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E. coli cases traced to slaughterhouse; beef, veal, bison recalled

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A Massachusetts meat company is recalling beef, veal and bison processed from July through this week because state and federal officials have linked it to a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Seven people in four states have been confirmed with infections from the outbreak strain of E. coli. Of the five victims interviewed as… Continue Reading

Meat and poultry pizzas from Canada recalled for not getting inspections

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Toronto-based RFG Canada Inc. on Thursday recalled approximately 1,250 pounds of meat and poultry pizzas imported from Canada and not presented to FSIS for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health… Continue Reading

Small amount of meat recalled in Washington state for missed inspections

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On Saturday, Gallo Meats LLC of Colville, WA, recalled approximately 82 pounds of various sausage, beef and lamb products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection although a mark of inspection was applied to the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Italian sausage, beef and lamb… Continue Reading

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

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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

Small beef recall issued by Carnival Supermarket in Chula Vista, CA

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The Paradise Valley Market Inc. (Carnival Supermarket) at 870 3rd Ave. in Chula Vista, CA, late Thursday recalled approximately 35 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The lean and extra lean ground beef was produced… Continue Reading

NoroCORE doubles down on nearly perfect human pathogen

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To watch a 4-minute video presentation by Lee-Ann Jaykus, scientific director of NoroCORE, click on the image.

Originally posted by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on the USDA’s website, this column was written by Lee-Ann Jaykus, NoroCORE scientific director, and Elizabeth Bradshaw, NoroCORE extension associate. NIFA invests in and advances agricultural research, education and extension and seeks to make transformative discoveries that solve societal challenges. Even if you have… Continue Reading

Consumer complaints spark recall of frozen chicken entrées

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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

Public comments so far show support for third GMO apple

Neal Carter founded Okanagen Speciality Fruits in 1996 in Summerland, British Columbia. The company has developed and gained approval for genetically modified apples that have non-browning properties.

There are 18 days remaining in the public comment period on the Arctic Fuji as Okenagan Specialty Fruits Inc. seeks permission to market its third variety of genetically modified, non-browning apple. Bioresource engineer Neal Carter, founder and president of the fruit company in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, already gained permission from the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading

Brains sent to California recalled for ‘specified risk material’

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Almost 7,500 pounds of beef brain products sent to a distributor in California are under recall because they may be contaminated with “specified risk materials” that are inedible and prohibited for use as human food. Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC, doing business as American Foods Group LLC, of Green Bay, WI, produced the beef brains… Continue Reading

Enough meat and vegetables for record second-quarter recall stew

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Stericycle Inc., the Indianapolis business-to-business services company that tracks all sorts of recalls, including food, does its counting and comparisons by lots. Other ways of counting might be better for food. USDA, for example, has long used pounds of meat in reporting recalls. In the second quarter of 2016, however, recall activity for both U.S…. Continue Reading