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Florida company recalls 3 tons of ground beef for E. coli risk

Operators of institutional kitchens in Florida are being urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for fresh and frozen raw ground beef products because the producer found E. coli in the meat. Win Opportunity Knocks, doing business as Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats Inc. in St. Petersburg, FL, reported the ground beef products could be contaminated with… Continue Reading

Spanish officials investigating illnesses linked to chard, cheese

Two people have fallen ill in Spain after eating chard sold in jars. The product, packaged under the Ybarra brand, is suspected to contain high levels of tropane alkaloids. The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) reported that it was informed about the situation by health officials in Madrid. The agency said the… Continue Reading

Poke kits recalled from Aldi because of temperature violations

AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits are being recalled from some Aldi stores in North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia because they were stored at incorrect temperatures. The poke kits are required to be held at freezing temperatures to ensure safety, however, the Aldi stores displayed and sold the products from their cooler sections. Because they… Continue Reading

Food processors to agree to cease production over Listeria scare

Operators of two New York food processing companies agreed to stop preparing foods until they can comply with federal food safety laws and regulations. The action comes after Listeria monocytogenes was found in food preparation areas of their jointly owned processing facility. The companies process a variety of foods, including a variety of ready-to-eat foods… Continue Reading

Stefano’s recalls 12 tons of calzone after consumer is injured

Consumer complaints about an injury from sharp, clear plastic in Stefano’s brand calzone have sparked a recall. Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods in Charlotte, NC, is recalling 24,048 pounds of pepperoni five cheese calzones that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard, sharp, clear plastic, according to the… Continue Reading

Beautiful Pig products recalled for lack of required inspections

The Beautiful Pig Inc. in Longview, WA, has recalled an undetermined amount of more than 20 different ready-to-eat and raw pork and beef products because they were produced, packed and distributed without the benefit of inspection. The products were also under U.S. retention when shipped without approval, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food… Continue Reading