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Food Hygiene News - June 21, 2019 Edition     Food Recalls -Life in plastic is certainly not fantastic, as the latest recall shows us. Mizkan America, the company who owns Ragu, issued a recall for five of their sauces due to possible contamination by plastic. This is on the heels of Tyson Chicken’s recall last week for plastic pieces in their chicken fritters. Yikes. https://www.ecowatch.com/ragu-sauce-recall-plastic-2638902254.html  Another Flour Recall -Last week we talked about the importance of not eating raw cookie dough. If you haven’t yet heard, 4,600 cases of Pillsbury’s “Best Bread” flour was recalled from 10 states due...

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Food Hygiene News - June 14, 2019 Edition       Pathogens in raw cookie dough -Put down the spoon, and back away from the raw cookie dough! As appealing as it is, it’s in your best interest not to eat raw dough, as it’s very difficult for the industry to control contamination from such pathogens as salmonella and e. coli. The best option is to make sure you thoroughly cook any products that have wheat flour in them. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/06/researchers-confirm-pathogens-in-raw-wheat-urge-cautious-use-of-raw-flour/   FDA Outbreak Investigation: https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-e-coli-o26-linked-adm-milling-co-flour-may-2019?utm_campaign=Outbreak%20E.%20Coli%20ADM%20Milling%20Co%20Flour%2006132019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua   Blackberry recall -Frozen berries are a common smoothie ingredient. However, due to the way...

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Welcome to the Food Hygiene News section of the Balanced Blends blog. You can bookmark this section here.   What exactly is Food Hygiene? Per the World Health Organization (WHO) website: “Food hygiene are the conditions and measures necessary to ensure the safety of food from production to consumption. Food can become contaminated at any point during slaughtering or harvesting, processing, storage, distribution, transportation and preparation. Lack of adequate food hygiene can lead to foodborne diseases and death of the consumer. WHO assists Member States in promoting safe food handling through systematic disease prevention and health education programmes directed to...

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Welcome to the Balanced Blends Blog, where you can learn about Transitioning Pet Diets, Safe Raw Food Handling, and general advice on ensuring you have a happy healthy furfam.

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