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

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

Seven brands of black beans recalled because of ink pen

Faribault Foods Inc. is recalling 15-ounce cans of black beans after a consumer found part of an ink pen in a can. Seven brands are included, but only one production code is implicated in the recall of no-salt-added black beans, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. The code… Continue Reading

Tests of Canned Food Brands Reveal Most Have Controversial Chemical in Can Lining

Bisphenol-A, or BPA, a chemical component found in plastic bottles and canned food liners, has long courted controversy over its alleged health risks. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has maintained that it is safe at current levels, environmental groups and others contend that the synthetic compound may cause health complications in humans. On Wednesday, the… Continue Reading

SPAM, the Iconic Canned Meat, Celebrates 75th Birthday

SPAM®, the canned meat Monty Python sang about and the meat product whose name is now used to label unwanted bulk e-mail messages, is about to celebrate its 75th birthday. Hormel Foods Corp. is putting on the birthday bash at its Austin, MN processing plant where it now turns out 110 million pounds of SPAM®… Continue Reading

Threat Averted By Canned Seafood Inspection, Recall

Quinault Tribal Enterprises (QTE) last April recalled 27,705 metal cans of seafood products,  distributed nationally, because federal food-safety authorities said the cans were not adequately processed. The voluntary recall of both smoked and non-smoked salmon, tuna, sturgeon, razor clams, minced razor clams, and steelhead were packed in 5- to 7-ounce metal cans under the Quinault… Continue Reading

Canned Pumpkin Recalled by Giant Eagle

Saying the product does not meet unspecified “quality standards,” Giant Eagle grocery chain has recalled Valu Time brand canned pumpkin purchased on or after August 30, 2011 and Food Club brand canned pumpkin purchased on or after October 28, 2011. Those brands are produced by Topco Associates. Giant Eagle said it is “working with Topco to… Continue Reading