Food, Drug & Agriculture

Nature’s Path Foods, a privately held, family-owned company, producing USDA and Canadian Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast and snack foods sold in grocery and natural food stores in over 50 countries around the world recalled a specific production run of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals for they may contain undeclared gluten (wheat and barley). People who have a wheat allergy, celiac disease or sensitivity to gluten and wheat should…
Wasilla, AK-based Smoked Alaska Seafoods Inc. has recalled all jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon in 6.5 oz. containers with the production code of AL81111133 on the bottom of the jar/can because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Botulism, a potentially fatal form of…
The deadly multistate outbreak of multiple drug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products continues to expand, according to the latest update from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The outbreak dates back to last July and the most recent of four associated recalls occurred only two weeks ago.  According to the latest report: Since the last update on December 21, 2018, 63 more ill people were reported, bringing the…
As ardent followers of this blog are well aware, one of my favorite pastimes is keeping tabs on who is suing whom in the cannabis industry for trademark infringement. These lawsuits serve as great examples for my clients of what NOT to do when choosing a brand for their company. The last couple of years have provided a couple of big-name cannabis trademark lawsuits, including the Gorilla Glue dispute and the Tapatio Foods lawsuit.…
With more than 80 yeast products recalled in the past week, Canadian officials say an ingredient supplier is likely the source of the problem. However, the government is not naming that supplier. A consumer complaint about an allergic reaction to Indigo Packaged Goodness brand yeast spurred the initial recall on Feb. 7. Officials said as of last night they had not received any reports of adverse reactions to other companies’ products. The companies distributed the…
Corleggy Cheese has recalled two cheeses in Ireland made withunpasteurized milk from a herd in which animals tested positive for tuberculosis (TB). Mycobacterium bovis causes TB in cattle and consumption of contaminated dairy products can cause human TB. Cavanbert raw cows’ milk cheese with best before dates up to Feb. 14, 2019, and Drumlin cheese with dates up to March 13, 2019, are affected. No other Corleggy Cheese products are implicated. Cavanbert and Drumlin Cheese…
According to the CDC, since the last update on December 21, 2018, 63 ill people from 24 states, and the District of Columbia, have been added to this investigation. As of February 13, 2019, 279 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 41 states and the District of Columbia. 107 people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported from California. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that raw turkey products from a…
According to the CDC, since the last update on December 21, 2018, 63 ill people from 24 states, and the District of Columbia, have been added to this investigation. As of February 13, 2019, 279 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 41 states and the District of Columbia. 107 people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported from California. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that raw turkey products from a…
According to the CDC, since the last update on December 21, 2018, 63 ill people from 24 states, and the District of Columbia, have been added to this investigation. As of February 13, 2019, 279 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 41 states and the District of Columbia. 107 people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported from California. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that raw turkey products from a…
By , February 15, 2019 “Krümel Monster Muffins” by Xitu is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 The regulatory status of a food ingredient is governed by certain bright line rules.  Any substance that is reasonably expected to become a component of food is a food additive.  A food additive is subject to premarket approval by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) unless the substance is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) among…