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Undercooked ready-to-eat chicken used in several other products

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Ready-to-eat chicken from National Steak and Poultry that was recalled for undercooking is being used in products produced by other companies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) disclosed late Friday. In a statement, FSIS said it does not have confidence in the safety of any subsequently produced products that have used… Continue Reading

Meatloaf recalled because of undeclared allergens, wrong labels

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Taylor Farms Northwest LLC of Kent, WA, is recalling meatloaf products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. There is concern consumers may have the improperly labeled products in their homes because they have sell-by dates of Dec. 10, according to the recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. People with allergies… Continue Reading

Animal activists flood the comment zone before deadline

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Individuals and animal activists’ organizations were swarming the government comment site, regulations.gov yesterday over proposed new guidelines about labeling claims made about how animals are raised. Monday was the deadline for comments on the new labeling guidelines that were rolled out last September. The guidelines require supporting documentation when submitting labels and how to modify… Continue Reading

Ready-to-eat chicken recall expands to include 992 tons

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National Steak and Poultry massively increased its Nov. 23 recall today to include a total of 1.9 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products, or almost 992 tons of product. The addition of more products and production dates added 1,976,089 pounds to the initial recall of 17,439 pounds. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  said the… Continue Reading

Cancer warning labels sought for processed meat and poultry

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A nine-page petition filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest asks the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to begin requiring colorectal cancer warning labels on certain meat and poultry products. The petition claims “scientific research has led to the conclusion that processed meat and poultry increases the risk… Continue Reading

Nick’s of Calvert recalls 305 pounds of ready-to-eat meatballs

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Nick’s of Calvert, located in Prince Frederick, MD, on Wednesday recalled about 305 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meatballs because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). More specifically, required information on where the product was produced or repackaged is missing from the labeling and the product contains… Continue Reading

Heinz recalls gravy for label errors, undeclared allergens

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Following a consumer complaint, H.J. Heinz Co. is recalling about 5,000 pounds of bistro au jus gravy from more than 1,000 retail locations nationwide because it is incorrectly labeled as pork gravy and has undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The au jus gravy product contains milk and… Continue Reading

Don’t poison the family: Wash your hands, not the turkey

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Editor’s note: Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Millions of Americans are about to gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked… Continue Reading

Undercooked ‘ready-to-eat’ chicken breast fillets recalled

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A Georgia company is recalling more than two tons of Chef’s Craft brand ready-to-eat chicken breast fillets because they are not throughly cooked and could be contaminated with bacterial pathogens. Wayne Farms LLC of Oakwood, GA, produced the grilled chicken breast fillets from Aug. 1 to 29 and shipped them to retail stores in Florida,… Continue Reading

Large pork recall over misbranding and inclusion of allergen

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Fayetteville’s Morty Pride Meats Inc. Thursday recalled almost 120 tons of pork barbeque products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products were produced with Worcestershire sauce that contains soy, a known allergen, which was not declared on the finished product label. The… Continue Reading