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Stonewall Kitchen recalls mixes for tainted powdered milk

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A second company has issued a recall of pancake and waffle mixes — this time Stonewall Kitchen — because the FDA found Salmonella at a manufacturing facility where powdered milk for the mixes was produced. The Stonewall Kitchen recall Thursday came a day after the Publix Super Markets grocery store chain recalled some of its… Continue Reading

Publix recalls mixes; cites powdered milk Salmonella problem

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The Publix Super Markets grocery chain is recalling some of its pancake and waffle mixes because powdered milk in them may be contaminated with Salmonella. Publix officials initiated the recall after the supplier of the powdered milk notified them about the possible contamination, according to a notice posted on the grocery chain’s website Wednesday. Consumers… Continue Reading

Clif Bar & Co. recalls energy bars because of plastic pieces

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Clif Bar & Co. is recalling an unrevealed volume of its energy bars because fragments of plastic have been found in some chocolate hazelnut Nut Butter Filled bars. Only the chocolate hazelnut butter flavor of “CLIF Nut Butter Filled” energy bars is under recall. The recall covers individual bars, 12-count “caddies” and cases, according to the… Continue Reading

Phil-Am recalls smoked fish after state issues botulism warning

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Two days after New York officials posted a consumer alert warning about possible contamination of Phil-Am smoked mackerel the New Jersey-based Phil-Am Trading Inc. posted a recall with the FDA stating the fish could cause botulism poisoning. “Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” according… Continue Reading

Riverboat caterer downgraded because of filth, mold, bugs

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Federal food officials downgraded of the classification of the catering arm of BB Riverboats Inc., a riverboat cruise company operating on the Ohio River, to provisional because of multiple violations of safe food handling and holding regulations. The director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Cincinnati district office notified the company’s president and owner, David… Continue Reading

FDA warns against Apple Tree goat cheeses because of Listeria

To see labels for all of the recalled varieties of goat cheese from Apple Tree Goat Dairy, click on the image.

A federal consumer advisory warns the public against eating goat cheese products made by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, PA, because Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed in the company’s products and production facility. The cheeses were sold in Washington D.C. and Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia through the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and… Continue Reading

Letter from The Editor: Turning the Page

Opinion

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Every once in a while in the news business, a feeling comes through our once ink-filled veins. It does not reach everyone at the same time or place, but eventually we all say it: “I think we’ve turned a page.” That’s what I began feeling during the past week or so. Part of it is certainly due… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria at Royal Seafood Baza Inc.; herring recalled

To see all of the photos of recalled products provided by Royal Seafood Baza Inc., click on the image.

Royal Seafood Baza Inc. has stopped production and is recalling an undisclosed volume of 22 different herring products with shelf lives through February 2017 because federal inspectors found Listeria in the company’s plant. The refrigerated, ready-to-eat herring products are packaged for retail sale to consumers and in bulk for wholesalers, according to the Staten Island,… Continue Reading

Restaurant menu labeling took effect Dec. 1, and then it did not

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New restaurant menu labeling requirements took effect Dec. 1 or maybe not. Forty-eight hours ahead of that date, the Food and Drug Administration issued a notice “clarifying ” that Dec. 1 is now the “compliance” date for the regulations, not May 5, 2017, as was set by FDA in May 2016. In no time, FDA… Continue Reading

Latest NARMS report contains some positive findings

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The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), established in 1996, is out with its latest data—covering the year 2014 and showing low levels of salmonella in poultry and meat in the United States. NARMS, founded in 1998, involves state and local public health departments and universities in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading