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Food Recalls – 2017 is Not Immune

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Touch the Soil News #610 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finds January of 2017 a busy month. Following are some of the food recalls of the last 30 days:   Pictsweet Breaded Okra is being recalled for possible glass fragment contamination. Blue Ridge Beef’s raw dog and cat food is being recalled for Listeria monocylogenes. HY-Vee candy trays are being recalled for possible salmonella poisoning. Hostess Brands is recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies for possible salmonella poisoning. Palmer Brands is recalling chocolate coated candy for possible salmonella poisoning. Dutch Valley Foods’ Capuccino Snack Mix is being recalled for possible salmonella poisoning. Mikesell’s Nacho Cheese’s Tortilla Chips are being…

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FDA Warning Letter to Whole Foods Markets, Inc.

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Touch the Soil News #418 Whole Foods Market always seemed like a good place to start when trying to eat healthier and safer foods. Earlier this year (2/16/2016), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) undertook an inspection of Whole Foods’ North Atlantic Kitchen in Everett, Massachusetts. The Kitchen’s Facebook page explains that it supplies made-to-order food destined to over 65 Whole Foods stores in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The results of that inspection were conveyed via a formal warning letter from the FDA on June 8, 2016 addressed to John Mackey and Walter Robb – Co CEOs. The FDA said that Whole Foods had…

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OLIO – Rescuing Food, One Carrot and One Cupcake at a Time

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Touch the Soil News #321 OLIO was founded by Tessa Cook and Saasha Celestial-One who met during their time studying business at Stanford University in California. The idea for OLIO came about when Tessa moved back to England from living overseas. On moving day she found herself with some perfectly good food that she couldn’t bring herself to throw away. So she went out onto the streets to find someone to give this food to, but failed miserably. In that moment she thought, there has to be a better way – why not a mobile app? And so the idea of OLIO was born. However the first people she shared…

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