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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Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers 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 findings during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. “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…
Bamboo Juice LLC in Palmetto, GA was inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Feb. 28 to March 2, 2018, and found serious violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The inspection of the facility revealed serious violations of FDA’s juice Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, “These violations render your juice products to be adulterated, in that they may have been prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may…
UBC Food Distributors Inc. in Dearborn, MI is recalling 7-ounce plastic jars of their Baraka brand “HOT CURRY POWER” and “CURRY POWDER,” after testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development found high traces of lead, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children. This recall notice joins another curry powder recall from earlier this week, which included six other brands of curry powder, for excessive lead levels. According to the most recent recall notice, “This…
Shirley’s Cookie Company Inc. of Claysburg, PA, is recalling over 600 units of 16-ounce packages of “Chocolate Whoopie Pie” because they may contain peanuts, which were not declared on the label, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled “Chocolate Whoopie Pie” products were packaged in 16-ounce,…
Sirob Imports Inc. is recalling, Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri’s Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods Brand and Butera Fruit Market Curry Powder that was distributed to retailers in Illinois, New Jersey, and New York because it contains excessive levels of lead, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recall was initiated after FDA sampling found elevated levels of lead in the product. “The product sampling…
An undeclared soy allergen has caused the recall of 193 jars of New Seasons’ brand Hot & Sour Broth in all Oregon and Washington News Seasons Market stores, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products; “This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.” The recall…
A Ready-to-Eat (RTE) single-serve condiment manufacturer from New York and a shelf-stable RTE hot sauce manufacturer are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent warning letters to the companies in September and August of 2018 and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to FDA warning letters. Failure to promptly correct violations can result in legal…
Contributed Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles and opinion columns we are publishing in recognition of Food Safety Education Month. Looking back, food safety and sports went hand in hand throughout my entire life; I always fueled myself for optimal function and recovery, and foodborne illness was not a desired part of the equation. There were so many moments where my two passions overlapped before food safety would become a professional…
The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a “GRAS No Objection Letter” for Parabel USA Inc.’s trademarked Lentein plant protein, according to the ingredient producer. Parabel CEO Anthony Tiarks said getting a “no objection letter” from FDA goes beyond their strict compliance to industry standards “and reaffirms our company’s values of transparency and safety.” Parabel USA Inc., is based in Vero Beach, FL. The company produces plant-based, non-GMO ingredients and promotes social and environmental benefits through its hydroponic system and community investment, according to a news…
A Hawaiian fruit leather manufacturer is on notice from the FDA after inspectors determined the claims on the company’s product labels, product brochures and website established that its products are drugs. The Food and Drug Administration reported the drug designation is accurate for the products “because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals and/or to affect the structure or function of the body of man or other animals.” Introducing or…