Food Recalls: North America August 21 – August 27, 2016

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August 21 – August 27, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States:

Canada

  1. Microbiological: Salmonella in Five Star Shellfish Inc. brand large standard and mixed oysters. Distributed in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and possibly nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared milk in Great Taste brand White 3-in-1 Coffee Mix. Distributed in Ontario.

United States of America

  1. Hepatitis A outbreak linked to raw scallops supplied by Sea Port Products Corp. Distributed in Hawaii.
  2. Allergen: undeclared sulfites in Willis Eagle Brand Mut Gung Sweetened Ginger. Distributed in Florida.
  3. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Country Fresh, LLC various fresh-cut vegetable products. Distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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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