UK Responds to Report of ‘hygiene Failings’ in Slaughterhouses

By | Food Safety News | February 22, 2017
A report about contaminated meat in the United Kingdom by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a London-based nonprofit that says it exists to “expose wrongs and spark change” lacks accuracy, according to the the UK’s Food Standards Agency. 406x250_fsa315“Recent media reports of contaminated meat do not give the complete picture on the condition of meat entering the food chain, or on the work done by the FSA to ensure that the meat we eat is safe,” according to the agency’s response to the Feb. View Full Post
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Hepatitis a Class Action Settled

By | Food Poison Journal | February 21, 2017
The following release was issued today by The Notice Company, Inc.: A Settlement has been reached in the lawsuit entitled Cody Werkmeister v. Hardee’s Restaurants, LLC, Case No. 2015-CP-42-3982, pending in the Court of Common Pleas in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, concerning alleged exposure to the Hepatitis A virus. View Full Post
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Montana House Committee OKs Raw Milk Bill by 12-11 Vote

By | Food Safety News | February 21, 2017
A bill that would allow the sale of unpasteurized raw milk in Montana is scheduled for a second reading before the state’s full House of Representatives today after earning committee approval by a one-vote margin. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-goat-milk-image24057054The House has until March 30 to advance Rep. Nancy Ballance’s House Bill 325 to the Montana Senate for consideration. View Full Post
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‘Final Consumer’ Could Purchase Raw Milk Under Iowa Bill

By | Food Safety News | February 21, 2017
iowacap_406x250Six lobbyists who appear to represent a coalition of agriculture and public health entities in Iowa filed Monday as opponents of Senate File 287, which would allow unpasteurized raw milk to be sold to “a final consumer.” Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa, dropped SF 287 into the hopper of Iowa’s 87th General Assembly Monday, but before it was assigned to committee the opponents were registering against it. View Full Post
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Another 130 Cheese Products Recalled for Listeria; FDA Gagged

By | Food Safety News | February 21, 2017
Another 130 Cheese Products Recalled for Listeria; FDA Gagged FDA just cant say illustration gagMore than 130 additional cheeses and products containing cheeses are under recall because of Listeria monocytogenes found in cheese produced by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. A variety of cheese brands are involved, including Sargento, Sara Lee, Saputo, Dutch Valley and Guggisberg, as well as a variety of store-branded products sold by Meijer, Albertsons, H-E-B and other retailers. View Full Post
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Genki Sushi Scallops Hepatitis a Outbreak in Hawaii

By | Food Poison Journal | February 20, 2017
Genki Sushi Scallops Hepatitis a Outbreak in Hawaii On August 15, 2016, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) identified raw scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai as a likely source of an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak. The product of concern was identified to be Sea Port Bay Scallops (Wild Harvest, Raw Frozen) that originated in the Philippines (states “Product of the Philippines” on the box) and were distributed by Koha Oriental Foods. View Full Post
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Reexamination of “Healthy” Continues with an FDA Public Meeting in March 2017

As we’ve previously reported, FDA has signaled its interest in reviewing the scope and meaning of the nutrient content claim “healthy,” in part as result of a dispute with KIND LLC about label claims for its KIND Bar products. Then last fall FDA released a new guidance document on what constitutes a “healthy” food and proper labeling of such foods, and the Agency simultaneously requested public input on a significant number of questions related to use of this particular claim. View Full Post
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Fail to Comply with Discovery at Your Own Risk

Fail to Comply with Discovery at Your Own Risk 30807004-alimony-word-in-white-3d-letters-on-a-ball-or-sphere-of-money-to-illustrate-financial-spousal-suppor[1]The recent decision in the case captioned R.S. v. W.E., Del Fam. Ct., No. CN10-05981, Kerr, J. (Jan. 4, 2017), warns Family Court litigants that failure to comply with discovery can have consequences. In this case, R.S. (“Wife”) was seeking (among other things) alimony. Leading up to the hearing date her ex-husband, W.E. View Full Post
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Morrisons Recalls Peppered Beef Slices Because of the Presence of Listeria

By | Food Poison Journal | February 20, 2017
Morrisons Recalls Peppered Beef Slices Because of the Presence of Listeria 1820_trhp5hw12j.jpegMorrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product: Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices Pack size: 150g 
‘Use By’ date: 21 February 2017 The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product(s) listed. Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. View Full Post
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