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CDC closes flour/E. coli investigation; expects more illnesses

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Federal health officials have concluded their investigation involving General Mills flour implicated in an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 63 between December 2015 and now, but they say more people are expected to become ill. Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention again urged consumers nationwide… Continue Reading

Bakery recalls sliced turkey, chicken; Listeria case confirmed

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At least one illness has resulted from sliced turkey and chicken products sold at Canada’s Tre Rose Bakery, which Wednesday recalled the products because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled products. This recall was triggered by government findings as part of an ongoing foodborne illness investigation. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency… Continue Reading

UPDATED: BOLO for recalled ground beef in Texas after E. coli test result

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UPDATED CONTENT Sept. 29: As of today, at least one retailer that received the recalled products has been identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A WinCo Foods location in Duncanville, TX, received some of the boneless beef trim products recalled by Caviness Beef Packers. The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service will post additional updates… Continue Reading

Tyson recalls more than 65 tons of chicken nuggets

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Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 65 tons of chicken nuggets because of consumer complaints about finding bits of hard plastic in the products. The Sedalia, MO, company shipped 5-pound bags of the nuggets to retailers nationwide, according to a recall notice posted Tuesday by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Tyson also shipped… Continue Reading

Four brands of frozen onion rings recalled for undeclared milk

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McCain Foods USA Inc. of Lisle, IL, is recalling frozen onion rings sold at retail under four different brands due to incorrect packaging that does not declare milk as one of the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria in facility; fish company recalls salmon

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A New York company is recalling an undisclosed amount of smoked salmon from retailers and restaurants because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes at the company’s production facility. Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of Mt. Kisco, NY, recalled two lots of whole Atlantic smoked salmon and four lots of sliced Atlantic salmon Monday, according to a notice posted… Continue Reading

Canned beans, peas recalled; possible shellfish contamination

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Sager Creek Foods Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA, a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods Inc., announced a recall Friday of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of primarily non-retail canned beans and peas because they could contain trace amounts of shellfish contamination. Of the 15,000 cases being recalled, 14,761, or 98.5 percent, were distributed to foodservice customers. Photos of… Continue Reading

E. coli cases traced to slaughterhouse; beef, veal, bison recalled

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A Massachusetts meat company is recalling beef, veal and bison processed from July through this week because state and federal officials have linked it to a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Seven people in four states have been confirmed with infections from the outbreak strain of E. coli. Of the five victims interviewed as… Continue Reading

New Jersey firm recalls Bhelpuri rice snack for Salmonella risk

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Krishna Food Corp. of Neshanic Station, NJ, is recalling 16 cartons of Bikaji Chowpati Bhelpuri, net weight 300 g., 10.58 oz., batch number 2016 F97, best before June 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product, a type of Indian puffed rice snack, is packed within a pouch and was distributed in… Continue Reading

Staff of life can pose food safety dangers

A deer makes its way through a wheat field on the Palouse region in southeast Washington. More land is planted with wheat in the world than any other crop. It provides 20 percent of the world’s caloric consumption, and 20 percent of the protein for half of the world’s poorest people. (Photo by Horst Onken)

Just as wheat is the staff of life in many human civilizations, it is as important to animals and insects. In fact, they love it, as anyone who has lived near or worked in the wheat fields very well knows. All manner of critters, including deer, birds and rodents, will seize the opportunity to dine on… Continue Reading