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USDA Names Retailers Possibly Receiving Recalled Chicken

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On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture posted a list of retail outlets in a dozen states which may have received chicken products recalled by Foster Farms last week after being conclusively linked to a specific case of illness in an ongoing Salmonella outbreak. The list is not comprehensive, USDA noted, and may not include… Continue Reading

FSIS Denies That It Buried News of Foster Farms Recall

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The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) insists that it did not time the release of last week’s Foster Farms recall so that it would garner less attention, as some suggest. “Burying news late at night on a holiday weekend may be a time-honored tradition by Washington spin doctors, but it is… Continue Reading

Bean Sprouts Recalled in Canada for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Fresh Sprout International Ltd. is recalling Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts distributed in Ontario due to the potential of Salmonella contamination. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product. The recalled bean sprouts are sold in a 454-gram bag (about 1 pound) and have… Continue Reading

Cheese Distributed in Ontario and Quebec Recalled for Potential Listeria

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A cheese recall issued on June 24, 2014, was updated Tuesday to include an additional product. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Unicer Foods Ltd. is recalling “Queijo de Mistura” Cheese, a product of Portugal, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should… Continue Reading

Fourth of July Weekend Brought First Foster Farms Recall as Salmonella Outbreak Grew

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Americans celebrated their freedom over the Fourth of July weekend in part by eating an estimated 750 million pounds of chicken, but they may have missed major developments in the paradox that is Foster Farms. What happened? After eight months and 26 days since an ever-expanding multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg began, Foster Farms announced… Continue Reading

FSIS: ‘Conclusive Evidence’ Linking Salmonella Case to Foster Farms Chicken Prompts Limited Recall

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Update: This recall was updated July 12 to clarify and correct “Use or Freeze by” and “Best by” date ranges. After months of illnesses and public calls for Foster Farms chicken to be recalled for potentially causing multiple Salmonella outbreaks, the company announced on July 3 that it was voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of chicken… Continue Reading

Texas Grocery Chain Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Metal Shavings

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H-E-B, a San Antonio, TX-based grocery chain, is voluntarily recalling approximately 75,465 pounds of 13 different beef products from its stores due to the “possible presence of foreign material in the meat.” No illnesses have been reported. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, H-E-B meat processing workers discovered metal shavings… Continue Reading

Comprehensive List: Recalled Chia Powder Brands and Related Salmonella Cases

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As investigations continue into 80 Salmonella illnesses linked to chia powder in the U.S. and Canada, more companies are recalling their products. First, Navitas Naturals recalled its Organic Sprouted Chia Powder and Omega Blend Sprouted Smoothie Mix, along with the Williams-Sonoma Omega 3 Smoothie Mixer, on May 28. This recall was expanded on June 6 to include… Continue Reading

BBQ, Hot and Teriyaki Sauces Recalled in Washington State for Botulism Risk

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Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings LLC is recalling Richard’s Too Good BBQ Sauce, Richard’s Too Good Hot Sauce and Richard’s Too Good Teriyaki Sauce because they may have been improperly processed and may have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness. The recalled sauces… Continue Reading

Wegmans Deli Ham Recalled for Possible ‘Extraneous Materials’

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Philadelphia-based E. G. Emils & Sons Inc. is recalling approximately 5,896 pounds of organic deli ham sold under the Wegmans label because it may be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The following product is subject to USDA recall: “Wegmans Food You Feel Good… Continue Reading