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FDA warning letters: Plant problems, drug residues, seafood HACCP

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s most recently posted food-related warning letters went to a produce processing facility and a dairy in Michigan, an acidified food manufacturer in Japan, and a fish exporter in Ukraine. The agency told Pearson Foods Inc. in an Oct. 26 warning letter that a June 14-27 inspection of its ready-to-eat… Continue Reading

Man arrested for food tampering after child’s salsa bar illness

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Police investigating a possible food tampering incident at a salsa bar in South Lake Tahoe, CA, have arrested a local man on a felony charge related to a similar incident last week in a different place. Harry Dally, 43, was taken into custody Tuesday night and charged with suspicion of food contamination that could be capable of… Continue Reading

Chicken chili soup recalled for possible Listeria contamination

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Hale & Hearty Soups LLC of Brooklyn, NY, has recalled about 455 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken chili soup that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported Tuesday. The ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product was produced and packaged on Nov. 9. The following products are… Continue Reading

STOP Foodborne Illness to honor Food Safety Heroes

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STOP Foodborne Illness, the Chicago-based national advocacy and education organization, will honor three Food Safety Heroes at a fundraising event being held Dec. 6 from 7-9 p.m. The awards will be given during the Food Safety Consortium at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive N., Schaumburg, IL. The benefit is open to the… Continue Reading

Audit: Oregon struggling with food safety inspection backlog

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An increasing workload and problems with turnover, management oversight and inefficient use of data have all contributed to an inspection backlog of thousands of licensed businesses in Oregon. That’s according to a recently released performance audit of the state’s food safety program, which is housed within the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). “We found that, as of October… Continue Reading

Salmonella presumed cause of 77 illnesses, 12 hospitalizations

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UPDATE: According to a statement posted Thursday by the Alabama Department of Public Health, “presumptive Salmonella gastroenteritis” caused at least 77 people to become sickened and 12 to be hospitalized following a private event in Colbert County this past Saturday. All patients are recovering from what was described as vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and some fever, according to… Continue Reading

PA vending firm recalls RTE food items for undeclared allergens

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Crescent Vending Company of Oreland, PA, is recalling a number of ready-to-eat food items because they may contain undeclared allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products that contain these allergens, according to the recall notice. The… Continue Reading

Whole Foods recalls chocolate croissants from 51 stores for undeclared egg

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Certain Whole Foods Market stores in the Mid-Atlantic region are voluntarily recalling batches of chocolate croissants because the product contains eggs and the ingredient was not declared on the product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this… Continue Reading

Egyptian firm recalls some frozen strawberries for Hepatitis A

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The International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP), based in Ramadan City, Egypt, is voluntarily recalling frozen strawberries in response to the ongoing investigation into a multistate outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration’s recall announcement, dated Sunday, stated that the company’s action was taken in consultation with FDA because… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters: Bugs, dirt, seafood and juice HACCP regs

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Recently posted food-related FDA warning letters address alleged violations of juice and seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) regulations, along with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for foods. FDA’s Los Angeles District Office wrote to Shining Marble Inc. on Sept. 30 to say that violations of both seafood HACCP and CGMP regulations were observed during a… Continue Reading