Something to Chew On: FDA, Food, and a Dose of Definitions

By | Food Safety News | February 24, 2017
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
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
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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Cozy Vale (Valley) Creamery Linked to Raw Milk E. Coli Recall

By | Food Poison Journal | February 23, 2017
Cozy Vale (Valley) Creamery Linked to Raw Milk E. Coli Recall Cozy Vale (Valley) Creamery has announced another recall of its raw milk. The Washington State Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered the E. coli contamination in a sample of the dairy’s raw milk, according to the recall notice. Although the implicated raw milk is being removed from retail stores, there is concern consumers may have the milk in their homes because it is not yet out of date. View Full Post
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Does Increased Regulation of E-Cigarettes Threaten to Make the Vaping Industry Go Up in Smoke?

By | Defense Litigation Insider | February 23, 2017
Does Increased Regulation of E-Cigarettes Threaten to Make the Vaping Industry Go Up in Smoke? Dustin Beckley e-cigarette-1301664__340Recently, the Food and Drug Administration has regulated electronic cigarettes, making it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under 18. Similarly, California recently enacted legislation requiring a minimum purchase age of 21 for e-cigarettes. Tobacco critic Stanton Glantz argued in favor of the minimum purchase age, stating that “There’s no question that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as cigarettes are,” he says, “but they’re still dangerous.” Federal regulations have also prohibited e-cigarette retailers from providing free samples to customers and state regulations have required retailers to register and obtain a license. View Full Post
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Second Dairy – Cozy Vale Creamery – Pulls Raw Milk for E. Coli

By | Food Safety News | February 23, 2017
Second Dairy – Cozy Vale Creamery – Pulls Raw Milk for E. Coli For the second time this month unpasteurized raw milk is being pulled from retail dairy cases in Washington because of E. coli contamination. This time it’s Cozy Vale Creamery of Tenino, WA. The Washington State Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered the contamination in a sample of the dairy’s raw milk and is working with the dairy owners to determine the source of the Shiga toxin-producing E. View Full Post
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