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Texas Ground Beef Recalled for Potential Plastic Pieces

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Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC of Corpus Christi, TX, is recalling approximately 2,633 pounds of ground beef chub product that may be contaminated with foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday. The following product is subject to USDA recall: 10-lb. chubs of “HEB Ground Beef 73% Fine 6/10”… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A Sickens 3 in Alabama

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At least three people in Clarke County, AL, have fallen ill with Hepatitis A, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The health department is investigating how the patients might been sickened. Two of the individuals reportedly have a history of international travel. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis… Continue Reading

Online Channel Examines the Intersection of Tradition and Food Safety

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The global youth media company Vice has launched a new documentary series about how politics and policy affect what we eat. “The Politics of Food” is available through Vice’s online food channel, Munchies, and the first 20-minute episode investigates the underground trade in a West African delicacy called “smokies” that has been banned in the… Continue Reading

Prosecution: Court Needs More Testimony Before Sentencing the DeCosters

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Pre-sentencing investigative reports (PSIRs) for America’s one-time king of egg production, Austin (Jack) DeCoster, his son Peter, and their Quality Egg LLC business, have turned into a legal mess. While the PSIRs themselves are sealed, the public now knows a little more about details of the disputed information from a new motion that’s been filed… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Dual Heads

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Military officers sometimes wear “dual hats,” meaning, for example, that they might be both a base commander and the commander of an army. In food safety, we now have “dual heads” that Barack Obama and Tom Vilsack want fitted into one hat. Those heads belong to Al Almanza and Brian Ronholm, both of whom now… Continue Reading

Update: Mercer Island Boil Water Advisory Lifted, Restaurants Can Reopen After Inspection

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Update: As of Sept. 29, the boil-water advisory has lifted for Mercer Island. All restaurants should remain closed until receiving a visit from a public health inspector. The city of Mercer Island in Washington state is advising residents to boil their water before drinking, or to use bottled water after samples showed the presences of E…. Continue Reading

Beef Jerky Recalled for Being Improperly Marked and Shipped

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Delicious Beef Jerky LLC of Albuquerque, NM, is recalling 8 pounds of beef jerky products because they were marked and shipped without the benefit of inspection when they were produced under a retail exemption, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. The products subject to recall are 2.5-oz. and… Continue Reading

Hummus Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use Peppo’s Foods brand Hommous due to Listeria monocytogenes. The product comes in 1-kg containers and includes the following codes: JL201404-8, JL201404-9, AU201412-13, AU201422-11, AU201422-12, AU201422-13,AU201422-14, AU201422-15, AU201420-13, AU201425-1, SE201404-5, SE201404-6,JL201418-8, JL201418-11, SE201408-7, SE201413-6, SE201413-7 Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased…. Continue Reading