Death by Diet Soda? Study prompting public angst

September 10, 2019
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Death by Diet Soda? A new study that links artificially sweetened beverages to premature death is prompting public angst. Some scientists say it has significant flaws. By Andrew Jacobs Does guzzling diet soda lead to an early demise? There was a collective gasp among Coke Zero and Diet Pepsi drinkers this week after media reports […]

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Childrens water bottles sold at Costco recalled – not the only childrens water bottle recalls in our archives

September 10, 2019
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Below is the the Contigo water bottle recall posted on the COSTCO website. That’s not the only water bottle recall US Food Safety has  posted. In 2014, Brita had a childrens water bottle recall and L.L.Bean had  one also. Read the articles now. https://blog.usfoodsafety.com/2014/08/19/brita-recalls-childrens-water-bottles-for-safety-hazard/ https://blog.usfoodsafety.com/2016/07/21/l-l-bean-kids-insulated-water-bottle-recalled-for-lead/ Contigo® USA, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety […]

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Soda debacle – see the controversies in previous blog posts

September 10, 2019
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Re-aquaint yourself with these posts about soda. Diet soda is doing these seven awful things to your body. https://blog.usfoodsafety.com/2012/10/19/diet-soda-is-doing-these-7-awful-things-to-your-body/ Consumer reports: Too many sodas contain potential carcinogens https://blog.usfoodsafety.com/2014/01/24/consumer-reports-too-many-sodas-contain-potential-carcinogen/ New York Soda Ban https://blog.usfoodsafety.com/2012/05/31/new-york-soda-ban-bloomberg-proposes-end-to-sale-of-large-sugary-beverages/ Soda drinking men at higher risk for heart attack https://blog.usfoodsafety.com/2012/03/12/soda-drinking-men-at-higher-risk-for-heart-attack/ © 2019 US Food Safety Corporation. No copyright claim is made for […]

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Spice packages Recalled for Salmonella

September 9, 2019
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House of Spices (India) is recalling different lots of “MDH SAMBAR MASALA”, 3.5oz (100g) UPC code 6291103750327. This product is produced by R-PURE AGRO SPECIALITIES and distributed by HOUSE OF SPICES (INDIA). This product was tested by FDA through a certified laboratory to be positive for Salmonella. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their […]

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Frozen hamburger buns Recalled for Plastic

September 7, 2019
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Market Basket and Publix posted the following recall on their websites. Conagra Brand UDI’s Classic Hamburger Buns Recall Items Recalled: UDI BURGER BUN 10.4 OZ. UPC 69899780913 BAG CLOSURE CODE:191971U (ONLY) Reason For Recall: DUE TO POTENTIAL PRESENCE OF SMALL PIECES OF WHITE PLASTIC. THIS IS A FROZEN FOOD ITEM. © 2019 US Food Safety Corporation. No copyright claim is […]

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Tuna Recalled at Kroger

September 7, 2019
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Kroger has posted the following recall on its wesbsite. YELLOWFIN TUNA LOIN WC RW, 1 RW; YELLOWFIN TUNA STEAK FH WC RW, 1 LB; YELLOWFIN TUNA STEAK FZ WC RW, 1 RW; YELLOWFIN TUNA LOINS WC, 5 LB AVG; EASY FOR YOU TUNA YELLOWFIN LOINS WC, **27401; YELLOWFIN TUNA STEAK WC, **1503 Affects Kroger stores […]

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Cluster of Shiga-toxin E. coli in Philadelphia

September 5, 2019
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Since August 30th, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has received fourteen reports of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli among persons ages 7 – 90 years. All affected persons presented with signs of acute gastroenteritis with bloody and non-bloody diarrhea. Case investigation is ongoing but thus far has identified a few shared restaurant exposures. Ongoing case […]

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