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Metal fragments cause recall of almost 1 million pounds of chicken

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Consumer complaints about metal objects being found in ready to eat chicken products were verified by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, leading to a recall late Thursday of approximately 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials by OK Food Inc. in Oklahoma City. The ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken items… Continue Reading

USDA beefs up scrutiny of Brazilian beef amid bribery scandal

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None of the slaughter or processing facilities targeted by the Federal Police in Brazil have shipped meat products to the United States, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Nevertheless, FSIS immediately instituted additional pathogen testing of all shipments of raw and ready-to-eat beef products from Brazil once it heard a scandal was brewing…. Continue Reading

Rare shiga toxin-producing E. coli found in recalled Texas beef

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Almost 37 tons of Texas beef was recalled Sunday after sampling was positive for the rare E. coli O103. Waco-based  H & B Packing Co., Inc. issued the recall for an estimated  73,742 pounds of boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103,  according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety… Continue Reading

Meatball recall for metal fragments expanded to almost 32 tons

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King’s Command Foods, LLC in Kent, WA has upped the amount of a recall originally issued on March 9 to now total  approximately 63,252 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to a new report from  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The expanded… Continue Reading

Trump’s well-done habits could bode well for food safety

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On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump chowed down on a wide variety of foods for photo opportunities.

While it may appear safe to assume that President Trump will have no interest in these issues, determining his impact on the food safety agenda actually will require a nuanced effort. Notwithstanding the tweet complaining about the so-called “food police” and a leaked phone conversation about imposing stricter food safety standards for trade purposes, President… Continue Reading

13 tons of meatballs, chicken fried steak recalled for metal bits

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At least two consumers have found pieces of metal in ground beef products from King’s Command Foods LLC, spurring the company to recall more than 13 tons of meatballs and chicken fried steaks nationwide. In addition to having been shipped to retailers, some of the recalled products went to U.S. Department of Defense facilities and… Continue Reading

Vacant positions are slowing things down at FDA and FSIS

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While the Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price says we can expect the next Food and Drug Administrator commissioner to be named soon, significant meetings held by designated FDA policy makers with persons outside the executive branch continue to draw down. Acting FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Ostroff has so far reported on three… Continue Reading

Pork sausage recalled; MSG not listed as ingredient on label

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Minnesota’s Rochester Meat Co. has recalled more than 6 tons pounds of pork sausage products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The pork sausage contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), but the ingredient is not declared on the product labels. The raw, pork sausage products were produced on various dates… Continue Reading

More than 20 tons of veal recalled for rare Shiga toxin E coli

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Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd. in  Creston, OH, has recalled 40,680 pounds of boneless veal products that may be contaminated with the rare E. coli  O103, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Also included in the recall is an undetermined amount of veal cutlets produced by Ohio Farms Packing… Continue Reading

Pet food recall expands; supplier’s certification had expired

10 consumer complaints so far in investigation of how a euthanasia drug got into dog food

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The FDA today expanded a consumer advisory about Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog foods, some of which have been found to be contaminated with an animal euthanasia drug. Apparently the agency has been waiting for a week for the company to make public an expansion of its existing recall, which came after illnesses in at least… Continue Reading