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

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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

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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’

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Scottish food safety officials have launched a campaign to remind the public to throughly cook chicken to kill potentially deadly pathogens such as Campylobacter. The campaign warns of the dangers of consuming pink chicken and uses photos such as this to grab the attention of consumers and foodservice operators.

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

Yummy Brand chicken breast nuggets recalled after consumer complaints

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert to notify the public of a recall conducted by Maxi Canada Inc. of Québec, Canada, involving 103,752 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with metal pieces. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified FSIS of the… Continue Reading

Extraneous plastic materials prompt chicken nugget recall

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Perdue Foods LLC of Gainesville, GA,  is recalling  4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products produced for Applegate Farms that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015. The following products are subject… Continue Reading

Neto’s Sausage recalls 23 different beef, pork, chicken products

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Neto’s Sausage Co. Inc. has recalled more than 7,600 pounds of beef, pork and chicken products that were manufactured in the past year without being inspected by USDA. The Santa Clara, Calif., company issued the Class I “high risk” recall Jan. 6 for 23 different sausage products that were distributed online nationwide. Although the products… Continue Reading

2015 in Review: Animal Antibiotics

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It’s difficult to summarize what happened on the animal antibiotics front this year. There were lots of pledges, lots of discussions and lots of reports, but not very many actions. Still, we still wanted to recap what happened in the 2015 regarding animal antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic-resistant infections… Continue Reading

Canada’s Salmonella Infantis Outbreak Hits 98

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This notice has been updated to include seven additional cases of Salmonella Infantis related to this outbreak, bringing the total to 98 cases. This update is to remind Canadians to follow proper food safety practices when handling, repackaging and cooking poultry products, to avoid getting sick. Why you should take note The risk to Canadians… Continue Reading

Canada Salmonella Outbreak: Poultry Products “Items of Interest”

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The Canadian federal government reported today that it is working with provincial health agencies to identify the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has infected 91 people between March and November. Eight provinces reported infections during this period, including Quebec (13), Ontario (53), Alberta (11), British Columbia (6), Saskatchewan (2), Nova Scotia (2), Manitoba (2), New… Continue Reading

Coming Next Summer: Antibiotic-Free Chicken From Papa John’s

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Papa John’s is the latest fast-food chain to announce plans to cut out antibiotics from its chicken production. But while McDonald’s set a two-year timeline, Chick-fil-A set a five-year timeline, and Subway was criticized for setting no timeline at all, the pizza chain is pledging to be antibiotic-free by next summer. Papa John’s will be the… Continue Reading