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Listeria risk prompts recall of Member’s Mark frozen meatballs

A New Jersey food company is recalling more than a ton of frozen meatballs packaged under the Sam’s Club brand “Member’s Mark” because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Rich Products Corp. of Vineland, N.J., shipped the ready-to-eat meatballs to distributors in nine states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and… Continue Reading

Pork rind products recalled for not listing wheat as an allergen

Savory Foods of Portsmouth, OH, has recalled approximately 32,928 pounds of pork rind products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported Saturday. The product contains wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The Hot and Spicy Pork Rind… Continue Reading

Rodent activity in storage area prompts huge recall of meat, poultry products

UPDATE Sept. 19: The USDA has posted a partial list of the retailers that sold the recalled meat and poultry products from MIH Marketing and Sales. Click here to see the list. Beebe, AR-based MIH Marketing and Sales recalled approximately 662,049 pounds of various meat and poultry products on Saturday that were stored under insanitary… Continue Reading

Small amount of lamb meat sold in MA recalled for potential E. coli risk

PT Farm LLC of North Haverhill, NH, is recalling approximately 15 pounds of lamb products that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The lamb products, a neck and one leg, were derived from a carcass produced on Sept. 6, shipped to a… Continue Reading

WA Salmonella Cases Now at 134 in 10 Counties, Outbreak Strain Found at WA Slaughterhouse

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) issued an update Wednesday, Aug. 12, on the Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products. According to DOH, there are now 134 cases in 10 counties around the state, and testing has found the outbreak strain at a pork slaughterhouse in Graham, WA. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading

FSIS Report: Man Sentenced for Selling Pork Despite Temperature Abuse During Transport

A plea agreement has led to the sentencing of José Suarez for the knowing distribution of wholesale meat that was unfit for human consumption and adulterated in violation of federal law. Suarez, owner of Joshua Enterprises Inc. of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty to one federal felony count of offering 52,859 pounds of pork shoulder… Continue Reading