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06-23-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 06/23/2017
"I passed because of my teacher! She is a wonderful person. I learned from her class so much. She explain everything from the book so clear and supported by many examples. English is my second language but it was much easy to understand when I was in her class. I don't have any chance to talk....

Food Trend Friday: Edible Cookie Dough


Posted: 06/23/2017
This week's Food Trend Friday is edible cookie dough! This cookie dough is 100% safe to eat because it's egg-free and it's made with specially treated flour so you don't need to worry about Salmonella or E. coli like traditional cookie dough. To check out an article about edible cookie dough, please click here. ....

Oregon Passes Roadkill Bill


Posted: 06/22/2017
Oregon passed a bill that allows motorists to harvest meat from roadkill. This makes us cringe! To read the news article, please click here. ....

Foodborne Botulism Poisonings Increase


Posted: 06/21/2017
In a report published by the CDC, it states that foodborne botulism poisonings have increased over the past several years. To read the news article, please click here. ....

06-20-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 06/20/2017
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Food Trend Friday: Alternative Flours


Posted: 06/16/2017
This week's Food Trend Friday is alternative flours! With the rise in gluten allergies, you can switch to one of these five different flours in order to provide a safe meal for your guests.  ....

Massive Recall Due to Cross-Contact


Posted: 06/14/2017
3 million pounds of food recalled due to cross-contact. To read the news article, please click here. ....

06-13-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 06/13/2017
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06-12-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 06/12/2017
"I want to say that Dylan was a great instructor. I have taken this class in the past with other instructors and I have to say she was the best I have had. She did a great job teaching the class and keeping it so that people didn't get bored. Everyone in the class said the same thing....

06-09-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 06/09/2017
"The woman who taught us the course needs to be cloned. She is amazing. She kept us well informed, alert, and eager to take the test. I've never had a teacher who cared about the subject they are teaching. Thank you and please thank her." -Mark This comment is about our wonderful instructor Breanne! ....

Food Trend Friday: Activated Charcoal


Posted: 06/09/2017
This week's Food Trend Friday is activated charcoal. From black ice cream to black pizza crusts, what's now called 'goth food' has overtaken rainbow food. To read about activated charcoal, please click here. ....

06-07-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 06/07/2017
"Just wanted to shoot you an email about the class today. Your teacher was fantastic and my whole team really enjoyed the experience. Thanks again for taking good care of us." -Ted Thank you Dylan! ....

Cashews from Aldi Under Recall


Posted: 06/07/2017
A brand of cashews from Aldi are under recall due to the discovery of glass fragments in the containers. To read the full news article, please click here. ....

06-06-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 06/06/2017
"A short background on myself. I was involved with training in one regard or another the last 10 years of my career. I have been teaching/instructing daily to week long classes in front of a few hundred, conservatively. With that said, I'd like to commend Dylan. She did great. She represented your company as a true....

06-06-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 06/06/2017
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Food Trend Friday: Turmeric


Posted: 06/02/2017
This week's Food Trend Friday is turmeric! This spice packs a powerful health punch. To read about it, please click here! ....

Ardent Mills Flour Recall


Posted: 06/01/2017
Ardent Mills flour recall due to presence of E. coli. To view full article, please visit Food Safety News here. ....

05-31-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 05/31/2017
"Class was great and my proctor Micheal was awesome! Just wanted to say thanks!" -Chris  Thank you Michael for all your hard work! ....

05-30-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 05/30/2017
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05-25-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 05/25/2017
"She was amazing... It takes a lot to hold me in a class. She made the class so fun and interesting that I found myself really loving this class. Not sure if I passed, but I did learn so much from her. Thank you for having her! And a big thank you to Breanne for holding my....

05-25-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 05/25/2017
"I forget the name of the proctor I had but she was amazing. She was thorough, direct, and enthusiastic. She was funny, helpful, and knowledgeable; all of which helped in the learning process and I respect her that much more! It was a pleasure learning from her. Everything presented was in a professional and timely manner." -Valerie Great....

05-23-17 Class Feedback


Posted: 05/23/2017
"I wanted to let you know the teacher I had yesterday for my class was wonderful. I actually told her that she reminded me of the way you teach the class. I know she's new because she told me she's been with you for 5 weeks. I just wanted to share some positive feedback. Have a....

05-16-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 05/16/2017
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05-09-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 05/09/2017
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Cinco De Mayo - Tips to Keep it Safe!


Posted: 05/03/2017
Here are some tips to keep your Cinco de Mayo food safe.  Click here to read the article.  ....

05-02-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 05/02/2017
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Food Trend Friday: Avocados


Posted: 04/28/2017
This week's Food Trend Friday is the avocado! Avocados are quickly becoming America's newest food obsession. To read some fun facts about avocados, check out this article here. ....

Listeria Outbreak in New York


Posted: 04/27/2017
More information on the Listeria outbreak at a creamery in New York. To read the full article, please click here. ....

04-25-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 04/25/2017
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Food Trend Friday: Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino


Posted: 04/21/2017
This week's Food Trend Friday is the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino! If you've tried it, let us know what you think! It's only around until April 23. To check out the drink, click here. ....

Chicken & Rice Guys Shut Down Due to E. coli Outbreak


Posted: 04/19/2017
The Chicken & Rice Guys in Boston recently shut down their restaurants and food trucks due to an E. coli outbreak. To read the full article, please click here. ....

04-18-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 04/18/2017
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Allergy Alert for Whole Foods Yogurt Parfaits


Posted: 04/12/2017
Allergy alert for Whole Foods yogurt parfaits. Almonds were discovered in the yogurt, but they were not declared on the label. To read more, please visit the news article here ....

04-11-17 Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 04/11/2017
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Food Trend Friday: Tacos


Posted: 04/07/2017
Tacos are one of 2017's biggest food trends. Click the link below to check out some unique recipes.  21 Fun and Delicious Taco Recipes ....

Robin Hood flour recall due to E. coli


Posted: 04/05/2017
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Obamacare menu labeling requirements start May 5


Posted: 03/30/2017
Obamacare menu labeling requirements start May 5 BY DAN FLYNN | MARCH 30, 2017 Since the U.S.  House could not find any route to repeal it,  Obamacare will likely stand long enough to bring menu labeling into reality on May 5. Menu labeling regulations as written by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were slipped into....

Robin Hood Flour named in public health warning


Posted: 03/30/2017
Robin Hood Flour named in public health warning 25 cases of E. coli O121 with a matching genetic fingerprints BY NEWS DESK | MARCH 29, 2017 Robin Hood All Purpose Flour is the subject of a food recall warning issued by Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Canadians are advised to not eat or....

032817 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 03/28/2017
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Supreme frozen meat pizzas sold at Walmart recalled for Listeria


Posted: 03/23/2017
Supreme frozen meat pizzas sold at Walmart recalled for Listeria BY NEWS DESK | MARCH 16, 2017 RBR Meat Company Inc., located in Vernon, CA, has recalled  approximately 21,220 pounds of frozen pizza product sold at Walmart  that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection....

032117 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 03/21/2017
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USDA kills 73,500 Tyson-bound chickens because of bird flu


Posted: 03/16/2017
USDA kills 73,500 Tyson-bound chickens because of bird flu BY DAN FLYNN | MARCH 8, 2017 For the fourth year in a row, highly pathogenic H7 avian flu has struck birds the United States. A Lincoln County, TN, poultry farm that supplies Tyson Foods took the brunt of avian flu’s return, when 73,500 chickens had to be....

031417 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 03/14/2017
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4 tons of shaved beef contaminated with plastic recalled


Posted: 03/09/2017
4 tons of shaved beef contaminated with plastic recalled BY NEWS DESK | MARCH 7, 2017 After receiving complaints from a retailer, Boston’s F.B. Packing Co. Inc. recalled  8,430 pounds of shaved beef products that may be contaminated with plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported Monday. The....

030717 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 03/07/2017
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Stir fry product recalled for possible Listeria contamination


Posted: 03/02/2017
Stir fry product recalled for possible Listeria contamination BY NEWS DESK | MARCH 2, 2017 Fresno-based Versa Marketing Inc. has recalled  4,089 cases of Fusia Szechuan Stir fry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was distributed only to Aldi stores. Florida state inspectors discovered the problem when they tested a sample....

022817 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 02/28/2017
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Something to chew on: FDA, food, and a dose of definitions


Posted: 02/24/2017
Something to chew on: FDA, food, and a dose of definitions BY TOMMY TOBIN | FEBRUARY 24, 2017 CONTRIBUTED Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology LawSci Forum and is reposted here with permission. To view the original post, click here. Is food medicine? The answer to this simple question....

020217 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 02/21/2017
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Errington cheese back on sale despite Scottish warning, death


Posted: 02/17/2017
Errington cheese back on sale despite Scottish warning, death BY NEWS DESK | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 One of Scotland’s Errington Cheese Ltd.  products returned to the market earlier this week against the wishes of the country’s top food safety agency. Sales of the Errington cheeses were banned in September because of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7....

Golf Courses F&B Staff Needs ServSafe Too!


Posted: 02/15/2017
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021417 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 02/14/2017
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Faces of Food Safety: Meet Michael Partridge of the USDA


Posted: 02/09/2017
Faces of Food Safety: Meet Michael Partridge of the USDA BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE | FEBRUARY 9, 2017 Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Michael Partridge is a Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) serving in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in....

020717 HRFoodSafe Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 02/07/2017
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Organic baby food pouches recalled for botulism risk


Posted: 02/05/2017
Organic baby food pouches recalled for botulism risk BY NEWS DESK | FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling one flavor of PC Organics baby food from retailers nationwide in Canada after a consumer complaint triggered an inspection that revealed the product could contain the toxin that causes botulism poisoning. The recall includes only one lot of President’s....

Seven-layer dip to die for? Keep your Super Bowl buffet safe


Posted: 02/02/2017
Seven-layer dip to die for? Keep your Super Bowl buffet safe BY FRANCINE L. SHAW | FEBRUARY 1, 2017 The holidays have come and gone, and many of us have started the countdown to kickoff Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston. Like so many Americans, I get pretty excited about the Super Bowl – especially if my home team, Pittsburgh....

020117 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 02/01/2017
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HRFoodSafe Presents: PREP Program


Posted: 01/30/2017
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012417 HRFoodSafe Weekly Newsletter


Posted: 01/24/2017
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Fresh, cored pineapple recalled for possible Listeria risk


Posted: 01/21/2017
A grocery chain in the Twin Cities area is recalling fresh-cut, cored pineapple that an unnamed supplier has recalled because of potential contamination with Listeria. Photo illustration It is not known what other retailers, restaurants or institutions may have received the pineapple recalled by the unnamed supplier. Lunds & Byerlys officials did not respond to requests for comment. “Out....

Small recall of chicken salad at Whole Foods stores in east


Posted: 01/19/2017
Attleboro, MA-based Willow Tree Poultry Farm Inc. is recalling 204 pounds of chicken salad products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The consumer ready product containers are labeled as chicken salad with the USDA mark of inspection, but actually contain an egg salad product, according to the Jan....

Frozen turkey dog food recalled for Listeria; people also at risk


Posted: 01/18/2017
Blue Ridge Beef is recalling its frozen, raw turkey pet food from retailers in four states because it a poses a danger to people and their animals because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. “This recall was initiated with FDA inspection and sampling of the product,” according to the company’s recall notice posted on the Food and Drug....

011017 HRFoodSafe Weekly Email


Posted: 01/12/2017
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No recall: Chicken served last month could still cause illnesses


Posted: 01/08/2017
Anyone who ate fajita or gyro dishes made with chicken strips in restaurants in the Cleveland, OH, area in December should monitor themselves for symptoms of Listeria infection in the coming weeks. Ready-to-eat, fully cooked chicken breast strips produced by House of Raeford in Mocksville, NC, and shipped to restaurants in the Cleveland area may have been contaminated with Listeria....

Salmonella outbreak traced to hazelnuts from Oregon farm


Posted: 01/07/2017
Oregon officials are warning consumers to check their homes for hazelnuts from the Schmidt Farm and Nursery farm stand and to immediately discard them because they have been named the cause of a Salmonella outbreak. The warning Friday from the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division reported five people have been confirmed in the outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium. They were....

01/03/17 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 01/03/2017
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Top food safety stories of 2016 include criminal investigations


Posted: 12/27/2016
The editors of Food Safety News have complied this list of major news from 2016. While the year will no doubt be best remember for its presidential election, there were other milestones worth remembering as we prepare to turn the page and begin the New Year. No. 10 — Mike Taylor leaves FDA, heads to the major leagues The....

CDC identifies bacteria that killed 3 who ate church meal


Posted: 12/21/2016
A Thanksgiving Day meal served by a church group in Antioch, CA, that killed three people was evidently contaminated with the bacteria Clostridium perfringens. Photo illustration “Clostridium perfringens is one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the U.S. It can be found in the human intestine without hurting us, but eating food containing large amounts of....

New compliance date for meat, poultry labeling is 01/01/2020


Posted: 12/20/2016
Any new meat and poultry product labeling regulations that are issued next year by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will have a uniform compliance date of Jan. 1, 2020. FSIS has periodically set a uniform compliance date at some point in the future for its food labeling requirements. Previously on Dec. 14, 2004, the uniform compliance....

Eclairs, cream puffs recalled; Salmonella risk in powdered milk


Posted: 12/17/2016
Poppies International Inc. of Battleboro, NC, has launched a nationwide recall of all of its frozen, mini eclairs and cream puffs that were made with custard powder containing affected milk ingredients supplied by Valley Milk Products LLC because of possible Salmonella contamination. “Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in any of our ingredients or in any of....

USDA suggests ‘Best if Used By’ labeling on meat, other foods


Posted: 12/15/2016
New labeling guidance from the USDA that is designed to decrease waste by resolving consumer confusion about “best by” and “sell by” dates on food may also boost in-home food safety practices by providing more specific information. Although infant formula is the only food product that must carry product dating under current federal law, many food companies....

Case count at 260 in outbreak tied to restaurant in upstate NY


Posted: 12/14/2016
A restaurant in a suburb of Rochester, NY, that was closed by health officials the day after Thanksgiving because of reports of illnesses is now thought to have sickened more than 260 people on the holiday. Golden Ponds Restaurant in the Rochester suburb of Greece, NY, is believed to have served 800 to 1,100 meals on Thanksgiving Day....

Mac & cheese sold at Aldi, Dollar Tree recalled for Salmonella


Posted: 12/13/2016
Macaroni and cheese products sold at Aldi and Dollar Tree stores nationwide are under recall because they were made with powdered milk from a manufacturer whose plant and finished products were contaminated with Salmonella. The recall posted Monday with the Food and Drug Administration by Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. indicated the implicated Cheese Club Express and Double Takes branded....

Stonewall Kitchen recalls mixes for tainted powdered milk


Posted: 12/09/2016
A second company has issued a recall of pancake and waffle mixes — this time Stonewall Kitchen — because the FDA found Salmonella at a manufacturing facility where powdered milk for the mixes was produced. The Stonewall Kitchen recall Thursday came a day after the Publix Super Markets grocery store chain recalled some of its store-branded pancake and waffle....

350 sick in outbreak traced to Polish eggs; trade regs eyed


Posted: 12/06/2016
The number of people infected by Salmonella traced to a Polish egg farm has topped 350 with 10 countries now reporting confirmed and probable cases. The victim count has increased substantially since October when the European Food Safety Authority reported 260 illnesses across seven countries between May 1 and Oct. 12 this year. Wozniak Poultry Farms in Poland has....

Church dinner at Legion post on Thanksgiving ends in tragedy


Posted: 11/30/2016
The Antioch, CA Thanksgiving dinner tragedy spread beyond one family to cause at least 19 illnesses including three deaths, local health officials say. All the victims attended a Thanksgiving dinner that served 800. It was put on at the Antioch American Legion Hall by the Golden Hills Community Church with food prepared in private homes. The event was produced....

It’s Thanksgiving Eve, have you calibrated your thermometer?


Posted: 11/23/2016
Editor’s note: A shorter version of this article originally was published by Michigan State University Extension. To contact an expert in your area, visit http://expert.msue.msu.edu, or call 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464). Make sure to purchase — or dig up — your bimetallic, stemmed, instant-read thermometer before you put the bird in the oven. Calibrating your thermometer is....

Dr. Bob’s closes in wake of ice cream recalls for Listeria


Posted: 11/18/2016
California ice cream manufacturer Dr. Bob’s has reportedly closed down operations after federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in the production facility and finished product, spurring secondary recalls of five brands of high-dollar ice cream shipped across the country. Repeated attempts to reach the company and its owner, Robert Small, have been unsuccessful since the operation was named in....

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company EXPANDS Recall Of Select Products Containing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pieces Purchased From Outside Supplier Aspen Hills Due To Possible Health Risk


Posted: 11/14/2016
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, Inc. of Madison, WI is recalling select ice cream products, because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.   To continur reading visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm528929.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ....

11/8/16 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 11/08/2016
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10/26/16 HRFoodSafe "THANKFUL" Newsletter


Posted: 10/26/2016
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10/25/16 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 10/25/2016
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10/18/16 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 10/18/2016
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Cookie Dough Ingredient Recall Expands to More Popular Brands


Posted: 10/13/2016
Cookie Dough Ingredient Recall Expands to More Popular Brands By Staff Late last month, Blue Bell Creameries was hit with yet another product recall due to possible Listeria contamination. The ice cream’s cookie dough ingredient is believed to be the culprit. Now, the same recall includes one large grocery retailer, along with a popular brand of meal replacement....

10/10/16 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 10/11/2016
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Posted: 10/10/2016
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CDC closes flour/E. coli investigation; expects more illnesses


Posted: 09/30/2016
Federal health officials have concluded their investigation involving General Mills flour implicated in an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 63 between December 2015 and now, but they say more people are expected to become ill. Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention again urged consumers nationwide to check their homes....

Victims in three other states linked to E. coli outbreak in Seattle


Posted: 09/20/2016
An E. coli outbreak initially linked to a restaurant in Seattle is now being investigated as a multi-state outbreak with cases confirmed in four states. In addition to seven Washington residents reported last week in connection with the Matador restaurant in Seattle, the outbreak has also sickened people in Colorado, Idaho and New York. Officials with the federal Centers....

Feds offer prizes for innovative ways to fight drug-resistant bacteria


Posted: 09/15/2016
Two federal programs are coordinating on $20 million in prizes for all phases of competition for new, innovative, and novel laboratory diagnostic tests to combat the development and spread of drug-resistant bacteria. Announced Sept. 8 by the National Institutes of Health and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the competition — the Antimicrobial Resistance....

States get $21.8 million from FDA to help farms comply with produce rule


Posted: 09/14/2016
  States looking for financial assistance to help them help farmers comply with FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule recently got some welcome news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA announced that it was awarding $21.8 million to 42 states to help plan, establish and/or enhance produce safety programs. Map of FDA CAP grants to states....

Project explores whether data-mining can predict food recalls


Posted: 09/06/2016
  A research project at the University of Washington to see whether analyzing food product reviews on Amazon.com might help to predict recalls is showing promise, and the team leader hopes it will have practical applications for illness outbreak investigations. Project lead Elaine Nsoesie, Ph.D.., assistant professor of global health at the university’s Institute for Health....

Hepatitis A outbreak linked to smoothies spans 5 states; 51 sick


Posted: 08/31/2016
More than 50 people in five states are confirmed with Hepatitis A infections in an outbreak associated with frozen strawberries from Egypt that were served at Tropical Smoothie Café locations in Virginia. The vast majority of the infected people — 44 — are Virginia residents, according to the Virginia Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control....

Oysters recalled in Canada because of Salmonella


Posted: 08/23/2016
Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling oysters from Canadian retailers because of possible Salmonella contamination. The Prince Edward Island company distributed the Five Star branded oysters to retailers in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. There is a possibility the oysters were distributed to other provinces. logo Five Star....

Lawsuit filed on behalf of 9-year-old boy against New Hampshire beef manufacturers over E. coli outbreak


Posted: 08/18/2016
Child hospitalized after becoming ill from tainted meat. Sarah Monks, a York County, Maine resident, is suing PT Farm, a New Hampshire-based beef manufacturer, after an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak tied to the company made her nine-year-old son so ill that he required hospitalization. Monks and her son are represented by Peter Felmly, of Drummond Woodsum, Attorneys at Law....

Baking mixes recalled nationwide because of E. coli in flour


Posted: 08/15/2016
Kansas company has issued a nationwide recall of baking mixes packaged under more than a dozen brands because they were made with flour from General Mills that has been recalled because it has been linked to an ongoing E. coli O121 outbreak. “The recalled dry mixes were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online sales December 2015 through....

Raw milk — a different kind of choice/life debate


Posted: 08/10/2016
ST. LOUIS — Organizers billed the raw milk debate at the annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection as an “Amicable Exchange of Experts.” Discussing pros and cons of unpasteurized milk, from left, Theodore Beals, Jeffrey Farber, Jeff Kornacki and Joseph Heckman at the IAFP 2016 Conference in St. Louis. Discussing pros and cons of....

Texas puts Blue Bell Creameries on a short leash; imposes fine


Posted: 08/05/2016
Owners of Blue Bell Creameries LP have agreed to pay a fine in Texas in relation to a deadly Listeria outbreak, but possibly more significant is that health officials will have the company on a short leash for 18 months. eyes of texas on Blue BellThe agreement between Blue Bell and the Texas State Department of Health Services requires....

Allergen Alert Expansion: Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits with Trace Peanuts or Almonds


Posted: 08/01/2016
Kwik trip is expanding their recall of Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits for undeclared traces of peanuts and/or almonds. Anyone who is allergic to tree nuts or peanuts could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No allergic reactions have been reported to date. The company’s supplier, Azar Nut Company, initiated a recall of....

Tests pending in Salmonella outbreak traced to whole hogs


Posted: 07/28/2016
Tests pending in Salmonella outbreak traced to whole hogs BY CORAL BEACH | JULY 28, 2016 The number of victims in a Salmonella outbreak traced to pork served at a holiday picnic in Seattle is holding steady at 15, and public health officials think it is likely to stay that way. This photo was posted on the Good Vibe....

Officials suspect ground beef in ongoing E. coli outbreak


Posted: 07/25/2016
Officials suspect ground beef in ongoing E. coli outbreak BY CORAL BEACH | JULY 22, 2016 Since June 12 a dozen people have contracted E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating ground beef in New Hampshire. State and federal officials have not identified the specific source. handling-ground-beef-406All 12 people have been infected with the same strain of E. coli, according....

5000 cases of Poppers Brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks RECALLED


Posted: 07/18/2016
Monogram Appetizers of Plover, Wisconsin is recalling approximately 5000 cases of Poppers Brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, because it may contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Poppers Brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks were distributed nationwide in retail stores....

Kroger Recalls Deluxe S'mores Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Allergens


Posted: 07/11/2016
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has recalled Kroger Deluxe S’mores Ice Cream (48 oz, tub) sold in its retail stores because the product may contain peanuts not listed on the label. Kroger initiated the recall when a supplier, Grain Craft, indicated a raw ingredient may have become contaminated with low levels of peanut residue. People who are allergic....

Bolthouse Farms recalls millions of drinks because of illnesses


Posted: 06/24/2016
Reports of illness from consumers have prompted Bolthouse Farms Inc. to recall 3.8 million bottles of protein shakes and cappuccino beverages across the country. The Bakersfield, CA, company widely known for its “Baby Carrots” posted a recall alert today on its company website and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning consumers to not drink....

Bread mix recalled on fear of E. coli in one of its ingredients


Posted: 06/21/2016
Although the company did not specify the ingredient or name the supplier, Molly & Drew has recalled some of its beer bread mix sold nationwide at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations because of possible E. coli contamination. recalled Molly and Drew brear bread mixThe Sac City, IA, bread company posted the recall on its blog June 17, warning....

Sid Wainer & Son of New Bedford, MA, recent recalls


Posted: 05/31/2016
Sid Wainer & Son of New Bedford, MA is voluntarily recalling Domaine de Provence La Cucina Tart Shells and Domaine de Provence Neutral 3” Cone Tart Shells due to undeclared allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Tree Nuts, specifically Coconut and Eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume....

Which Food Is Most Likely to Give You Salmonella?


Posted: 05/19/2016
Salmonella poisoning, or salmonellosis, is an illness inspired by the consumption of one of over 2,000 foodborne salmonella strains. “Salmonella infection usually occurs when a person eats food contaminated with the feces of animals or humans carrying the bacteria,”saysFoodborne Illness.  Check out the article for further reading:    http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/which-food-is-most-likely-to-give-you-salmonella/ar-BBpWS0p?ocid=se ....

Kroger Recalls Sunflower Products


Posted: 05/05/2016
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products. No customer illnesses have been reported to date....

Pilgrim’s Pride Recall


Posted: 04/27/2016
Pilgrims Pride Corp. is recalling more than 4.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products after consumer complaints and federal confirmation that they contain extraneous material including metal and plastic. The nationwide recall includes more than 20 products and three brands: Gold Kist Farms, Pierce Chicken and Sweet Georgia Brands. As of Tuesday it was...   To continue....

Border Crossings


Posted: 04/04/2016
This Article is by: Michael R. Taylor One of the vivid images that sticks with me from my tenure at FDA is of the port of entry at Nogales, Arizona. There, I saw large trucks from Mexico lined up as far as the eye could see, awaiting entry into the United States‎, many loaded full with fresh produce. I....

Bumble Bee Foods, Tri-Union Seafoods & H-E-B recall canned tuna


Posted: 03/22/2016
Bumble Bee Foods, Tri-Union Seafoods and H-E-B are voluntarily recalling canned chunk light tuna because of possible health risks. “These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed,” the companies said in separate statements. No illnesses have been reported....

Cheese recall! Maytag Blue Cheese.


Posted: 03/08/2016
NEWTON, IOWA – Maytag Dairy Farms is expanding its voluntary recall of “Maytag Blue” blue cheese wedges, wheels and crumbles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer....

Testimonial


Posted: 01/29/2016
Here at HRFoodSafe we are always trying to raise that bar towards our service to always exceed our students expectations. Our mission is simple. To provide Personalize Service, Integrity and Commitment in all we do!    Here is a recent student testimonial:   Bud,  Thank you.  I have to tell you that I this is probably....

Food Safety Regulatory Forecast for 2016


Posted: 01/27/2016
 It’s impossible to say what will be the big food safety story of 2016. The ultimate unpredictable is what foodborne outbreaks will dominate the headlines and how they may impact policy decisions. But we’ve done our best to list the regulatory activities to keep on your radar for the coming year.  FSMA: The Food Safety....

Avoiding Allergens: It’s the Right Thing to Do


Posted: 01/14/2016
Food allergies are a real and growing public health issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 15 million Americans—3.5 to 4 percent of the population—have food allergies. That breaks down to nearly 6 million children and 9 million adults (8 percent of children and 4 percent of adults).[1] The....

Cucumbers Recalled Over Salmonella Fear


Posted: 01/04/2016
Thomas Produce Company of Boca Raton, FL is recalling 174 bulk-packed containers of cucumbers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others infected with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting....

Avoiding Allergens: It’s the Right Thing to Do


Posted: 01/01/2016
Food allergies are a real and growing public health issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 15 million Americans—3.5 to 4 percent of the population—have food allergies. That breaks down to nearly 6 million children and 9 million adults (8 percent of children and 4 percent of adults).[1] The....

Avoiding Allergens: It’s the Right Thing to Do


Posted: 01/01/2016
Food allergies are a real and growing public health issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 15 million Americans—3.5 to 4 percent of the population—have food allergies. That breaks down to nearly 6 million children and 9 million adults (8 percent of children and 4 percent of adults).[1] The....

Celery Product Recall


Posted: 12/04/2015
Celery product recall due to possible E. Coli contamination. For more information, please visit the link below: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/12/major-retailers-recall-celery-products-because-of-possible-e-coli-concerns/#.VmHUl3arTIU ....

Campbell's Spaghettio's Recall


Posted: 11/20/2015
Campbell's Spaghettio's recall due to red pieces of plastic found in some cans earlier this week. These pieces of plastic are potential choking hazards. To read the full article, please visit the link below: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/11/campbells-recalls-355000-cans-of-spaghettios-original-for-potential-choking-hazard/#.Vk9K7HarTIV ....

New Study Reveals Another Source of Cross-Contamination in the Kitchen


Posted: 11/12/2015
A study conducted by the University of Georgia reveals that utensils can add to cross-contamination in the kitchen. The big takeaway from the study is that it's important to wash utensils, graters, cutting boards, dishes, and counter tops between uses in order to stop the spread of foodborne pathogens. To read the full article, please visit the link....

Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Under Recall


Posted: 11/05/2015
Skippy reduced fat peanut butter is under recall due to metal shavings discovered in some jars. If you've purchased this product recently, be cautious! To read more, please visit the article below: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/10/hormel-recalls-some-skippy-reduced-fat-creamy-peanut-butter-spread-for-possible-metal-shavings/#.Vjt60LerTIV   ....

Whole Foods Recall in New England


Posted: 10/30/2015
Whole Foods recall in New England due to possible Listeria contamination. To read more about this issue, here is the link for the full article: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/10/whole-foods-recalls-salads-in-northeast-over-listeria-contamination/#.VjOoWberTIU ....

Dole Spinach Recall in 13 States Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination


Posted: 10/15/2015
There's a Dole spinach recall in 13 states due to a possible Salmonella contamination. Here is a list of the 13 states that have the contaminated product: New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. To read the full article, please visit the link below. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/10/dole-recalls-some-bagged-spinach-for-possible-salmonella-contamination/#.Vh_EAPlViko ....

Foodborne Illnesses Can Be Contagious!


Posted: 10/08/2015
A UK woman was sickened by Norovirus despite not eating the contaminated food. This is because foodborne illnesses can be contagious! It's always good to be aware of the dangers of raw or undercooked food. To read the full article, please visit the link below. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/09/uk-woman-sickened-by-norovirus-from-oysters-despite-not-eating-them/#.Vg1WJflViko ....

Cheerios Recall


Posted: 10/08/2015
Cheerios recall due to accidental inclusion of gluten. If you are gluten sensitive, be aware! To read the full article, please visit the link below.  http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/10/fda-gastrointestinal-problems-reported-from-eating-recalled-cheerios/#.VhaVB_lViko ....

ServSafe Class Feedback!


Posted: 09/23/2015
Name: Don XXXX E-Mail: XXXX Phone: 603-XXX-XXX7 Message: I hope this message can get into the right hands. On September 16th I attended the ServSafe Protection Manager Certification held in Pembroke, NH. The trainer for that day was Breanne Mullen. My reason for writing is to express how impressed I was with Ms. Mullen. I’ve been to many....

Food Safety Fact #1


Posted: 09/11/2015
If foodborne illness was reduced by 10% through safer handling of food, 5 million Americans wouldn't get sick every year. This is why it's very important to get ‪#‎ServSafe‬ certified. If you'd like to learn more ‪#‎FoodSafety‬ facts, check out our Facebook and Twitter! Credit: CDC www.cdc.gov ....

Ground Beef Recall in Western New York


Posted: 09/09/2015
There is a ground beef recall in Seneca County in New York due to a possible E. Coli contamination. To read the full article, please visit: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/09/small-amount-of-ground-beef-recalled-in-ny-for-possible-e-coli-contamination/#.VfCzVRFViko. ....

Frozen Corn Recall


Posted: 09/02/2015
Frozen corn recall in NY, NJ, PA, VT, MA, IN, OH, KY, MD, VA, NC, FL, MS, and LA. Check your frozen corn if you live in these states! To read the full article, visit: ‪http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/08/frozen-corn-distributed-under-four-labels-recalled-for-listeria-risk/#.VecYMPlViko   ....

Back to School Food Safety Tips


Posted: 08/29/2015
It's back to school time! Below is an interesting article about how to insure your child's packed lunch is food safe. #HRFoodSafe #FoodSafety http://cedarspringspost.com/2015/08/28/back-to-school-food-safety-tips/ ....

Coriander Powder Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination


Posted: 08/21/2015
Deep Coriander Powder was issued a recall after FDA routine testing discovered traces of salmonella. To read the full article, visit the link below.  http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/08/coriander-powder-recalled-for-possible-salmonella-contamination/#.VddSJvlViko ....

Common Food Safety Myths Debunked!


Posted: 08/19/2015
A common belief is that it's alright to thaw frozen meat at room temperature on the counter or in the sink, but it's actually unsafe to do so since bacteria grows faster at room temperature. To read about more food safety myths, visit the link below! http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/basics/myths/index.html   ....

ServSafe Class Schedule for the Week of August 24th!


Posted: 08/17/2015
Monday August 24th - Boston MA & Marlboro MA Tuesday August 25th - Springfield MA Wednesday August 26th - White River Junction VT & Burlington MA Thursday August 27th - Portsmouth NH To register for any of the above classes, please visit this link: http://www.hrfoodsafe.com/servsafe-sign-up.php We hope you can join us! ....

ServSafe class feedback - Danvers 5/7/15


Posted: 05/08/2015
Hi Bud, I just wanted to give you some really positive feedback about the class yesterday. I thought that Breanne was a fantastic instructor. She did a really great job! Thanks, Heather  ....

Let us bring the class to you!


Posted: 05/04/2015
Can't make it to a class?  Let us bring it to you!  English or Spanish classes anywhere in New England at no additional charge!  Email Bud@HRFoodSafe.com for details. ....

ServSafe class schedule for the week of May 4th!


Posted: 04/27/2015
ServSafe class schedule for the week on May 4th!  Andover, Boston, Danvers, Woburn and Worcester MA as well as Hartford CT and Concord NH.  Spanish class in Boston on 5/4.  Visit us at www.HRFoodSafe.com for our complete class schedule and to register.  We hope you can join us!  #HRFoodSafe ....

ServSafe class schedule for the week of April 27th!


Posted: 04/20/2015
ServSafe class schedule for the week of April 27th.  Boston, Marlboro, Plymouth and Springfield MA as well as Portsmouth NH and White River Junction VT!  Visit us at www.HRFoodSafe.com for our complete class schedule and to register.  Remember...classes of 5 or more we can come to you! ....

Drug-Resistant Stomach Bug Spreading Across the U.S


Posted: 04/02/2015
A recent, rapid spread of a diarrhea-causing bug that is immune to medicine has caused government health officials to issue a warning to travelers about their hygiene.  Once again highlighting the issue of drug resistant infections in the U.S., the warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came less than a week after the White....

ServSafe class schedule for the week of April 6th!


Posted: 04/01/2015
ServSafe class schedule for the week of April 6th.  Andover, Boston and Danvers MA as well as Hartford CT. Visit us at www.HRFoodSafe.com for our complete class schedule as well as register.  We hope you can join us!  #HRFoodSafe     ....

ServSafe class schedule for the week of March 30th!


Posted: 03/23/2015
ServSafe class schedule for the week of March 30th. Boston, Seekonk and Springfield MA as well as Portsmouth NH. Visit us at www.HRFoodSafe.com for our complete class schedule and to register. We hope you can join us! ‪#‎HRFoodSafe‬   ....

3 Kansas hospital patients die of ice cream-related illness


Posted: 03/14/2015
DALLAS (AP) — The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the Texas icon's first product recall in its 108-year history. Five people, in all, developed listeriosis in Kansas after eating products from one production line at the Blue Bell creamery in Brenham, Texas, according to....

ServSafe class schedule for the week of March 16th!


Posted: 03/09/2015
ServSafe class schedule for the week of March 16th!  Boston and Hyannis MA.  Cannot make it to class?  Let us bring the class to you.  5 or more anywhere in New England at no additional charge.  Email us at Bud@HRFoodSafe.com for more information.  You can register for a class or find our....

ServSafe class schedule for the week of January 19th!


Posted: 01/12/2015

ServSafe class schedule for the week of January 19th! &   Boston, Hyannis and Raynham MA as well as Portland ME and Manchester NH.&   Visit us at www.HRFoodSafe.com for our complete class schedule and to register.&  We hope you can join us! &   #HRFoodSafe


ServSafe class schedule for the week of May 4th!


Posted: 04/27/2014
ServSafe class schedule for the week on May 4th!  Andover, Boston, Danvers, Woburn and Worcester MA as well as Hartford CT and Concord NH.  Spanish class in Boston on 5/4.  Visit us at www.HRFoodSafe.com for our complete class schedule and to register.  We hope you can join us!  #HRFoodSafe   ....

300 sickened on Royal Caribbean cruise ship


Posted: 01/26/2014
U.S. health officials are expected to board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in the Virgin Islands on Sunday to investigate a possible outbreak of highly contagious norovirus that has sickened more than 300 passengers and crew members.  The Explorer of the Seas ship stopped part way through a 10-day cruise from Cape Liberty, N.J., to the....

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