Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

food recalls

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

CFIA expands roast beef recalls for Listeria infection risks

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) has recently updated several recalls regarding roast beef, or roast beef containing products. There is not information to indicate if the beef is from a common supplier or production facility. The following details on firms and brands are the most recent product information posted. Erie Meat Products Ltd. The Ontario, Canada,… Continue Reading

Gaspésien brand ham, pork recalled after Listeria testing

Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes de Matane Ltée of Ottawa, Canada, is recalling Gaspésien brand pork products from the marketplace because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall covers clear packages of various cuts of smoked pork, marked with various UPC numbers and production codes listed below. This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. To date, the company has received no reports of illness associated with… Continue Reading

King Arthur recalls organic flour after test shows Salmonella

King Arthur Flour Co. is recalling 6,300 cases of Organic Coconut Flour (16-ounce) products that may be adulterated with Salmonella, according to a recall posted by the FDA. The recall was triggered after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella a sample of the flour, according to the recall notice. The recalled organic coconut flour was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide. Consumers who have purchased these products are… Continue Reading

E. coli O157:H7 findings trigger multiple beef recalls in Canada

Two more ground beef recalls are in effect in Canada because of positive test results showing contamination with E. coli O157:H7. Multiple brands distributed by three companies are now implicated. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted the first notice on March 18. It was for ground beef from Good Butcher and packaged for for meal-kit provider… Continue Reading

Beef jerky recalled after possible processing error discovered 

California Jerky Factory Inc. of South El Monte, CA, is recalling more than 1,200 pounds of beef jerky because of a potential processing deviation that may have resulted in under processing of products. Under-processed foods can harbor foodborne pathogens. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) personnel discovered the problem while performing a food safety assessment at the production facility, according to… Continue Reading

Starwest Botanicals recalls organic cardamom for Salmonella

Starwest Botanicals Inc. of Sacramento, CA, is recalling whole, green “Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods” because of possible Salmonella contamination, according to a recall notice posted on the FDA’s website. The recalled organic cardamom is packaged in 1-pound mylar bags and in bulk packs. It was sold between Jan. 15 and March 2. The 1-pound size is not currently available on the company website,… Continue Reading

University of Florida updates recall manual for food businesses

Any business involved in the manufacture, processing, packing, holding or delivery of food for people needs to understand and address food recalls. When safety concerns arise with food, manufacturers have a legal and ethical responsibility to mitigate any damage to the health and wellbeing of consumers. The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of the… Continue Reading