Archive for the ‘dairy’ tag
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -July 3, 2012 – Multiple lots of cheeses made by Andante Dairy in Petaluma, California are the subject of a recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford.
The quarantine is based on a determination that a lack of proper pasteurization could have allowed dangerous pathogens to survive in the products. No illnesses have been reported, and the processor is cooperating with the recall.
The recalled cheeses were sold in sizes from five to eight ounces, with no code date or variety information on the packages. The cheeses were sold mainly to retail markets, restaurants and cheese shops in California, with very limited distribution in Chicago and New York.
Three varieties of Andante Dairy cheese exempt from the quarantine are Musette, Tomme Dolce, and Etude. Consumers are urged to discard any other varieties from this producer.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 12, 2010 – Ryt-way Industries LLC of Lakeville, MN is voluntarily recalling select BIGS ® Original Salted & Roasted Sunflower Seeds because they may contain dairy ingredients that were not declared on the packaging. The product is packaged in 5.35oz plastic bags with BEST BY Dates of 30MAY2011 and 31MAY2011 with an individual bag UPC code 896887002196. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The product was distributed nationwide through supermarkets, convenience stores and U.S. military commissaries.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing dairy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of dairy.
Consumers who are allergic to dairy and who have purchased the recalled products are advised not to consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 1-877-722-7556
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Lupean, Lab Manager
Phone: 503-223-1497 ext: 13
A Fresh Look At Food Safety
Oregon-based food safety laboratory adds new testing that simplifies the sometimes-confusing world of food quality and consumer safety.
PORTLAND, Oregon – April 5, 2010 - Amidst the recent media hype around foodborne illness and massive product recalls, one analytical laboratory is taking a stance to shed new light on the often confusing and little known world of food testing and safety. OMIC USA Inc., an industry veteran that has helped deliver safe products to the world market for over a decade, is determined to heighten awareness of food safety issues among producers and consumers alike.
In response to an increasing number of food recalls and growing concerns among consumers, OMIC USA Inc. has added additional offerings to its strong lineup of tests to meet consumer demand. These new areas of testing now include 1) allergen testing for soy, wheat, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts, as well as 2) PCR-based microbiological testing to ensure safer consumer products.
OMIC USA Inc. has a long history of fighting on the front lines of consumer safety and is the recipient of analytical certifications from highly respected international organizations. Specializing in Pesticides and Herbicides, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Microbiology, and Nutrition testing, the company has helped countless farmers, processors, and packagers deliver safe food to tables in more than a dozen countries.
“Understanding how food safety works doesn’t have to be difficult,” explained Mathew Ladd, Sales and Marketing Representative for OMIC USA Inc. “People just need a good source that is simple to use and interact with. We’ve spend months listening to client needs and developed a great resource with our new website that addresses many concerns about getting commercial products tested.”
Food testing encompasses all areas of supply, from farmers to major brand retailers selling processed products. In all cases, there is a need to practice safety measures that ensure consumers are receiving the safest goods available. Independent testing laboratories like OMIC USA Inc. are imperative for making such practices possible and for maintaining a higher standard of accountability that is important for every producer.
About OMIC UCA Inc.
Offering analytical food testing since 1992, OMIC USA Inc. is an independent analytical testing laboratory comprising leading scientific minds and state-of-the-art instrumentation for detection and reporting of potentially harmful contaminants. To learn more about food safety and practices, certifications, or general information, please visit our website at www.omicusa.com or contact us by phone at 503-223-1497.
OMIC USA Inc.
3344 NW Industrial St., Portland, OR 97210