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Thursday, July 10, 2014

7/10/14 Health News: HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS USED IN FOOD PACKAGING ♦ IMPACT OF FOODBORNE PARASITES ♦ WASHINGTON STATE SUBJECTS POT TO MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS

UN REPORT RANKS GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACT OF FOODBORNE PARASITES
When it comes to food safety concerns, foodborne parasites might not receive as much attention in the U.S. compared to bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella. Globally, however, foodborne parasites affect the health of millions of people annually, causing debilitating and potentially deadly conditions and sometimes living within humans for years. A new report... Continue Reading
STUDY: 175 HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS USED IN FOOD CONTACT PACKAGING
According to a new study by the Food Packaging Forum, 175 chemicals with known hazardous properties are legally used in the production of food contact packaging in Europe and the U.S. Food packaging and other materials coming in contact with food (e.g. foils, cans, pans, storage containers) continuously release mixtures of synthetic substances into food... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON STATE SUBJECTS POT TO MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ON DAY ONE
After just one day of recreational marijuana sales in Washington state, and more than six months in Colorado, the questions that remain are mostly about those pot-infused food products. And, when it comes to food safety, Washington state is off to a safer start than Colorado. Only in those two states now can anyone age... Continue Reading

Albertsons to Pay $3.4 Million to Settle Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste

The Albertsons company was ordered Tuesday to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the grocery chain of illegal disposal, transportation, storage and mismanagement of hazardous waste at its 188 California locations. Continue Reading

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