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Staphylococcal Food Poisoning Hit Military Unit in 2012

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A total of 22 people fell ill with Staphylococcal food poisoning after an undisclosed military unit luncheon in July 2012, according to information made available in the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The newly revealed outbreak serves as a reminder of the importance of properly… Continue Reading

An Old School Business Goes New School on Food Safety

For specialty smoked meats purveyor Mike Satzow, overachieving in terms of food safety is integral to protecting his company’s legacy - and its future.

When your company’s reputation for all-natural, premium-quality products is 100 years old and the nation’s top chefs comprise your major market, each day’s production has a rather high bar to meet. Mike Satzow, the third-generation owner of North Country Smokehouse, Claremont, N.H., knows not only where that bar is set, but the factors that could… Continue Reading

Pork Sausage Recalled for Lack of Inspection

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Tibor’s Gourmet, of Palmdale, Calif., is recalling approximately 200 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked pork sausage distributed in Los Angeles and Orange County because they were produced without inspection from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The following two products are subject to recall: “Ready To Eat” Gourmet Hungarian Brand Mild Smoked Sausage “Ready To Eat” Gourmet… Continue Reading

CFIA Suspends Plant After Finding Listeria on Employee

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After finding Listeria monocytogenes on the sleeve of a meat plant employee, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency suspended the license of a meat processing company in Edmonton, Alberta last week, saying the company had “failed to correct deficiencies” previously pointed out by the agency. As a result of the positive Listeria test, Capital Packers Inc…. Continue Reading

Canadian Meat Processing Plant Suspended Over Listeria Scare

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Operations were suspended at a meat processing plant in Edmonton, Alberta Friday after Listeria infection was detected on an employee, Reuters reports. Capital Packers, Inc., detected the bacteria on an employee and contacted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which suspended operations at the plant after learning that the company could not properly track the whereabouts… Continue Reading

Undercooked Sausage Recalled by Producer

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An Iowa-based company is recalling 90,975 pounds of sausage because the product may have been undercooked during processing. Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC of Fort Madison, IA issued a recall of its bourbon barbecue sausages Tuesday after the company discovered that the meat products were not cooked thoroughly. The problem is thought to have arisen from… Continue Reading

Bob Evans Maple Links and Patties Recalled for Not Listing MSG

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More than 1.7 million pounds of Bob Evans Maple Links and Maple Patties are being recalled for not putting monosodium glutamate (MSG) on the label, BEF Foods Inc. announced Monday. The Columbus, OH-based discovered the problem during a label audit. The mislabeled products were produced between April 4 and Oct. 19, 2012, according to USDA’s… Continue Reading

Not Listing Milk as Allergen Brings Bratwurst Sausage Recall

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Makowski’s Real Sausage Co. in Chicago Saturday recalled some 1,305 pounds of cooked bratwurst sausage products because of misbranding and the undeclared allergen, milk, that is not declared on the label. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recalled sausage products. Subject to recall are: -10-lb. packages of “Real Sausage Co. COOKED WHITE BRATWURST… Continue Reading

Potential Listeria Contamination Prompts Recall of Sausage Products

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A Mississippi firm is recalling approximately 314 pounds of sausage products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Enslin & Son Packing Company of Hattiesburg, MS, issued a voluntary recall of it’s “Cedar Grove Red Hots” Friday after the company received test results showing that the product had tested positive for Listeria. Product had… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Bratwurst with Egg

Old Style Sausage of Denver, CO is recalling approximately 3,000 pounds of bratwurst distributed to restaurants in Colorado because the sausage contains egg, an allergen not declared on the package label.  The problem was discovered during a routine food safety assessment and may have occurred as a result of a change in ingredient formulation, according… Continue Reading