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India Sues Nestlé For $100 Million After Lead Found In Noodles
In an unprecedented move,
India is seeking colossal damages from Nestlé following a massive food safety scandal.
Laboratory tests found
unsafe levels of lead in Maggi Noodles, a popular brand of instant noodles sold across the country. The tests also detected MSG, which contradicts the brand's message of "No Added MSG."
India's food safety regulators declared the salty snack "
unsafe and hazardous for human consumption," and shopkeepers yanked the bright yellow packets from the shelves in June.
The Indian government filed a class-action suit against
Nestlé India for unfair trade practices and the sale of defective goods. Reuters reports that this is the first time India has gone after a foreign corporation to avenge customers. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lead-maggi-noodles_55cbbfebe4b0cacb8d32e9f6
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Many Americans Don't Handle Poultry Safely When Cooking, Study Finds Too few use food thermometers, too many wash and store meat in way that spreads germs, researcher says.
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Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers Local growers are discovering that proposed FDA regulations would curtail many common techniques, such as using house-made fertilizers and irrigating from creeks. Virginia Bill Would Exempt Homes, Small Farms From Food Safety Laws
The cottage food movement that has gained traction in the states since about 2010 is continuing to take hold this legislative season.
Current law recently crafted in Virginia permits unlicensed home kitchens operating without inspections to produce a long list of cottage foods that can be sold in homes or at farmer’s markets. And, for most products, there is no sales limit. Take an extra step and obtain a license as a home food processor, and a home kitchen in Virginia can produce almost any type of food.
8.7 million pounds of meat from the Rancho Feeding Corporation in Northern California have been recalled due to meat that was not inspected and therefore is potentially harmful.
Does organic produce need to be washed? Based on analysis of more than 100,000 US government pesticide results, it named and shamed peaches, apples and bell peppers as the top three fruit and vegetables to hold the highest levels of pesticide residue.
But don't let this instil a false sense of security - health professionals are adamant that all fresh produce should be cleaned to remove potential pathogens.
This includes organic. In fact, critics of organic produce are at pains to point out that the spinach in the 2007 outbreak of E coli in Californian was grown using "organic methods". Perhaps more significantly, it was also processed using industrial methods. Even produce sold as "pre-washed" needs to be washed.
However, rather than providing extra security, pack-house innovations (including chlorine) make me want to empty leafy greens into the sink as soon as I buy them, scrub potatoes and peel carrots. In fact, it actually makes me want to steer clear of pre-washed or pre-bagged at all. I would even use a pH-balanced fruit and vegetable wash (from whole-food stores or online from http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk) that lifts off and kills pathogens on fresh-cut produce. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/mar/15/organic-produce __________________ Tammy Barney
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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