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Officials won’t name restaurant in ongoing Missouri outbreak

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Public health officials in Missouri still have not named the restaurant in the state’s capital city where 14 out of 36 people with Salmonella infections ate before becoming ill. The Cole County Health Department is investigating the outbreak with the help of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Jefferson City Environmental… Continue Reading

U.S. signs reciprocal food safety agreement with Australia

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed an arrangement with the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. This is the third time that the FDA has recognized a foreign food safety system as comparable, the first being New Zealand in 2012 and… Continue Reading

New testing methods account for some increases in illness stats

CDC reports Campylobacter, Salmonella cause most bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016

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The winners for the dubious distinction of causing the most food borne illnesses for 2016 is out. According to preliminary data recently published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Campylobacter and Salmonella caused the most reported bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016. The finding is from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance… Continue Reading

Listeria concern brings recall of ham by Memphis company

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Memphis-based Fineberg Packing Co. Inc. has recalled 8,822 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are… Continue Reading

Consumers complain; 21 tons of undercooked chicken recalled

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Just over 21 tons of ready-to-eat chicken breasts were recalled nationwide late Monday by WFSP Foods LLC in Decatur, AL, because they were undercooked and could be contaminated with bacterial pathogens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Multiple customers complained that the ready-to-eat chicken products appeared to be undercooked,… Continue Reading

Magnet found in sausage; Uncle John’s Pride recalls 70 tons

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Tampa-based Uncle John’s Pride LLC is recalling 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The problem was discovered when a metal magnet was found in the beef trim source product of the processed sausage… Continue Reading

FDA warns seafood firms in Alabama, Ecuador to clean up

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The Food and Drug Administration found serious food safety violations at two seafood facilities, one in Ecuador and one in Alabama, according to warning letters recently made public by the federal agency. Food companies that receive FDA warning letters have 15 working days to respond with an outline the specific things they are doing to… Continue Reading

McCain recalls Roundy’s, Harris Teeter potatoes for golf balls

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McCain Foods USA Inc. is recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials. The company posted the recall notice with the Food and Drug Administration, stating “despite our stringent supply standards (the golf balls) may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product. Consumption of these… Continue Reading

Campbell’s recalls chicken soup for undeclared milk allergen

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Consumer complaints spurred Campbell Soup Co. to recall 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The chicken with whole grain pasta soup items… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Lay’s, Miss Vickies chips recalled for Salmonella risk

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UPDATED CONTENT 9:15 p.m. — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also posted a recall for three sizes of packages of one flavor of the Frito-Lay chips. Details and photos below. Frito-Lay is recalling several varieties of Lay’s and Miss Vickie’s chips nationwide because the seasoning on them has been recalled because of Salmonella. “This action is the direct… Continue Reading