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FSMA tops ‘Hot Topics’ at 2017 Food Safety Summit keynote

CHICAGO — On a keynote panel mostly about the angst being felt around food safety, Costco’s Craig Wilson was the calmest guy in the house. And why not? When Wilson, Costco Wholesale Corporation’s vice president for food safety, asked those in the 1,000-seat theater if any of them had Costco cards, half to two-thirds raised their hands…. Continue Reading

On the front lines of food safety — farmworkers have your back

More retailers seek produce, peace of mind from growers certified by the Equitable Food Initiative

Who better than the people in the front lines to recognize and call out the enemy? That’s the underlying strategy of an approach to food safety that relies on farmworkers to spot possible problems in growing fields and packing sheds. Such problems include deer droppings in the field, manure drift from a nearby field, dirty… Continue Reading

Houdini recalls gift baskets from Costco, Sam’s Club, others

More than 30 gift baskets and other gift snack collections sold by Sam’s Club, Costco and catalog-internet sales nationwide are under recall because they include Blue Cheese Savory Twists that could be contaminated with Salmonella because of an ingredient made with powdered milk. The recall, posted with the Food and Drug Administration by Houdini Inc…. Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: It is time to Vaccinate against Hepatitis A

Opinion

It’s not just for travelers and people at risk anymore. I spent the last day meeting with the family of a woman that died too young from complications of Hepatitis A after eating tainted scallops from the Philippines. I represent nearly 80 others from that same outbreak – many who have been hospitalized, and even… Continue Reading

Illnesses linked to Costco chicken salad in Washington

Less than a year after Costco recalled chicken salad that sickened people across seven states another outbreak linked to the club store’s rotisserie chicken salad has been revealed — more than a month after the suspect food was sold. Only one Costco store was implicated as of Sunday when the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Vaccinate foodservice workers now

Opinion

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece by Bill Marler was first published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Aug. 7. In a state dependent on tourism, foodservice workers should be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. My bet is Baskins-Robbins, Sushi Shiono, Taco Bell, Costco, Chili’s, Hawaiian Airlines and Tamashiro Market would now agree. According to the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH),… Continue Reading

U.S. Listeria Vegetable Recall Crosses ‘The Pond’

The UK’s Food Standards Agency announced that Costco Wholesale is updating its recall to include its Dr. Praeger’s brand Frozen Organic Veggie Burger because the products might contain Listeria monoctyogenes. The company has previously recalled its Organic by Nature brand Organic Vegetable Medley. Brand name: Dr. Praeger’s Product: Frozen Organic Veggie Burger Pack size: 12-pack… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: What do a massive food recall and Donald Trump have in common?

Opinion

Well, other than two things – both contain items with orange colored flesh and both absorbed last week’s news cycle – nothing else.  But, I got your attention. What do we know about the current frozen food Listeria outbreak and recall? In March of 2016, as part of a routine investigation into a report of… Continue Reading