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Chicken breasts recalled for misbranding and allergens

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Houston’s Perfect Fit Meals LLC Tuesday recalled 3,546 pounds of chicken breast products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product may contain milk and wheat, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The ready-to-eat chicken breast items were produced on Dec. 20… Continue Reading

Publix, Wal-Mart, Palmer brand snacks recalled for Salmonella

Salmonella problems at Valley Milk Products LLC powdered milk plant again blamed

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Five weeks after the U.S. Marshals Service raided a powdered milk factory at the request of FDA, seizing more than 4 million pounds of product because of possible Salmonella contamination, down-stream food companies are still initiating recalls, the latest being the iconic Palmer Candy Co. The 149-year-old, family-owned candy company based in Souix City, IA,… Continue Reading

Contaminated food contaminates consumers’ trust

The first in a four-part series brought to you by Par Technology Corp.

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A breach in food safety is enough to knock restaurants, grocers, retailers and everyone in the supply chain to their knees when contaminated food contaminates the trust consumers have in their products. Take Chipotle Mexican Grill for example, the most recent poster child for damaged customer relationships. In July 2015, the first of six foodborne… Continue Reading

No recall: Chicken served last month could still cause illnesses

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Anyone who ate fajita or gyro dishes made with chicken strips in restaurants in the Cleveland, OH, area in December should monitor themselves for symptoms of Listeria infection in the coming weeks. Ready-to-eat, fully cooked chicken breast strips produced by House of Raeford in Mocksville, NC, and shipped to restaurants in the Cleveland area may… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak traced to hazelnuts from Oregon farm

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Oregon officials are warning consumers to check their homes for hazelnuts from the Schmidt Farm and Nursery farm stand and to immediately discard them because they have been named the cause of a Salmonella outbreak. The warning Friday from the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division reported five people have been confirmed in the outbreak… Continue Reading

Mikesell’s chips recalled for Salmonella risk in seasoning

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Mikesell’s Potato Chip Co. is recalling its 2.25-ounce bags of “Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella from powdered milk used in the seasoning. There is concern that the recalled chips are in stores and consumers’ homes because they have sell-by dates well into in February 2017. Mikesell’s… Continue Reading

Anchovy-stuffed olives from Spain recalled in U.S., Canada

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Roland brand anchovy-stuffed olives are being recalled from retailers and food service operations across North America after consumer complaints of bulging cans spurred federal investigators to test the product. The recall includes 3-ounce cans of olives distributed in the United States and Canada. Neither the American Roland Food Corp. nor the U.S. Food and Drug… Continue Reading

Route 11 recalls chips for powdered milk Salmonella risk

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A Virginia company is recalling four months worth of sour cream and chive flavored potato chips because powdered milk used in the seasoning has been recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination. Route 11 Potato Chips of Mount Jackson, VA, posted the recall with the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, but did not indicate how… Continue Reading

Top food safety stories of 2016 include criminal investigations

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The editors of Food Safety News have complied this list of major news from 2016. While the year will no doubt be best remember for its presidential election, there were other milestones worth remembering as we prepare to turn the page and begin the New Year. No. 10 — Mike Taylor leaves FDA, heads to the… Continue Reading

12.6 tons of Cajun style dirty rice recalled due to production errors

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Texas Best Proteins (Farm to Market Foods) in  Santo, TX on Christmas Eve recalled approximately 25,332 pounds of Cajun Style Dirty Rice containing chicken products and Turkey Cajun Dinner Kits containing Dirty Rice due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product may… Continue Reading