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Salmonella outbreak over, but CDC says coconut threat lingers

Federal officials say an outbreak of Salmonella traced to dried coconut appears to be over, but they are renewing their public warning about a lingering threat. Fourteen people across eight states and the District of Columbia were confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Three people were admitted to hospitals. The strain was also… Continue Reading

Penn State aims to improve global health with food safety training

Like extension offices at land grant universities across the country, Penn State Extension offers classes on topics that include food safety. But the public research university is taking it a big step further. With a trial run in Armenia completed, Penn State wants to take its Extension Service’s food safety program international to combat conditions that… Continue Reading

Michigan producer recalls 154.2 tons of hot dogs and sausages

Grand Rapids, MI-based Kent Quality Foods Inc. Wednesday recalled more than 308,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog and sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The 44 recalled products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the… Continue Reading

Misbranding and undeclared allergen causes tortilla soup recall

Falls River, MA-based Blount Fine Foods is recalling approximately 720 pounds of chicken tortilla soup because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The soup contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. … Continue Reading