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Food Safety Month: Memories and myth busting

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Growing up, September always meant the beginning the school year. But now, entering my 16th year of schooling, September has taken on a new meaning as a graduate student who is passionate about raising the awareness for the FDA‘s National Food Safety Month. The second of four children, I was fortunate enough to have parents who educated me on the importance… Continue Reading

Hong Kong checks ready-to-eat foods for Bacillus, Clostridium

Hong Kong’s  Center for Food Safety (CFS), a unit of  the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on Monday the results of a recently completed targeted food surveillance project on Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens in ready-to-eat foods. Except for a preserved bean curd sample detected with excessive Bacillus cereus, which was announced earlier, test… Continue Reading

NJ firm recalls 15 tons of poultry, beef for lack of milk on labels

Golden Platter Foods Inc. of Newark, NJ, has recalled 15.8 tons of ready-to-eat, breaded poultry and beef products because they were made with batter and cracker meal that contained milk, a known allergen that isn’t declared on the labels. Under federal law, the labeling problem is considered “misbranding” because milk is one of several allergens that must be… 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

Beef-pork pepperoni rolls recalled for extraneous materials

An Ohio bakery is recalling almost 3,000 pounds of pepperoni and mozzarella rolls after consumers complained of finding extraneous materials in the Gia Russa brand product. The 2,959 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef and pork products produced by P&S Bakery Inc. of Poland, OH, were shipped to retail locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia,… Continue Reading

Heavy man — Cornell’s Hiperbaric 55 pressures pathogens

Pressure kills bugs. Anyone who’s ever stepped on a creepy crawly and heard that familiar crunch knows that. It takes a lot more pressure than a pair of penny loafers, though, to kill microscopic pathogens like E. coli and Listeria, and Cornell University is proving its heavy-weight status as a food safety leader with its… Continue Reading

Ron’s Home Style Foods recalls fruit/nut salads in three states

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Ron’s Home Style Foods Inc. is recalling ready-to-eat fruit and nut dessert salads because they may be contaminated with Salmonella from powdered milk made by Valley Milk Products LLC. The Houston-based Ron’s Home Style Foods distributed the recalled fruit and nut salads to foodservice distributors and retail supermarkets in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, according to… Continue Reading

Nick’s of Calvert recalls 305 pounds of ready-to-eat meatballs

Nick’s of Calvert, located in Prince Frederick, MD, on Wednesday recalled about 305 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meatballs because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). More specifically, required information on where the product was produced or repackaged is missing from the labeling and the product contains… Continue Reading