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Food Hygiene News - September 13, 2019

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Food Hygiene News - September 13, 2019 Edition

 

Wild-caught yellowfin tuna recall

Yellowfin TunaPhoto by James Thornton on Unsplash

 

Last Friday, Alfa International Seafood, Inc., issued a recall of refrigerated, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins. Why? Potentially elevated levels of histamine caused by the fish being contaminated with the foodborne toxin scombrotoxin. What does that mean? Well, if you eat fish that has elevated histamine levels, it can cause an allergic reaction, as five people have already found out. Yikes. Make sure to check the link to see if these were sold in your state.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/yellow-fin-tuna-causes-poisonings-in-multiple-states

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/recall-yellowfin-tuna-steaks-issued

 

Allergen recalls

We talk about a lot of recalls due to pathogens, but foods are frequently recalled due to allergens. For example, Hy-Vee just issued a recall for their Mealtime Asian Entrees due to undeclared milk.

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/hy-vee-voluntarily-recalls-several-hy-vee-mealtime-asian-entrees-due-undeclared-milk-allergen

 

Further reading on Allergen Recalls

If you’re curious about exactly how much food is recalled a year due to undeclared allergens, check out the link from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Food Allergy Research and Resource Program!


FOOD ALLERGY RESEARCH AND RESOURCE PROGRAM

 

 

https://farrp.unl.edu/reg-sit-usa

 

Cute thing of the week:

Kasey the Keeshond just won People Magazine’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest. The six year old spent four years living at a puppy mill, until a rescue group managed to convince the puppy mill owner to surrender her to their care. From there, the Cosgrove family offered to foster her, and ended up adopting her into their home. Yay Kasey!

https://people.com/pets/worlds-cutest-rescue-dog-contest-pedigree-winner-2019/

 

Non-Profit of the Week:

Forever Friends Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill group located in Oklahoma. They work hard to place animals in their forever home with their forever families. While not a shelter, they do partner with PetCo and PetSmart to offer adoption days at those facilities.

https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/ok/sallisaw/forever-friends-humane-society-ok91/

https://www.facebook.com/ForeverFriendsHumaneSociety/

 

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