Listeria Risk in Cheese Causes Chicken Wrap Recall

By | Food Poison Journal | February 24, 2017
Screen Shot 2017-02-24 at 1.16.43 PMThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that meat and poultry wraps  produced by JLM Manufacturing, a Shelby Township, Mich. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have been consumed and are past their “Best by” dates. View Full Post
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Trump Administration Calls Out Recreational Marijuana

By | Cannabis Law Now | February 24, 2017
Yesterday, Sean Spicer attempted to call out a difference between medical and recreational marijuana at the federal level.  He clearly does not understand that ALL marijuana is federally illegal.  Further, he made a poor and factually incorrect analogy by comparing the current opioid abuse crisis to marijuana use.   View Full Post
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South Dakota Scraps Attempted COOL Comeback

By | The Daily Intake | February 24, 2017
As previously covered on this blog, mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) rules for beef products have long been the subject of controversy and challenge, culminating in a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that the COOL requirements violate U.S. trade obligations to Canada and Mexico, and Congress repealing COOL as of December 21, 2015.  View Full Post
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Something to Chew On: FDA, Food, and a Dose of Definitions

By | Food Safety News | February 24, 2017
Something to Chew On: FDA, Food, and a Dose of Definitions Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology LawSci Forum and is reposted here with permission. To view the original post, click here. Is food medicine? The answer to this simple question is surprisingly complicated. illustration something to chew on gumThe name of the Food and Drug Administration seems to distinguish between foods and drugs. View Full Post
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Montana House OKs Some Raw Milk Sales, Sends Bill to Senate

By | Food Safety News | February 24, 2017
Montana House OKs Some Raw Milk Sales, Sends Bill to Senate With strong support from Republican members, the Montana House of Representatives approved a bill to allow the sale of unpasteurized raw milk by more than a two-to-one margin this week. raw milk for sale signRep. Nancy Ballance’s House Bill 325 now goes to the Montana Senate for consideration. Balance, a Republican, joined with 55 other members of the GOP and 13 Democrats to approve the legislation with a 69-30 vote. View Full Post
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Canada Offers Beef Irradiation As Another Tool for Food Safety

By | Food Safety News | February 24, 2017
Canada Offers Beef Irradiation As Another Tool for Food Safety RaduraThe government of Canada’s announcement this week of changes to its food and drug regulations to permit irradiation of ground beef was not a surprise. It was a long time coming, though, with industry having requested the change in 1998. Canada has already approved radiation to treat potatoes, onions, wheat, flour, spices and seasoning preparations. View Full Post
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Dog Food Meat Supplier Aces Inspection; Investigation Ongoing

By | Food Safety News | February 24, 2017
Dog Food Meat Supplier Aces Inspection; Investigation Ongoing The Food and Drug Administration has completed its investigation into the supplier that furnished meat used in recalled canned dog food that was found to contain the animal euthanasia drug pentobarbital. inspectorman-iphoneAs yet unidentified, the supplier provides meat used in Evanger’s brand Hunk of Beef and Nutripack’s Against the Grain Pulled Beef brand dog foods, both of which are under recall. View Full Post
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The Week in Weed: February 24, 2017

By | The Blunt Truth | February 23, 2017
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Oklahoma Bill Proposes Rules for Medical Marijuana (Insurance Jounal: News, 22 February 2017) Oklahomans won’t vote until next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana, but a state lawmaker has already introduced legislation that would set the framework if sales of the drug are approved. View Full Post
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