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Don’t be a turkey, practice food safety for Thanksgiving meals

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than 45 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. That’s more than 45 million opportunities for Food poisoning, not even counting side dishes. Proper handling and cooking can prevent foodborne illness from spoiling a table of food, family, friends, and fun. Tips and tricks for a successful turkey day aren’t just for the… Continue Reading

San Francisco grocers subject to new meat/poultry reporting

Officials hope to leverage concern about antibiotic resistance to alter meat, poultry production

Lawmakers in the Golden Gate City want to close the door on unnecessary antibiotic use in livestock, so they’ve unanimously OK’d a local ordinance requiring large retailers to annually report on antibiotics used by their meat and poultry suppliers. The local law is the first of its kind in the country, according to the man who… Continue Reading

Antibiotic disclosure — another first for San Francisco?

Once again, San Francisco is poised to become the first city in the nation to take a legislative stand on a controversial topic. Its Board of Supervisors is set to vote tomorrow on an ordinance to require disclosure about the use of antibiotics by meat and poultry producers. The proposed ordinance does not, however, require… Continue Reading

Unknown amount of turkey drumsticks recalled across the U.S

Belmont Sausage Co. of Elk Grove Village, IL, is recalling an undetermined amount of smoked turkey products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday night. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The smoked turkey… Continue Reading

Eckrich recalls 90,000 pounds of sausage because of metal bits

Nine days after receiving notice that pieces of metal were embedded in a sausage product, Armour Eckrich Meats LLC posted a recall for more than 90,000 pounds of ready-to-eat breakfast sausage distributed to foodservice operations. Distribution centers in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas received the fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items,… Continue Reading

12.6 tons of Cajun style dirty rice recalled due to production errors

Texas Best Proteins (Farm to Market Foods) in  Santo, TX on Christmas Eve recalled approximately 25,332 pounds of Cajun Style Dirty Rice containing chicken products and Turkey Cajun Dinner Kits containing Dirty Rice due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product may… Continue Reading

Followup tests begin Jan. 13 at poultry plants failing standards

Poultry processing plants that do not meet Salmonella control performance standards will have to conduct new follow-up sampling procedures beginning early next year, according to a notice from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). In a Dec. 16 notice, FSIS announced the new follow-up protocol for testing, referred to as sampling by the government, will… Continue Reading

Don’t poison the family: Wash your hands, not the turkey

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Editor’s note: Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Millions of Americans are about to gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked… Continue Reading

It’s Thanksgiving Eve, have you calibrated your thermometer?

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Editor’s note: A shorter version of this article originally was published by Michigan State University Extension. To contact an expert in your area, visit http://expert.msue.msu.edu, or call 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464). Make sure to purchase — or dig up — your bimetallic, stemmed, instant-read thermometer before you put the bird in the oven. Calibrating your thermometer is equally… Continue Reading

2015 in Review: Animal Antibiotics

It’s difficult to summarize what happened on the animal antibiotics front this year. There were lots of pledges, lots of discussions and lots of reports, but not very many actions. Still, we still wanted to recap what happened in the 2015 regarding animal antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic-resistant infections… Continue Reading