Food Safety News - July 16, 2018 FDA investigates Smucker-owned Big Heart over pentobarbital

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FDA investigates Smucker-owned Big Heart over pentobarbital

By Phyllis Entis

An investigation into pentobarbital adulteration in canned, wet pet food manufactured by Big Heart Pet Brands Inc. remains "open and ongoing" according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Big Heart is a wholly owned subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Company Inc. On Feb. 16, FDA alerted pet owners to the possible... Continue Reading

Public overwhelmingly favors term 'lab-grown' over 'clean' meat

By News Desk

Consumer Reports, published by the 7 million-member nonprofit Consumers Union, last week reported on survey results showing the public expects laboratory-produced meat from cultured animal cells to be clearly labeled. The results show the public favors different language that those pushing the new products. "By an overwhelming margin, our survey found that consumers want clear... Continue Reading

Boiling during home canning won't prevent botulism poisoning

By Kelsey M. Mackin

People across the country are gearing up for home canning in efforts to preserve summer flavors for year-round enjoyment. Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reminding the public that knowing how to can safely is essential to preventing the growth of dangerous bacteria. "Home canning is a great way to preserve your garden goodies. But beware: if it's done the... Continue Reading

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