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Small amount of meat recalled in Washington state for missed inspections

On Saturday, Gallo Meats LLC of Colville, WA, recalled approximately 82 pounds of various sausage, beef and lamb products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection although a mark of inspection was applied to the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Italian sausage, beef and lamb… Continue Reading

California Meat Processor Recalls More Ground Beef for Potential Plastic Pieces

A Hanford, CA, meat-processing facility is again recalling ground beef for potentially containing small pieces of plastic. According to a recall notice issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Central Valley Meat Company is recalling nearly 90,000 pounds of ground beef in 40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs of “Fine… Continue Reading

Consumer Alert for Minnesota’s Belgrade Meat Center

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) issued an April 3rd consumer alert for people to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center, located in Belgrade, MN, after routine product sampling discovered the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. It’s too early to know if there are any… Continue Reading

Undercooked Sausage Recalled by Producer

An Iowa-based company is recalling 90,975 pounds of sausage because the product may have been undercooked during processing. Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC of Fort Madison, IA issued a recall of its bourbon barbecue sausages Tuesday after the company discovered that the meat products were not cooked thoroughly. The problem is thought to have arisen from… Continue Reading

XL Foods E. coli Beef Recall Expands Again

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) over the weekend again expanded its recall of beef products from XL Foods for E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Canadian recall, which has now been expanded 11 times, has affected 30 U.S. states and multiple American retailers, including Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Kroger. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food… Continue Reading

CA Schools Served Recalled Meat

Two school districts in California recently served potentially contaminated meat to schoolchildren, according to KGET in Bakersfield. According to the local news station, Tejon School District in Lebec and Frazier Park and Bearsley School DIstrict in Oildale, California each served pre-cooked and packaged burritos on the recall list in their cafeterias just days before the… Continue Reading

4.9 Million Pounds of Meat Added to E. coli Recall

In another weekend recall announcement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported yesterday that Southern California-based Huntington Meat Packing Inc. has dramatically expanded its January 18th recall over E. coli O157:H7 concerns. The Class I recall now includes approximately 4.9 million pounds of additional beef and veal products, sold under three different brand names: Huntington,… Continue Reading