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Blog posts tagged 'Recalls':


Recent beef recalls reinforce​ the importance of food transparency & traceability

February 19th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,893 times • 1 min read

Imagine that last summer, one of the popular soft drink makers encountered a production issue that caused people all over the country who consumed their products to become sick. You wouldn't expect Consumer Reports to say something like, 'based on our investigation, we recommend that you throw away any soft drinks of any brand that you may have purchased last summer.' But that's almost exactly what happened last December, when Consumer...

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Why I no longer pay attention to labels like “organic”

February 5th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 6,084 times • 3 min read

It may shock some people, but I no longer pay attention to labels on meat products. For years, I’ve traveled the country meeting with chefs and farmers in search of the world’s best craft meat, and over and over I hear that labels and certifications aren't meaningful or helpful, and can be abused to misrepresent the truth. The “organic” label is a good example. Thanks to the rising popularity of “grass-fed, grass-finished” and “organic”...

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Help break the cycle of food recalls by knowing the source of your meat

December 9th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,217 times • 1 min read

Meat recalls have become as routine as trips to the grocery store. Since November, the U.S. is averaging a recall every two days and there are still 50 active cases. What is more concerning than a recall’s frequency is the scope. The latest raw beef salmonella recall spanned across more than 30 states and recent recalls have impacted big names like Kroger, Walmart and Whole Foods. Consumers understand that foodborne illness can happen, but...

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