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Nylabone Puppy Dog Chews Recalled for Possible Salmonella Threat

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Dog chews sold under the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, with a potential risk to humans. The Neptune, NJ-based TFH Publications Inc./Nylabone Products issued the recall on April 22. “Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Learning From the Listeria Mistakes of Others

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I was reading a statement this morning from John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, that was published on the company’s website yesterday (April 24). I must admit I was impressed. Unlike many companies that find themselves in the crosshairs of a food recall and possible outbreak, Mr. Lowe immediately (after learning of positive sampling… Continue Reading

Today’s Harvest Brand Peas, Corn, and Broccoli Recalled for Listeria Risk

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Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell-by dates 04/21/16 are being recalled by manufacturer Greystone Foods LLC and Publix Supermarkets because of possible Listeria contamination. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall. On April 16, Birmingham, AL-based Greystone shipped the potentially contaminated product to a… Continue Reading

China Toughens Up Food Safety Laws By Adopting New Amendments

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In the wake of several high-profile food safety scandals, China’s lawmakers have adopted tougher amendments to bolster the country’s existing food safety law. The changes, effective Oct. 1, 2015, will add 50 new articles, or about half again what the previous law contained. Many of the new amendments address infant formula regulations and the online… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports: Tests Find 60 Percent of Frozen Shrimp Contaminated With Bacteria

Raw, wild-caught shrimp from U.S., Argentina had lowest bacteria levels of all samples tested

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A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested positive for the superbug MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). For its new report, “How Safe is Your Shrimp?,” CR researchers bought 284 raw and 58 cooked… Continue Reading

Chicago Judge Signs Injunction Against Wholesome Soy Products

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Thursday’s scheduled hearing before U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel over the future of a Chicago soy products manufacturer was canceled because the judge had already signed the consent decree preventing Paul and Julia Trinh from getting back into the food business unless they comply with a long list of conditions. The federal judge for the Northern District… Continue Reading

FDA Kicks Off the ‘Year of the Food Safety Modernization Act’

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In front of hundreds of food industry and trade association representatives in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) presented its unified plan to roll out and implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Signed by President Obama in January 2011, FSMA will bring about the most sweeping changes to the U.S. food… Continue Reading

Frozen Vegetables, Smoothie Kits Recalled After Listeria Found in Georgia Plant

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Inventure Foods Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, has announced a recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits due to finding Listeria monocytogenes in its Jefferson, GA, facility. These recalled products did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and there are no… Continue Reading