Food Recalls: North America Mar 13– Mar 19, 2016

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March 13– March 19, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States:

Canada

  1. Allergen: undeclared milk and sesame in Jameedna Zaman brand Soup Starter Soup Base and Kasih brand Halva. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared egg, milk, and mustard in The Original Gianetto’s Dip. Distributed in Ontario.
  1. Allergen: undeclared egg in Sajo brand Frozen Imitation Crab Meat and Choripdong brand Frozen Par Fried Fish Cake. Distributed in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec.
  1. Allergen: undeclared egg in Assi brand fish paste products. Distributed in Ontario and Quebec.
  1. Allergen: undeclared egg in certain Natural Farm brand fish ball products. Distributed in Ontario.

United States of America

  1. Microbiological: Salmonella in Texas Star Nut & Food Company Natural’s Eats, Fresh Choice, and Southern Grove pistachios and mixes containing pistachios. Distributed nationwide.
  2. Microbiological: Salmonella in Ashland Food Co-op organic raw macadamia nuts. Distributed in Oregon.
  1. Microbiological: potential contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens in Bumble Bee Foods, LLC canned tuna. Distributed nationwide.
  2. Microbiological: potential contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens in Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC Chicken of the Sea canned tuna. 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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