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Spices are a hot topic – and continue to be!

Posted by Dr. Bert Popping

June 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM

World HealthLate in 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of cumin samples for undeclared allergens. Adventitious presence of allergens is common, and the agency has conducted frequent recalls in this category. The number of allergen-related recalls that year was 34%, surpassing recalls of products caused by microbiological issues (30%).[1] 

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Topics: Allergens,, spices

North American Food Recalls Headed by Allergens

Posted by Patrick Kennedy

January 28, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Screen_Shot_2014-03-27_at_10.46.56_AMFood products are recalled from the North American market for various reasons, but historically the vast majority of recalls are attributed to public health hazards. A review of food recall data reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency revealed annual trends in the reasons for North American food recalls. In particular, the review confirmed the majority of food recalls in recent years were due to food allergens and microbial hazards. Following is a summary of recent trends in recalls attributed to food allergens, including product types, root causes and related regulatory issues.

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Topics: Allergens,, Recalls

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