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Salmonella contamination forces massive egg recall in Israel

Israel has ordered the recall of about 11 million shell eggs out of fear they may be contaminated with  Salmonella. Moshav Goren in Western Galilee produced the eggs. The Israeli egg recall is apparently not related to the withdrawal of millions of European eggs earlier in the summer because of contamination from the use of… Continue Reading

FDA warns shell egg facility to step up Salmonella prevention

A shell egg production facility in Puerto Rico is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of food safety regulations regarding the prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis during production, storage and transportation. Officials from the FDA’s San Juan District Office inspected the Cidra, Puerto Rico, location of Avicola Santos Inc. on Aug. 8-24, 2016, and discovered the company’s shell eggs were prepared, packed or held… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters: Salmonella risk, pests, undeclared gluten

A shell egg farm in Missouri, a cheese manufacturer in Texas, and a bakery in Florida were recipients of the most recently posted food-related warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA’s Kansas City District Office wrote to Cedar Creek Egg Company LLC on Nov. 8 to say that inspections done Aug. 23-25 and… Continue Reading

Research reveals eggs from small flocks more likely to contain Salmonella

Penn State researchers have found that eggs from small flocks of chickens are more likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis than eggs sold in grocery stores, which typically come from larger flocks. That conclusion was drawn from a six-month study done last year in Pennsylvania. Researchers from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences collected and… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Egg safety is out of mind until next outbreak

Opinion

Think of it this way: There is a bathtub and it’s always filled with two inches of water. One day, however, there suddenly are four inches of water in the bathtub. That example was used in 2010 by one of the experts at the Food and Drug Administration or the Centers for Disease Control to explain… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Secret outbreak investigation targeted packaged salads in April

UPDATE May 16, 2016: A spokeswoman for Pacific Coast Fruit Co. responded to Food Safety News today regarding the outbreak statement the company posted May 6 and later removed from its website. “This alert was pulled from our website Saturday pending confirmation of some additional information from Taylor. We are sorry for any inconvenience this posting may have caused,” Jaynelle… Continue Reading

CDC Final Update: 15 Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Barber Foods Chicken Products

The outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to raw, frozen, stuffed and breaded chicken entrées produced by Barber Foods appears to be over, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This outbreak was not connected with an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees produced by Aspen Foods. A total of 15… Continue Reading

Written Arguments Submitted in DeCoster Appeal of Jail Time

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis has received the final reply brief filed on behalf of Austin (Jack) DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, by their legal team led by Peter D. Keisler. Keisler and his colleagues from the prominent Washington, D.C., law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, are… Continue Reading

CDC: Five MN Salmonella Cases Linked to Aspen Foods Chicken Entrées

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are currently investigating two separate outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees. The two outbreaks are caused by different strains of Salmonella Enteritidis, CDC stated in an update… Continue Reading

Update: Recall Expanded of Frozen, Raw Stuffed Chicken Products

Update: Barber Foods has expanded its July 2, 2015, recall to 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products, according to a USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announcement issued Sunday, July 12, 2015. The recalled products were produced between Feb. 17, 2015, and May 20, 2015. A full list of products recalled as part… Continue Reading