Food Safety Human Factor Lab

Innovative Research on Social Implications of Food Safety

ABOUT US

Dr. Feng is dedicated to the research and extension of human factors in the safety of food. She uses interdisciplinary tools to identify and evaluate factors that result in behavioral change among food workers and consumers, and develops food safety education interventions targeting behavioral change to increase food safety practice compliance. She is also interested in public perception of safety-enhancing food processing technologies and designing culturally-tailored communication interventions to increase consumer acceptance.

Lessons from Big Olaf Creamery Ice Cream Outbreak

On July 13, 2022, Big Olaf Creamery recalled all flavors, lots, and expiration dates through 6/30/2022 of Big Olaf brand ice cream products due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. As of Aug 2, 2022, their ice cream products caused 25 illnesses, including 24 hospitalizations and 1 death. Eleven states were involved in this…

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August 5, That’s it Nutrition Issued a Voluntary Recall for Various Chocolate Truffles Products Due to Undeclared Almonds

On August 05, 2022, That’s it Nutrition announced a voluntary recall of various Dark Chocolate Truffle products due to milk protein not listed on the label. The recall included its 3.5, 5.0, 16.0 oz, and 12-count packages. The recalled products covered Fig, Date, Banana, Raisin, and Fig with Sea Salt flavors and had the expiration…

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July 28, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections Recalled 8 oz Chocolate Covered Blueberries Due to Undeclared Almonds

On July 28, 2022, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections recalled 8 oz Milk Chocolate Blueberries due to undeclared almonds. So far, there have been no adverse reactions reported related to the product. The recalled products are distributed in retail stores in New England, and mail orders nationwide. The recalled product can be identified with the…

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July 19, Albertsons Companies Recalled Select ReadyMeals Seafood Products Due to Undeclared Allergens

On July 19, 2022, Albertsons Companies voluntarily recalled select ReadyMeals seafood products due to allergens not listed on the label. So far, no adverse reactions have been reported related to the product. The recalled products are distributed in Albertsons Cos. store banners in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,…

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July 15, 2022, Crown Prince Recalled Natural Smoked Baby Clams Due to the High Level of PFAS

On July 15, 2022, Crown Prince, Inc. announced the recall of 3 oz. canned Crown Prince Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil because they are detected to contain a high level of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). So far, there has been no illness reported related to the product. The recalled product was distributed…

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July 01, 2022, Hy-Vee’s Voluntary Withdrawal of All Varieties of Potato Salads Due to Presumptive Microbial Test Result

On July 1, 2022, Hy-Vee Inc. announced the withdrawal of all potato salad due to presumptive positive microbial test results. Though the final test results were still not available, Hy-Vee chose to withdraw all products pending final test results. All varieties and sizes of Hy-Vee Potato Salad are on the recall list (the list is…

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June 30, 2022, A&M Farms Whole Vidalia Onions’ Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

On June 30, 2022, A&M Farms announced the recall of Little Bear brand whole Vidalia onions due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers may identify the recalled product by checking the purchase location below, the PLU number 4159, and the Little Bear brand pattern on the PLU sticker. The recalled product was distributed…

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June 23, 2022, Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles Recall

On June 23, 2022, Daily Harvest recalled French Lentil + Leek Crumbles due to potential health risks. Consumers reported gastrointestinal illness and liver function issues after intaking the products. The pathogen has not been determined. To date, there have been approximately 470 reports of relative illnesses. From April 28 to June 17, 2022, about 28,000…

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June 14, 2022, Built Brands, LLC Banana Cream Pie Puffs Protein Bars Pathogenic E.coli Contamination

On June 14, 2022, Built Brands, LLC. recalled 4,196 “Banana Cream Pie Puffs” protein bars due to potential contamination of pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli). The exact strain has not been determined, but the customers should not consume the products to avoid health risks. The product was sold in a 40-gram package with lot number D22151011.…

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