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Dangerous bacteria found in raw milk from Pennsylvania dairy

Second dairy in two weeks to receive state notice about serious pathogens in unpasteurized milk

Inspectors have found Listeria monocytogenes in raw milk from a Pennsylvania dairy, prompting Pennsylvania officials to urge consumers to immediately discard any of the unpasteurized milk bought recently. Routine state testing revealed the bacterial contamination in raw milk from Fertile Valley Farm of Honesdale, PA. The Wayne County dairy posted a notice about the contamination… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Dairy Recalls Raw Milk Over Listeria

The Pennsylvania  Department of Agriculture has warned consumers to discard raw milk purchased at a dairy in the Northeastern area of the state. It says anyone who purchased raw milk from Gross Family Dairy in South Sterling, PA, located in Wayne County, should toss the product immediately due to the risk of Listeria. The department said… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: CA Seafood Processor, NY Dairy Operator

The most recently posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) include an exchange with a seafood processing and importing establishment in Rancho Dominguez, CA. In a Sept. 8 warning letter, FDA told Central Boeki California Ltd. that during an inspection from June 12-15, 2015, the agency found serious violations of the… Continue Reading

WA Dairies in Violation of Environmental Protection Laws, Court Rules

A summary judgment has been awarded to the plaintiffs in lawsuits against four industrial dairies in the Lower Yakima Valley of Washington state for violations of environmental protection laws. The Community Association for Restoration of the Environment (CARE) and Center for Food Safety (CFS) argued that the dairies’ leaking lagoons and over-applied manure cause nitrates… Continue Reading

Chinese Demand for Dairy Products Spurs U.S. Exports

Opinion

What happens when 1.36 billion people in China migrate toward cities, draw middle-class wages and shift toward “Western” foods such as ice cream, cheese pizza and strawberry-flavored milk? One result: larger profits for U.S. dairy processors, who, like dairy exporters in other countries, are charging record prices for their products at home and abroad, according to… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Excessive Drug Levels Top List of Latest Food Problems

Illegal levels of drug residues in food animals topped the list of problems with food producers in the latest round of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alleged violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. FDA stated that Floyd Raber of Millersburg, OH, sold a veal calf for slaughter that contained… Continue Reading

Penn State Receives Anonymous $1M Donation Dedicated to Food Science

Pennsylvania Sate University’s food science department received a $1 million dollar anonymous donation in honor of a professor emeritus in the department, announced the university Tuesday. The large gift was designated in honor of former Penn State food science professor Philip Keeney, who became famous at the school in 1955 for teaching the Penn State… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Dairies, Beef Producers, Juice Makers, Seafood Processors

A relatively large number of food producers received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since Food Safety News‘ last update. On the list are six dairies and a number of beef producers, juice makers and seafood processors. Most of the dairies were cited for illegal drug residues. Hillcrest Dairy in PA sold a cow… Continue Reading