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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

Kraft Recalls 260 Cases of Velveeta Cheese Product for Low Preservative Levels

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Kraft Foods Group of Northfield, IL, announced Thursday that it was recalling 260 cases of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product because it does not contain appropriate levels of sorbic acid, a preservative. The company’s announcement noted that the batch was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to Walmart stores… Continue Reading

Parkers Farm Recalls Cheese and Salsa Products for Potential Listeria

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain cheese and salsa products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition LLC of Coon Rapids, MN, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the products. Parkers Farm is cooperating with the department’s investigation… Continue Reading

Baby Formula Recalled in UK After Newborn Death

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Liquid food for premature newborns that was distributed in the United Kingdom is under an urgent recall after being linked to the death of one child and blood poisoning in 14 others, according to The Guardian. The affected formula, administered to newborns in hospitals, was delivered to 22 healthcare facilities. The 15 children suffered from… Continue Reading