Food Hygiene News - October 25, 2019
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Food Hygiene News - October 25, 2019 Edition
In this episode:
• Swiss Research on anti-microbial resistant bacteria
• RECALL: Canadian Beef Recall expanded
• RECALL: Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
• Non-profit of the week: Pawsitive Direction Program
Swiss Research on anti-microbial resistant bacteria
Researchers in Switzerland evaluated 51 raw pet foods from various suppliers. They were looking for normal and antibiotic-resistant Salmonella and enterobacteria. What they found was 62.7%, or 32 of the samples, had anti-microbial resistant bacteria. Yikes. This is why we HPP.
RECALL: Canadian Beef Recall expanded
Speaking of bacteria, Canada is experiencing a massive recall of more than 100 beef and veal products due to the risk of e.coli. As a result, the US’s FSIS issued a public health alert for raw, non-intact beef that’s been imported from Canada. We’re including this in this week’s Food Safety News because it goes hand in hand with the aforementioned news brief. It’s important for us as consumers to know that our food is sometimes contaminated, so pet food made from human-grade food does indeed have the potential to also be contaminated. The more you know
RECALL: Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson recalled one lot of baby powder on Saturday due to potential contamination from asbestos. So far, only one bottle, purchased online, tested positive for minute amounts of asbestos, but Johnson & Johnson opted to initiate a recall to be on the safe side. I don’t blame them.
Non-profit of the week: Pawsitive Direction Program
From the Loxahatchee Animal Rescue Community, Inc. website:
“Established in 2016 by Denise Rock and LARC, Pawsitive Direction Program is 12-week training program directed by renowned dog trainer and owner of Star Dog Obedience, Melody Owens.
The intention of this program is not only to help shelter dogs get the behavioral and social training they need by graduating obedience training, obtaining AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification, and receiving a Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD in Canine Life and Social Skills (CLASS), but also to help handlers of the dogs, men under custody at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution. These men learn skills needed to help shelter dogs to get the forever homes they deserve.
The goal is to provide these men with a job skill that can be utilized in the future and also to provide innocent shelter animals with the best chance at getting adopted!"