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Puerto Rico’s Supermercado recalls frozen fish, meat, poultry

The Supermercado Selectos in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, has recalled an undetermined volume of raw, frozen Siluriformes fish, beef, pork and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recall includes more than 40 separate products. The raw,… Continue Reading

Bill would OK interstate sales of state-inspected meat, poultry

U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds, R-SD, and Angus King, I-ME, have introduced the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act. The bipartisan bill would allow meat and poultry products sales across state lines if they have been inspected through state Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programs. Currently, there are 27 states with inspection programs, certified… Continue Reading

FSIS extends comment period on labeling for ‘lab’ meat

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services is extending the comment period for a petition submitted by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) requesting that FSIS exclude so-called lab meat from the definitions of “beef” and “meat.” “USCA has learned that some major U.S. meatpackers and companies in other countries are heavily investing in creating alternative… Continue Reading

Ohio company recalls 7 tons of barbecued beef for rubber bits

Consumer complaints of pieces of rubber in barbecued pulled beef prompted J.T.M. Provisions Co. to recall more than seven tons of the product, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. “FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers,” the USDA’s subagency reported. “Consumers who have purchased… Continue Reading

Cattlemen ask judge to impose mandatory COOL for beef, pork

Opponents who could not see the issue more differently have nonetheless put the decision in the hands of a federal judge who heard the arguments last month, and she has not yet decided.  At issue is whether USDA was wrong to remove mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements after it was instructed by Congressional… Continue Reading

Exotix says JBS weathered the crisis; public offering possible

The Chinese symbol for crisis is made up of symbols for both danger and opportunity. And the Brazilian meat packing giant JBS S.A. has certainly been in a crisis during most of 2017, but an investment banker with expertise in emerging markets says there is an opportunity now in JBS, especially in acquiring its bonds…. Continue Reading

Dairy and cracker producers’ operations net FDA warnings

A Texas dairy and a North Carolina cracker company are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety laws. The FDA sent warning letters to the companies in August and October, posting them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to FDA warning letters. Failure to promptly correct… Continue Reading

Ohio meat-poultry company recalls products for bacteria risk

Newswanger Meats in Ohio recalled more than a ton of beef, pork and chicken products after routine county tests showed bacteria in the company’s water supply for its processing facility. The Shiloh, OH, company distributed the meat and poultry products to Ohio City Provisions, a butcher and grocery store, and Fresh Fork Market in Cleveland…. Continue Reading