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Florida company recalls 3 tons of ground beef for E. coli risk

Operators of institutional kitchens in Florida are being urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for fresh and frozen raw ground beef products because the producer found E. coli in the meat. Win Opportunity Knocks, doing business as Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats Inc. in St. Petersburg, FL, reported the ground beef products could be contaminated with… Continue Reading

Spanish officials investigating illnesses linked to chard, cheese

Two people have fallen ill in Spain after eating chard sold in jars. The product, packaged under the Ybarra brand, is suspected to contain high levels of tropane alkaloids. The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) reported that it was informed about the situation by health officials in Madrid. The agency said the… Continue Reading

Food processors to agree to cease production over Listeria scare

Operators of two New York food processing companies agreed to stop preparing foods until they can comply with federal food safety laws and regulations. The action comes after Listeria monocytogenes was found in food preparation areas of their jointly owned processing facility. The companies process a variety of foods, including a variety of ready-to-eat foods… Continue Reading

Stefano’s recalls 12 tons of calzone after consumer is injured

Consumer complaints about an injury from sharp, clear plastic in Stefano’s brand calzone have sparked a recall. Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods in Charlotte, NC, is recalling 24,048 pounds of pepperoni five cheese calzones that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard, sharp, clear plastic, according to the… Continue Reading

Beautiful Pig products recalled for lack of required inspections

The Beautiful Pig Inc. in Longview, WA, has recalled an undetermined amount of more than 20 different ready-to-eat and raw pork and beef products because they were produced, packed and distributed without the benefit of inspection. The products were also under U.S. retention when shipped without approval, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food… Continue Reading

New Seasons recalls chicken salad for undeclared peanuts

New Seasons Market of Portland, OR, is recalling an undetermined amount of its branded “Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad” because of undeclared peanuts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Peanuts are a known allergen and federal law requires them to be declared on product labels. The ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad was produced on July… Continue Reading

Widely distributed potato chips recalled for undeclared soy

An undeclared soy allergen has caused the recall of select expiration dates of Utz Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips by Utz Quality Foods LLC. Ute officials initiated the recall after the company found a certain number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening… Continue Reading

Yersinia hits Norway; previous outbreaks traced to salad

An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica has affected 18 people across Norway, according to authorities. It is the third Yersinia outbreak in the country since 2011. Folkehelseinstituttet (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) said the source of infection is being investigated and bacteria with similar DNA profiles have been detected in all cases. The outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica… Continue Reading