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Pork salami recalled after customer finds metal shavings

A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued Tuesday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled pork salami products were produced on… Continue Reading

Pesticide data report starts new debate cycle on fresh produce

It’s the silver anniversary for the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program, which marks 25 years with results from samples collected in 2015. It’s a comforting report because it shows American-grown fruits and vegetables are safe because pesticide levels are kept below levels permitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the most stringent restrictions in the… Continue Reading

UPDATED: BOLO for recalled ground beef in Texas after E. coli test result

UPDATED CONTENT Sept. 29: As of today, at least one retailer that received the recalled products has been identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A WinCo Foods location in Duncanville, TX, received some of the boneless beef trim products recalled by Caviness Beef Packers. The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service will post additional updates… Continue Reading

Consumer complaints spark recall of frozen chicken entrées

Consumer complaints have spurred Sentry Foods Solutions LLC to recall more than 10 tons of frozen chicken entrées that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically glass or hard plastic. The Tucker, GA, company produced and packaged the 21,570 pounds of frozen chicken products on March 17, March 18, April 30, and May 13, according to… Continue Reading

USDA to Expand Group Food Safety Certification for Small Growers

Farmers who want to sell their produce in certain markets, such as big-box stores, have to get certain food safety certifications, but not everyone can afford to scale up. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is trying to help. An increasing number of retailers require their suppliers to have Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification, which verifies… Continue Reading

Judge: Transfer Offer After Moldy Applesauce Report Wasn’t Retaliatory

In 2011, when applesauce from Snokist was making children sick as far away as North Carolina, USDA Agricultural Marketing Services local inspector Wendy Alguard told Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators arriving on the scene in Yakima, WA, about the problem. She thought FDA ought to know that Snokist employees often had to scrape mold from… Continue Reading