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Hormel, Pilgrim’s Pride, BPI provide reports to USDA’s brass

Hormel, Pilgrim’s Pride and Beef Products Inc. were three companies providing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service with a personal update during February. A delegation from each company met with acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg and acting FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker. The FSIS reported the meetings its… Continue Reading

Mickey Brown beef burritos recalled for no inspections

Houma, LA-based Mickey Brown Inc. has recalled approximately 4,130 pounds of beef burrito products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat beef burrito items were produced on various dates from March 28, 2017 through March 6, 2018. Recalled… Continue Reading

CORE’s Stic Harris discusses food safety threats, FDA plans


Stic Harris Courtesy of FDA Stic Harris, DVM, MPH, has been the director of FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE) since August 2017. He is responsible for the agency’s surveillance, response, and post-response activities associated with outbreaks of illnesses caused by food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics. In many ways, Harris defies the stereotype… Continue Reading

FDA warns Louisiana bakery about insanitary conditions

A bakery in Louisiana is on notice from the FDA for failing to take required steps to ensure that food handling techniques, facility cleaning and sanitization, and pest protection are in accordance with food safety regulations. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Lake Charles, LA, location of Anna’s Pies LLC Jan. 9-11 and discovered “serious violations,” according to a March 9 warning letter made public by the FDA in recent days…. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Salmonella illnesses linked to recalled Natural Grocers organic coconut prompt suspension of production

CDC plans warning against 'Coconut Smiles Organic' from Natural Grocers

The CDC is working with several states to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses, an agency spokesperson said Monday evening. Earlier in the day the FDA posted a recall notice from Natural Grocers for its branded “Coconut Smiles Organic” because of Salmonella contamination. Six illnesses have been reported in connection with the Natural Grocers coconut, according… Continue Reading

Infections linked to Natural Grocers coconut; recall underway

Six illnesses have been reported in connection with Natural Grocers brand organic Coconut Smiles, which are now under recall after the company and the FDA confirmed Salmonella contamination in the product. Natural Grocers of Lakewood, CO, distributed the implicated Coconut Smiles to 145 stores in 19 states, according to a recall news release from the… Continue Reading

Ground beef for meal-kit company recalled after E. coli test

An unrevealed quantity of ground beef packaged for meal-kit provider GoodFood and distributed directly to consumers in at least five Canadian provinces is under recall after government tests showed E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted the recall notice late Sunday, urging consumers to check their homes for the Good Boucher branded… Continue Reading