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Publisher’s Award: One man’s meat is another man’s poison

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Editor’s note: This is 2017 winner of the “Publisher’s Award” for essays written as part of a food safety litigation class at the University of Arkansas Law School taught by Bill Marler and Denis Stearns of the Seattle law firm MarlerClark LLP. In 2015, General Mills announced that it would produce gluten-free Cheerios and Honey… Continue Reading

Top food safety stories of 2016 include criminal investigations

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The editors of Food Safety News have complied this list of major news from 2016. While the year will no doubt be best remember for its presidential election, there were other milestones worth remembering as we prepare to turn the page and begin the New Year. No. 10 — Mike Taylor leaves FDA, heads to the… Continue Reading

Baking this weekend? Just say no to the raw dough

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Editor’s note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention originally published this article on Nov. 22. For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts. Follow these safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy when handling… Continue Reading

Baking mixes recalled nationwide because of E. coli in flour

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A Kansas company has issued a nationwide recall of baking mixes packaged under more than a dozen brands because they were made with flour from General Mills that has been recalled because it has been linked to an ongoing E. coli O121 outbreak. “The recalled dry mixes were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online… Continue Reading

General Mills expands flour recall after more illnesses are reported

CDC update: 42 E. coli O121 cases in 21 states

These are three of several varieties and brands of flour recalled by General Mills in relation to a multi-state outbreak of E. coli.

General Mills announced Friday that it was expanding its recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour to include flour made earlier in the fall that may still be in consumers’ pantries. The company, based in Minneapolis, stated that the recall is being expanded due to a newly reported illness which “appears… Continue Reading

FDA warns consumers against eating any raw dough or batter

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At the 2010 International Association for Food Protection meeting in Anaheim, CA, speakers from such food giants as Nestlé and ConAgra went public with their concerns about the widespread practice of people eating not just raw cookie dough but even raw frozen pizza. That discussion, which was prompted by a severe 2009 E. coli outbreak, included… Continue Reading

FDA finds outbreak strain of E. coli in General Mills flour

These are three of several varieties and brands of flour recalled by General Mills in relation to a multi-state outbreak of E. coli.

Federal officials have matched E. coli O121 from a sample of General Mills flour recovered from a sick person’s home to the outbreak strain that has sickened at least 38 people since December. The discovery is the smoking gun investigators have been looking for since late April when patient interviews revealed that raw dough made… Continue Reading

Recalled flour didn’t just go to retailers, restaurants

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General Mills Inc. and federal officials have been working together to account for recalled flour that has been linked to an E. coli outbreak and that was sent to food producers in addition to retailers and restaurants. Neither the company nor government has included information about the flour sent to food producers in published recall… Continue Reading

General Mills Again Recalls Cascadian Farms Frozen Green Beans for Listeria Risk

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General Mills is recalling 60,000 bags of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for Listeria. It is the second time this year that the bacteria were found in the company’s green beans. The Minneapolis-based food company says no illnesses have been reported in either case. Listeria can cause fever, muscle… Continue Reading

Green Beans Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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General Mills announced on Wednesday a voluntary Class I recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No related illnesses have been reported… Continue Reading