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Ground pork sausage recalled by Northern Colorado company


Colorado’s Atlas Meat Co. in Fort Collins Wednesday recalled just more than a ton of pork sausage because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The pork products may contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label, according to the recall notice. The ground… Continue Reading

Canada upgrades Paolini meat warning to recall status


A public warning about sausage from Paolini’s Sausage and Meats of Calgary, Alberta, has been upgraded to a recall with additional meats added to the list of products that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. “Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments should not sell or use the recalled… Continue Reading

Sausages Recalled in AZ Due to Potential Listeria Risk


Schreiner’s Fine Sausage Company of Phoenix, AZ, is voluntarily recalling 28 ready-to-eat meat products because they might be contaminated with Listeria. The following products were distributed in the metro Phoenix area and bear the establishment number “EST 24” inside the mark of inspection produced prior to Dec. 1, 2014, and are subject to recall: Linguisa… Continue Reading

Sausages Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella Contamination


Marini Foods Limited is voluntarily recalling REA brand Sweet Cacciatore Sausages and Bona brand Sweet Cacciatore Sausages – Lot 4237.233 from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should throw out the recalled products and return them to the store where they were purchased. Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC REA Sweet Cacciatore Sausage… Continue Reading

Staphylococcal Food Poisoning Hit Military Unit in 2012


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


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


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

Ham sausage recalled


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


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