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Mississippi farm recalls 1,695 pounds of catfish for residue concerns

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Mississippi’s Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc., located in Dundee, has recalled approximately 1,695 pounds of catfish (siluriformes  products)  that may be adulterated with residues of public health concern, specifically Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reports. The catfish were processed on March 14 through 17, 2017…. Continue Reading

New York consumer alert: Listeria in Winters Grass raw milk

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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Friday warned consumers in Oneida County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Winters Grass Farm because of positive tests for Listeria contamination. The Winters Grass Farm is on Butler Road in Sauquoit, NY.  The ag department did not yet know… Continue Reading

17 and half tons of José Olé beef taquitos recalled for ‘extraneous materials’

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Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., a Lampasas, TX, establishment, late Friday recalled  more than 35,000 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito products that consumers have said are contaminated rubber and plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito items were produced on Dec. 30, 2016. Subject to… Continue Reading

Multiple brands of fresh guacamole recalled for Listeria

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H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. of British Columbia is recalling three brands of fresh guacamole from retailers because tests by the Canadian government found Listeria monocytogenes in the product. The recall, posted Thursday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), came one day after the “best before” date of March 22 on the implicated guacamole. Retailers in British Columbia and possibly… Continue Reading

Metal fragments cause recall of almost 1 million pounds of chicken

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Consumer complaints about metal objects being found in ready to eat chicken products were verified by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, leading to a recall late Thursday of approximately 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials by OK Food Inc. in Oklahoma City. The ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken items… Continue Reading

ChloroFields sprouted microgreens recalled for Salmonella

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A Kansas grower is recalling “Asian Mix Microgreens” from retailers in three states because a random sample tested by the Food and Drug Administration found Salmonella bacteria in the sprouts. The ChloroFields branded microgreens from ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS, have sell-by dates of March 26, so there is concern retailers and consumers may still have… Continue Reading

Big jerky recall over undeclared allergens and misbranding

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Oregon’s  Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC,   located in Hubbard has recalled  approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison and ostrich jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label…. Continue Reading

USDA beefs up scrutiny of Brazilian beef amid bribery scandal

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None of the slaughter or processing facilities targeted by the Federal Police in Brazil have shipped meat products to the United States, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Nevertheless, FSIS immediately instituted additional pathogen testing of all shipments of raw and ready-to-eat beef products from Brazil once it heard a scandal was brewing…. Continue Reading

Cryptosporidium outbreak traced to Pennsylvania rescue farm

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Eleven confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis from infection by the microscopic parasite  Cryptosporidium have been traced back to the Heaven on Earth Farm in Easton, PA, according to a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Heaven on Earth Farm is a non-profit animal rescue farm. Operators flatly denied any connection to the outbreak in a Facebook… Continue Reading

Without inspections, 90 tons of frozen pork dumplings are recalled

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The Los Angeles retailer J & Y Dasung Inc., doing business as Som See Neh, has recalled 178,335 pounds of frozen pork dumpling 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 frozen pork dumplings items were produced from Jan…. Continue Reading