Monthly Archives February 2019

Publisher’s Platform: Is it ‘reckless misconduct’ to grow, process and sell romaine lettuce?

Opinion We have a romaine E. coli case in Idaho of a young man who suffered a severe case of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), was hospitalized for a month and incurred nearly $250,000 in medical expenses and lost wages. He has a risk of future kidney complications, (including a transplant), but not likely to meet... Continue Reading Read More

UK investigates outbreak linked to mayonnaise; product distributed in Europe

Authorities in the United Kingdom are investigating a foodborne outbreak linked to avocado oil mayonnaise. It is suspected to be caused by too low acidity due to a production error leading to absence of vinegar in the product prompting a mold and Salmonella risk. The outbreak is linked to a recall made this week in... Continue Reading Read More

Pet owners file civil suits against Hill’s Pet Nutrition in relation to dog deaths

Pet owners have filed a total of three separate civil lawsuits in federal court against Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. following the company’s recent admission that some of its pet foods contained excessive levels of Vitamin D. The consumers are seeking class action status. The named plaintiffs in the three lawsuits allege that their dogs became... Continue Reading Read More

Food Recall Warning (Listeria monocytogenes) – Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kits

Distribution - New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Possibly National. Recalling firm - Industry. Read More

Six-month old Salmonella outbreak from raw turkey continues to expand

The deadly multistate outbreak of multiple drug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products continues to expand, according to the latest update from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The outbreak dates back to last July and the most recent of four associated recalls occurred only two weeks ago.  According... Continue Reading Read More

Officials haven’t named supplier behind yeast recalls affecting dozens of brands

More than 80 yeast products sold under dozens of brands are being recalled because of an undeclared peanut ingredient, which suggests a common supplier, according to Canadian officials. However, the government is not naming that supplier. A consumer report of an allergic reaction to Indigo Packaged Goodness brand yeast spurred the initial recall on Feb.... Continue Reading Read More

Woman eats 50 cherries at one go, experiences “blood-coloured” poop & faints in toilet

Pui Fun of World of Buzz writes that cherries are an amazing fruit that has lots of nutrients but eating too much of it isn’t a good idea either, as proven by this 32-year-old lady in Chongqing, China.  According to … Continue reading Read More