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Superbug reportedly found in UK supermarket pork products

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A British newspaper has reported that tests on pork products sold at two major UK supermarket chains found three samples contaminated with a livestock strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. According to The Guardian newspaper, the test results raise concerns that the country “is on the brink of another food scandal” similar to recent revelations of Campylobacter, Salmonella… Continue Reading

Tests find E. coli on 24 percent of chicken from seven UK supermarkets

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Cambridge University researchers have found antibiotic-resistant E. coli on 24 percent of chicken samples tested from the seven largest supermarkets in the U.K. That contamination level is four times higher than results from a similar study done last year. The researchers tested 189 U.K.-sourced pork and poultry samples from the grocery chains ASDA, Aldi, Co-op,… Continue Reading

Hong Kong discovers drug residues in pigs from mainland China

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An initial 40 pigs imported in shipments by Hong Kong from the mainland of China were slaughtered and distributed recently in local markets before preliminary urine tests discovered the pork contained residues of veterinary drugs not seen in the city since 2012. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), a unit of the Hong Kong… Continue Reading

Bar-S recalls chicken and pork products including franks and corn dogs

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The Altus, OK-based Bar-S Foods Co., late Tuesday recalled more than 372,000 pounds of chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat, chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs were produced on July 10,… Continue Reading

Neto’s Sausage recalls 23 different beef, pork, chicken products

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Neto’s Sausage Co. Inc. has recalled more than 7,600 pounds of beef, pork and chicken products that were manufactured in the past year without being inspected by USDA. The Santa Clara, Calif., company issued the Class I “high risk” recall Jan. 6 for 23 different sausage products that were distributed online nationwide. Although the products… Continue Reading

Listeria Prompts 14 Pounds of Pork to be Recalled

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Comeau’s Inc. in  Breaux Bridge, La., has recalled approximately 14 pounds of pork products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The smoked pork tasso was packaged on Dec. 22, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 1-pound, vacuum-sealed packages containing… Continue Reading

The 10 Biggest U.S. Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2015

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This year saw dozens of well-publicized foodborne illness outbreaks. While many of them were found to have sickened a handful of individuals, a few stood out as especially wide in scope. Food Safety News has compiled a list of the 10 most harmful U.S. outbreaks of 2015, in terms of both the number of people who… Continue Reading

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork Apparently Over

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According to a Dec. 2 update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Salmonella outbreak this past summer linked to recalled pork products “appears to be over.” CDC stated that 192 people from five states were reported to be infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- (188) and Salmonella Infantis (4)…. Continue Reading

Study: Lawsonia May Cause Pigs to Shed More Salmonella

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Earlier this year, at least 152 people in Washington state were infected with multidrug-resistant Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- linked to pork produced by Kapowsin Meats. According to federal estimates, pork is the source of about 8 percent of Salmonella illnesses in the U.S. Scientists interested in finding ways to control Salmonella in pigs first want to know what might… Continue Reading

USDA Expands Pork Recall Linked to 152 Confirmed Cases of Salmonella

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The original Aug. 13 recall of pork products from Kapowin Meats of Graham, WA, was for approximately 116,262 pounds of whole hogs that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-. Now, in an Aug. 27 expansion of that earlier recall, approximately 523,380 pounds of pork are being recalled in: varying weights of boxed and bagged… Continue Reading