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Michigan producer recalls 154.2 tons of hot dogs and sausages

Grand Rapids, MI-based Kent Quality Foods Inc. Wednesday recalled more than 308,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog and sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The 44 recalled products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the… Continue Reading

EFSA seeks comments on draft about Listeria risks in RTE food

The recent upward trend of human listeriosis cases in Europe is behind the European Food Safety Authority’s opening of a new round of “public consultation” on its scientific opinion regarding the contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods with Listeria monocytogenes and the related human health risks. Experts on an EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards investigated the… Continue Reading

Eckrich recalls 90,000 pounds of sausage because of metal bits

Nine days after receiving notice that pieces of metal were embedded in a sausage product, Armour Eckrich Meats LLC posted a recall for more than 90,000 pounds of ready-to-eat breakfast sausage distributed to foodservice operations. Distribution centers in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas received the fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items,… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria at Royal Seafood Baza Inc.; herring recalled

Royal Seafood Baza Inc. has stopped production and is recalling an undisclosed volume of 22 different herring products with shelf lives through February 2017 because federal inspectors found Listeria in the company’s plant. The refrigerated, ready-to-eat herring products are packaged for retail sale to consumers and in bulk for wholesalers, according to the Staten Island,… Continue Reading

National Steak recalls more than 8 tons of ready-to-eat chicken

Following a customer complaint, National Steak and Poultry late Wednesday recalled about 17,500 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because of possible undercooking. Undercooking can allow the survival of bacterial pathogens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). “The problem was discovered on Nov. 14 when a food service customer complained to… Continue Reading

Undercooked ‘ready-to-eat’ chicken breast fillets recalled

A Georgia company is recalling more than two tons of Chef’s Craft brand ready-to-eat chicken breast fillets because they are not throughly cooked and could be contaminated with bacterial pathogens. Wayne Farms LLC of Oakwood, GA, produced the grilled chicken breast fillets from Aug. 1 to 29 and shipped them to retail stores in Florida,… Continue Reading

Chicken patties recalled after consumer complaints of plastic

Consumer complaints about blue plastic pieces in On-Cor branded chicken patties have spurred OSI Industries LLC to recall more than 10 tons of the product. The Fort Atkinson, WI, company shipped the ready-to-eat chicken patties to retailers in six states — Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin — according to the recall notice… Continue Reading

Ready-to-eat, precooked bacon recalled because of Listeria

About 170 pounds of ready-to-at bacon products that were shipped to Associated Foods retailers in Idaho and Utah are under recall because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Daily’s Premium Meats LLC of Salt Lake City initiated because of its internal food safety testing program, according to the recall notice posted Monday night by the… Continue Reading