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Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella Recalled

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Mount Olive, NJ-based Fratelli Beretta USA Inc. Wednesday recalled approximately 468 pounds of mortadella product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains pistachio nuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The product  being recalled was  produced on Nov. 30, 2016…. Continue Reading

Evanger’s blames supplier, FDA, for Pentobarbital in dog food

FDA says beef suppliers are not registered; Evanger’s hints at expanded recall

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Breaking news: Evanger’s reveals presence of horse DNA in its Hunk of Beef dog food in a Wednesday letter to its customers. The company will recall all of its Hunk of Beef, Braised Beef Chunks with Gravy and Against the Grain Pulled Beef. The formal recall announcement will be issued this week. Consumer complaints continue… Continue Reading

UK responds to report of ‘hygiene failings’ in slaughterhouses

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A report about contaminated meat in the United Kingdom by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a London-based nonprofit that says it exists to “expose wrongs and spark change” lacks accuracy, according to the the UK’s Food Standards Agency. “Recent media reports of contaminated meat do not give the complete picture on the condition of meat… Continue Reading

‘Final consumer’ could purchase raw milk under Iowa bill

Iowa ag department, public health association, medical society oppose the measure

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Six lobbyists who appear to represent a coalition of agriculture and public health entities in Iowa filed Monday as opponents of Senate File 287, which would allow unpasteurized raw milk to be sold to “a final consumer.” Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa, dropped SF 287 into the hopper of Iowa’s 87th General Assembly Monday, but before… Continue Reading

Another 130 cheese products recalled for Listeria; FDA gagged

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More than 130 additional cheeses and products containing cheeses are under recall because of Listeria monocytogenes found in cheese produced by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. A variety of cheese brands are involved, including Sargento, Sara Lee, Saputo, Dutch Valley and Guggisberg, as well as a variety of store-branded products sold by Meijer, Albertsons, H-E-B and… Continue Reading

His chair at the table is still empty

Father of Jack in the Box victim working to eliminate needless deaths 24 years after tragedy

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Riley Detwiler 1993

Exactly 24 years ago today my 16-month-old son Riley died from E.coli/HUS during the 1993 “Jack in the Box” outbreak. He was the last of the four young children who paid the ultimate price for failures in food safety protocols at that time. The landmark outbreak is often referred to as the 9/11 of the… Continue Reading

Is it time to get your head — and data — in the cloud?

The first in a four-part series brought to you by Par Technology Corp.

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They are everywhere, taking reliable measurements on a rigorous schedule in storage facilities, shipping containers and retail refrigerator units across the globe. From multiple temperatures at pinpoint times during transportation, to appliance maintenance of freezers at the supermarket, massive amounts of data are collected and automatically sent off to a central cloud database. For the… Continue Reading