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Guymon Extracts recalls 2 tons of pork soup for botulism risk

Guymon Extracts Inc. of Guymon, OK, is recalling 4,202 pounds of pork soup after an inspector discovered a processing problem that may have allowed pathogen growth, including Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday. The USDA labeled the recall Class I, meaning it is high risk. Expiration dates on the product… Continue Reading

Listeria found in NY raw milk; state urges public to throw it out

State has issued at least three other Listeria warnings since 2007 on Breese Hollow Dairy raw milk

New York officials again today warned the public to immediately dispose of unpasteurized Breese Hollow Dairy raw milk because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The state has issued Listeria alerts for the dairy’s raw milk at least three other times since 2007. The David Phippen Farm, which operates under the Breese Hollow name, suspended operations on… Continue Reading

Canadian pork recalled from 2 states, defense commissary

A Canadian company is recalling more than two tons of raw pork because it did not undergo proper inspections when it was shipped to U.S. retailers, restaurants and a U.S. Department of Defense Commissary. Olymel S.E.C./LP of Alberta, Canada, recalled more than 4,600 pounds of raw, intact pork bellies, ribs, legs and feet, according to… Continue Reading

Five years of data show bacteria-related food recalls increasing

For five years the Stericycle Recall Index has been tracking product recalls in the United States. With numbers for the fourth quarter of 2017 in, the food and beverage category shows the largest increase in recalls since 2012. “The food and beverage industry experienced the most dramatic spike in units recalled over the past five… Continue Reading

UK regulators call for nationwide review of meat-cutting plants

Great Britain’s food regulators are calling for a nationwide review of all meat-cutting plants after the discovery of serious incidents at production facilities of two major suppliers, 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume. The announcement came just days after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) was criticized by a parliamentary committee for failing to take definitive… Continue Reading

FDA sends warning letters to Indonesian seafood companies

Six seafood companies in Indonesia are on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, in addition to several other U.S. food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in December of 2017 and January of 2018. The agency posted them for public view in recent days. Companies… Continue Reading

Stop & Shop deli customers at risk for Listeria infection

Customers of a Stop & Shop in the Greater Boston area should monitor themselves for symptoms of Listeria infection for the next two months if they recently ate meat or cheese from the grocery store’s deli. The Rhode Island Department of Health posted a consumer alert this weekend urging anyone who still has sliced meat… Continue Reading

Faces of Food Safety: Meet Kathleen McAnally of FSIS

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Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission. Dr. Kathleen McAnally is a frontline supervisor (FLS) in the Chattanooga circuit, which consists of a mix of red meat and poultry plants. As a veterinarian,… Continue Reading