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FSA reports 54 ‘food incidents’ in United Kingdom in Q3

In case you’ve been wondering about “food incidents” across the pond, the Food Standards Agency for the United Kingdom is out with its report for the July through September 2016 period.  The report includes those incidents where an alert was issued by the FSA to recall or withdraw products from sales. This quarterly summary also… Continue Reading

Mixed Results Shown in USDA Quarterly Tests for Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry

Last summer’s preliminary data from Salmonella and Campylobacter testing of raw meat and poultry for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are out, and there were mixed results. During the July-September quarter, FSIS collected and tested 3,985 samples for its Salmonella and Campylobacter verification program. The percent-positive rates for both Salmonella and Campylobacter in… Continue Reading

Sentences, Convictions Make Latest FSIS Enforcement Report

A federal sentencing in Arkansas, convictions in Florida, and a guilty plea in Puerto Rico topped fourth-quarter enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). USDA’s final period of the year ended last Oct. 1 at the start of the current federal fiscal year. The three-month quarterly enforcement report… Continue Reading

FSIS Reports Enforcement Actions and Quarterly Pathogen Test Results

Criminal convictions topped enforcement actions by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service during the first quarter of 2014. A jury on March 18, 2014, found Linda Chen Mai, an employee of the Trinh Company in San Jose, CA, guilty on four counts of causing meat food products to become misbranded and falsely representing the meat… Continue Reading

USDA Meat Inspectors End Fiscal 2013 With Criminal Plea Agreement, Penalties

A criminal plea agreement with a Nebraska deer meat processor is the most serious infraction disclosed by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in the agency’s final quarterly enforcement report for fiscal 2013. Cory D. Allemang, owner of Roman’s II in Norfork, NE, agreed to plead guilty to one count of a three-count indictment… Continue Reading

USDA Meat Inspectors Report Enforcement Actions for Quarter

Fines and probationary sentences for selling uninspected meat products top the enforcement report for the last quarter of enforcement activity by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS). USDA’s meat inspectors use criminal, civil and administrative actions to police the safety of America’s meat, poultry and eggs. FSIS issues a quarterly report on these activities,… Continue Reading

USDA Meat & Poultry Inspectors Start Year With Brisk Business

With tomorrow’s sequester, USDA’s meat and poultry inspectors are supposed to see less work, but what they do accomplish will likely be measured against what they did during the last quarter of 2012. The federal government actually calls the period ending Dec. 31 the first quarter of its fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. In… Continue Reading