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Beef pastrami recalled after company discovers curing problem

An Iowa company is recalling more than a ton of beef pastrami after a consumer complaint spurred tests that showed enough curing solution may not have been used during production. Agri Star Meat and Poultry LLC of Postville, IA, reported the problem to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Thursday, according to the… Continue Reading

More than 200 tons of H-E-B sausage recalled after complaint

J Bar B Foods of  Waelder, TX, is recalling more than 410,000 pounds of H-E-B brand beef brisket smoked sausage because of an adulterated and misbranded ingredient, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain a pork casing, which is not declared on the product label, and may… Continue Reading

Food Safety News publisher on the ground in South Africa

Bill Marler, the founder and publisher of Food Safety News, prominent food safety advocate, and America’s best-known foodborne illnesses attorney arrives in South Africa today to help push back against the largest Listeria outbreak in history. Marler will speak Thursday at the Food Focus Listeria Conference in Johannesburg, where South African professionals from government, industry… Continue Reading

Listeria toll nears 1,000 in South Africa; source undetermined

Authorities in South Africa continue to remind the public how to decrease the risk of contracting foodborne Listeria infections amidst an outbreak that has sickened almost 1,000 and killed at least 176. World health officials have said it is the largest known outbreak from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Public health officials have not yet been able… Continue Reading