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Ground beef for meal-kit company recalled after E. coli test

An unrevealed quantity of ground beef packaged for meal-kit provider GoodFood and distributed directly to consumers in at least five Canadian provinces is under recall after government tests showed E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted the recall notice late Sunday, urging consumers to check their homes for the Good Boucher branded… Continue Reading

HACCP Principles: No. 4 Details matter — as does training

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a seven-part series on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the Food and Drug Administration to serve as a guideline for creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control of food safety hazards.  “What will you… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Free Advice to a Food Company CEO during a Listeria Outbreak – Specifically Tiger Brands – Enterprise CEO, Lawrence MacDougall

Imagine that the phone call comes or an email pops into your inbox – “Sir, we have been contacted by the health authorities and they say our product (polony) has been linked to illnesses and deaths. What do we do?” So, what do you do? Lawrence MacDougall received that call. Now, what has he done… Continue Reading

Slow-burning Salmonella outbreak over chicken troubles Canada

A total of thirty cases of Salmonella illness linked to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, are being reported in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick  Yet no recall warnings are yet associated with this outbreak. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health agencies, the Canadian… Continue Reading

Minnesota sprout grower announces recall because of Salmonella potential

River Valley Sprouts, located in Houston, MN is recalling various alfalfa sprouts for possible Salmonella contamination.   The recalled products include: 5-ounce Alfalfa Sprouts 4-ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 5-ounce Garlic/Alfalfa 5-ounce Variety sprouts The recalled sprouts were packed and shipped from March 6-15, 2018. The sprouts were distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and were sold through… Continue Reading

Top sirloin steaks recalled for possible salmonella contamination

In Bridgeview, IL, SMI Holdings Inc., doing business as Stampede Meat,  has recalled approximately 484,800 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The raw beef products were incorporated into a non-meat ingredient, Au Jus Seasoning, which tested positive for… Continue Reading