Food Hygiene News - November 15, 2019

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Food Hygiene News - November 15, 2019 Edition

In this episode:
• RECALL: Organic soybeans found with mold
• RECALL: ranitidine/Zantac contaminated w/ carcinogen, NDMA
• RECALL: Ezzo Sausage w/ Listeria
• Non-profit of the week: Animal Place, CA




RECALL: Organic soybeans found with mold

If you happen to shop at one of the 154 Natural Grocers locations in the US, and you happened to purchase the Natural Grocers 2-pound organic soybeans, you might want to double-check the 'packed-on' dates in the link below. Apparently, after random testing, the company found mold, so they are recalling them due to potential mold contamination. Ick.


RECALL: ranitidine contaminated w/ carcinogen


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In September, we spoke about a recall of ranitidine, the generic version of Zantac. This week, Amneal Pharmaceuticals issued a recall for their tablets and syrups because of a probable human carcinogen, NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine). Thankfully, nobody has reported any issues, and hopefully with the recall it will stay that way.


RECALL: Ezzo Sausage w/ Listeria

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Ezzo Sausage recalled just over 25,000 pounds of its sausage products due to potential listeria contamination. Sadly enough, many of these products are pepperoni, which means your pizza is at risk! Yikes! However,  these aren’t products that the average consumer would buy at the grocery store; they are products that a restaurant would buy to use to top their pizza. In a case like this, Ezzo will contact all the distribution centers and restaurants that purchased their product, and make them aware of the recall. It’s then up to those places to dispose of the product.

Check the list of products below.


Non-profit of the week: Animal Place, CA


Animal Place, located on 600 acres in Grass Valley, California, has been around since 1989, with a mission to provide refuge to abandoned and neglected farm animals. They also have a rescue and adoption center in Petaluma, California, to find homes for neglected farm animals. They work to create change through advocacy and education, and provide volunteer opportunities as well as internships. 

You can read more about them here:




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