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FDA Inspectors Found Inadequate Testing, Cleanliness at Jeni’s Ice Cream Plant in Ohio

Company CEO says all problems have been fixed

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Eight visits by two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in late April revealed inadequate pathogen controls and cleanliness practices at the company’s production facility at 909 Michigan Ave. in Columbus, OH. The FDA inspections occurred between April 20-30 during the time the company announced the recall of all of… Continue Reading

FDA Posts Blue Bell Inspection Reports From 2007-2014

Violations did not include evidence of Listeria

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In response to a records request from a Dallas newspaper, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday posted four additional inspection reports of Blue Bell Creameries facilities from 2007-2012. The four join recent FDA inspection reports of three Blue Bell plants performed before and after the company’s April 20, 2015, total product recall. None of the… Continue Reading

After Recall, Jeni’s Scoop Shops Reopening for Memorial Day Weekend

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which recalled all of its products last month after Listeria contamination was found in two pints of ice cream made in its Columbus, OH, production kitchen, will reopen most of its 21 scoop shops on Friday. Owner Jeni Britton Bauer indicated that the company wouldn’t be back to full production, and that customers might… Continue Reading

Prepared Meat Products Recalled for Lack of USDA Inspection, Misbranding

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LQNN Inc. of Garden Grove, CA, firm is recalling approximately 213,192 pounds of chicken, beef and pork products that were produced without the benefit of inspection and misbranded because of the unauthorized use of a USDA mark of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday. The products, which… Continue Reading

Those on the Lookout for Listeria are Finding It This Year

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More than two dozen food recalls so far this year due to contamination with deadly Listeria monocytogenes do not necessarily mark an increase, but they are involving a much broader range of foods and popular brands which the public has never before associated with the nasty pathogen. And while Listeria-related recalls this year are numerous, only one of… Continue Reading

Veal Recalled After Positive Test for E. Coli O157:H7

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Duvall, WA-based ZYK Enterprises Inc. has recalled 2,522 pounds of boneless veal trim and whole veal muscle cut products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), when reviewing records, discovered a positive test result for E. coli O157:H7 from May 15, 2015. No illnesses have yet been associated with the… Continue Reading

Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Aurora Products Inc. of Orange, CT, is conducting a voluntary recall of Raw Macadamia Nuts because of possible Salmonella contamination. The product being recalled was packaged under the Aurora brand label and various store brand labels and distributed to retail stores in: CT, DC, DE, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,… Continue Reading

Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is voluntarily recalling 2,055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags… Continue Reading

Blue Bell Lays Off Hundreds of Workers Because of Recall

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Blue Bell Creameries announced Friday that because of the “extended timeline” required for cleaning up its four manufacturing plants before resuming ice cream production, the company will cut hundreds of employees from its workforce. On April 20, the company recalled all products made in all four plants due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. CEO and President Paul Kruse said… Continue Reading

Poultry Recalled Due to Unapproved Chemical Used in Processing

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AA Poultry Processing LLC of Ridgeland, WI, is recalling approximately 2,191 pounds of chicken and 21 pounds of turkey products because of potential contamination with trichloro-s-triazinetrion, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday The chemical is used to treat water in swimming pools, spas and hot tubs and as a bleaching agent… Continue Reading