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More than 10 tons of chicken kabobs recalled for Listeria

A Canadian company is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of chicken skewer products from U.S. stores because American officials found Listeria monocytogenes during a routine foreign shipment inspection. Expresco Foods Inc. of Montréal, Québec, distributed the 20,446 pounds of “fully cooked chicken skewer items” before the recall notice was posted by the USDA’s Food Safety… Continue Reading

Mislabeling and undeclared allergens spark base products recall

Custom Culinary Inc. of Oswego, IL, is recalling 9,444 pounds of chicken and beef soup base products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products’ labels incorrectly identified the products as chicken, but they may contain beef. Additionally, the products contain soy, a known… Continue Reading

Survey shows decrease of campylobacter in UK fresh chicken

The British Food Standards Agency on Wednesday published the latest results from its survey of campylobacter on fresh, shop-bought, United Kingdom-produced chickens, reporting a drop of almost 10 percent compared to 2016. Across the market, 6.5 percent of chickens tested were positive for the highest level of contamination, carrying more than 1,000 colony-forming units per gram (cfu/g)…. Continue Reading

Whole chickens recalled because of antibiotic residue

Almost 1,500 pounds of whole, young chickens are being recalled from restaurants and retailers in New York because government testing found residue of the antibiotic nitrofurazone. Brooklyn-based NY Livestock Market Inc. produced and packaged the chickens on April 10, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection website. The recalled chickens… Continue Reading

USDA kills 73,500 Tyson-bound chickens because of bird flu

For the fourth year in a row, highly pathogenic H7 avian flu has struck birds the United States. A Lincoln County, TN, poultry farm that supplies Tyson Foods took the brunt of avian flu’s return, when 73,500 chickens had to be destroyed to prevent them from entering the food supply or spreading the virus. Another 30… Continue Reading

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

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

Followup tests begin Jan. 13 at poultry plants failing standards

Poultry processing plants that do not meet Salmonella control performance standards will have to conduct new follow-up sampling procedures beginning early next year, according to a notice from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). In a Dec. 16 notice, FSIS announced the new follow-up protocol for testing, referred to as sampling by the government, will… Continue Reading

Undercooked ‘ready-to-eat’ chicken breast fillets recalled

A Georgia company is recalling more than two tons of Chef’s Craft brand ready-to-eat chicken breast fillets because they are not throughly cooked and could be contaminated with bacterial pathogens. Wayne Farms LLC of Oakwood, GA, produced the grilled chicken breast fillets from Aug. 1 to 29 and shipped them to retail stores in Florida,… Continue Reading

Bar-S recalls chicken and pork products including franks and corn dogs

The Altus, OK-based Bar-S Foods Co., late Tuesday recalled more than 372,000 pounds of chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat, chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs were produced on July 10,… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Watch for Pink Chicken and ‘Microwave Burritos’

Opinion

Most days news of the food safety variety is alarming at best and tragic at worst, so it is with tremendous pleasure that I can share a couple of stories that crossed my screen in recent days. They left the office cat staring blankly, yet defensively, as I chuckled at Google news alerts. ‘Nothing spoils… Continue Reading