Government Shutdown Puts Consumers at Risk
Posted in Firm News, Health & Wellness on October 10, 2013
As the battle over The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the debt ceiling stalls in congress, furloughs of more than 800,000 government employees continue and some public safety services have literally gone “offline.” Salmonella outbreak In an effort to research the massive salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people, we...
FDA stops Antibiotic-Tainted Cattle
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on July 11, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against a Vermont dairy farm for selling cows and bull calves, containing illegal amounts of antibiotics, for food. According to an FDA press release, the decree prevents Lawson Farm from purchasing or selling any animals for use as food unless...
Warning for Meat Tenderized with Needles
Posted in Health & Wellness on June 12, 2013
Some grocers sell cuts of meat that have been mechanically tenderized. Now, that may sound no different than machines wielding spikey meat-tenderizing hammers (like the one we all have shoved somewhere in the back of a kitchen drawer.) But for the food industry, the industrial method of meat tenderizing involves piercing the meat –...
Stay informed about food recalls
Posted in Health & Wellness on October 5, 2012
Foodborne illnesses kill more than 3,000 people each year in the United States. One in six Americans become sick from a foodborne illness annually. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder that food recalls are on the rise and awareness of the issue seems to be rising, as well. Food recalls in the United...