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Food Hygiene News - June 14, 2019 Edition       Pathogens in raw cookie dough -Put down the spoon, and back away from the raw cookie dough! As appealing as it is, it’s in your best interest not to eat raw dough, as it’s very difficult for the industry to control contamination from such pathogens as salmonella and e. coli. The best option is to make sure you thoroughly cook any products that have wheat flour in them. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/06/researchers-confirm-pathogens-in-raw-wheat-urge-cautious-use-of-raw-flour/   FDA Outbreak Investigation: https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-e-coli-o26-linked-adm-milling-co-flour-may-2019?utm_campaign=Outbreak%20E.%20Coli%20ADM%20Milling%20Co%20Flour%2006132019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua   Blackberry recall -Frozen berries are a common smoothie ingredient. However, due to the way...

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Welcome to the Food Hygiene News section of the Balanced Blends blog. You can bookmark this section here.   What exactly is Food Hygiene? Per the World Health Organization (WHO) website: “Food hygiene are the conditions and measures necessary to ensure the safety of food from production to consumption. Food can become contaminated at any point during slaughtering or harvesting, processing, storage, distribution, transportation and preparation. Lack of adequate food hygiene can lead to foodborne diseases and death of the consumer. WHO assists Member States in promoting safe food handling through systematic disease prevention and health education programmes directed to...

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Customers typically have their Balanced Blends pet food shipped directly to their homes but, this doesn’t work for everyone. Maybe there’s nowhere safe to leave a package out of the way, or maybe you’ve got ‘porch pirates’ (yes, that’s a thing) operating in your area stealing packages while you’re out.    Porch Pirates Unfortunately, with the convenience of on-line shopping has come a new breed of criminal known as the ‘porch pirate’ – a lowly individual who scours neighborhoods looking to steel deliveries. They often operate during festive times like Christmas, preying on the fact that we – good, honest...

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Read this article to learn best practices for creating your pet’s transition plan. We understand that all animals are unique, and we’re here to help you determine the best plan for your furfam. NOTE: This guide does not replace the advice of your vet! In the previous article, Why Transition?, we introduced the idea of a Transition Plan and the value of helpful tools like a Pet Food Log. That’s about as complicated as this is going to get. You have: a log to track progress a plan for the gradual introduction of the new food   The Log This...

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In this article we:

  • Consider dietary change from the pet’s perspective
  • Understand how transitioning isn’t just for fussy pets; that it enables a smooth, trouble-free gut bacteria correction
  • Learn how to best approach transitioning for success

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