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How many do you know? Top 10 food safety myths and facts

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Editor’s note: For the final day of Food Safety Month, we bring you these popular — and dangerous — myths and their factual counterparts from the Partnership for Food Safety Education. MYTH: If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe. FACT: Microwaves aren’t what kill bacteria – it’s the heat generated… Continue Reading

Bakery recalls sliced turkey, chicken; Listeria case confirmed

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At least one illness has resulted from sliced turkey and chicken products sold at Canada’s Tre Rose Bakery, which Wednesday recalled the products because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled products. This recall was triggered by government findings as part of an ongoing foodborne illness investigation. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency… Continue Reading

Scallops gone but Hepatitis A outbreak continues to expand

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Eight more people have been confirmed as victims in a Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii as health officials continue to ask for help from the public, health care providers and foodservice workers to stem the spread of the virus. The outbreak, traced to frozen scallops imported from the Philippines and served raw at Genki Sushi… Continue Reading

Deadly Legionnaires’ disease hits Seattle and Memphis

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Waterborne Legionnaires’ disease bacteria has killed two University of Washington Medical Center patients and closed a Memphis beltway hotel. The UW Medical Center has diagnosed five patients with Legionnaires’ disease, including the two who died. In Memphis, six cases of the respiratory disease are linked to the now-closed La Quinta Inn at 2979 Millbranch Rd…. Continue Reading

UPDATED: BOLO for recalled ground beef in Texas after E. coli test result

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UPDATED CONTENT Sept. 29: As of today, at least one retailer that received the recalled products has been identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A WinCo Foods location in Duncanville, TX, received some of the boneless beef trim products recalled by Caviness Beef Packers. The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service will post additional updates… Continue Reading

Tyson recalls more than 65 tons of chicken nuggets

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Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 65 tons of chicken nuggets because of consumer complaints about finding bits of hard plastic in the products. The Sedalia, MO, company shipped 5-pound bags of the nuggets to retailers nationwide, according to a recall notice posted Tuesday by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Tyson also shipped… Continue Reading

Four brands of frozen onion rings recalled for undeclared milk

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McCain Foods USA Inc. of Lisle, IL, is recalling frozen onion rings sold at retail under four different brands due to incorrect packaging that does not declare milk as one of the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they… Continue Reading

China to lift ban on US beef instituted after 2003 BSE incident

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Chinese officials say they will lift a ban on U.S. beef imports imposed in 2003 after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as BSE or mad cow disease, was confirmed in a Washington state cow imported from Canada. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called Thursday’s announcement “a critical first step” following a recently concluded review of the… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria in facility; fish company recalls salmon

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A New York company is recalling an undisclosed amount of smoked salmon from retailers and restaurants because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes at the company’s production facility. Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of Mt. Kisco, NY, recalled two lots of whole Atlantic smoked salmon and four lots of sliced Atlantic salmon Monday, according to a notice posted… Continue Reading

Canned beans, peas recalled; possible shellfish contamination

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Sager Creek Foods Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA, a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods Inc., announced a recall Friday of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of primarily non-retail canned beans and peas because they could contain trace amounts of shellfish contamination. Of the 15,000 cases being recalled, 14,761, or 98.5 percent, were distributed to foodservice customers. Photos of… Continue Reading