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Stefano’s recalls 12 tons of calzone after consumer is injured

Consumer complaints about an injury from sharp, clear plastic in Stefano’s brand calzone have sparked a recall. Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods in Charlotte, NC, is recalling 24,048 pounds of pepperoni five cheese calzones that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard, sharp, clear plastic, according to the… Continue Reading

FDA warns of possible link between food, canine heart disease

Pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients may be linked to cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs, according to an alert to pet owners this week from the Food and Drug Administration. Certain large and giant breed dogs, including great danes, boxers, Newfoundlands, Irish wolfhounds, saint bernards… Continue Reading

Talking Rain pulls Sparkling Ice soft drink after complaints

Several consumer complaints reporting an “off-taste” and “off-odor” after purchasing bottles of Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade beverage, spurred Talking Rain to recall specific lot codes of the product. “No other Sparkling Ice products are affected by this recall,” according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. Talking Rain of Preston,… Continue Reading

‘Millions’ of roaches plagued maker of Pedigree, IAMS, Cesar, other pet foods

The Mars Petcare U.S. Inc. low-acid canned pet food production facility in Columbus, OH, was crawling with an infestation of German cockroaches between October 2016 and July 2017. Mars markets wet dog and cat foods in cans, plastic tubs, and laminated pouches under the Pedigree, Cesar, Whiskas, Nutro and IAMS brands. Pet food from the plant… Continue Reading

67 tons of salisbury steak recalled for bone fragments

Arkansas’ ConAgra Brands Inc., located in Russellville, Wednesday recalled 135,159 pounds of Salisbury steak products after at least three consumers reported mouth injuries. The nationwide recall, posted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), reported possible contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone, as the reason for the recall. The family-style,… Continue Reading

FDA gives Darwin’s pet food owners 15 days to clear up issues

Adulterated pet food, dead kitten, use of unapproved additive spur FDA warning letter

The FDA issued a formal warning letter to Arrow Reliance Inc. doing business as Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, citing pathogen problems at a production plant and saying scientific evidence shows the company’s cleaning solution is ineffective. Darwin’s is a manufacturer of raw pet foods and is based in Tukwila, WA. The April 2 warning letter… Continue Reading

Darwin’s pet food owner knew of pathogens in production plant

The producer of Darwin’s brand raw pet foods knew about Salmonella in its plant, fielded more than 300 consumer complaints about sick or dead pets, and racked up a laundry list of food safety violations in 2017, according to government inspectors. Investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Washington State Department of… Continue Reading

Pork salami recalled after customer finds metal shavings

A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued Tuesday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled pork salami products were produced on… Continue Reading