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Public health alert warns of Listeria risk in Premo wraps

A public health alert issued Friday warns people who recently bought Premo brand meat or chicken wraps in 10 states to monitor themselves for symptoms of Listeria infection. The ham, chicken and Italian wraps had best-by dates of Feb. 12 and Feb. 14 and were made with cheese that has been recalled because of possible… Continue Reading

String of cheese recalls continues, as does Listeria probe

Five more brands of cheese are under nationwide recall, this time by Ohio distributor MDS Foods Inc., because of Listeria monocytogenes found in finished cheese made by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. Although the MDS Foods recall is dated Feb. 11, it was not available on the Food and Drug Administration website until Monday afternoon. It… Continue Reading

Sara Lee recalls cheese; 3rd-party plant has history of Listeria

Sara Lee Deli brand cheese is the latest on a growing list of product recalls because of Listeria found in cheese manufactured by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC of Middlebury, IN, which was warned in 2010 about Listeria monocytogenes in its plant. In addition to the Sara Lee cheese, since Thursday, three brands of cheese produced… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Can Strict Liability Crime Mean Jail Time?

Opinion

Here are a couple of legal concepts to get your head around before we continue: The Park Doctrine: Also known as the “Responsible Corporate Officer (RCO) Doctrine,” it allows a corporate officer, who in a position to prevent or correct a violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) but who fails to do so,… Continue Reading

High Pressure Processing Can Make Ready-to-Eat Meats and Other Foods Safer

The 1998 Major League Baseball season will forever be remembered for “The Chase,” first by Ken Griffey, Jr., and finally between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, to top Roger Maris’s home-run record of 61. “The Chase” brought beer-drinking and hotdog-eating fans streaming back to MLB parks, many for the first time since the 1994 baseball… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: The Drought is Over

Opinion

More than one drought may be over in the heartland of America. Yes, there’s been enough snow and rain to drastically reduce the drought’s footprint on the land of the Southeast and West. But there is also a sign another drought may have ended, that’s the one where food industry executives skate after they’ve poisoned… Continue Reading