Category Archives: Food Safety

Post regarding Food Safety at all levels.

Amy’s Kitchen recalls frozen food over possible listeria-tainted spinach

Amy’s Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen food items because they could contain listeria-tainted spinach, the organic prepared-food company announced in a statement “While we are unaware of any illnesses, we immediately contacted FDA and out of an abundance of caution are voluntarily recalling the specific lots of some of our frozen…

Popular Weed-Killer Is Probably Carcinogenic, WHO Says

I read this article from the Associated Press last week and I’ve been dwelling on it’s implications for a couple of days. We are talking about one of the most used and popular weed-killers worldwide. How do we know first it the weed-killer has been applied in the fields from our vegetables come from (taking…

Cockroach Protein in Instant Noodles

Today we woke up with what some people call the “Mother of all Storms” hitting the Bay Area (San Francisco), flash flood warnings have been issued for most of the Bay Area and at least 37,000 families have lost power at some time during the day. We also learned that two Japanese companies, Maruka Foods…

China Goes ‘Organic’ After Food Safety Scares

Numerous and repeated incidents of contamination/adulteration of food and health safety issues in China have been making big news the world over. Over the past few years, babies have died after drinking melamine-laced milk, restaurant-goers have taken ill after consuming food fried in “gutter” oil, high levels of pesticides and chemicals have been found in…

China’s Continued Steps to Improve Food Safety

China has been battered by a series of food-related scandals, from chemically contaminated baby food and nutritionally substandard oil to fraudulently presented ‘branded’ food. In the past few years, there have been numerous cases of avian flu in chickens, some strains being passed on to humans. This resulted in mass culling of chickens. A recent…

Victory For Consumers: General Mills Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO

We’ve always come access the statement that there is no harm in eating GMO foods, as a matter of fact lots of foods currently in your supermarket shelves could be GMO, have GMO ingredients or have traces of GMO ingredients. The problem as I understand it is that during the natural cross pollination process of…

Another Food Scandal Shakes Japan

Over a thousand people have taken ill all over Japan over the past month after consuming contaminated frozen food products manufactured by Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc. at their Aqlifoods Corp unit, located at Gunma prefecture, northwest of Tokyo. While the Kyodo News agency pegged the figure at 1400, public broadcaster NHK indicated that at least…

8 Foods eaten in the USA that are banned in other countries…

I just read an article from buzzfeed.com regarding 8 foods we eat here in USA and that are banned from other countries. The original list comes from Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton’s new book, Rich Food, Poor Food. The 8 culprits were: 1) Artificial food dye which makes food look nice however…

China’s Avian Flu – A Crisis for KFC?

As impact from the H7N9 avian flu in China widens, food safety concerns are spreading from across individual household buyers to fast-food consumers in the country. Microbiologists from the Chinese Academy of Science have identified the H7N9 as a rare strain, originating from a mingling of viruses between migratory birds such as chickens, ducks and…

Antibiotics In Your Meat?

What does “Antiboitic Free”, “No Antibiotic Residues”, “Natural” mean? Does it mean that no antibiotics were used during the life of the animal? Here is a great article that goes over in detail about the abuse of antibiotics in todays livestock. Why has congressed not passed any laws prohibiting the use of antibiotics. Who wins,…