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Montana House committee OKs raw milk bill by 12-11 vote

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A bill that would allow the sale of unpasteurized raw milk in Montana is scheduled for a second reading before the state’s full House of Representatives today after earning committee approval by a one-vote margin. The House has until March 30 to advance Rep. Nancy Ballance’s House Bill 325 to the Montana Senate for consideration…. Continue Reading

Another 130 cheese products recalled for Listeria; FDA gagged

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More than 130 additional cheeses and products containing cheeses are under recall because of Listeria monocytogenes found in cheese produced by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. A variety of cheese brands are involved, including Sargento, Sara Lee, Saputo, Dutch Valley and Guggisberg, as well as a variety of store-branded products sold by Meijer, Albertsons, H-E-B and… Continue Reading

Warning letters follow up recent FDA inspections

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Bao International Inc. in La Canada, CA, Mama Turney’s Homemade Pies Inc. and  Southern Aire Seafood Inc., both in Nashville, and MBDR Foods LLC in Lenexa, KS all have one thing in common. They’ve recently received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Association. Warning letters usually follow FDA inspections that turned up food… Continue Reading

FDA confirms euthanasia agent pentobarbital in dog food

Pet owners warned to avoid certain Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog food

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The Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and pet caretakers not to feed their pets with certain lots of Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog food after confirming the presence of the euthanasia agent pentobarbital in both products. Following discussions with FDA, Evanger’s announced a voluntary recall Feb. 3 of five lots of… Continue Reading

January saw few outside meetings for top food safety officials

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The federal government’s transition month of January saw only a handful of meetings involving top food safety officials and members of the public. Both the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration report on meetings between their top officials and people outside the government. FSIS reports on those meetings… Continue Reading

More dog food recalled for possible barbiturate contamination

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A second dog food recall — this time by Against the Grain Pet Food Inc. — because of the barbiturate pentobarbital is underway in the wake of a recall of Evanger’s branded dog food, and it appears members of the same family own both companies. Pentobarbital is a sedative often used to euthanize animals. No… Continue Reading

String of cheese recalls continues, as does Listeria probe

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Five more brands of cheese are under nationwide recall, this time by Ohio distributor MDS Foods Inc., because of Listeria monocytogenes found in finished cheese made by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. Although the MDS Foods recall is dated Feb. 11, it was not available on the Food and Drug Administration website until Monday afternoon. It… Continue Reading

Sara Lee recalls cheese; 3rd-party plant has history of Listeria

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Sara Lee Deli brand cheese is the latest on a growing list of product recalls because of Listeria found in cheese manufactured by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC of Middlebury, IN, which was warned in 2010 about Listeria monocytogenes in its plant. In addition to the Sara Lee cheese, since Thursday, three brands of cheese produced… Continue Reading

Keep the love alive …

... and the pathogens dead; be safe with Valentine's Day oysters

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Oysters and champagne. Love is in the air. It must be Valentine’s Day. Yes, indeed, oysters have long been associated with romance — the perfect aphrodisiac. There’s actually some science to back that up, although it’s about the way rats, not humans, responded to oysters in a 2005 study done by a team of Italian… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms recalls Signature, HEB salads; Listeria in cheese

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Secondary recalls related to Listeria discovered by Tennessee officials in cheese have begun, with Taylor Farms recalling more than three tons of chicken salad and pork products because they contain recalled Sargento cheese. The recalled Taylor Farms products — packaged under the Signature Cafe and the H-E-B brands — have use-by dates through Feb. 19,… Continue Reading