Pediatric health blog by Dr. Nancy M. Silva. #WorkingMom, Small World Pediatrics #Doctor sharing my Best Pediatrician #parenting advice, #medical info, #affirmations, #quotes, #TampaBay, #Disney & other fun stuff too!
Here we go again; yet another food recall. Remember the spinach recall? How about the peanut butter recall? Now, it's Bumble Bee Chicken Salad. It seems that the list goes on and on.
Currently, there is a food safety bill in Congress that attempts to reduce the food borne illnesses that we have been facing as a nation. The Senate has passed the bill 73-25. It is now in the House. I hope it becomes a law.
According to Western Farm Press, Senate Bill 510 would give the "Food & Drug Administration (FDA) broad new authorities to issue mandatory recalls of suspected contaminated foods, increase the frequency of inspections for food facilities, and standardize information collected on food products to improve the agency’s ability to trace the history of those linked to outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. The FDA also would gain access to records of domestic food facilities in emergencies and would be empowered to bar importation of high-risk foods if the products lacked proper certification or if US inspectors were denied access to processing facilities."
The recalled products are:
1) Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Chicken Salad Complete Lunch Kit – 8.2-ounce package (UPC 8660070741) with a "Best-by" date of 07/11.
2) Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers Ready-to-Eat Kit – 3.5-ounce package (UPC 8660070350) with a "Best-by" dates of 01/12 and 02/12.