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Data driven: Information helped reduce Salmonella on chicken

ARS agricultural engineer Yud-Ren Chen is developing a computer-directed scanning system that could help speed inspection of the nearly 8 billion chickens processed annually through federally inspected U.S. plants.  Photograph taken by Keith Weller (ARS).

You won’t see claims like this in any ads: “Our chicken is safer than our competitors’ chicken.” There’s an unwritten understanding in the industry that food safety won’t be used as an advertising tactic. Yet, in an important way, commercial chicken buyers can actually find out how chicken slaughter plants are doing when it comes… Continue Reading

Faces of food safety: Meet Cedric Dial of the FSIS

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Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission. Cedric Dial, a consumer safety inspector in the Dallas District, has been a USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service civil servant for 18 years, while also… Continue Reading

Toddler foods, chicken bites recalled because of bone fragments

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Overhill Farms Inc. has recalled more than 57 tons of frozen, organic chicken bites, including Yummy Spoonfuls branded toddler foods, because of consumer complaints of bone fragments in the products. No injuries or illnesses had been reported in relation to the chicken products as of the posting of the recall notice Saturday on the USDA’s… Continue Reading

Chinese poultry: Verification must precede trust for food safety

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There is always a healthy amount of skepticism from parents whenever children claim they were able to clean their rooms in five minutes. While the children may have met the literal requirement of the parent’s request, you wonder what surprises would be discovered if you checked under the bed, in the closet or in the… Continue Reading

More than 30 tons of Sam’s Choice ravioli recalled nationwide

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Sam’s Choice brand beef ravioli distributed to Walmart stores nationwide is under recall because it may contain milk, which is a known allergen and is not declared on the product’s label as required by federal law. Cincinnati-based Wornick Co. posted the recall of more than 61,500 pounds of the ravioli with the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading

NJ firm recalls 15 tons of poultry, beef for lack of milk on labels

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Golden Platter Foods Inc. of Newark, NJ, has recalled 15.8 tons of ready-to-eat, breaded poultry and beef products because they were made with batter and cracker meal that contained milk, a known allergen that isn’t declared on the labels. Under federal law, the labeling problem is considered “misbranding” because milk is one of several allergens that must be… Continue Reading

Listeria in production plant spurs recall of a ton of salads

Castellini Group subsidiaries Club Chef, CC Kitchens involved, as well as Kroger Fresh Selections

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Following a Listeria-related recall by its parent company Club Chef involving freshcut produce snacks, CC Kitchens LLC today recalled more than a ton of salads because they contained lettuce that had been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Also today the Kroger Co. posted recalls of several additional CC Kitchens salads because of potential Listeria contamination…. Continue Reading

Various recalls — fresh and frozen — for milk in crumbs

Fate of more than 90 tons of food unknown; producer of mislabeled ingredient not identified by feds

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In the third recall of seemingly unrelated food products since Tuesday, the Aldon Food Corp. recalled 18,570 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad packaged under four brands late Wednesday because bread crumbs used in it were made with milk, which is not declared on the label and is a known allergen. It is not known if… Continue Reading

Undeclared milk in bread crumbs spurs chicken recall

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In the second such action, bread crumbs from an unidentified producer spurred a recall Thursday of more than two tons of frozen chicken strips because the crumbs used to make them contained milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the chicken product label. Water Lilies Food Inc. of Astoria, NY, recalled 4,335 pounds… Continue Reading

Maid-Rite recalls 87 tons of frozen beef products for bad labels

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Maid-Rite Specialty Foods LLC is recalling 174,000 pounds of frozen burgers and meatballs distributed to “institutional locations” throughout the United States and Canada because they were made with breadcrumbs that contain milk, which is a known allergen but is not listed in the ingredient labels. “The problem was discovered on June 6 when Maid-Rite Specialty… Continue Reading