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.

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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September 30, Old Europe Cheese, Inc. Recalled Cheese Brie and Camembert Products due to Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

On September 30, 2022, Old Europe Cheese, Inc. announced the recall of all Cheese Brie and Camembert products due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. All products with the best-by dates from 9/29/2022 to 12/14/2022 are susceptive to contamination. The products were distributed from August 01, 2022, to September 28, 2022, in supermarkets, wholesale,…

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September 24, TreeHouse Foods Recalled Italian Dressing Due to Undeclared Soy and Wheat

On September 24, 2022, TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced the voluntary recall of Tuscan Garden Restaurant Style Italian Dressing due to soy and wheat allergens not listed on the label. Consumers can identify the recalled products by checking the UPC code, 4099100074871, and the best by date of 08/10/2023. So far, TreeHouse received two complaints from…

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The Patient Number Related to Recalled Daily Harvest Products Is Increasing

By the end of September 16, 2022, FDA received 386 consumer complaints related to Daily Harvest’s product, French Lentil + Leek Crumbles. According to FDA, sick consumers reported gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function, 130 of them required hospitalization, and at least 25 patients had to remove their gallbladders. Sick consumers lived in the following…

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September 09, PepsiCo Recalled Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Tripleshot Due to Possible Contamination of Foreign Materials

On September 09, 2022, PepsiCo Inc. announced the recall of Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot due to the possible contamination of foreign materials, especially metal fragments. The recalled product is in the 15-oz bottle and includes 12 bottles per case. A total of 221 cases are related to the recall. Code information has not been…

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