Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

Kellogg’s

PCA appeal could impact future food safety prosecutions

The trial judge is as much on trial as the criminal defendants during an appeal, and a 97-minute session Tuesday in a federal appeals court in Atlanta was an illustration of how that system works. It came during oral arguments in the case of United States v. Michael Parnell, Mary Wilkerson and Stewart Parnell before a… Continue Reading

Hindu leader slams Kellogg’s for not disclosing beef gelatin

Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism (USofH), is calling out Kellogg’s CEO John A. Bryant for failing to disclose that some  of the company’s cereals contain beef-based gelatin. Gelatin is a protein made from the skins and bones of pigs and cows. It’s a common ingredient in many products. Hindu religion prohibits… Continue Reading

Two tankers going to Kellogg were also part of PCA story

Everybody knows about Peanut Corporation of America, the company that eight years ago was at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands and ended up killing nine. But how many know about P.P. Sales Inc.? It was the startup peanut brokerage firm that was incorporated and based in Virginia. Vice President of… Continue Reading

Kellogg Co. recalls Eggo waffles after routine test shows Listeria

The Kellogg Co. is recalling 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles from 25 states after routine testing by the company revealed Listeria monocytogenes in the toaster waffles. All of the recalled Eggo waffles are Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat flavor, according to a notice posted by the company. No other Eggo products are implicated. As of Monday, the… Continue Reading

Michael Parnell’s Attorney Paints Him as the ‘Little Guy’ in the PCA Case

It’s long been known that government prosecutors would be going for lengthy prison terms if they gained convictions in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal indictment. When they went after former CEO Stewart Parnell’s passport, they tallied up the maximum sentences he would be facing if convicted on all counts. The total came to… Continue Reading

Judge Admonishes Stewart Parnell’s Mother for Outburst

ALBANY, GA—Stewart Parnell’s mother decided to use a courtroom break on Thursday to verbally confront a female FBI agent coming out of a stall in the women’s bathroom on the third floor of the C.B. King Courthouse in Albany, GA. The approach was not welcomed. The agent, who appeared to be unarmed, was present to… Continue Reading

In the Dark: Witness Says Kellogg’s Didn’t Know What it was Getting From PCA

Kellogg’s of Battle Creek believed it was getting what it had ordered from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). It wanted only domestic peanuts free of Salmonella contamination, period. But each time a tanker truck with a 40,000-pound load left PCA’s Blakely, GA, peanut processing plant, Kellogg’s was getting something else entirely. The big tanker trucks were… Continue Reading

Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

Up to three million boxes of cereal have been recalled by Kellogg’s because they may contain metal fragments. The foreign material is pieces of flexible metal mesh from a faulty machine part, but the company says the chances of the material getting into anyone’s cereal bowl are very low. The recalled Kellogg’s products include Frosted… Continue Reading

Kellogg Battles Listeria Niche in Cookie Plant

At its Augusta, GA factory, Kellogg makes many of its baked products — including Keebler, Famous Amos and Murray cookies, as well as Kashi and Mother’s brand products. The plant was also growing Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious  illness and sometimes death. That was in February, when the U.S. Food and Drug… Continue Reading

Millions Spent Lobbying Food Safety

The Senate recently updated its lobbying disclosure database with second quarter spending information.  The documents available through the database reveal which organizations are spending what–and where their money is focused. The Senate Website is set up so that you can easily search for companies lobbying on behalf of a particular subject like food safety.  Anyone… Continue Reading