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Consumer complaints spur recall of canned chicken nationwide

48 tons of Sam's Club Member's Mark canned chicken pulled for plastic pieces

Tony Downs Food Co. Inc. of Minnesota is recalling 48 tons of canned chicken packed under the Sam’s Club Member’s Mark brand because consumers have reported finding pieces of plastic in it, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The company shipped the 96, 384 pounds of canned chicken nationwide…. Continue Reading

Listeria risk prompts recall of Member’s Mark frozen meatballs

A New Jersey food company is recalling more than a ton of frozen meatballs packaged under the Sam’s Club brand “Member’s Mark” because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Rich Products Corp. of Vineland, N.J., shipped the ready-to-eat meatballs to distributors in nine states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and… Continue Reading

Houdini recalls gift baskets from Costco, Sam’s Club, others

More than 30 gift baskets and other gift snack collections sold by Sam’s Club, Costco and catalog-internet sales nationwide are under recall because they include Blue Cheese Savory Twists that could be contaminated with Salmonella because of an ingredient made with powdered milk. The recall, posted with the Food and Drug Administration by Houdini Inc…. Continue Reading

Sam’s Club bakery supplier denies it is endangering consumers

Orange Bakery Inc., whose customers include Whole Foods Market and Sam’s Club, this week denied claims in a federal civil case that allege the company stopped required food safety testing and has been forging third-party certifications for more than a year. The bakery company, based in Irvine, CA, has several facilities across the U.S. It… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Officials confirm outbreak linked to Taylor Farms

UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman with the FDA responded to Food Safety News after this story was posted. Information on the distribution of the implicated salad and the FDA’s involvement in the outbreak investigation has been added below. One produce company is falling on its sword and another has become mum on the topic of an… 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

Greater Omaha told to pay Cargill $9 million in E. coli case

Remember the Minnesota dance instructor who was made paraplegic by eating a hamburger from Sam’s Club? Almost a decade after Stephanie Smith of Cold Spring, MN, and others were tragically damaged by eating those hamburgers, the courts may have finally decided where financial responsibility is going to rest. This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals… Continue Reading

Walmart Takes a Stance on Animal Welfare, Antibiotics

On Friday morning, Walmart announced its positions on the responsible use of animal antibiotics and on animal welfare. The company is now urging U.S. suppliers to Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to adopt and implement judicious use principles for antibiotic use in farm animals, specifically referring to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s principles and the Food… Continue Reading