Food Hygiene News - September 6, 2019
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Food Hygiene News - September 6, 2019 Edition
The never ending Pig Ear Recall
It’s basically the never-ending recall of pig ears. If you bought the 30-count bag of Berkley & Jensen brand treats from BJ’s, those are now also part of the recall.
Keeping Food Safe Through Natural Disasters / Hurricanes
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina this morning as a Category 1 storm with up to 90mph winds. Roughly 700,000 people were without power.
President Trump declared on Wednesday, though, that food producers in the Carolinas need not worry, as there are tariff revenues available to help support their farms should they be hit by the storm.
Storm preparedness is something none of us want to have to think about, but there are some decent tips in the article as well - things like freezing your typically refrigerated goods in order to help them last longer.
Non-Profit of the Week: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
From their website:
“Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes. We educate the community and all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training, and good nutrition.”
Lucky Dog just rescued 19 dogs from shelters in the path of Hurricane Dorian, and they are being temporarily fostered throughout the DC Metro Area.
Cool thing of the week
Steve Sietos is a firefighter in New York. His boss rescued a pitbull, who Steve adopted, but test results showed the doggo has cerebral palsy. After spending $8,000 on treatments, Steve looked into herbal remedies, and is now a certified herbalist as well as a firefighter, while Wilma is now the Firehouse Fido. :)