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USDA’s new take on the daily grind

Opinion

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The new rule-79 FR 42464 will be in full effect starting on June 21 2016. This new rule will alter the way both inspected (official) and exempt facilities grinding beef control the beef grinding process. Overall, the new requirements will impact an estimated 71,000 companies employing about 100,000 persons. Retail-exempt facilities regularly mix cuts of… Continue Reading

UPDATED: New labels, instructions for tenderized beef roll out today

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UPDATE: Additional cooking instructions provided by FSIS after this story was posted. The 6.2 billion servings of mechanically tenderized beef roasts and steaks consumed annually by Americans might be a little safer because of labeling requirements that take effect today, just ahead of the summer grilling season. They’ve been coming for a long time. The federal… Continue Reading

The future is now for America’s food safety programs

A town hall style question and answer session at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit on Thursday included (from left) Joe Corby of the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), Robert Tauxe of the CDC, David Goldman of the USDA and Mike Taylor of the FDA.

CHICAGO — Optimism was running high at the Food Safety Summit Thursday when four heavy hitters took the stage for a town hall session where 2016 was characterized as a tipping point. Advances in science and technology are combining with legislative and regulatory changes to catapult the country into a new era where Americans will… Continue Reading

Recall issued on undercooked Idaho Jerky distributed in Northwest

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The 4 Frendz Meat Market, located in Clarkson, WA, issued a recall on Saturday for  approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products due to under-processing and potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products. The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on behalf of the company.  The… Continue Reading

Foster Farms recalls chicken nuggets because of plastic, rubber

FSIS Recalls

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, LA, is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fully cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets were produced on Feb. 22 and… Continue Reading

Wraps, salads recalled for lack of federal inspection

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Greencore USA Inc., of North Kingstown, RI, is recalling more than  1,300 pounds of meat wraps, poultry wraps and salads that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The meat and poultry wraps and salad items were… Continue Reading

Pilgrim’s Pride recalls 4.5 million pounds of chicken products

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Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is recalling more than 4.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products after consumer complaints and federal confirmation that they contain extraneous material including metal and plastic. The nationwide recall includes more than 20 products and three brands: Gold Kist Farms, Pierce Chicken and Sweet Georgia Brand. As of Tuesday it was… Continue Reading

Buffalo butcher recalls frozen Lorigo brand ground beef patties

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A butcher shop in Buffalo, NY, has recalled Lorigo brand frozen ground beef patties because of positive test results for E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Meating Place shipped 325 pounds of the frozen hamburger patties to retailers and institutional food service operations in the Buffalo area, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food… Continue Reading

Celebrate Earth Day, stop wasting food with FoodKeeper

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Conservation and waste reduction have been associated with April 22 since the first Earth Day in 1970, with many marking the annual celebration of the third rock by planting trees. For Earth Day 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is putting a food safety spin on traditional themes, planting ideas with consumers who seek fewer… Continue Reading

CFP’s sidebars drive food safety in ‘No Action’ atmosphere

Opinion

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Editor’s note: The Conference for Food Protection is managed by an executive board that includes 23 voting members who represent: state food regulatory agencies from each of the FDA regions; local food regulatory agencies from each of the FDA regions; the FDA; USDA/FSIS; the CDC, the food industry; an academic institution; and consumers. BOISE, ID —… Continue Reading