• recall
  • On March 16, Menu Foods issues a U.S. nationwide recall for dog and cat foods produced at two of its facilities between December 3, 2006, and March 6, 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • The initial recall comprises sixty million units of cuts and gravy-style food in pouches sold under nearly 100 brand names, including premium brands like Iams and private-label brands sold at nationwide chains such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, and other large retailers. (wikipedia.org)
  • While the recalled products represent just 1% of pet foods available in the U.S., the recall is one of the largest in American history. (wikipedia.org)
  • Menu Foods expands the recall to include dozens of more cat and dog food products, including all varieties of 'cuts and gravy' type wet pet food in cans and pouches, not just specific UPCs, as before, in order to ensure pet stores removed any chance of contaminated batches reaching consumers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Late that Friday, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., Del Monte, and Nestlé Purina recall several brands of wet and dry pet foods. (wikipedia.org)
  • antimicrobials
  • In the Review " Ingredient Technology for Food Preservation ," Zuoxing Zheng, PhD, Principle Scientist at Kraft Foods Group (Glenview, IL) discusses new and emerging antimicrobials and how they are being used to improve the safety, quality, and shelf-life of food and beverage products. (phys.org)
  • He describes antimicrobial mechanisms for preventing food spoilage and the criteria used to select particular antimicrobials for specific food or beverage applications. (phys.org)
  • Outbreak
  • When an outbreak of food poisoning hits, we trace our culinary steps backwards in an attempt to untangle the cause, hopefully before it can hit again. (gizmodo.co.uk)
  • If fast-acting, handheld sensors eventually became widespread, however, there would be no need to wait weeks to trace back the source of a food-poisoning outbreak. (gizmodo.co.uk)
  • Fukushima
  • Food inspectors detected iodine and cesium in the food, two of the more dangerous radioactive byproducts that are feared to have been released from the plants in Fukushima. (go.com)
  • Following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in 2011 many concerned citizens-particularly mothers-were unconvinced by the Japanese government's assurances that the country's food supply was safe. (indigo.ca)
  • wheat gluten
  • On March 30 it was widely reported that the United States Food and Drug Administration had found melamine in wheat gluten that was used in the pet foods in question. (wikipedia.org)
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a possible source of the sicknesses, indicated by the presence of melamine, an industrial chemical, in wheat gluten imported from China. (wikipedia.org)
  • The FDA prohibits the import of wheat gluten from a specific Chinese company, Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Company (徐州安营生物技术开发有限公司),website, and says that the contamination may be in dry pet foods as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • The contaminated wheat gluten is determined to have come directly from China or through the Netherlands to the U.S. through ChemNutra, a Las Vegas-based supply company for pet food manufacturers. (wikipedia.org)
  • aminopterin
  • Tests at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada detected aminopterin in some pet food samples, but only in concentrations of parts per billion or parts per trillion, amounts too low to cause the symptoms seen. (wikipedia.org)
  • The New York State Food Laboratory reported that aminopterin was found in samples sent to them by Cornell. (wikipedia.org)
  • Centre
  • The National Centre for Laboratory Animal Science (to be integrated into the National Animal Resource Facility for Biomedical Research), and the Food & Drug Toxicology Research Centre, National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau are the other wings of NIN, for India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (wikipedia.org)
  • Agencies such as WHO and FAO recognized the institute as a Centre for excellence in food quality, safety and nutrition research. (wikipedia.org)
  • conducts
  • The institute majorly conducts research in obesity, diabetes, food chemistry, dietetics, drug toxicology, and micronutrient deficiency in collaboration with centers such as the Rockefeller University, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Washington University, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S.. and the University of Wollongong in Australia. (wikipedia.org)
  • pork
  • Widely broadcast videos of the misery and brutality that is routinely involved in providing our beef, pork and poultry have aroused the disgust of enough people that the usual chant of "leave us alone our your food prices will go up," or "leave us alone or we'll stop creating jobs," aren't working so well any more. (dailyimpact.net)
  • scientists
  • Government scientists have determined that there is very low risk to human health from consuming food from animals that ate tainted feed. (showcatsonline.com)
  • industry
  • Yet the food industry takes the position that its responsibilities are met when it delivers to us meat that is safe - as long as it is heated to 160 degrees Fahrenheit before we touch it. (dailyimpact.net)
  • But the Times piece does not point out that the food industry not only refuses to control this threat to public health - it created it! (dailyimpact.net)
  • Both the centralization of the pet food industry and the speed and manner of the industry and government response became the subjects of critical discussion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Agriculture
  • Since 9/11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have implemented blanket radiation screenings for nearly all U.S. imports, including food. (go.com)
  • The FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered that some animals that ate the tainted feed had been processed into human food. (showcatsonline.com)
  • QAI holds the following accreditations: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) ISO Guide 65 International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) European Recognition Programme (EU) ISO Guide 65 Canadian Organic Regime (COR) Conseil des appellations reservées et des termes valorisants (CARTV, Canada) KEMA ISO 14001 JAS through our Japan-based, MAFF accredited partner EcoCert QAI works with other leading food safety and quality organizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • characteristic
  • a characteristic of the food relating largely to digestibility. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Dietary accumulation or bioaccumulation is another hallmark characteristic of POPs, as POPs move up the food chain, they increase in concentration as they are processed and metabolized in certain tissues of organisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • Includes sale, transport, storage, processing, packaging and retail sale and all of the points of risk at which the food may become contaminated or spoiled or corrupted in some way. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Found
  • The 2005 Indonesia food scare was a food scare in 2005 in Jakarta, Indonesia, when the government found that 60% of noodle shops in the capital had been serving noodles laced with formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. (wikipedia.org)
  • Noodles in the 2007 Vietnam food scare also had the same contaminant, and the chemical preservative had also definitely been found on tofu, noodles, and salted fish. (wikipedia.org)
  • chain
  • However, chain companies like Tsubaki and Renold PLC offer sintered bushes impregnated with food grade lubricant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Belgium
  • China's government acknowledged this week that 8 million acres of its farmland - a land mass about the size of Belgium - is too polluted for growing food. (vermontlaw.edu)
  • nutritional
  • As we seek to expand global food production to meet the nutritional requirements of an increasing population, we also need to develop innovative solutions to prevent food spoilage and its impact on human health," says Co-Editor-in-Chief Larry Walker, PhD, Professor, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (phys.org)
  • The nutritional value of food and drinks advertised on children's television programs is worse than food shown in ads during general air time, according to University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. (phys.org)
  • continue
  • But Japan officials now fear that high levels of radioactive materials have entered the food supply as efforts continue to get the damaged nuclear reactors under control. (go.com)
  • coli
  • E coli typically takes three weeks to confirm, primarily because people don't get sick until days after they ate the contaminated food. (gizmodo.co.uk)
  • India
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), co-chaired by the Director of NIN is an agency of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. (wikipedia.org)
  • The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. (wikipedia.org)
  • Time
  • By the time it's confirmed, the food is usually gone-either because it's all been eaten or thrown out-and can't be tested. (gizmodo.co.uk)
  • environmental
  • Due to this capacity for long-range transport, POP environmental contamination is extensive, even in areas where POPs have never been used, and will remain in these environments years after restrictions implemented due to their resistance to degradation. (wikipedia.org)
  • prevent
  • And U.S. food-safety officials say they're confident in the system designed to prevent contaminated foods from entering from Japan. (go.com)
  • The broad scope of antimicrobial approaches to kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms in foods and beverages, including a variety of natural and artificial preservative strategies, are described in a comprehensive Review article in Industrial Biotechnology . (phys.org)
  • deaths
  • The largest number of food poisoning deaths recorded in U.S. history since the CDC began keeping records in 1970 is traced to Mexican-style soft cheese. (wikipedia.org)
  • agricultural
  • Pointing out that the current year has been declared as Food Safety and Quality Standard Year with the objective of bringing together the various initiatives of Central and State Governments, he said: A significant initiative in this regard would be the certification of 10 thousand farmers across the country for Good Agricultural Practices and for Organic Food. (thaindian.com)
  • drug
  • The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to keep food safe while it's transported. (phys.org)
  • A recent NPR story discussed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s proposed rule on raw manure, highlighting the difference of opinion on the subject between FDA and organic farmers. (vermontlaw.edu)
  • On September 6, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement after testing over 1,300 rice products for the presence of arsenic. (vermontlaw.edu)
  • A graphic story of a race against death from "elixir sulfanilamide," carried on by the Food and Drug Administration in fifteen States from Virginia to California, a race not won until ninety-three persons had died after taking the lethal dose, was told by Secretary Wallace today in a report responding to Senate and House resolutions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Japan
  • Less than 4 percent of food is imported to the United States from Japan, including processed and snack foods. (go.com)