December 4, 2016

CSPI Says FDA Should Protect Consumers from Quorn

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has released a statement from its Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson asking the FDA to protect consumers against the fungus-based meat substitute "Quorn". Before it was turned into food for consumers, it had never been used for human food. The fungus is grown in large vats. Since its introduction, CSPI has collected more than 2,000 adverse reaction reports from consumers who have eaten it. The company that produces Quorn has tested the product; their studies indicate that almost 5% of test eaters became ill after eating the protein. CSPI wants the FDA to pull the product off store shelves. Some of the adverse reactions after eating Quorn include nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and anaphylactic shock, which is characterized by swelling of … [Read more...]

In Canada, Lotte Choco Pie Recalled for Undeclared Almonds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Uncle T Food Ltd. are recalling Lotte brand Choco Pies because they contain almonds that are not declared on the label. Product details: Lotte brand Choco Pie 168 gram packages UPC number 8 801062 161881 336 gram packages UPC number 8 801062 160709 UPC number 8 801062 16825 All Date descriptions are affected by this recall Distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. For people with severe tree nut allergies, eating a product that contains almonds can cause a serious or life-threatening reaction. Uncle T Food Ltd of British Columbia is the importer of this … [Read more...]

Blount Fine Foods Recalls Crab Soup for Undeclared Allergens

Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, Massachusetts is recalling some Blount Fine Foods branded Rip Roarin' Crab Soup for undeclared milk, wheat, and crab allergens. Product details: Blount Fine Foods Rip Roarin' Crab Soup 16 ounce retail cup Product Code: 71116 Lot Number: 1202117D Use by or Freeze by date: 2/10/2012 Product code and use by or freeze by dates printed in black ink on the bottom of the cup Product sold at Whole Foods Retail stores on the Eastern Coast of the United States The label incorrectly identifies the product as Manhattan Clam Chowder. No other products or Rip Roarin' Crab Soups with other date codes are affected by this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with consumption of this product. Milk, wheat, and crab (seafood) … [Read more...]

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