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More than 30 tons of Sam’s Choice ravioli recalled nationwide

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Sam’s Choice brand beef ravioli distributed to Walmart stores nationwide is under recall because it may contain milk, which is a known allergen and is not declared on the product’s label as required by federal law. Cincinnati-based Wornick Co. posted the recall of more than 61,500 pounds of the ravioli with the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading

Cattlemen sue USDA in federal court over Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

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State and national cattlemen’s associations hope to team rope the  U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal court over  regulations that they say allow beef and pork to be classified as “domestic products” even when the meat products involved are imported from foreign counties to confuse American consumers and harm U.S. farmers and ranchers. It’s an… Continue Reading

NJ firm recalls 15 tons of poultry, beef for lack of milk on labels

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Golden Platter Foods Inc. of Newark, NJ, has recalled 15.8 tons of ready-to-eat, breaded poultry and beef products because they were made with batter and cracker meal that contained milk, a known allergen that isn’t declared on the labels. Under federal law, the labeling problem is considered “misbranding” because milk is one of several allergens that must be… Continue Reading

Listeria in production plant spurs recall of a ton of salads

Castellini Group subsidiaries Club Chef, CC Kitchens involved, as well as Kroger Fresh Selections

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Following a Listeria-related recall by its parent company Club Chef involving freshcut produce snacks, CC Kitchens LLC today recalled more than a ton of salads because they contained lettuce that had been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Also today the Kroger Co. posted recalls of several additional CC Kitchens salads because of potential Listeria contamination…. Continue Reading

Various recalls — fresh and frozen — for milk in crumbs

Fate of more than 90 tons of food unknown; producer of mislabeled ingredient not identified by feds

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In the third recall of seemingly unrelated food products since Tuesday, the Aldon Food Corp. recalled 18,570 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad packaged under four brands late Wednesday because bread crumbs used in it were made with milk, which is not declared on the label and is a known allergen. It is not known if… Continue Reading

Undeclared milk in bread crumbs spurs chicken recall

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In the second such action, bread crumbs from an unidentified producer spurred a recall Thursday of more than two tons of frozen chicken strips because the crumbs used to make them contained milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the chicken product label. Water Lilies Food Inc. of Astoria, NY, recalled 4,335 pounds… Continue Reading

Maid-Rite recalls 87 tons of frozen beef products for bad labels

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Maid-Rite Specialty Foods LLC is recalling 174,000 pounds of frozen burgers and meatballs distributed to “institutional locations” throughout the United States and Canada because they were made with breadcrumbs that contain milk, which is a known allergen but is not listed in the ingredient labels. “The problem was discovered on June 6 when Maid-Rite Specialty… Continue Reading

Creation Gardens recalls 11 tons of beef because of E. coli

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Creation Gardens Inc. is recalling more than 11 tons of beef from unidentified foodservice locations in four states after company tests showed E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Louisville, KY, food distributor notified in-house government inspectors of the positive test results on Monday and the recall notice was posted by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service… Continue Reading

Beef-pork pepperoni rolls recalled for extraneous materials

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An Ohio bakery is recalling almost 3,000 pounds of pepperoni and mozzarella rolls after consumers complained of finding extraneous materials in the Gia Russa brand product. The 2,959 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef and pork products produced by P&S Bakery Inc. of Poland, OH, were shipped to retail locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia,… Continue Reading

Faces of Food Safety: Meet Rita Hurst of the FSIS

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Faces of Food Safety Rita Hurst

Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service. Rita Hurst has worked for FSIS for 33 years. She began her FSIS career at Establishment P-2178 in Georgetown, DE, as a USDA helper — a plant employee who helps… Continue Reading