Monthly Archives March 2017

Make Mine Chocolate, others seek to make Easter safer for all

Public health officials warn against it. Animal welfare groups are opposed to it. Year after year it causes hundreds of human illnesses and agonizing deaths for baby chicks, ducks and rabbits. But every spring the practice is resurrected. Giving live animals as Easter gifts has been a tradition for decades, but for the 15th year,... Continue Reading Read More

Positive Listeria test results spur ice cream recall in Canada

Foodservice operations in Canada are being warned not to serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corp. because federal tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled the Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, according to a notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency... Continue Reading Read More

Updated Food Recall Warning (Listeria monocytogenes) – Chef Destinations, Frankly Fresh Salads and Fresh St. brands Fresh Guacamole and 7 Layer Dip

Distribution - British Columbia. Recalling firm - Frankly Fresh Salads Inc., H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. Read More

Our battle with Gwyneth: cookbook edition

The coverage of extension associate Katrina Levine’s research on cookbook food safety messages took an unexpected turn yesterday. Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘people’ weighed in. By ‘people’ I think it’s the folks who published her cookbooks. It started with a string of … Continue reading Read More

Food Recall Warning (Listeria) – Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup

Distribution – Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Possibly National. Recalling firm – Central Smith Creamery.

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A Day in the Life of an Inspector: Is that a dead goat?

I’ve been in the food service industry all of my life. As a child, I remember spending the warm summer days sitting on the front porch of my Grandma’s country store – a convenience store of yesteryear – in Harrisonville, PA. When I was a few years older, my parents owned a small grocery store... Continue Reading Read More

Publisher’s Platform: The president and safe food

Since taking office, President Trump has instituted a freeze on federal employees and the same on new or pending regulations.  He signed an Executive Order setting up a task force within agencies to repeal old rules. The President has also asked for a $54 billion increase in military spending that will likely be offset by... Continue Reading Read More