Food Recalls: North America August 7 – August 13, 2016

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August 7 – August 13, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States:

Canada

  1. Allergen: undeclared egg in Nutribar brand Original Chocolate Supreme Meal Replacement Powder. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Consumer advisory: CFIA advises consumers to use caution with infant formula products due to potential product substitution and/or tampering. Tampered product found at a Walmart store in Kanata, Ontario.
  1. Allergen: undeclared sulphites in Verka brand Dry Petha. Distributed in British Columbia, Ontario, and possibly nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared milk, soy, mustard and wheat in The Deli-Shop brand Chopped Cooked Ham. Distributed in Quebec.

United States of America

  1. Microbiological: coli O121 in certain flavors of Bread mixes, Muffin mixes, and Brownie mixes under the Rabbit Creek Products and other Private label brand names. Distributed nationwide.
  2. Chemical: elevated levels of lead in various Oriental Packing Co., Inc. blended seasoning curry products. 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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