Monthly Archives: June 2015

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    The month of May saw numerous recalls related to product labels on food items, including the following.

    Cumin Powder from Crown Food International
    Cumin powder packaged and distributed by New York-based Crown Food International underwent a recall after food inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found undeclared peanut allergens in the product during routine sampling. The cumin powder was sold at retail stores in two New York City boroughs (Brooklyn and Queens) as well as New Jersey. According to Food Allergy Research and Education, peanuts are one of the eight foods that account for nine in 10 allergic reactions, along with milk, eggs, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.

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  • Heat and Waterproof LabelsSun-Proofing Labels Helps Products Hold Up in Summer

    After what proved to be a long, dreary winter in many parts of the country, people are welcoming the soaring temperatures and the reappearance of that giant celestial orb in the sky - that is, except for manufacturers who failed to acknowledge that they needed to engage in sun-proofing their product labels for the summer.

    When temperatures are high, certain products tend to fly off the shelves, including sunscreen to keep the sun's damaging rays at bay, lip balm to moisten lips on hot days and lotion to stave off dry, cracked skin and soothe sunburn.

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  • National Safety Month is Just Around the Corner
    June comes with many associations, including the first official day of summer, the last day of school and the end of the second corporate quarter, but did you know it's also National Safety Month?

    National Safety Month is an annual National Safety Council initiative intended to mitigate accidents in the workplace, at home, on the road and elsewhere. This year, the council is placing a particular focus on transportation safety, emergency preparedness, prescription painkiller abuse, ergonomics and slip, trip and fall prevention - all areas in which cautious behavior can be quickly, easily and effectively reinforced through the use of stickers and labels.

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  • 'Dairy-Free' Doesn't Always Mean What Consumers Think, FDA Investigation Finds
    For individuals who are allergic to dairy, ingesting milk chocolate is an obvious no-no. That being said, people who have a sweet tooth shouldn't despair, as dark chocolate is a delicious and often dairy-free alternative… or is it? 

    According to Food Allergy Research and Education, milk is one of the eight foods that account for 90 percent of allergic reactions in this country, alongside eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Because dairy allergies are so prevalent and the effects so extreme (the worst-case scenario is anaphylaxis, which can lead to death), federal regulations are in place that require all food items containing milk to indicate this fact on their product labels.

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