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Badger Botanicals recalls kratom; another sick from Salmonella

Badger Botanicals LLC of Springville, UT, is recalling four of its kratom products because tests by the Food and Drug Administration returned positive results for Salmonella contamination in the product. “One potential illnesses has been reported to date in connection with this problem,” according to the recall notice. The kratom products sold by Badger Botanicals are reported in… Continue Reading

FSIS set to begin dioxin analysis of U.S. meat, poultry

Federal agencies are set to begin a year-long testing program on U.S. beef, pork and poultry to measure the levels of a highly toxic group of chemicals called dioxins, which are best known for their use in Agent Orange and other herbicides. The 2018 Dioxin Survey, headed by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services… Continue Reading

U.S. eggs linked to Salmonella outbreak were also sent overseas

Shell eggs from an Indiana farm that have been recalled in the United States because a Salmonella outbreak were also shipped to several other countries. Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, IN, recalled 207 million eggs distributed in the United States in mid-April. As of April 16, there were 23 people across nine states who had… Continue Reading

Year-long investigation of euthanasia drug in pet food over

Reinspection of Evanger's-Nutripack production plant shows no 'imminent public health' concerns

On Feb. 16 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a close out letter, officially putting an end to its investigation of a manufacturing plant operated by Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. Inc. The FDA action followed the transfer of all manufacturing operations from the troubled pet food production operation in Markham, IL, to… Continue Reading

Better tests, stronger laws, more foods add up to more recalls

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) is out with a report on what might be called the “recalls gone wild” era. In a 31-page report “Trends in Food Recalls, 2004-13” the researchers parse data from the Food and Drug Administration and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The facts showed an… Continue Reading

‘Lettuce’ count the ways the feds have failed at food safety

Opinion

Editor’s note: This opinion column by Richard Raymond was originally published by feedstuffs.com and is reprinted here with permission. Yes, let us count the ways the federal government has failed to keep us safe from a foodborne illness. First is the current, growing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to precut romaine lettuce. As of April… Continue Reading

Going for the gold in the sink at the 2018 Food Safety Summit

Gamification inspires high-level handwashing compliance  

Contributed

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The event, from May 7-10 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, includes certification courses; a trade show with exhibitors from industry, academia and government; an extensive list of seminars and panel discussions; and a… Continue Reading