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Parmesan Cheese Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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4C Foods Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling 6-oz. glass jars of 4C Grated Cheese HomeStyle Parmesan, UPC 0-41387-32790-8 with code dates BEST BY JUL 21 2016 and JUL 22 2016, due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This recall does not impact any other 4C cheese products. The potential risk was brought to 4C’s attention by FDA during… Continue Reading

Maine Slaughterhouse Recalls More Than 25,000 Pounds of Beef for Potentially Insufficient Processing

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Bubier Meats of Greene, ME, has voluntarily recalled 25,192 pounds of beef because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed. The Maine Department of Agriculture said Friday that state officials had discovered the problem during a review of the company’s slaughter logs. Federal regulations require removal of the tissue in cattle 30… Continue Reading

Green Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota’s Recent E. Coli O111 Outbreak

The 15 cases of E. coli O111 reported in Minnesota this summer were probably linked to green whole head cabbage, says the state’s health department. Health officials’ routine monitoring identified the cases of illness associated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O111. Bacterial isolates from all of the cases had the same DNA fingerprint. The illnesses occurred… Continue Reading

Chinese Citrus Fruit Could be Cleared for U.S. Import: APHIS Invites Comments

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China will have to jump through some hoops, but it may soon be able to sell previously barred citrus fruit in the United States, specifically fresh pomelo, mandarin orange, ponkan (tangerine), sweet orange and Satsuma mandarin fruit. On Thursday, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published the proposed rule, which would allow the… Continue Reading

Texas Cyclospora Cases Linked to Mexican Cilantro

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At least 126 Cyclospora-related illnesses in Texas reported this year have now been traced back to fresh cilantro imported from Mexico, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. State and federal health officials revealed the source of the outbreak at the same time they announced that the outbreak was considered over. The case… Continue Reading

Canadian Firm Recalls Smoked Prosciutto for Possible Listeria Contamination

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The food recall warning for Marc Angelo brand Genoa Salami issued on Aug. 6, 2014, has been updated to include an additional product. The additional product was identified during a Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Concord Premium Meats Ltd. is recalling Marc Angelo brand Smoked Prosciutto Speck, product of Italy, from the marketplace due… Continue Reading

Chicken Cutlets Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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TNUVA USA of Fairfield, NJ, is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product was produced on Aug. 18, 2013, and shipped to the company’s distributor in New Jersey. FSIS will post complete store… Continue Reading

Update: UK Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Three Deaths Likely Came From a Single Source of Eggs

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The Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in the U.K. has now sickened nearly 250 people, and three of them have reportedly died. And, according to public health officials, the illnesses can likely be traced back to a single source of eggs. Public Health England officials said that 30 cases have now been reported in London, 54 in the West… Continue Reading

FSIS Enforcement Action Results in Sentencing in Three Criminal Cases

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A trio of successful prosecutions top the quarterly enforcement report from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for the period ending June 30th. The April to June period is the third quarter of the federal fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Linda Chen Mai, an employee of the Trinh Company in San Jose, CA,… Continue Reading

Federal Judge Strikes Down Kauai Law Limiting GM Crops and Pesticides

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County governments on individual islands in Hawaii may have stirred the pot when it comes to genetically modified crop and pesticide use, but U.S. District Court Judge Barry M. Kurren has now ordered them out of the kitchen. The federal judge has declared that the County of Kauai’s ordinance on GM crops and pesticide use… Continue Reading