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Foster Farms recalls chicken nuggets because of plastic, rubber

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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

Food safety Integration Forum spotlights information sharing

Joseph Corby, executive director of the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

As was made all too clear once again with the terrorist attacks in Belgium last week, information sharing across agencies is crucial during investigations. Foodborne illness outbreak investigations are no different from terror investigations in that sense. Such information sharing is just one benefit from integration efforts in the U.S. among food safety officials and… Continue Reading

Consent decree clamps down, but lets Midamar try Halal again

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Iowa’s Halal exporting company where for five years workers erased mandatory USDA Establishment numbers on products to hide the source of orders destined for Malaysia and Indonesia can continue in business. The U.S. Department of Agriculture came close to shutting down Midamar Corp. of Cedar Rapids, IA, which exports 200 Halal certified meat and poultry… Continue Reading

National meat and poultry group reviews retail Listeria controls

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The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) is poised to review Listeria monocytogenes control at retail outlets and consider mandatory features on the labels of processed, not-ready-to-eat products that appear as ready-to-eat. A two-day public meeting is set for March 29-30 at the Patriot Plaza III building in Washington, DC. Attendees are asked to pre-register. Additional… Continue Reading

Canada has 2 weeks left to get its food safety act together

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is demanding Canada comply with recommendations from an audit of the country’s food safety for meat, poultry and eggs or it’s exports to the U.S. will be blocked. Canada was told 20 months ago by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it needed to fix operational or procedural… Continue Reading