Author Archives: Ryan Walker

About Ryan Walker

Michigan State University graduate student in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition.

Kellogg Mini-Wheats Recalled

Kellogg’s has issued a voluntary recall of some of its mini-wheat cereals after the company discovered metal fragments from mesh might have gotten into final products. The recalled products are Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with … Continue reading

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Sushi now safe?

A total of 425 people across the United States haven been sickened with Salmonella from eating sushi made with Nakaochi scrape, also known as tuna scrape. Of those sickened, 55 were hospitalized. Recently the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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Basic BBQ Safety for the Fourth of July

This USDA video, linked on Food Safety News, gives a few good tips to help you have a safe picnic this Fourth of July. The four basic steps for safe outdoor cooking are: clean utensils and surfaces cook to the … Continue reading

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China announces it will update its food safety regulations

China’s Ministry of Health is revamping outdated standards, which, according to this article in Food Safety News, means its “’reviewing and abolishing any contradicting or overlapping standards’ and writing new ones.” Why is China having this problem? Lester Ross, a … Continue reading

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New E.coli testing set to begin

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will begin routine testing for six Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, in addition to E.coli 0157:H7, in raw beef trimmings starting June 4. The strains the FSIS will be testing for are: E.coli O26, … Continue reading

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Food Safety Webinar June 14 presented by Bill Marler

Mark your calendar as booked for 2 p.m. EST on June 14, because Bill Marler will be presenting the webinar titled Producing Food is Risky Business: The Legal Consequences of Poor Food Safety. Marler was the attorney in the 1993 landmark Jack in … Continue reading

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Small study by ABC World News shows antibiotics in shrimp

Ten percent of 30 imported shrimp samples from various grocery stores in the US were found to contain traces of illegal antibiotics, according to a report by ABC World News. The analytical tests were conducted at Texas Tech University, and … Continue reading

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