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Food Hygiene News - August 16, 2019

Food Hygiene News - August 16, 2019 Edition   Baby Spinach Recall  Don't let the fact that is has 'baby' in the name cause you to think this is small. Dole announced a 10-state recall of bagged baby spinach due to potential salmonella contamination. The use-by dates are August 5th, so the products are no longer on the shelves, but they could still be in peoples’ homes. Nobody has gotten sick yet, but the company is acting out of caution as salmonella was found in random testing.  https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/08/dole-recalls-baby-spinach-products-after-state-test-shows-salmonella-in-a-sample/   Blue-Green Algae related Furfam deaths Not food safety related, but definitely pet...

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Food Hygiene News - August 9, 2019

Food Hygiene News - August 9, 2019 Edition    In this episode we're going to cover some important topics for ensuring your home doesn't become ground zero for harmful bacteria and infection. While these topics might sound trivial – Washing your hands, and Washing Dishes – its definitely worth a refresher for the safety of your loved ones, both people the furfam.   Washing your hands From the Centers for Disease Control: Follow these five steps every time.•  Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.•  Lather your hands by rubbing them together with...

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 Food Hygiene News - August 2, 2019 Edition   Listeria found in pre-washed bags of lettuce If I buy bagged salad, and the bag says the salad’s already washed, can I just eat it without washing it again? Well, yes, you can, but you may not want to. It’s all about how much risk you want to assume. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/07/spot-check-of-almost-300-leafy-greens-samples-shows-serious-contamination/   CDC now involved in pigs ear recall Last week we talked about the pig ear recall, and that 93 people were hospitalized with salmonella. That number increased to 127, and now the FDA and CDC are advising all customers to...

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Food Hygiene News - July 26, 2019 Edition     Grain Free and DCM What is DCM, and why is it linked to grain-free food? Read our blog for more information. https://balancedblends.com/blogs/updates/grain-free-dcm-taurine-deficiency-and-you   UPDATE: Pig ear recall continues to claim victims A few weeks ago, we talked about the pig ears recall due to salmonella contamination. At this point, 93 people from 27 states are infected with salmonella, and 20 are hospitalized. If you’ve got pig ears at home for your doggos, you should probably toss them. https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/pet-treats-07-19/index.html   Dogs overheating in cars (even with AC on)  We’ve spoken about how...

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Food Hygiene News - July 19, 2019 Edition   Protecting pets from storms  Hurricane Barry is a good reminder for all of us that we should have a safety plan in place for our pets, just in case the unthinkable happens. The AVMA has some great ideas on what to pack and what to do. https://www.avma.org/public/EmergencyCare/Pages/Pets-and-Disasters.aspx   Protecting pets from the aftermath Speaking of natural disasters, have you ever wondered what the government’s stance is regarding the crops that are destroyed in a disaster situation? Click the link to read the FDA’s thoughts on what could be done with those...

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