A new Department of Health report documents alarming cases where the FDA waited months to issue food recalls that could have protected consumers from sickness and death.
Be aware: The CDC is investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to commercially-produced, prepackaged caramel apples. 29 people. 10 states. Several deaths.
Del Monte issued an apple recall on Wednesday for packaged cut apples and fruit medleys that include cut apples.
It seems we can’t go a week anymore without seeing another scary food recall on the news. Last week it was hummus and 1.8 million pounds of beef. This week’s food recall is walnuts…not one recall, not two, but three walnut recalls.
DO NOT eat hummus or walnuts before reading about these ongoing food recalls — also avoid the ground beef. I know, I know, I always say that — but this time (in addition to many other good reasons!) it’s an e. coli contamination thing. The week’s food safety issues aren’t just bothering 2-legged diners: if you have canine friends, beware the toxic jerky! So, yes, the week’s news does feature some ickiness. But don’t be scared — there’s also some nifty GMO news, plus research on Paleo diets, cheap food, and obesity. Holy guacamole, but there’s much to report this week!
According to a release from the Food and Drug Administration, many hummus products sold at Trader Joe’s, Target and Giant Eagle are being voluntarily recalled due to a possible risk of listeria. Prepared Foods [ … ]
I’ll give it to you straight: this week’s food news isn’t for the faint of heart! Food recalls, food insecurity, corporate SNAP exploitation, and 3-D food printing loom large on the week’s newsfeed. But there’s good news too: Hawaii’s surfers are getting up to some nifty non-GMO activism, and Samuel L. Jackson gives vegan eating (yet another) hefty celebrity boost. So don’t be afraid: read on, for the worst and best news this week in the world of food!
Another study links red meat to cancer, low blood sugar impacts brain health, new vegan mayo company prepares for national launch, and McDonald’s highlights the connection between our dysfunctional food [ … ]
Wondering what the grossest items in your kitchen are? No? I don’t blame you. It’s not something I like to think about, either. Fortunately, there are professionals who concern themselves with gross stuff and they’re willing to tell us about it.
When’s the last time you cleaned your refrigerator? Can’t recall? Then it’s been too long. According to a recent germ study, your kitchens are downright filthy.
The entire season’s worth of honeydew melons and cantaloupes grown and processed by Burch Farms has been recalled after the FDA found listeria on both a honeydew and a cantaloupe. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Reichel Foods is recalling nearly 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible listeria contamination. The ready-to-eat meat and poultry products were included in Armour Active Packs.
The Burch Farms cantaloupe recall for possible listeria contamination was expanded to include nearly 200,000 cantaloupes.