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K2D Foods Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O103 Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:15
K2D Foods, doing business as (DBA) Colorado Premium Foods, a Carrolton, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103.

April 24th is International Noise Awareness Day

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:27
According to a map produced from a National Parks Service’s Natural Sounds project, the eastern half of the United States is louder than the west. This makes sense, when you consider how populated and congested the eastern states are compared to the west coast. Point in fact, New Yorkers cited noise as the leading complaint to the city’s life-quality hotline. Some of the quietest places, according to American Scientist.org, are the Mojave Desert (when the wind is not blowing) and the Olympic National Park in Washington state, “home to a secluded spot that a sound ecologist dubbed ‘one square inch

Weis Markets Issues Recall for Undeclared Egg Allergen In WQ Banana Puddin Ice Cream

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:06
Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for its Weis Quality Banana Puddin Ice Cream (48oz) since the product's ingredient label fails to list an egg allergen due to a supplier error. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no reports of illness from customer's consuming this product to date.

Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz Due to Unexpected Solidified Ingredient in Product in the US

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:37
Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a limited voluntary recall in the United States of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz cookies. This voluntary recall is being conducted because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient. Some reports of potential adverse health effects have been received.

Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is Voluntarily Recalling Frozen Ground Tuna Imported from JK Fish, Because it may Potentially be Contaminated with Salmonella

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:45
Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is Voluntarily Recalling Frozen Ground Tuna Imported from JK Fish, Because it may Potentially be Contaminated with Salmonella. The frozen product, individually packaged in clear plastic one-pound bags, is sold in white wax 20 lb. boxes. The product is only sold as a wholesale case with twenty bags in each case. The lot numbers are z266, z271 and z272.

Hercules Candy LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cashew Brittle Bits

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:40
Hercules Candy LLC . of East Syracuse, NY, is recalling its 4 ounce packages of Cashew Brittle Bits because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled Cashew Brittle Bits were distributed from the brick and mortar retail in East Syracuse and nationally through the website www.herculescandy.com.

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nut in Limited Quantities of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Chunky Monkey Pint

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:39
Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints, which may inadvertently contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list. Both affected products include a "Contains Walnuts" and a "May contain other tree nuts" label on the back of the pack. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled products.

Renovation 101

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:14
Three environmental health hazards to consider when you "do it yourself" You have probably seen this familiar home improvement storyline on TV: Homeowners are excited about knocking down walls and transforming their property into the home of their dreams when (wait for it), they run into an environmental complication that requires expert remediation. Although many homeowners take on remodeling projects to save money, they can be costly and potentially dangerous. So before you grab the sledgehammer, learn about environmental issues in older homes and safe remediation practices.   Carbon monoxide is another possible environmental exposure in homes Carbon monoxide (CO)

Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Product Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 20:15
Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Carrau, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Denver Processing LLC Recalls Raw Pork and Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 19:15
Denver Processing LLC, a Denver, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 13,865 pounds of raw pork and beef products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours.

Yoakum Packing Co. Recalls Venison Sausage Products Due to Mislabeling

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 20:01
Yoakum Packing Co., a Yoakum, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 12,388 pounds of smoked venison sausage that contains pork products that were not represented on the label.

Great American Marketing Company Recalls Ready To Eat Products Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:55
Great American Marketing Company of Houston, Texas is recalling Ready to Eat Sandwiches, Wraps and Salads because they have the potential to be contaminated with LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria Infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women.

Great American Marketing Co. Recalls Meat and Poultry Wrap and Salad Products Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 19:29
Great American Marketing, Inc., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,329 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry wrap and salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

JBS Plainwell, Inc. Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:57
JBS Plainwell, Inc., a Plainwell, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 43,292 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically, pieces of hard plastic.

Thorgensen Family Farm Recalls Raw Frozen Ground Pet Food (Rabbit; Duck; Llama; Pork) Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 04/06/2019 - 20:07
Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA is voluntarily recalling raw frozen ground pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following varieties, packaged in two pound packs, are included in this recall: course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food

J&J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp. Recalls Stuffed Sandwich Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 19:30
J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp., a Holly Ridge, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 56,578 pounds of stuffed sandwich products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically semi-transparent plastic.

Blount Fine Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Soup Product due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:30
Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Mass. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat chicken soup products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Conagra Brands Announces Recall of a Limited Amount of Hunt's Tomato Paste Cans Due to Potential Presence of Mold

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:45
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Hunt's Tomato Paste No Salt Added six ounce cans. After the canning process, the final product could have been damaged, creating the potential for mold. Conagra Brands became aware of the issue after receiving calls from consumers.

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Beef Patties due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:17
AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic.

Plain Language Past and Present, Part I: The Legacy of "Gobbledygook"

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 18:14
Ever been confused-or annoyed-by stuffy, stiff, hard-to-understand writing in a government document or statement? You're not alone. For this reason, the Plain Writing Act of 2010 was passed, ordering U.S. government agencies to write in plain English. To support the law, the government created a website, https://www.plainlanguage.gov/law/, featuring guidelines, resources, and before-and-after examples. There's also a history that details plain language progress through the years. The early efforts listed there get little attention today; however, many are very interesting. This blog post is the first in a series of three-Plain Language Past and Present-that will showcase early efforts, including Gobbledygook

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