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Stericycle report shows ‘foreign material’ top cause of recalls

The Stericycle Recall Index has been tracking product recalls in the United States for five years. Recently, Stericycle announced its quarterly research findings, which most notably includes foreign material as the leading cause of recalled FDA units. Recall data provided by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture placed heavy metal… Continue Reading

17.7 tons of beef, mostly Kroger brand, recalled for plastic bits

JBS USA Inc. Wednesday recalled approximately almost 35,500 pounds of raw ground beef products from its Lenoir, NC, after a report of extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A consumer found blue, hard plastic pieces in the product JBS made for Kroger and complained about, leading… Continue Reading

Another 60 tons of beef products recalled; plastic bits this time

Consumer complaints of “thin blue plastic pieces” prompted Koch Foods Inc. of Fairfield, OH, to recall 119,480 pounds of rib-shaped beef patties, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Earlier this week, J.T.M. Provisions Co. of Harrison, OH, recalled more than seven tons of a similar product after consumers complained of pieces of rubber in barbecued pulled beef. J.T.M…. 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

Ohio company recalls 7 tons of barbecued beef for rubber bits

Consumer complaints of pieces of rubber in barbecued pulled beef prompted J.T.M. Provisions Co. to recall more than seven tons of the product, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. “FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers,” the USDA’s subagency reported. “Consumers who have purchased… Continue Reading

Consumer complaints spur recall of canned chicken nationwide

48 tons of Sam's Club Member's Mark canned chicken pulled for plastic pieces

Tony Downs Food Co. Inc. of Minnesota is recalling 48 tons of canned chicken packed under the Sam’s Club Member’s Mark brand because consumers have reported finding pieces of plastic in it, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The company shipped the 96, 384 pounds of canned chicken nationwide…. Continue Reading

Complaints about hard, green plastic in Johnsonville pork sausage: 55 tons recalled

Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 109,603 pounds of smoked pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The fully cooked pork sausage items were produced on Jan. 4, 2018. This is the product subject to… 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