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Canada offers beef irradiation as another tool for food safety

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The government of Canada’s announcement this week of changes to its food and drug regulations to permit irradiation of ground beef was not a surprise. It was a long time coming, though, with industry having requested the change in 1998. Canada has already approved radiation to treat potatoes, onions, wheat, flour, spices and seasoning preparations…. Continue Reading

Dog food meat supplier aces inspection; investigation ongoing

Questions remain on source of euthanasia drug in Evanger's and Against the Grain pet food

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The Food and Drug Administration has completed its investigation into the supplier that furnished meat used in recalled canned dog food that was found to contain the animal euthanasia drug pentobarbital. As yet unidentified, the supplier provides meat used in Evanger’s brand Hunk of Beef and Nutripack’s Against the Grain Pulled Beef brand dog foods,… Continue Reading

Ready Pac recalls 30 tons of salad; Listeria risk in cheese

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Ready Pac Foods Inc. is recalling almost 30 tons of single-serve salad bowls because they contain cheese that the lead company’s supplier has recalled because of Listeria monocytogenes. The 59,225 pounds of Ready Pac’s “Puro Picante Blazin’ Hot” chicken salad bowls have “use-by” dates through March 4, causing concern that consumers may have the recalled… Continue Reading

Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella Recalled

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Mount Olive, NJ-based Fratelli Beretta USA Inc. Wednesday recalled approximately 468 pounds of mortadella product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains pistachio nuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The product  being recalled was  produced on Nov. 30, 2016…. Continue Reading

Illinois new raw milk rules get first legislative tests

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Three bills introduced into the Illinois General Assembly loosen up cottage food sales and promote farmers markets, but apparently are not intended to alter the state’s new raw milk law. Illinois in 2016 aligned itself with the surrounding states of Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin by prohibiting any retail sales of milk without pasteurization. On-farm sales… Continue Reading

Evanger’s blames supplier, FDA, for Pentobarbital in dog food

FDA says beef suppliers are not registered; Evanger’s hints at expanded recall

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Breaking news: Evanger’s reveals presence of horse DNA in its Hunk of Beef dog food in a Wednesday letter to its customers. The company will recall all of its Hunk of Beef, Braised Beef Chunks with Gravy and Against the Grain Pulled Beef. The formal recall announcement will be issued this week. Consumer complaints continue… Continue Reading