“Grain Silo Collapses Causing Combustible Dust Explosion In Indiana” #CombustibleDust

Note: Video Contains Language NSFW This is why awareness of Combustible Dust Is SO Important!! Around 1 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017, Jordan White posted a video to Facebook. Since then, it has been viewed by more than a million times. An overhead tank filled with more than 10,000 bushels of corn collapsed as … Continue reading “Grain Silo Collapses Causing Combustible Dust Explosion In Indiana” #CombustibleDust

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“FDA Bans Three Toxic Food Packaging Chemicals”

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register that will ban three food-contact substances that are no longer manufactured. The substances were commonly used in sandwich wrappers, pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags and other types of food packaging. The three substances affected are: Diethanolamine … Continue reading “FDA Bans Three Toxic Food Packaging Chemicals”

William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale

Finally, a Thanksgiving safety video that takes viewers where they’ve never gone before -- William Shatner’s backyard. In an ad for the insurance company State Farm entitled “Eat, Fry, Love,” the actor and talk show host shares his love for fried turkey by teaching how to do it safely. In a dramatic reenactment, Shatner sits … Continue reading William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale

Just What Do They Put in a Chicken McNugget?

McDonald's Canada has released a video to answer that burning question: Is there pink slime in a Chicken McNugget? The McNugget and its chicken nugget kin don't get much love from the health and nutrition community. Check out this report by Maria Godoy on NPR.com. Supply Chain Manager Nicoletta Stefou takes you through the manufacturing … Continue reading Just What Do They Put in a Chicken McNugget?

Food Production Safety: “Are Your Forklifts Listeria Carriers?”

Two recent Listeria outbreaks have demonstrated the role of fresh food handling operations in supply chain contamination. While the processed foods industry and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have long provided guidance on Listeria monitoring and control, guidance applicable to the unique conditions of fresh produce handling operations has been lacking. That’s why the … Continue reading Food Production Safety: “Are Your Forklifts Listeria Carriers?”

William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale

Finally, a Thanksgiving safety video that takes viewers where they’ve never gone before -- William Shatner’s backyard. In an ad for the insurance company State Farm entitled “Eat, Fry, Love,” the actor and talk show host shares his love for fried turkey by teaching how to do it safely. In a dramatic reenactment, Shatner sits … Continue reading William Shatner & State Farm® present “Eat, Fry, Love,” a Turkey Fryer Fire Cautionary Tale

“Just In Time” Disaster Training Video On-Line Library – Now Hosting Over 417 Videos

There are now 417 disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos embedded in the Just In Time Disaster Training Video Library with new videos being added on a daily basis. The purpose of this FREE on-line library is to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access … Continue reading “Just In Time” Disaster Training Video On-Line Library – Now Hosting Over 417 Videos

Proposed Rule for Food Processors Alarms Some, Confuses Many

By Cookson Beecher | July 29, 2013 “Coming down like a ton of bricks.” “Complicated and interwoven.” “Costly.” “The end of many small- and mid-size farms and food processors.” “Never heard of it.” “A work in progress.” When asked about FDA’s new proposed rule for food processing facilities, that’s how a sustainable-agriculture advocate, a food-safety … Continue reading Proposed Rule for Food Processors Alarms Some, Confuses Many

Bill to Prevent Combustible Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House

Excellent Combustible Dust Seminar - Training Video WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democratic member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the senior Democrat of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, reintroduced legislation today to prevent workplace explosions caused by combustible industrial … Continue reading Bill to Prevent Combustible Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House

Great post for those who suffer from food allergies, which can be fatal if not adhered to.

Experiences With Food Allergy Blog

Most adults try to conform to the special needs of an Allergy child.  They ask the name of the Allergy and degree that your child suffers from it.  Tell them this information and make sure that you are clear.  These opportunities don’t come very often, so be sure to take advantage of a friendly ear when it is available.  They also need to know how they can help.  For example, if they see your child is not feeling well, they can immediately alert an authority such as a teacher or yourself, the parent. They can send their child to school with a lunch that does not contain the named Allergen or its products.  They can send pre-packaged Allergen-free snacks to school when they are asked and not home-baked goods.  Let these adults know that their positive actions will help your child avoid a ghastly trip to the hospital, and no…

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Big Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter

Food recalls occurred at a four-per-day clip during the third quarter, reaching their highest levels in two years, according to data produced by Indianapolis-based Stericycle ExpertRECALL. The rise in recall activity involved nearly 8.5 million units of food and beverages, a 57 percent increase over the previous quarter. Food recalls in the third quarter reached … Continue reading Big Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter

3 Million Boxes of Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

By News Desk | October 11, 2012 Up to three million boxes of cereal have been recalled by Kellogg’s because they may contain metal fragments. The foreign material is pieces of flexible metal mesh from a faulty machine part, but the company says the chances of the material getting into anyone’s cereal bowl are very … Continue reading 3 Million Boxes of Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

OSHA & NIOSH Flavoring Industry Safety Information & Resources

  Flavorings-Related Lung Disease In 2000, NIOSH conducted an investigation of exposures at a microwave popcorn manufacturing plant in Missouri. Public health officials contacted NIOSH because a cluster of former employees of the facility had developed a rare lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans. The majority of employees diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans had been exposed to … Continue reading OSHA & NIOSH Flavoring Industry Safety Information & Resources

USDA Gives Consumers an Electronic Way to Register Complaints Around the Clock

  By News Desk | Sep 28, 2012 Consumers now have an electronic system for reporting problems with meat, poultry and egg products from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). "Consumers are an important source of the information that FSIS needs to ensure that America's supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe," … Continue reading USDA Gives Consumers an Electronic Way to Register Complaints Around the Clock

Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe’s

Now includes peanut and almond butters sold nationwide by News Desk | Sep 24, 2012 The New Mexico company whose peanut butter has been linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak issued a massive recall of products Monday. Sunland Inc. of Portales, NM is recalling all of its almond butter and peanut butter products manufactured since … Continue reading Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe’s

Advocates Ask USDA to Halt Proposed Scaling Back of Poultry Inspection Plan

  Plan jeopardizes worker, food safety, groups say by Helena Bottemiller | Sep 21, 2012 Citing worker safety and food safety concerns, a mix of health, labor and consumer groups is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw a proposal to scale back the physical inspection of poultry. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary … Continue reading Advocates Ask USDA to Halt Proposed Scaling Back of Poultry Inspection Plan