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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

Bacteria, undeclared milk top causes for recalls in 2Q

After three consecutive quarters with 200 or more food recalls under the Food and Drug Administration’s jurisdiction, the second quarter of 2017 broke the trend. From May through June this year the there were 178 food recalls of FDA-regulated products in the U.S., according to a report compiled by Stericycle Expert Solutions Inc. That’s an… Continue Reading

Feds find potential process defect; chicken bowls recalled

Chicken and rice bowls packaged under the R Kitchen brand for the Roche Bros. grocery chain are under recall by manufacturer Hans Kissel Co. LLC for possible bacterial contamination because of a problem in a processing plant. More than three tons — 6,348 pounds — of two flavors of the R Kitchen branded microwavable, ready-to-eat… Continue Reading

Kansas researchers develop nanosensor for faster E. coli detection

Researchers at Pittsburg State University (PSU) in Pittsburg, KS, have developed a hybrid nanosensor to detect bacterial contamination from E. coli or other pathogens at concentrations as low as one colony-forming unit and to do it more quickly than existing methods. According to an abstract posted Sept. 4 by ACS Infectious Diseases, the nanosensor uses a… Continue Reading