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Nearly 200K Pacifiers Recalled

A popular baby product company, Munchkins, recently issued a pacifier and pacifier clip recall. According to the company and to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  the pacifiers pose a choking risk to youngsters.  The recalled products were sold nationwide, both online and in big name stores like Target, Walmart, and Babies R Us, -->

The Hidden Ingredient Lurking in Your Cheese: WOOD PULP

In February 2016 shocking headlines surfaced across the country claiming cheese a number of well known corporations included filler in their cheese products. The filler of choice?  Wood Pulp and Saw Dust. One of the corporations, Castle Cheese co, shocked customers when executives from the company plead pled guilty to “aiding and abetting the introduction -->

The Cause of E. Coli Outbreaks at Chipotle Still a Mystery

The Center for Disease Control released a statement summarizing their investigation into the cause of the Chipotle Outbreak that sickened 60 people in 14 states was inconclusive. There were no deaths associated with the outbreak but 22 of the victims were hospitalized.  Chipotle responded to the disastrous situation by implementing new safety protocols to reduce -->

FDA Exploring Possible Implications of Caffeine Laced Foods

FoodSafetyNews.com recently published an article highlighting the FDA’s inquiry into a peanut butter product manufactured by “STEEM,” a Greenfield, MA company. You’ll fine many of the expected peanut butter ingredients in “STEEM” with an exception: green coffee extract. Each serving packs as much caffeine as up to two cups of coffee.  According to the company -->

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 -->

Fewer Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Being Reported, Few Being Solved

The U.S. Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) released its most recent summary of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States. The reports found that 818 foodborne outbreaks were reported in the US in 2013, which is consistent with the 800-850 outbreaks reported in past years. The number of reported outbreaks has actually declined in -->

FOOD RECALL on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese due to Potential Metal Contaminate.

Earlier this week The FDA announced that Kraft Food Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 6.5 Million boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, after it was revealed they have potentially been contaminated with metal pieces The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used -->

Food Poisoning can even lurk on the OUTSIDE of food packaging.

Did you know that 3 out of 4 store chickens are contaminated with the bacteria campylobacter? The bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, and is the most common cause of food poisoning! Good hygiene is the most important thing to remember when handling chicken. This starts the moment that you pick it -->

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 -->

Why Did Last Night’s Chicken Make You Sick?

Each year, contaminated food sickens 48 million Americans. 28,000 of those are hospitalized, and 3,000 die as a result. The pathogen Salmonella is both common and potentially lethal. It infects more than a million Americans each year, sending 19,000 victims to the hospital, and killing more people than any other food-born pathogen. A recent U.S.D.A. -->

Massive Food Recall Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergens

A massive food recall involving peanut contamination is being called the most widespread series of allergy-related recalls in history. The recall includes more than 350,000 pounds of seasoned beef, poultry, and pork products. But meat is not the only type of product involved in the recall. MorningStar Farms black bean burgers are also included. The -->

Top 10 Foods That Are Choking Hazards for Kids

112,000 kids went to the ER between 2001 and 2009 because of choking incidents, according to a new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. That’s about 34 kids per day! Choking is one of the leading causes on injury in children, and a leading cause of death in kids under 3. The average age for a -->

10 Tips for Safe Grilling This Season

The weather is getting nicer and it’s tempting us to head outside and start grilling! Grilling can be a fun family event, but if proper precautions are not taken, it can lead to serious injuries. Make sure you follow these basic tips for safe grilling this season! 1.    Fire: Fire can be extremely destructive! Always -->

Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Some Varieties of Kraft And Polly-O String Cheese And String Cheese Twists Due to Premature Spoilage

According to the FDA on October 25, Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of its Kraft & Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 to -->

FDA Food Safety Inspections Suspended During Government Shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, the FDA has suspended its safety inspection program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service will continue manning every meat production facility with full-time inspectors. The bulk of the FDA food inspectors have been deemed non-essential, so will inspect few if any food facilities until Congress and the -->

FDA Airs Plan to Strengthen Rules for Imported Foods

According to the FDA, the agency’s first public meeting on imported food safety rules in taking place in Washington D.C. Approximately 15% of the total U.S. food supply is imported from other countries and many of the recent recalls have raised concern among the public as to whether or not these imported foods are safe. -->

7 Foods Most Likely to Make You Sick

At least 9 million people in the U.S. suffer from a foodborne illness every year. There tends to be a spike in illnesses during the warmer seasons, which is likely due to the fact that people are cooking outside more and are leaving food out for unhealthy periods of time. There are many ways to -->

F.D.A Proposes Rules to Enforce U.S. Standards for Imported Food

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would require food importers such as Walmart and Cargill to ensure that their foreign manufacturers follow American food safety standards in an effort to prevent contamination and illness. Shockingly, about 15% of the food that we as Americans consume comes from overseas, including over -->

Food Co. Recalls Gouda Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

According to the FDA on June 3, Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company LLC of Trumansburg, NY is recalling 12 wheels of GOUDA cheese manufactured on December 20, 2012. he results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration product sampling revealed the presence of GOUDA Cheese contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Type 1. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism -->

China’s Food Play Extends Its Reach, Already Mighty

A growing amount of food that is commonly consumed by Americans is imported from China. These types of food range from canned tuna to fresh vegetables and apple juice. By the end of last year, 4.1 billion pounds of food products were imported from China. When Smithfield Foods, one of the largest old pork producers -->