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Staying Safe After Flour Recalls

On April 4, 2017, the Canadian Brand Robin Hood Flour was recalled for Microbiological – E. coli. The E. coli was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s food safety inspection. Robin Hood is in the process of removing the recalled product from the marketplace. General Mills flour also took some heat when they had… Continue reading Staying Safe After Flour Recalls

FDA Permits Three Exceptions From Sanitary Transportation Rule

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  has published three waivers  to the now final Sanitary Transportation rule mandated by the  Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The waivers are for businesses whose transportation operations are subject to separate State-Federal controls. They include: Businesses holding valid permits that are inspected under the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments’ Grade… Continue reading FDA Permits Three Exceptions From Sanitary Transportation Rule

Single-Service Container Testing

Did you know there’s regulations on the sanitation of your milk jug or the foil on your yogurt cup? Single-service containers and closures have been used in the dairy industry for many years. There are standards established by the FDA to ensure the production of sanitary containers and closures for milk and milk products. The standards… Continue reading Single-Service Container Testing

Food For Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law

Gavel and book.

For several years, legislative bodies throughout the country have struggled with the issue of whether to label food products as containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or bioengineered food. Congress and various states have wrestled with whether to require foods containing GMOs to be labeled as such, and, if so, what the label should look like.… Continue reading Food For Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law

Food For Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law

Gavel and food

For several years, legislative bodies throughout the country have struggled with the issue of whether to label food products as containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or bioengineered food. Congress and various states have wrestled with whether to require foods containing GMOs to be labeled as such, and, if so, what the label should look like.… Continue reading Food For Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law

The Truth Behind The 5-Second Rule

Growing up, almost everyone has heard of the “5-second rule,” also known as the five “safe” seconds to pick your food up off of the floor while it’s still safe to eat. Naturally, it’s too good to be true. No matter how fast you pick your fallen portion up off the floor, you’re picking up… Continue reading The Truth Behind The 5-Second Rule

Mail you’d rather not get

It starts with an unannounced arrival in the lobby. A produce company is operating in full swing at its chopped bag salad plant when investigators with the Food and Drug Administration come calling for a random inspection. For the next two weeks, investigators’ eyes are on everything, pouring through records, food safety plans, collecting samples… Continue reading Mail you’d rather not get

Social Media’s Endless Feed of Food

Have you ever sat down at a restaurant or coffee shop and watched someone take a picture of their food before they have even touched it? Maybe that person was you? “Social media is an endless feed of food — drawings in cappuccino foam and artfully staged overstuffed hamburgers” writes Nina Strochlic, in an article… Continue reading Social Media’s Endless Feed of Food

Bugs are in your food, and it’s FDA approved

Red lipstick has been a timeless staple in pop culture for as long as the beauty world can remember. But did you know the secret behind the pop of color is actually due to crushed-up insect extract? That’s right. Bugs are the secret to fiery red lips as well as other products such as cheek… Continue reading Bugs are in your food, and it’s FDA approved

10 Foods That Never (or Almost Never) Expire

Rice white long-grain texture background. Indian basmati rise.

  Stocking up on chow for a potential emergency? Canned tuna and dried fruit will last for quite a while in your pantry, but if you really want foods that will last for the long haul, reach for one of these endurance champs. 1. WHITE RICE Researchers have found that white (or polished) rice will… Continue reading 10 Foods That Never (or Almost Never) Expire