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Report: FSIS Hazards Analysis Regulation Still Lacking in Key Areas

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Almost 20 years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) introduced a food safety program called Pathogen Reduction/Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points (PR/HACCP) aimed at verifying the effectiveness of the food safety systems at meat and poultry facilities. That program, however, has at least two ongoing problems, according to a new report… Continue Reading

Waymouth Farms Recalls Raw Pine Nuts for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Waymouth Farms Inc. of New Hope, MN, is recalling RAW PINE NUTS in various sizes because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and mail order under the Good Sense® brand. A list of packaging sizes, UPC codes and expiration dates is found below: Packaging/Size… Continue Reading

Skyline Provisions Recalls 1,029 Pounds of Beef Products for E. Coli Risk

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Skyline Provisions Inc. of Harvey, IL, is recalling 1,029 pounds of beef products contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Produced between April 15-25, 2015, the following products are subject to recall: 17.5 boxes of Aurora Packers Intact Beef Round Flats On April 15,… Continue Reading

Home-Canned Potatoes Served at Potluck Probably Caused Botulism Outbreak

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Ohio public health officials announced Monday that potato salad containing home-canned potatoes was the likely cause of a recent botulism outbreak following a potluck luncheon at the Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster, OH. They said that their conclusion was based on lab tests and interviews with those who attended the potluck on… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Companies Told to Stop Distributing Supplements Containing BMPEA

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Mounting pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to do something about beta-methylphenethylamine, or BMPEA, being widely used in weight loss and energy supplements may have helped spark the agency to recently issue warning letters to several companies demanding that the “super caffeine” products be pulled from the market. BMPEA is closely related… Continue Reading

Nylabone Puppy Dog Chews Recalled for Possible Salmonella Threat

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Dog chews sold under the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, with a potential risk to humans. The Neptune, NJ-based TFH Publications Inc./Nylabone Products issued the recall on April 22. “Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if… Continue Reading

Today’s Harvest Brand Peas, Corn, and Broccoli Recalled for Listeria Risk

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Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell-by dates 04/21/16 are being recalled by manufacturer Greystone Foods LLC and Publix Supermarkets because of possible Listeria contamination. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall. On April 16, Birmingham, AL-based Greystone shipped the potentially contaminated product to a… Continue Reading

China Toughens Up Food Safety Laws By Adopting New Amendments

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In the wake of several high-profile food safety scandals, China’s lawmakers have adopted tougher amendments to bolster the country’s existing food safety law. The changes, effective Oct. 1, 2015, will add 50 new articles, or about half again what the previous law contained. Many of the new amendments address infant formula regulations and the online… Continue Reading

Chicago Judge Signs Injunction Against Wholesome Soy Products

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Thursday’s scheduled hearing before U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel over the future of a Chicago soy products manufacturer was canceled because the judge had already signed the consent decree preventing Paul and Julia Trinh from getting back into the food business unless they comply with a long list of conditions. The federal judge for the Northern District… Continue Reading

Frozen Vegetables, Smoothie Kits Recalled After Listeria Found in Georgia Plant

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Inventure Foods Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, has announced a recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits due to finding Listeria monocytogenes in its Jefferson, GA, facility. These recalled products did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and there are no… Continue Reading