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Hormel, Pilgrim’s Pride, BPI provide reports to USDA’s brass

Hormel, Pilgrim’s Pride and Beef Products Inc. were three companies providing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service with a personal update during February. A delegation from each company met with acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg and acting FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker. The FSIS reported the meetings its… Continue Reading

Don’t eat that meat without taking its temperature

How do you tell if the meat or poultry you’re cooking is done? Some professional cooks say they can squeeze a piece of chicken or poke a steak with their finger and determine if it’s done. Some people go by cooking time, and some by appearance. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers… Continue Reading

Salami, pepperoni recalled in U.S., Canada for Listeria risk

A California company is recalling two tons of meat products including salami and pepperoni from U.S. retailers and businesses in Canada because of Listeria contamination discovered during routine testing. Olli Salumeria Americana of Oceanside, CA, reported the ready-to-eat meat products were packaged on Jan. 19, according to the recall notice posted on the website of… Continue Reading

Night Hawk recalls frozen beef dinners packed in wrong boxes

A Texas company is recalling frozen dinners because they were packaged in the wrong boxes and contain milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the label as required by federal law. Night Hawk Frozen Foods Inc. of Buda, TX, recalled almost 170 pounds of its branded beef patty meals after customers complained that… Continue Reading

Pilgrim’s Pride recalls 50 tons of chicken patties for rubber bits

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is recalling more than 50 tons of ready-to-eat chicken patties from schools and other institutions nationwide after a consumer complained of finding rubber in the product. The 101,310 pounds of Gold Kist Farms breaded chicken patties, produced Sept. 2, 2017, are packed in 30-pound boxes with six 5-pound bags inside. The packaging… Continue Reading

Chicken salad Salmonella outbreak nears 100 cases in 2 states

Health officials have identified almost 100 sick people in Iowa and at least one in Minnesota in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak investigation linked to chicken salad sold at Fareway stores. The company that supplied the deli chicken salad to Fareway Stores Inc. has not been revealed by the regional grocery chain, state officials or federal… Continue Reading

It gives only a little, but Trump budget takes nothing way from food safety programs

In the fiscal year 2019 budget that sets out to cut domestic programs by almost $700 billion over 10 years, federal food safety has not only escaped the knife but made some small gains. President Donald J. Trump’s $1.1 trillion discretionary budget proposal adds $9.4 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services, the… Continue Reading

USDA extends comment time on proposed swine slaughter rule

Having already received more than 17,200 comments on proposed changes to swine slaughter inspection regulations, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is extending the comment period on the proposed rule. The 30-day extension of the comment deadline to May 2 comes at the request of industry and consumer groups, according to a statement from… Continue Reading