#Food Safety

Hancock County food pantry has new home

ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - One of the largest food pantries in Hancock County has found a new home. Loaves and Fishes in Ellsworth is moving from its 1,200 square foot building on the Bucksport Road to an 8,000 square foot facility on Route 1. “It’s like the difference between your...
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California Judge Rules Prop 12 Enforcement Should Stop, Ag Industry Celebrates

Roughly 20 days into the enforcement of California’s Proposition 12, a California judge is putting the stops on the law. The Superior Court for Sacramento County in California issued its ruling on January 21, citing the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is more than two years late of finalizing rules and regulations.
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Clinton County eateries inspected

The following information is obtained from the Clinton County Health Department and is compiled from inspection reports. Violations are either critical or non-critical. Critical violations are more likely to contribute to food contamination, illness or an environmental health hazard, including inadequate cooking of food items or poor personal hygiene. For...
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High levels of PFAS chemicals found in 34 NJ drinking water systems affecting 500K+ people

Dozens of New Jersey water systems that serve a combined 500,000 residents exceeded new stringent standards last year for PFAS, a family of chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other ailments, environmental officials said Tuesday.  Higher levels were found in 34 community water systems, including several in Bergen County that now face millions of dollars in...

This Claim Will Make You Want To Wash Your Grocery Store Produce

We've all heard the advice: Always wash your produce, especially ready-to-eat items with an edible exterior like apples or lettuce. But why exactly do we need to? At most supermarkets, crops that grow on the ground come pre-cleaned. Most stores also have misters that spray the produce with water. In some cases, that's not enough.

California court delays enforcement of Prop 12

The Superior Court for Sacramento County in California announced that the state must halt enforcement of Proposition 12 for six months because the California Department of Food and Agriculture is more than two years late finalizing regulations. Since its passage, producers have been opposed to California’s proposed rules for Prop...

Check Your Freezer, This Popular Frozen Mac 'N Cheese Was Just Recalled

Amy's Kitchen just issued a voluntary recall of a single lot of its Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze. The company fears the product—meant to be gluten and dairy-free—contains trace amounts of milk not declared on the product label. The company is recalling thousands of cases out of an abundance of caution in the hopes of avoiding a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction from consumers.

Sandwiches recalled in Canada after testing finds Listeria contamination

HQ Fine Foods is recalling certain Quality fast foods brand and Hygaard Fine Foods Ltd. brand sandwiches from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. The recalled products have been sold nationwide in Canada. Recalled Products:. Brand Product...

Health Risk Prompts Frozen Spinach Recall From Astoria Market

ASTORIA, QUEENS — Astorians who bought frozen, chopped spinach from a local grocery store should double check the package before using it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned. Lidl's 12-ounce bags of frozen, chopped spinach are being recalled over possible listeria contamination, the FDA said, noting that the...

Amy’s Kitchen Mac And Cheese Recalled For Mislabeling

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A brand of mac and cheese is under recall due to a mislabeling problem. Amy’s Kitchen is recalling thousands of cases of “Vegan Organic Rice Mac and Cheeze.” (Photo Credit: The company says those boxes could contain milk, but it’s not declared on the label. The recalled product is sold in eight ounce packaging and has a “Best Before” date of 10/2023. The UPC code is 42272-00043, along with the lot code 60J0421. The product can be returned for a full refund. For more information on this recall, visit the FDA’s website here.

Multi-agency group continues work despite staffing challenges during pandemic

The pandemic has stretched resources for the group, but the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) has developed an interim plan and is continuing with its work. The organization was launched in 2011 when three U.S. agencies — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration,...

Frozen spinach sold at Maryland Lidl stores recalled

Lidl-branded frozen chopped spinach products that were sold in Maryland are being recalled. According to the Food and Drug Administration, Frozen Food Development is pulling packages of frozen chopped spinach because of potential listeria contamination. The 12-ounce bags have a sell-by date of Sept. 10, 2023, and are marked with...

Check Your Fridge for These Recalled Bagged Salad Products

Hip2Save may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. Read our full disclosure policy here. This recall is taking hundreds of products off the shelves. There have recently been several recalls of bagged lettuce products – including those from popular brands Dole and Fresh Express – due to potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. This bacteria can cause “serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems” according to the FDA.
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10 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should Never Put In Your Mouth Again, Expert Warns

Research has shown that most cancers can be prevented. Scientists now estimate that 60 percent to 70 percent of cancers are all preventable through currently available information and simple changes in diet and lifestyle. With that encouraging statement in mind, this article addresses changes you can make in your day to day dietary lifestyle that will not only improve your health, but help you to avoid toxins that can increase your chance of cancer.

Toxic chemical in Mahwah water system exceeds state limit

Residents are being advised to use a filter system before drinking tap water. Residents in Mahwah have been informed by the Mahwah Water Department that the level of PFOS in Well #19 exceeded the state limit. PFOS is part of a family of substances commonly referred to as PFAS, or “forever chemicals.” They’re becoming evident in water systems across New Jersey and are causing concern because of their potential link to serious health issues.

Some sliced meats saltier than seawater, claims new research

New research claims most sliced meats are “dangerously high” in salt, with one in three products failing to meet the national salt reduction targets, and one in four saltier than Atlantic seawater. Research by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has revealed that two...

Frozen smoothie product recalled over possible cyanide poisoning risk

A Canadian brand of frozen smoothie starter cubes is recalling one of its products after consumer reports concerning possible cyanide poisoning risks. Evive Nutrition Inc. is recalling Evive brand Immunity Super Functional Smoothie from the marketplace due to the presence of raw elderberries, which contain cyanogenic glycosides, a natural toxin.

Amy’s Kitchen Vegan Rice Mac & Cheese Recalled for Trace Amounts of Milk

The organic frozen food company, Amy’s Kitchen, has issued a voluntary recall on their Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze after a third-party laboratory found trace amounts of milk protein in one of the cases. The recall announcement, made last week, affects 15,625 cases of the frozen meal that are in distribution at retailers across the nation.
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Hostess rewards frontline workers with ‘Thank You’ bonus

Hostess brands, Twinkies, pandemic, sweet snacks, Donettes, cupcakes, COVID-19, British retail consortium, US Department of Labour Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The North American sweet snacks giant rewarded nearly 2,000 bakery and distribution centre employees for their hard work to get products out during the pandemic. The North American sweet...