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Organic tarragon recalled because of possible Salmonella

Organic Spices Inc., doing business as Spicely Organics, is recalling Organic Tarragon because of possible Salmonella contamination. The product was distributed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. According to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, the recalled Organic Tarragon was sold to customers through… Continue Reading

Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems

Critics are continuing to noodle Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan to reorganize his large department, finding things they don’t like about it. Perdue’s desire to move U.S. involvement in world food standards to USDA’s trade office, taking it away from food safety, was the first change to stir controversy. Stephen Ostroff, the Food and… Continue Reading

Bell Brands recalls cheese spread; consumers found plastic bits

Bel Brands USA Inc. is recalling the Port Wine flavor of its 14-ounce Merkts cheese spread because consumers have reported finding small pieces of plastic in it. Although no injuries or illnesses had been reported as of the Oct. 13 recall notice, the company is urging consumers to discard the product immediately. The recalled cheese spread was sold by retailers nationwide. There is concern consumers may have unused portions of… Continue Reading

FDA warns Bush Brothers & Co. to clean up act

Bush Brothers & Co. in Tennessee is on notice from the FDA because of significant deviations from the Low-Acid Canned Food regulations and insanitary facility conditions. The violations render the firm’s food products adulterated in that they have been prepared, packed, or held under conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to… Continue Reading

CORRECTED: Ground beef recalled because of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses

CORRECTED CONTENT: State and federal officials have traced two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection to ground beef from Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing LLC. The company recalled 133 pounds of their ground beef today, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ground beef was produced and packaged on July 24 and 25. The company sold the recalled product… Continue Reading

FSN Briefly

Ben & Jerry’s dumps glyphosate — They’re not just shuckin’ corn — Top food cop plans to stay put

Every hour of every day people around the world people are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption. They’re not just shuckin’ corn in Nebraska Scientists in the Corn Husker State earned recognition yesterday for their leadership on a seven-year research project to… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: What the Hell?

You can still buy I.M. Healthy products – that were recalled in March because of E. coli outbreak

Opinion

After sickening more than 30 people with E. coli O157:H7 – including several kids with acute kidney failure – you would think that all this tainted product would be off the market – but no. So one must ask, Food and Drug Administration, companies, what are you doing? I received this from a hero Thursday… Continue Reading

FDA warns dairy, bakery, canned food and seafood operators

A Georgia dairy, a Massachusetts bakery, a Texas low-acid food processor, and Alabama seafood processor are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety laws. The FDA sent warning letters to each of the companies in September and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to… Continue Reading

Feds seek shut down LA seafood processor for Listeria, filth

Ready-to-eat, smoked fish and fishery products produced by Michel Cordon Bleu Inc. in Los Angeles from such raw fish as Florida salmon and Idaho trout and sold to restaurants, retailers, hotels and cruise ships are not safe for human consumption, according to a federal court action. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found the… Continue Reading

GAO warns FDA, FSIS about drug residue in seafood imports

U.S. seafood imports from as many as 140 countries reached 6 billion pounds by 2015, with 50 percent coming from foreign fish farms. “As imports of farmed seafood increase, so too do the concerns over the presence of drug residues,” says a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report prepared for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-TN, who… Continue Reading