Kelsey M. Mackin

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Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kelsey Mackin is a former NCAA DIII student-athlete, pursuing a master's degree in leadership development at Chapman University. Involved in multiple sports from a young age, proper nutrition has always played an important role in good health, and performance. Her undergraduate degree in public relations and advertising paved the way for Kelsey to refine her knack at strategic marketing. Spending a summer planning events at Seattle Metropolitan Magazine celebrating the top chefs, steak houses and burgers in downtown Seattle gave Kelsey a window into the importance of a safe food supply, whether it is for festivals, or fine dining.

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Belmont Meat Products is recalling Kirkland Signature brand Harvest Burger, “Veggie Burgers” because they may contain pieces of metal, according to a recall notice posted Thursday on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. Kirkland Signature is Costco’s trademarked house brand. The Canadian company distributed the Kirkland Signature brand Harvest Burger products to British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and “possibly national” retail locations. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace. Consumers can use…
Weis Markets is recalling its Weis Quality Banana Puddin’ Ice Cream in seven states because it contains egg, a known allergen, that is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. According to the recall notice posted on the FDA’s website Wednesday evening, the product’s ingredient label fails to list an egg allergen “due to a supplier error.” People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of a…
Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is recalling frozen ground tuna imported from JK Fish, because it may potentially be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a recall notice posted on the FDA’s website Tuesday afternoon. The recall is in response to the CDC and FDA’s investigation of 13 illnesses caused by Salmonella, confirmed to date. As of today, Jensen Tuna’s ground tuna samples were found negative for Salmonella. The recalled tuna product was distributed from November 30, 2018, to March…
Hercules Candy of East Syracuse, NY, is recalling 4-ounce packages of “Cashew Brittle Bits” because they may contain undeclared peanuts, which were not declared on the label, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled “Cashew Brittle Bits” were packaged in 4-ounce, clear plastic packages and…
 Unilever is recalling a limited quantity of Ben & Jerry’s “Coconut Seven Layer Bar” bulk and Ben & Jerry’s “Chunky Monkey” pints, because they may contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of…
Feeding Change Canada is recalling Feeding Change brand Young Thai Coconut Meat from the marketplace because of a risk of possible Salmonella contamination. According to the recall notice posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website, the recall was triggered by CFIA test results. “The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food…
Marukyo Co. Ltd. of Japan is on notice from the FDA because of significant deviations from the Emergency Permit Control regulation, and the Thermally Processed Low-Acid Foods Packaged in Hermetically Sealed Containers regulation.   Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Hatagasaki, Japan location of Marukyo Co. Ltd. on September 13 through 14, 2018. They discovered the “serious violations” regarding the firm’s Emergency Permit Control, and Thermally Processed Low-Acid Foods Packaged in Hermetically Sealed Containers, according to a March
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with sensitivity to sulfites not to eat I’m Real brand Dehydrated Premium Mango because it contains sulfites, which are not properly declared on the label. The recalled I’m Real Brand Dehydrated Premium Mango comes in “300g” (10.6-ounce) white plastic packaging. People with a sensitivity to sulfites should not consume the recalled product described below: Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC I’m Real Dehydrated Premium…
Consumers are still at risk from recalled Ready-To-Eat (RTE) sandwiches, wraps, and salads after the FDA posted an extended recall notice of the implicated Great American Marketing Inc. products, which could be contaminated with Listeria. In addition to the previously reported RTE sandwiches, wraps, and salads, more products have joined the company’s recall list, as posted by the FDA, making it likely that consumers may still have the potentially life-threatening ready-to-eat products in their refrigerators. Initially,…
Yoakum Packing Co. in Yoakum, Texas is recalling approximately 12,388 pounds of smoked venison sausage that contains pork products that were not represented on the label, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The fully cooked, smoked venison sausage contains beef, pork, and other nonmeat products items. The recalled sausage products were produced between May 3, 2017, and March 22, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: 2.5-lb. plastic…