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Suzanne Schreck

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Thanksgiving Potluck: Butternut Squash Dessert

To celebrate Thanksgiving here at Food Safety News we’re hosting our fourth virtual potluck (we’ve also held virtual picnics on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day). We’ll be having turkey, of course, and for tips on how to cook a turkey, you can’t beat the Food and Drug Administration’s Keep Food Safe Blog…. Continue Reading

FDA, US Marshals Seize Creamery’s Cheese

The Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, Washington, had a booth at Seattle’s University District farmers market this weekend, but cheese was not on display at the creamery’s stand.  Instead, Anthony and Kelli Estrella were showing off current inspection records. The World Cheese Award-winning dairy recalled a variety of cheeses after the creamery’s products tested positive… Continue Reading

Texas Salmonella Victim Sues Egg Producer

Wright County Egg, one of two egg companies whose products resulted in over 1,500 Salmonella cases nationwide this year, was sued by another outbreak victim yesterday.  The most recent lawsuit, filed by the Seattle-based Marler Clark law firm, was filed in Federal District Court in Iowa yesterday on behalf of a Brookshire, Texas resident. According… Continue Reading

Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled for Salmonella

Salmonella contamination led to a recall of alfalfa sprouts by Living Foods, Inc. of Ionia, Michigan, this week after one of the company’s retail-size packages of alfalfa sprouts tested positive for Salmonella. The alfalfa sprouts subject to recall were distributed to retail and food service facilities in Michigan through wholesale produce suppliers.   Products being… Continue Reading

Deli Turkey, Ham, Ground Beef Recalled for E. coli

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Friday that the Hamilton Corner Meat Market is recalling all in-store ground beef, in-store sliced deli turkey and in-store sliced ham sold on Sept. 29 for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination.   New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker announced that the meat products being… Continue Reading

Haifa Smoked Fish Recalled for Listeria

D & M Smoked Fish, Inc., which does business as Haifa Smoked Fish, announced this week that the company was recalling specific lots of its Haifa Smoked Fish brand products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products, which were sold in vacuum-packed plastic packaging, were sold between Aug. 10, 2010 and Sept…. Continue Reading

Campylobacter in New York Traced to Raw Clams

In an official statement from the Onondaga County Health Department early this week, Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow said she expected the number of ill people associated with a Campylobacter outbreak associated with Hinerwadel’s Grove clambake restaurant in Syracuse, NY to grow.  On Oct. 5, only 7 cases of campylobacteriosis had been associated with the outbreak;… Continue Reading

Mobile Slaughter Unit Info Session Today in CO

The Agriculture Department is holding another in its series of mobile slaughter unit information sessions today in Fort Collins, CO as part of its “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative.  The session will focus on red meat slaughter. Mobile slaughter units are self-contained slaughter facilities that can travel from site to site.  Regional small… Continue Reading