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Updated: OSI was last meeting on Almanza’s FSIS calendar

The USDA’S Food Safety and Inspection Service Friday amended its Officials’ Calendar of Meetings for July 2017, showing Kenneth Petersen of the OSI Group as the last party outside the federal government to meet with Al Almanza before he retired. The Almanza-Petersen meeting was on July 19. Petersen is senior vice president of Quality Assurance, Food… Continue Reading

USDA agency reports 1.7 million verifications in 3Q of FY 2017

Enforcement actions by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome and correctly labeled are reported each quarter. The latest enforcement report, released Thursday, covers the federal government’s third quarter, from April 1 through June 30. It logs thousands of inspection procedures performed by FSIS personnel in… Continue Reading

Recall expanded: Raspberry mousse cakes linked to outbreak

Canadian officials have expanded a recall of raspberry mousse cakes linked to a norovirus outbreak, saying at least six additional provinces are involved, and possibly the entire country. Five brands and unbranded raspberry mousse cakes are included in the recall, originally posted Aug. 11 and expanded Wednesday. “This additional information was identified during the Canadian… Continue Reading

Cattlemen head to RC over country of origin labeling, animal ID, and check-off

Hundreds of ranchers from as many as 20 states will descend on Rapid City, SD, next week for the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund annual convention. R-CALF, as it’s called, has made a lot of promises on the meeting agenda. Learn how we will reinstate mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL). Learn how we will stop the USDA’s second… Continue Reading

Fighting slime: Researchers develop bacteria-killing plastic film

Plastic films made with bacteria-killing polymers have been proven effective as a frontline defense — not to mention offense — in the battle against biofilms in food production operations. A preferred place of residence for pathogens such as Listeria and E. coli, biofilms form easily and are extremely difficult to eradicate, according to the Food… Continue Reading

Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen

Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, NJ, has recalled 1,719 pounds of chicken Caesar salad products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. The chicken Caesar… Continue Reading