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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

Chinese poultry isn’t safe, Rep. DeLauro tells Secretary Perdue

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who chairs the Congressional Food Safety Caucus, has expressed her opposition to any agreement to allow imports of Chinese-raised poultry into the United States. The Connecticut Democrat, who is also a senior member of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, put her concerns in writing with a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny… Continue Reading

Whole frozen chickens recalled due to Salmonella risk

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced that a meat processor in Sealy, TX, is recalling  2,300 whole frozen chickens because of a risk of Salmonella contamination. Texas All Grass-Fed, the processor, failed to properly document steps taken to prevent or eliminate bacterial contamination from the chickens, or document that the birds were… Continue Reading

Pork and chicken empanadas recalled for undeclared allergen

Linden, NJ-based Saker ShopRites Inc. is recalling 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not listed in the ingredient statement on the label. The fully cooked… Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: No obfuscation if you keep to the facts

Opinion

Written in response to: Eschewing obfuscation on poultry slaughter line speeds  Let’s be clear and stick to the facts when discussing line speeds in poultry plants. Parsing words and bending facts will have real victims: consumer and worker safety. There is no such thing as just increasing line speeds in the inspection area of a… Continue Reading

Woman draws jail sentence for contaminating chicken in 2016

Faye Slye, a 37-year old Cold Spring, MN, woman, was sentenced to 90 days in the Stearns County Jail after being convicted of two felony counts of causing damage to property in the first degree. She also has to pay $200,000 in restitution to GNP Company, which in June 2016 had to recall almost 28… Continue Reading

Briefly: Whoa, chicken — Summit discounts — Bakers fined

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Food Safety Summit discount deadline Focusing on the importance of food safety through the entire supply… Continue Reading

Briefly: Dating game — Info shortage — Down the drain

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Ignoring the dates across the pond Billing it as a move to reduce food waste, 125 East of… Continue Reading