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Deadly E. coli outbreak traced to meat shop; pork recalled

Alberta Health Services says an E. coli outbreak has been traced to a meat shop south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. One person has died and 11 others were sent to hospital in the outbreak that so far has sickened 36 people. The Canadian Food Inspection agency issued a Class I recall Tuesday for certain pork… Continue Reading

GAO says some USDA food safety standards are outdated

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  should carry on with its work to reduce pathogens in meat and poultry, but first, the agency needs to improve documentation, add some timelines to its tasks and check on the effectiveness of on-farm practices. Those three new recommendations by the Government Accountability Office (GAO),  the auditing,… Continue Reading

Cattlemen ask judge to impose mandatory COOL for beef, pork

Opponents who could not see the issue more differently have nonetheless put the decision in the hands of a federal judge who heard the arguments last month, and she has not yet decided.  At issue is whether USDA was wrong to remove mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements after it was instructed by Congressional… Continue Reading

New audit finds Spain’s pork inspections ‘equivalent’ to U.S.

The USDA’s most recent onsite audit of Spain’s inspection system for raw and processed pork products found the European nation’s efforts remain equivalent to those of the United States. The report for the audit conducted in Spain from Sept. 27 to Oct. 19, 2017, was released Tuesday by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)…. Continue Reading

Raw Basic’s recalls raw, frozen Tucker’s pet food for Salmonella

Raw Basics LLC is recalling its Tucker’s branded, raw, frozen pork-bison pet food after Nebraska officials found a sample to be contaminated with Salmonella. There is concern that consumers may have the recalled pet food in their homes because it is sold frozen and has a long shelf life. The recalled Tucker’s pork-bison pet food… Continue Reading

Pork and chicken empanadas recalled for undeclared allergen

Linden, NJ-based Saker ShopRites Inc. is recalling 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not listed in the ingredient statement on the label. The fully cooked… Continue Reading

Guymon Extracts recalls 2 tons of pork soup for botulism risk

Guymon Extracts Inc. of Guymon, OK, is recalling 4,202 pounds of pork soup after an inspector discovered a processing problem that may have allowed pathogen growth, including Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday. The USDA labeled the recall Class I, meaning it is high risk. Expiration dates on the product… Continue Reading

Canadian pork recalled from 2 states, defense commissary

A Canadian company is recalling more than two tons of raw pork because it did not undergo proper inspections when it was shipped to U.S. retailers, restaurants and a U.S. Department of Defense Commissary. Olymel S.E.C./LP of Alberta, Canada, recalled more than 4,600 pounds of raw, intact pork bellies, ribs, legs and feet, according to… Continue Reading