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Virginia Grower Recalls One Lot of Fresh Cilantro for Potential Salmonella

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Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA, announced Wednesday that one lot of its conventional fresh-cut cilantro was being recalled due to the potential of Salmonella contamination. The company said the single lot, consisting of 465 plastic clamshell containers in all, was shipped to two customers in Maryland and Alabama (one retail distribution center and one… Continue Reading

Retail Outlets Remove Chile Pepper Varieties From Sale Due to Potential Salmonella

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Following last week’s recall of fresh Serrano chile peppers by Bailey Farms Inc., Giant Food Stores LLC and Martin’s Food Markets announced that they removed from sale Serrano, Anaheim, Red Cherry Hot and Finger Hot peppers sold in a variety case due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: Serrano, Anaheim, Red… Continue Reading

Update: FSIS Posts Retail Distribution List for Recalled Chicken Products

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(Update: On Wednesday, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service posted a 13-page distribution list of retail stories in CO, ID, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NV, RI, VT, UT, WI and WY which may have received this recalled product.) Chicago-based Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products shipped to… Continue Reading

Government Says Salmonella Controls DeCoster Practiced in Maine Were Not Followed in Iowa

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When 550 million shell eggs were recalled from two Iowa farms in 2010 as the nation experienced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE), Austin “Jack” DeCoster owned or controlled the largest egg production conglomerate in the U.S. Government attorneys say he knew more than he’s let on about controlling the pathogen, and they plan to… Continue Reading

Hotline Launched for Reporting Cruelty, Neglect of Farm Animals

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has launched a hotline that offers a reward for whistleblowers who report cruelty and neglect on factory farms, at livestock auctions, and in slaughter houses. The organization is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who have committed acts of cruelty… Continue Reading

Study: Farmed Fish Could Be Another Source of Antibiotic Resistance

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The concern surrounding animal antibiotics focuses on meat and poultry production, but a new study suggests we should also be paying attention to fish. Researchers at Arizona State University investigated 47 antibiotics in U.S.-purchased shrimp, salmon, catfish, trout, tilapia and swai originating from 11 different countries. Their findings, published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials, identified… Continue Reading