Food safety - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Food safety Mochi ice cream sold at Trader Joe's recalled by Mikawaya LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mikawaya has recalled a batch of its chocolate mochi ice cream sold at Trader Joe's stores because the product contains peanuts, the ice cream maker said Thursday. Peanuts are not listed as an ingredient on the boxes of Japanese-style ice cream desert with a coating of pounded sticky rice. People who have an allergy t... Thu, 11 May 2017 15:33:00 GMT 2017-05-11T15:33:00Z Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, French toast recalled PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based food company is recalling Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast because they might be contaminated with Listeria. Pinnacle Foods Inc. said Friday the safety of its customers is its top priority and no illnesses have been reported. It says it initiated the recall when testing indicated the presence of... Sat, 06 May 2017 03:21:00 GMT 2017-05-06T03:21:00Z Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoning CAIRO (AP) — An outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, figures showed Thursday, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program. Egypt saw 4,650 suspected food poisoning cases in schools nationwide in March alone, the Cabinet said in a... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:46:00 GMT 2017-03-23T14:46:00Z A third of Chipotle's board is on the way out NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle, which is trying to revive its fortunes after being rattled by food safety scares, said a third of its board members will leave in May after their terms expire, including three long-time members who were on the board before Chipotle became a public company more than a decade ago. The burrito chain, under pressure from activist inv... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:53:00 GMT 2017-03-17T15:53:00Z Egypt: 2,262 children fell ill in suspected food poisoning CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says hundreds of schoolchildren have been admitted to hospital in a suspected mass food poisoning this week. The ministry says the outbreak involved 2,262 children in eight schools in the southern province of Sohag. They developed symptoms after eating school meals provided as part of a government food program for schoolchildren. ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:22:00 GMT 2017-03-15T11:22:00Z Peanut butter substitute recalled after E. coli outbreak SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A peanut butter substitute sold by an Illinois company is being recalled because 12 cases of E. coli have been linked to the product. Glenview-based I.M. Health SoyNut Butter Co . is voluntarily recalling its SoyNut Butter products. E. coli cases in Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey and Oregon have been ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:39:00 GMT 2017-03-04T14:39:00Z Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Scientists studying oysters along the Atlantic Coast have discovered a critical clue to understanding why more seafood lovers are getting sick from eating shellfish. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a new strain of the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the world's leading culprit of contamination in shellfish that, when eaten, ca... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:24:00 GMT 2017-02-08T22:24:00Z Southern California school closes due to contagious illness SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school closed Friday to try to halt further spread of suspected norovirus contagion that appeared among a large group of students who attended a science camp at Yosemite National Park last week. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District said 190 seventh-grade students from John Adams Middle School, a... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 23:08:00 GMT 2017-02-03T23:08:00Z About 70 employees get sick after health department party SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health says dozens of its employees became sick after its holiday party. The New Mexican reports ( ) that about 70 staff members say they had gastrointestinal issues after the luncheon last week. A spokesman says more than 200 employees attended the catered luncheon at the Harold Runnels Building in Sant... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:37:00 GMT 2016-12-21T15:37:00Z Cuisinart recalls 8M food processors; broken blades reported STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cuisinart is voluntarily recalling about 8 million food processors after dozens of consumers reported finding pieces of broken blades in their food. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries from the broken blades. Cuisinart's parent company, Conair, announced the recall with the CPSC ... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:32:00 GMT 2016-12-14T16:32:00Z Tainted peanut butter leads to $11.2M penalty a decade later ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A decade after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating Peter Pan peanut butter contaminated with salmonella, the company that sold it made an embarrassing courtroom guilty plea and agreed to pay the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case. The president of a ConAgra subsidiary entered a guilty plea on behalf of his comp... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:33:00 GMT 2016-12-14T15:33:00Z ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle tainted peanut butter case ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A ConAgra subsidiary pleaded guilty Tuesday and agreed to pay $11.2 million — including the largest criminal fine ever imposed for a foodborne illness in the United States — to resolve a decade-long criminal investigation into a nationwide salmonella outbreak blamed on tainted peanut butter. ConAgra admitted to a single misdemeanor coun... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:21:00 GMT 2016-12-13T22:21:00Z ConAgra to finalize plea deal in tainted peanut butter case SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Food giant ConAgra faces a court hearing to finalize an $11.2 million settlement — including the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case — to resolve federal charges in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds who ate tainted Peter Pan peanut butter. The case has taken a long time to reach a resolution. It's been a d... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:49:00 GMT 2016-12-10T15:49:00Z Japan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later TOKYO (AP) — Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients. Such tests could have greatly reduced the number of victims if done earlier, said Toshihide Tsuda, a doctor whose civil lawsuit demanding such te... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:51:00 GMT 2016-12-07T10:51:00Z Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push NEW YORK (AP) — Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a frank self-assessment Monday of its campaign to focus on certai... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:53:00 GMT 2016-12-05T19:53:00Z