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Team Up for School Nutrition Success Workshop

The Team Up for School Nutrition Success workshop is coming to Austin July 24-26, 2016. Space is limited so interested participants are urged to submit a reservation request as soon as possible!

TDA Announces Keynote Speaker for the 2016 Summer Food Service Program Conference

The Texas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D., of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind "Sesame Street."

RECALL: Kroger Recalls Bakery Fresh Goodness Chocolate Brownies Due to Undeclared Allergens

The Kroger Co.recalled Bakery Fresh Goodness chocolate brownies because the product may contain walnuts not listed on the label.

RECALL: The Sweet Leaf Tea Company Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tea in Glass Bottles

The Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced a voluntary recall of certain 16 ounce glass bottles because of the possible presence of glass fragments.

RECALL: Denton Company Initiates Voluntary Recall of Corn Products

The Morrison Milling Company, of Denton, initiated a voluntary recall of certain corn products due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at a production facility.

The USDA E.A.T. School Lunch UX Challenge

The E.A.T. (Electronic Application Transformation) School Lunch UX Challenge invites participants to create a model electronic application for the National School Lunch Program and help millions of American students access school meals. The goal of the prize competition is to produce an open source electronic school meal application that States and schools can adapt for their own use. USDA hopes to develop a prototype that incorporates the best ideas from the innovative community at large.

RECALL: Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Product Due To Possible Adulteration

Tyson Foods Inc.is recalling certain 28-oz. bags containing “Tyson® Any’tizers® Fully Cooked Hot Wings®” that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent.

Local Products Challenge Reaches Record Numbers

During this year’s month-long challenge, 96 National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program partners celebrated Texas agriculture by using more Texas ingredients in meals served at schools.

RECALL: Nijay International, Inc. Recalls Coriander Powder Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Nijay International, Inc. of Anaheim, CA, is recalling 8 cases of Down to Earth Organic Coriander Powder, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

RECALL: Voluntary Recall of Gluten-Free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Due to Inadvertent Introduction of Wheat Allergen

General Mills is voluntarily recalling several days of production of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California, facility on certain dates in July of this year because of an undeclared allergen – wheat – with potential adverse health effects.

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