Except for infant formula and some baby food, product dating is not generally required by U.S. Federal regulations. There is also no universally accepted system used for food dating in the United States. Although dating of some foods is required by more than 20 states, there are areas of the U.S where much of the food supply has some type of date, and other areas where almost no food is dated. Continue reading
There’s a saying that “a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.” It applies to many things, including our health. It seems nowadays that most people want the abbreviated quick version of the story. Most people rely on the advice of their friends and family about diets and simply don’t want to read the book. Continue reading
5 million Similac baby formulas are being recalled because products may contain a small beetle or larvae, causing stomach ache and digestion problems.
Cans of a popular brand of baby formula were recalled by the millions Wednesday, after beetles were detected in the products and in a plant where they’re made. Abbott Laboratories voluntarily recalled 5 million containers of its Similac powdered infant formula, and warned consumers to stop using the products as a precaution. Abbott’s liquid formula is not involved in the recall. Continue reading
As the dust settles on another large national recall linked to a significant number of human illnesses, Foodfacts.com has to ask what lessons can be learned from this episode. As with all major food safety lapses there are multiple lessons to be gleaned that has impact for the food industry, for consumers, for regulators and for Congress. Following are clips from a post by QA Advisory Board Member David Acheson. Continue reading
Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, released Tennessee’s comprehensive, statewide nutrition and physical activity plan, Eat Well, Play More Tennessee on Thursday, September 16th, 2010. This five-year plan, developed by the Tennessee Obesity Taskforce, provides a comprehensive roadmap to reduce obesity and chronic disease in Tennessee by 2015. Continue reading