Tag: Food Safety

Food Safety: Heinz Pork Gravy Recall

I know you all make your own gravy but for those who don’t — Allergy Alert Issued on Mislabeled Product for Undeclared Milk and Soy in Heinz Homestyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy Chicago – Approximately 500 cases of Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy are voluntarily being recalled because some of the jars may be […]

Food Safety: General Mills Flour Recall Expanded

Confession: I love raw chocolate chip cookie dough; the baked cookies not so much. But this General Mills Gold Medal Flour recall is giving me pause to ever eating raw cookie dough again. Facts Flour is a raw ingredient that is intended to be cooked or baked.  Flour is made from wheat that is grown […]

Food Recall: Dove® Chocolate Snowflake Alert

Why does Dove® Chocolate Snowflake Assortment have wheat or eggs in the ingredients? If this product was on the shelf starting in September, why are they just finding out about it now? In my humble chocolate eating history, really good chocolate doesn’t have wheat or egg in it. from the press release Mars Chocolate North America […]

Tucson: As the Grocery Store Turns

But first a word about me: Tucson Foodie featured me (thanks CJ Hamm) in a Nine on the Line interview last week. Check it out! Haggen closed two of its three recently opened stores on the eastside. The stores took over Safeways which are now owned by Albertsons. Circle of Food visited the furthest eastside […]

Tucson Buzz: Peppers, Salsa Challenge, Mermaids

Pick a Peck of Peppers The Tucson Village Farm has wheelbarrows full of fresh peppers for $1/pound. All you have to do is U-Pick on Tuesday/August 4 from 5 to 7 PM. Aside from peppers there is basil, eggplant, okra, squash, onion, chili peppers, summer greens, eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, local honey, and many assorted herbs […]

Food Recall: Frozen Sushi Tuna Salmonella – 11 States

What’s safe to eat anymore? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2015 – Gardena, CA – Osamu Corporation of Gardena, CA is recalling all of its frozen tuna (loin, saku, chunk, slice, and ground market forms) sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia because the Minnesota Department of Health Investigators found samples of this product […]

Food Safety: Salmonella Outbreak – AZ, NM, CA

According to Food Safety News, Maricopa County (AZ) is reporting nine illnesses from a rare strain of Salmonella paratypi which officials say is associated with raw minced or ground tuna used in sushi. Three of the nine people have been hospitalized. New Mexico reported six cases while California had 25 cases in five different counties. […]

Food Recall: Mini Butter Croissants

In a nutshell: It’s interesting what Whole Foods Market considers as “southwest.” I can see Texas but Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana? Also a truly French croissant has butter as the first ingredient not wheat flour. from the press release distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 18, 2014 – Whole Foods Market Southwest Region […]

Food Recall: Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Black Peppercorns

In a nutshell: These organic black peppercorns may be contaminated with salmonella. The recall is in 9 states. From the press release distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 4, 2014 – Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the “Company”) is recalling Organic Black Peppercorns sold under the Sprouts brand name from all stores. This […]

Food Recall: Safeway Angel Food Cake

In a nutshell: Inaccurate food labeling as to ingredients seems to be a huge problem in the food service industry. Every day at least one product is labeled incorrectly failing to list the correct ingredients — mostly soy (it’s in everything unfortunately as filler), some dairy (whey, milk), eggs, and sometimes nuts. This recall is […]