause Staphylococcal food poisoning, a gastrointestinal illness. The toxins in staphylococcal bacteria are typically fast acting. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, -->

Human Salmonella Outbreak: 181 Infected

The CDC is investigating a multi state outbreak of human Salmonella infections. According to the most recent reports, 181 people have been infected and 33 have been hospitalized. The outbreak has affected 40 states, including New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The outbreak is believed to be linked to contact with live poultry. 86% of -->

FDA: A Draft Guidance on Mandatory Recall Authority

With an abundance of information shared on the web and available at our fingertips, it’s easier than ever to receive information about things that affect our health and the health of our families. The FDA is now reaching out to the public regarding its protocols, and the way information is obtained and shared. The FDA -->

Food Safety: How to Reduce your Risk of Listeria.

There have been multiple recent news reports of food recalls due to possible contamination of the organism Listeria monocytogenes, but what is Listeria, and how can it affect you? Listeria has the strongest effect on children, frail or elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. It can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, meningitis, and in -->

Tuna Fish Recall at Stop & Shop and Giant

Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets have each posted the following tuna fish recalls on their websites: Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna Pouches: Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water – 2.5 OZ Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water – 5 OZ Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water-Shipper – 2.5 OZ Bumble Bee Prime -->

September is National Food Safety Education Month!

September is National Food Safety Education Month, which seeks to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education, including proper food handling procedures, and other food safety topics.  While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness -->

RECALL: Kraft American Singles

According to the FDA website, Kraft has recalled its Kraft American Singles because a supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards which could result in premature spoilage. The affected product is limited to four varieties with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and -->

Nut Butter Recalls

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses associated with these nut butters. The butters were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands -->