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Salami, pepperoni recalled in U.S., Canada for Listeria risk

A California company is recalling two tons of meat products including salami and pepperoni from U.S. retailers and businesses in Canada because of Listeria contamination discovered during routine testing. Olli Salumeria Americana of Oceanside, CA, reported the ready-to-eat meat products were packaged on Jan. 19, according to the recall notice posted on the website of… Continue Reading

Pork salami recalled after customer finds metal shavings

A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued Tuesday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled pork salami products were produced on… Continue Reading

Salami, Mushrooms Recalled in Canada for Listeria Contamination

Avina Fresh Mushrooms brand sliced crimini mushrooms and Marc Angelo brand Genoa Salami are being recalled from the marketplace in Canada due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected products include: Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Marc Angelo Genoa Salami 100 g Best Before: 14 DE 01 6 27907 05735 9 Avina Fresh Mushrooms Sliced Crimini… Continue Reading

Importer Recalls Italian Salami Products Not Presented for Import Reinspection

Ferrarini USA, Importer of Record in San Fernando, CA, is recalling approximately 15,118 pounds of salami products that were not presented for import reinspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday. Import reinspection by FSIS is required before an imported product is eligible to enter commerce. The products… Continue Reading

Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Create First Open-Source HACCP Plan

When Jonathan Hunter and his partners at Underground Meats in Madison, WI, set out to expand their salami business to national retailers, they knew they needed to make some upgrades to their plants to jump from Wisconsin state certification to full-fledged certification with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In theory, certification at the state level… Continue Reading

Ruling: Spice Co. Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Owes $33 Million

A New York-based spice company whose pepper was pinpointed as the source of a 2009-10 Salmonella outbreak owes $33 million to the salami maker that had to recall 1.4 million pounds of meat products because they were made with the contaminated spices, ruled a judge Monday. In March of 2010, salami and other ready-to-eat meats… Continue Reading

Ready-to-Eat-Meat Recall in Canada Expands

A rapidly expanding recall of ready-to-eat meats has “devastated” Winnipeg-based Smith’s Quality Meats. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Smith’s began warning the public not to consume certain ready to eat meats from “Establishment 294” on June 11 because of fear about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Smith’s and CFIA then expanded the warning June… Continue Reading

1st Quarter Recalls Top 9.1 Million Pounds

About 4,595 tons of meat and meat products were recalled during the first quarter of 2010, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Twenty-one recalls were recorded during the quarter.  The largest recall for over 5.7 million pounds of beef and veal came in two stages by… Continue Reading