Food Recalls: North America Dec. 27- Jan. 2

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December 27, 2015 to January 2, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States:

Canada

  1. Allergen: undeclared milk in Bingquan brand Ladies’ Soy Drink. Distributed in Ontario.

United States of America

  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Uoriki Fresh, Inc. Octopus Salad. Distributed to one Wegmans Food Market store in Manalapan, NJ.
  1. Microbiological: Salmonella in Thomas Produce Cucumbers. Sold to distributors in Florida and Georgia.
  1. Discoloration of admixture in PharMEDium Norepinephrine Bitartrate (16mcg/mL) added to 0.9% Sodium Chloride in 250mL Viaflex Bag and 8mg Norepinephrine Bitartrate (32mcg/mL) added to 0.9% Sodium Chloride in 250mL Viaflex Bag. Distributed Nationwide.

Sources:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/eng/1299076382077/1299076493846

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/

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Dr. Uyen Nguyen
After completing her B. Sc. in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, she stayed at McMaster University to pursue a Ph.D. where she studied the effects of small-molecules on Listeria monocytogenes biofilm development in collaboration with the CFIA. Following a brief stint as a Post-doc, she is currently a R&D Microbiologist at a pharmaceutical company and a Freelance Academic Proofreader for Crimson-Enago. She has received numerous awards and scholarships including the Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Outstanding Thesis Awards, Ontario Graduate Fellowship, Fred and Helen Knight Enrichment Award. Outside of science, she loves travelling and exploring new places as well as creating and experimenting with desserts.

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