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Frozen ‘@ease’ chicken meal starters recalled in seven states

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More than half a ton of “@ease” brand frozen chicken meal starter products are under recall because they contain undeclared allergens that could cause serious or life-threatening reactions in people with sensitivities to eggs, milk or wheat. Mountain View Packaging LLC or Boise, ID, packed the 18-ounce packages of “@ease Sweet Chili Chicken Meal Starter”… Continue Reading

Faces of Food Safety: Meet Sabrina King of the USDA

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Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sabrina King is an enforcement, investigations and analysis officer (EIAO), serving the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in the Atlanta district. As an EIAO, King performs food safety assessments (FSAs) in slaughter and processing… Continue Reading

Fresh, cored pineapple recalled for possible Listeria risk

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A grocery chain in the Twin Cities area is recalling fresh-cut, cored pineapple that an unnamed supplier has recalled because of potential contamination with Listeria. It is not known what other retailers, restaurants or institutions may have received the pineapple recalled by the unnamed supplier. Lunds & Byerlys officials did not respond to requests for… Continue Reading

State yanks caterer’s permit; two-thirds of wedding guests sick

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An Alabama caterer whose food sickened at least two out of every three guests at a November wedding reception has surrendered his food service permit to state authorities. Darvin McDaniel, operator of Indelible Catering of Moulton, had already been effectively put out of business when Scott Harris, assistant state health officer, issued an emergency order… Continue Reading

When food safety crisis hit, Perdue had to prepare for next one

Former Gov. Sonny Purdue is president-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of agriculture.

This century’s most deadly outbreak of foodborne illness came out of the state of Georgia while secretary of agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue was governor, and there was not much he could do about it. After King Nut peanut butter made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) was implicated in the deadly nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, investigators from… Continue Reading

EPA nominee had little to do with ‘busload of lawyers’ case

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Oklahoma’s famous “busload of lawyers” case is back in the news because of president-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is Oklahoma’s Attorney General. Environmental groups are saying Pruitt did not pursue a pollution case against the Arkansas poultry industry because he received  $40,000 in campaign… Continue Reading

Small recall of chicken salad at Whole Foods stores in east

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Attleboro, MA-based Willow Tree Poultry Farm Inc. is recalling 204 pounds of chicken salad products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The consumer ready product containers are labeled as chicken salad with the USDA mark of inspection, but actually contain an egg salad product, according to the Jan…. Continue Reading