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Beef jerky recalled after possible processing error discovered 

California Jerky Factory Inc. of South El Monte, CA, is recalling more than 1,200 pounds of beef jerky because of a potential processing deviation that may have resulted in under processing of products. Under-processed foods can harbor foodborne pathogens. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) personnel discovered the problem while performing a food safety assessment at the production facility, according to… Continue Reading

CEO says firm may have sold contaminated baby milk for years

Lactalis, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, may have been producing Salmonella-conaminated baby milk for more than a decade, its CEO was quoted as saying this week. The French company has recalled 12 million cans of milk in France and several other countries since babies got sick last year after drinking milk produced at… Continue Reading

Canadian inspectors find Listeria; Sawler recalls turnip sticks

Sawler Gardens Ltd. is recalling its turnip sticks because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The Canadian company shipped the Sawler brand turnip sticks to distributors in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and possibly nationwide according to the recall notice. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found Listeria contamination during routine testing. Although there had not been any reported illnesses in association with the recalled product as of Wednesday,… Continue Reading

Biscuits pulled in 23 states for Listeria risk; Mary B’s this time

Hom/Ade Foods Inc. is the latest food company to recall biscuits because of potential Listeria contamination. All of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 are now recalled. Recalls in the past month included biscuits under brands including Food Lion, SEG and Southern Home, and T. Marzetti Company’s Marshalls brand. As with the other recalls,… Continue Reading

FDA chasing after voluntary recalls, but doesn’t often take mandatory route

Timely and efficient food recalls would cut down on foodborne illnesses, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to figure out to do it. That’s the bottom line of another report on FDA food recalls by the Office of the Inspector General for the federal Health and Human Services Department. The OIG put… Continue Reading

FDA responds to OIG Recall Critique

In August 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not have an efficient and effective food recall initiation process that helps ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply. Specifically, FDA did not have policies and procedures to ensure that firms or responsible parties initiated voluntary… Continue Reading

Springfield expands smoked fish recall to 6 months of products

Listeria tests show risks in fish, cream cheese spreads sold at stores and online nationwide

Springfield Smoked Fish Co. has expanded its Listeria-related recall of Smoked Salmon to include an additional brand name, a private label name, and various package sizes, fish meats and cuts, as well as spreads that were distributed nationwide; including online sales, dozens of retail and wholesale establishments and an undisclosed list of restaurants and other foodservice operations. According to the recall notice on the FDA’s website, Springfield Smoked Fish sold the products online… Continue Reading

Listeria finding prompts recall of apples from Michigan grower

UPDATED: A spokeswoman for Jack Brown Produce says only whole, fresh apples are included in the recall. No sliced or chopped apples are implicated. A Michigan grower is urging consumers to check apples in their homes and immediately discard them if their packaging has specific codes that identify apples recalled today because of possible Listeria monocytogenes… Continue Reading