Food Recalls: North America August 14 – August 20, 2016

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August 14 – August 20, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States:

Canada

  1. Allergen: undeclared wheat in Candra International brand Organic Black Rice Noodles and Organic Brown Rice Noodles. Distributed in Quebec and possibly nationwide.

United States of America

  1. Allergen: undeclared egg in Bakers of Paris plain and chocolate croissants. Sold in 18 Northern California Whole Foods Market stores.
  1. Chemical: elevated levels of lead in various Oriental Packing Co., Inc. blended seasoning curry products. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Cambridge Farms, LLC frozen cut corn. Distributed in AL, CT, FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV.

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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