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Texas Beef Products Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination

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Caviness Beef Packers of Hereford, TX, is recalling approximately 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday evening. The products were produced on Aug. 14, 2014, and Aug. 20, 2014, and were shipped to fast-food restaurants and retail distribution locations in Texas…. Continue Reading

M&M’s Milk Chocolate Theater Box Recalled for Undeclared Peanut Butter

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Mars Chocolate North America has announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’s Brand Theater Box 3.40-oz. UPC #40000294764 due to undeclared peanut butter. Some theater boxes labeled as milk chocolate were found to contain peanut butter M&M’s packages inside. Visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall listing for a complete list of affected lot… Continue Reading

Oregano Recalled in Canada Due to Possible Salmonella

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Conan Foods is recalling Ellada brand Greek Oregano Leaves from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers have been advised not to consume the recalled product. The recalled product was sold in 2.27-kg bags between Nov. 13, 2013, and Sept. 20, 2014. All recalled products bear the UPC code 8 90370 00046 1. This recall… Continue Reading

NRDC Releases FSIS Inspection Reports on Foster Farms

Group calls many of the reports 'incredibly unsavory'

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At first blush, it might seem like overkill to go back five years collecting noncompliance reports (NRs) from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for all Foster Farms facilities. That’s exactly what the New York City-based National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) did Thursday in dumping 300 pages of NRs on Foster Farms in the public square…. Continue Reading

Florida Firm Recalls Avocados for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Brooks Tropicals LLC of Homestead, FL, is recalling 401 boxes of fresh green-skin avocados with a single Lot # 2610 because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been associated with this recall, but the company said that it was being initiated as a precaution. The potential for contamination was discovered by a… Continue Reading

USDA Names Retailers Possibly Receiving Recalled Chicken

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On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture posted a list of retail outlets in a dozen states which may have received chicken products recalled by Foster Farms last week after being conclusively linked to a specific case of illness in an ongoing Salmonella outbreak. The list is not comprehensive, USDA noted, and may not include… Continue Reading

FSIS: ‘Conclusive Evidence’ Linking Salmonella Case to Foster Farms Chicken Prompts Limited Recall

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Update: This recall was updated July 12 to clarify and correct “Use or Freeze by” and “Best by” date ranges. After months of illnesses and public calls for Foster Farms chicken to be recalled for potentially causing multiple Salmonella outbreaks, the company announced on July 3 that it was voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of chicken… Continue Reading

Texas Grocery Chain Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Metal Shavings

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H-E-B, a San Antonio, TX-based grocery chain, is voluntarily recalling approximately 75,465 pounds of 13 different beef products from its stores due to the “possible presence of foreign material in the meat.” No illnesses have been reported. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, H-E-B meat processing workers discovered metal shavings… Continue Reading

Wegmans Deli Ham Recalled for Possible ‘Extraneous Materials’

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Philadelphia-based E. G. Emils & Sons Inc. is recalling approximately 5,896 pounds of organic deli ham sold under the Wegmans label because it may be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The following product is subject to USDA recall: “Wegmans Food You Feel Good… Continue Reading

Salmon, Goat Cheese Recalled in Canada

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recalled some salmon and some goat cheese over the weekend. The Ottawa-based food safety agency said that deadly botulism was a danger for the salmon and the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria for the goat cheese. House Candied and House Smoked Salmon produced under the Farquhar’s Orchards Fine Foods… Continue Reading