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.

The Increase Price in Eggs: About Bird Flu and Food Safety

In January 2022, the average egg price in the United States is 1.93$ per dozen. In twelve months, it went up to 4.25$ per dozen, a 220% increase. Though inflation is thought to be one of the reasons, the 2022 avian influenza (bird flu) outbreak is the primary cause of the dramatic price change. The 2022…

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January 13, 2023, Utopia Foods Recalled Enoki Mushroom Products Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

On January 13, 2023, Utopia Foods Inc of Glendale, NY announced the recall of Enoki Mushroom products due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. All the products sold from January 6th to 13th, 2023 are involved in the recall. The products were imported from China and distributed to produce wholesale companies in NY, NJ, and…

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December 30, Garden of Light Announced the Voluntary Recall of Oat & Honey Organic Granola due to Potential Tree Nuts Allergens Contamination

On December 30, 2022, Garden of Light announced the voluntary recall of organic oat & honey granola due to the potential presence of tree nuts (almonds). The recalled product is sold at Topco and SEG under the following brands:             Topco: Full circle Organic Oat & Honey Granola with UPC code of 036800420397             SEG:…

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December 06, Northern Food I/E Recalled Sweetened Jujube Products Due to Undeclared Sulfites

On December 06, 2022, Northern Food I/E Inc. announced the recall of Lukai sweetened jujube due to the potential presence of undeclared sulfites. The recalled products are in the 8.3-ounce(235g) red and yellow plastic packages. Consumers can identify the recalled products by checking the UPC code 6921996166881. So far, no adverse reaction has been reported…

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November 17, Green Day Produce Recalled Enoki Mushrooms Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

On November 17, 2022, Green Day Produce, Inc. of Vernon, CA announced the recall of Enoki Mushroom products due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. All the products sold from September to October 2022 are involved in the recall. The products were distributed to distributors and retail stores nationwide. So far, no illnesses have…

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November 03, Nestlé USA Announced the Voluntary Recall of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tubs due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Material

On November 03, 2022, Nestlé USA issued the voluntary recall of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tubs due to the potential existence of soft plastic film. Consumers can identify the recalled products by checking the batch codes. There were three batch codes involved: 22135554RR, 22145554RR, and 22155554RR, with the corresponding Best by…

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October 13, Nestlé USA Announced the Voluntary Recall of TOLL HOUSE STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Products due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Material

On October 13, 2022, Nestlé USA issued the voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling products due to the potential existence of white plastic pieces. Consumers can identify the recalled products by checking the UPC code 050000429912. The recalled products were distributed between June and September…

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October 07, Lipari Foods Announced the Voluntary Recall of Various Nut Products due to Undeclared Cashew

On October 07, 2022, Lipari Foods announced the voluntary recall of sesame sticks mix and roasted & salted sunflower meat products due to cashew (tree nuts) allergens not listed on the label. Consumers can identify the recalled products by checking the UPC code, lot number, and best-by date. Detailed information will be provided in the…

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October 07, Cuisine Innovations Unlimited, LLC Recalled Various Falafel Products due to Toxin-Producing E.coli Contamination

On October 07, 2022, Cuisine Innovations Unlimited, LLC recalled Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel and Garlic & Herb Falafel due to potential contamination of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli). Until now, there have been 20 cases reported in L, IA, KS, MI, OH, and WI. The recalled products are distributed in the following states:…

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