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Meatball recall for metal fragments expanded to almost 32 tons


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

Warning letters follow up recent FDA inspections


Bao International Inc. in La Canada, CA, Mama Turney’s Homemade Pies Inc. and  Southern Aire Seafood Inc., both in Nashville, and MBDR Foods LLC in Lenexa, KS all have one thing in common. They’ve recently received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Association. Warning letters usually follow FDA inspections that turned up food… Continue Reading

Chicken breasts recalled for misbranding and allergens


Houston’s Perfect Fit Meals LLC Tuesday recalled 3,546 pounds of chicken breast products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product may contain milk and wheat, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The ready-to-eat chicken breast items were produced on Dec. 20… Continue Reading

Biggest criminal fine ever in food safety case; zip for restitution


Leo A. Knowles, president of ConAgra Grocery Products Company LLC, appeared in federal court in Albany, GA, Tuesday to put a human face on the corporate entity pleading guilty to a criminal misdemeanor charge of shipping peanut butter contaminated with salmonella, causing a nationwide outbreak a decade ago. The plea, part of a bargain struck… Continue Reading

Snow Monkey pods recalled because of Listeria at Dr. Bob’s


FMIF Holdings LLC is recalling Snow Monkey Goji Berry flavor and Cacao flavor frozen treats because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found Listeria monocytogenes in the  the Dr. Bob’s ice cream manufacturing plant where Snow Monkey products were made. Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC, now reportedly closed, is FMIF’s former manufacturing plant. The Snow Monkey… Continue Reading

Listeria found in hummus plant sparks cautionary recall


Colonial Heights, VA-based Sabra Dipping Co. LLC Saturday recalled hummus products made prior to Nov. 8 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in… Continue Reading

113 pounds of beer jerky pulled for lack of inspection


Kansas City-based Flavor Trade LLC recalled about 113 pounds of beef jerky products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA mark of inspection without authorization, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The beef jerky items were produced on Sept. 27, Sept. 28, Oct…. Continue Reading

FSIS: E. coli outbreak linked to recalled beef sickens 14 people in four states

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Aug. 2 update: On July 28, FSIS announced that, based on epidemiological investigation, 14 people from four states have now been identified as sickened in connection with this outbreak, with illness onset dates ranging from June 15 to July 10, 2016. Most of the 14 illnesses have been reported from New Hampshire (10), with two reported from… Continue Reading

More victims seek restitution in ’06 peanut butter outbreak

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An additional 42 victim statements with supporting documents have been filed with the government over a decade-old Salmonella Tennessee outbreak that was spread by peanut butter made at a ConAgra Grocery Products Co. processing plant in Sylvester, GA. The additional victims statements were submitted June 8, according to Graham A. Thorpe, assistant U.S. Attorney for… Continue Reading

Feds seek closure of school, military supplier after Listeria tests


A federal civil complaint filed Monday seeks to immediately stop Native American Enterprises LLC from distributing adulterated food, following positive results on Listeria tests and repeated warnings from federal officials. The Wichita-based company produces “namely refried beans and sauces” and ready-to-eat taco meat products, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas. Customers of Native American Enterprises… Continue Reading