Food Hygiene News - November 8, 2019
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Food Hygiene News - November 8, 2019 Edition
In this episode:
- RECALL: Massive recall of vegetables – Listeria
- RECALL: Pieces of rubber found in Cookie Dough
- RECALL: King Arthur flour recall expanded – E. coli
- Non-profit of the week: Wild Animal Sanctuary
RECALL: Massive recall of vegetables – Listeria
An absolutely massive recall of vegetables sold at Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, Safeway, and HEB due to potential contamination with listeria. This affects over 100 different products sold under almost a dozen different brand names.
RECALL: Pieces of rubber found in Cookie Dough
Nestlé issued a recall for some of their ready-to-bake refrigerated cookie doughs, because they included an extra, unwanted ingredients: rubber pieces. While nobody’s been injured due to the rubber, they’re doing the recall to be on the safe side. These do include some Halloween and Christmas varieties, so please check the link to make sure your dough is safe!
RECALL: King Arthur flour recall expanded – E. coli
The King Arthur flour recall from October 3 was expanded this week, with three more lots of 5-lb. bags of flour added to the recall because of concerns of e.coli. Two have best-by dates of December 2019, while the third is January of 2020. Check your flour, and remember not to eat raw dough!
Non-profit of the week: Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, sits on 789 acres, and has been around since 1980. They also have a property in southern Colorado that boasts a 9,684 acre refuge.
And what do these sanctuaries do? They’ve responded to over 1,000 requests from citizens and government agencies from the United States and around the world to help with abused and neglected animals, many of which would otherwise have to be euthanized.
From their website:
“The three main points of our mission…(1) to rescue captive large carnivores who have been abused, abandoned, illegally kept or exploited…(2) to create for them a wonderful life for as long as they live…and (3) to educate about the causes and solutions to the Captive Wildlife Crisis… are what we commit to for the animals, and for the humans who help to make a positive difference for them.”