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Faces of Food Safety: Meet Kimberly Johnson of 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. Kimberly Johnson is a Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) serving in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in the Springdale district. Johnson began her career with FSIS in Liberal, KS, as a red meat food… Continue Reading

Halal beef recalled by Nashville’s Baraka Bakery and Grocery

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Nashville’s Baraka Bakery and Grocery has recalled an undetermined amount of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Halal ground beef items were processed and packaged on various dates from April 19 through April 26.  Recalled products… Continue Reading

Chicken patty products recalled after plastic material discovery

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Foster Poultry Farms in Farmerville, LA, has recalled 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty items were produced on February 15, 2017. Subject to recall… Continue Reading

Listeria concern brings recall of ham by Memphis company

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Memphis-based Fineberg Packing Co. Inc. has recalled 8,822 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are… Continue Reading

Consumers complain; 21 tons of undercooked chicken recalled

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Just over 21 tons of ready-to-eat chicken breasts were recalled nationwide late Monday by WFSP Foods LLC in Decatur, AL, because they were undercooked and could be contaminated with bacterial pathogens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Multiple customers complained that the ready-to-eat chicken products appeared to be undercooked,… Continue Reading

Senate confirms 31st Secretary of Agriculture: Sonny Perdue

Former Gov. Sonny Perdue is president-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of agriculture.

Sonny Perdue today is the 31st Secretary of Agriculture, having won confirmation by the U.S. Senate in an 87-to-11 vote on Monday. The former governor of Georgia succeeds Tom Vilsack, who led the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the past eight years and who endorsed Perdue as his successor once the former Georgia governor was… Continue Reading

Magnet found in sausage; Uncle John’s Pride recalls 70 tons

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Tampa-based Uncle John’s Pride LLC is recalling 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The problem was discovered when a metal magnet was found in the beef trim source product of the processed sausage… Continue Reading

Campbell’s recalls chicken soup for undeclared milk allergen

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Consumer complaints spurred Campbell Soup Co. to recall 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The chicken with whole grain pasta soup items… Continue Reading

Atkins chicken, cheese, bean burritos recalled for eggs, sausage

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Holland, MI-based Request Foods Inc. has recalled about 30,500 pounds of burrito products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products are mislabeled as a chicken with cheese and bean burrito but contain an egg and sausage burrito product. The product contains egg and soy,… Continue Reading

Petition seeks 100,000 signatures in support of Brazilian beef ban

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A petition calling upon the United States to ban Brazilian beef is looking for 100,000 signatures on the White House’s We the People website. “This petition is important because American produced beef is not differentiated from Brazilian imported beef at supermarkets in the United States,” says the sponsor statement. “Brazil is under investigation for exporting… Continue Reading