The FDA Changes Its Tune on Bisphenol-A

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical used to make plastics and other materials used in many food packaging applications, from can linings to baby bottles (see my

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Peanut Recall Update 3/10/09

**Update on 3/10/09**

Added a few new items to the recall list.

**Update on 3/6/09**

Added a few new items to the recall list.

**Update on 3/2/09**

The FDA has now posted information on their website about PCA's Texas facility testing positive for the same strain of salmonella as their Georgia facility. Here's an excerpt from their statement:

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Peanut Recall — Update 2/20/09

Jump directly to the FDA Product Recall List to search for peanut product recalls, or call CDC-INFO at 1-800-232-4636 for more information.

*Updated 2/20/09*

Added the following vendor products to the list: 71.    TrueNorth Brand Peanut Crisps <Withdrawal> (FL, MA, MW, NA, NE, SO). 72.    Crispy Cat Roasted Peanut candy bars 73.    Beneficial Foods/Nature’s Candy <Withdrawal>:

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Peanut Recall - 2/16/09

Jump directly to the FDA Product Recall List to search for peanut product recalls, or call CDC-INFO at 1-800-232-4636 for more information.

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Peanut Butter Recall -- Updated 2/10/09 5pm

******Updated 2/16/09******** Please refer to our latest blog post for updates on the PCA recall. ******* Updated 2/10/09 5pm CST ******* Products added to recall list: Erin Baker’s Home-style Granola – Peanut Butter flavor SunSpire Organic Dark Chocolate Crunchy Peanut Clusters******* Updated 2/6/09 4pm CST ******* Products added to recall list: Boston Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Boston Cookies Peanut Fudge Brownies Kariba Farms Thai

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Peanut Butter Recalls - Major Expansion

******Updated 2/16/09******** Please refer to our latest blog post for updates on the PCA recall. ******Updated 1-29-09*******
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Polycarbonate Plastics and Bisphenol A

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The Safety of Meat at Whole Foods Market

Edmund LaMacchia is our Global Vice President of Procurement.

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Voluntary Ground Beef Recall

Edited from an August 8, 2008 Press Release In response to state and federal investigations into an E. coli outbreak, we've announced a voluntary multi-state recall of fresh ground beef sold between June 2 and August 6, 2008 because of a concern that it may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria.
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U.S. Peppers Get the Okay

Break out the pico de gallo and chips! The FDA is advising consumers that raw jalapeño and Serrano peppers grown in the United States ARE NOT connected with the current Salmonella St. Paul outbreak and consumers can eat them without concern of contamination. So we are back in business offering ONLY U.S. grown jalapeño and Serrano peppers. In our prepared foods, we are using U.S. raw jalapeño and Serrano peppers or canned, pickled or cooked varieties, which have been okay all along – only raw peppers were of concern.
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