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Unpasteurized Apple Cider Linked to E. Coli Illnesses, Recalled in Canada

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Rolling Acres Cider Mill is recalling unpasteurized apple cider from the marketplace due to E.coli O157:H7 contamination. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the products. The following products were sold by Rolling Acres Cider Mill at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market located in Waterloo, Ontario on October 11, 2014 and from the company’s own location… Continue Reading

Report: Bait-and-Switch Tactics Found in One-Third of U.S. Shrimp Sales

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Oceana, the oceans conservation group that’s earned a reputation for sniffing out fish fraud, is out with a new study on how consumers are even being fooled by America’s favorite seafood — shrimp purchased at restaurants and grocery stores. In the only known U.S. study using DNA testing on retail and restaurant shrimp, Oceana confirmed… Continue Reading

Maine CDC: Patrons of Unnamed Restaurant May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A

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A food service worker with an acute Hepatitis A infection has been identified in Cumberland County, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). The worker served food while infectious from Sept. 29 to Oct. 11, 2014. Officials did not disclose the name of the Cumberland County restaurant that employed the… Continue Reading

Texas Company Recalls Sausage-Like Products for Possible Temperature Abuse

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Carlton Foods of New Braunfels, TX, is recalling approximately 25,764 pounds of fresh Boudin products produced with pre-cooked rice that may have experienced temperature abuse and may contain an emetic toxin produced by Bacillus cereus, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The Boudin (sausage-like) products were produced on Aug. 22, 2014, through… Continue Reading

Industry Groups Ask Congress to Rescind Parts of COOL to Avoid Tariffs

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In a letter to Congress on Thursday, numerous U.S. manufacturing and agricultural interests formally began a campaign to remove elements of the country of-origin labeling (COOL) laws which apply to muscle cuts of meat. They say Congress should act now to rescind offending COOL language before final adjudication by the World Trade Organization (WTO) early next… Continue Reading

Five Questions About FDA’s Food Safety Challenge

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(This blog post, published here on Oct. 21, 2014, is the first in a series of five-question interviews the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing with stakeholders in government innovation, food/food safety, and other areas that relate to the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge.) Today’s “Five Questions” features Palmer Orlandi, Ph.D., senior science advisor, U.S…. Continue Reading

Prosecutors Says Inconsistencies Among Verdicts Aren’t Grounds for Acquitting Michael Parnell

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Government attorneys have asked U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands to deny Michael Parnell’s motion for acquittal on the charges for which a jury found him guilty after a nearly eight-week trial. In its first response to post-trial motions made by all three defendants in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) case, the prosecution… Continue Reading

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

Dozens Sickened After Attending Convention Banquet in California

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The San Mateo Health System is investigating the source of apparent food poisoning that sickened attendees at a NAACP convention in Redwood City, CA, this past weekend. Health officials said that 12 people were taken to the hospital by ambulance and several more transported themselves to hospitals after a banquet dinner closing the 27th Annual… 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