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Undeclared milk in bread crumbs spurs chicken recall

In the second such action, bread crumbs from an unidentified producer spurred a recall Thursday of more than two tons of frozen chicken strips because the crumbs used to make them contained milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the chicken product label. Water Lilies Food Inc. of Astoria, NY, recalled 4,335 pounds… Continue Reading

Maid-Rite recalls 87 tons of frozen beef products for bad labels

Maid-Rite Specialty Foods LLC is recalling 174,000 pounds of frozen burgers and meatballs distributed to “institutional locations” throughout the United States and Canada because they were made with breadcrumbs that contain milk, which is a known allergen but is not listed in the ingredient labels. “The problem was discovered on June 6 when Maid-Rite Specialty… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Maid-Rite Primary Survivors


Reggie Love, the former walk-on basketball player at Duke University who went on to become team captain, is out with a new book Feb. 3 called “Power Forward: My Presidential Education” that relates some of his experiences as President Obama’s long-time traveling companion and “body man.” I did not have an opportunity to read the book… Continue Reading

Taylor’s Maid-Rite Fights On; Files Appeal

In the last year, Taylor’s Maid-Rite has gone from being a popular cause in the Iowa Assembly to being an appellant in its hometown district court in Marshalltown.    While ultimately losing the Iowa House, and losing the highest administrative appeal, the iconic Marshalltown eatery has continued to turn out its loose meat sandwiches under… Continue Reading

Maid-Rites to Hotdogs, It’s Inauguration Time!

After Terry Branstad takes the oath of office as governor of Iowa next week, both the governor’s residence and Iowa Capitol building will be thrown open to the public who will be sustained as they celebrate by, you guessed it, Maid-Rite sandwiches. Beginning this week and continuing into mid-January, the incoming governors who won elections… Continue Reading

Top Food Safety Stories of 2010: Nos. 16 & 15

In our second installment of the Top Food Safety Stories of the year series, the Number 16 story is “Taylor’s Maid-Rite Cannot Get ‘Red Violation’ Waiver From Iowa House.” In March, when the Iowa Senate by voice vote exempted a popular restaurant from a red code violation of the state’s food code, it looked like… Continue Reading

No Iowa Ruling; Maid-Rite Runs with Red Violation

Iowa Health Director Tom Newton has heard the appeal of Taylor’s Maid-Rite in Marshalltown, but has not yet issued a decision, says department spokesperson Polly Carver-Kimm. And while it awaits the decision, Taylor’s practice of shipping its loose-meat sandwiches has come to the attention of food safety officials. The popular Marshalltown restaurant filed the appeal… Continue Reading

Taylor’s Maid-Rite Open With Red Violation

Taylor’s Maid-Rite in Marshalltown, the restaurant that tried unsuccessfully to get itself exempted by Iowa’s Legislature from some state food safety rules, continues to operate in violation of the law. The restaurant can continue to operate using its traditional Maid-Rite cooking vessel for as long as it takes to run out its administrative appeals.  After… Continue Reading