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Ready-to-eat chicken recall expands to include 992 tons

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National Steak and Poultry massively increased its Nov. 23 recall on Monday to now include a total of 1,993,528 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products or almost 992 tons of product. The addition of more products and production dates added 1,976,089 pounds to the initial recall of 17, 439. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  said… Continue Reading

Cancer warning labels sought for processed meat and poultry


A nine-page petition filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest asks the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to begin requiring colorectal cancer warning labels on certain meat and poultry products. The petition claims “scientific research has led to the conclusion that processed meat and poultry increases the risk… Continue Reading

Latest NARMS report contains some positive findings


The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), established in 1996, is out with its latest data—covering the year 2014 and showing low levels of salmonella in poultry and meat in the United States. NARMS, founded in 1998, involves state and local public health departments and universities in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

Nick’s of Calvert recalls 305 pounds of ready-to-eat meatballs


Nick’s of Calvert, located in Prince Frederick, MD, on Wednesday recalled about 305 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meatballs because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). More specifically, required information on where the product was produced or repackaged is missing from the labeling and the product contains… 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

Undercooked ‘ready-to-eat’ chicken breast fillets recalled

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A Georgia company is recalling more than two tons of Chef’s Craft brand ready-to-eat chicken breast fillets because they are not throughly cooked and could be contaminated with bacterial pathogens. Wayne Farms LLC of Oakwood, GA, produced the grilled chicken breast fillets from Aug. 1 to 29 and shipped them to retail stores in Florida,… Continue Reading

Controversies loom for National Organic Standards Board

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When the National Organic Standards Board meets this week in St. Louis, its 15 members will confront some particularly controversial agenda items involving whether certain substances and production methods are acceptable for use in food items certified as organic. The NOSB is an citizen advisory group responsible for considering and making recommendations to USDA on a… Continue Reading

Paleo Beef Jerky added to recall of Craft Beer Jerky

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A Kansas City re-packing company is expanding its beef jerky recall more than six-fold, adding two varieties of E3 Meat Co. Paleo beef jerky to an earlier recall of Craft Beer Jerky. None of the jerky was inspected, as required by federal law, according to the recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and… Continue Reading

FSIS enforcement year ends on civil actions

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Two food safety adjudicatory actions capped fiscal 2016 for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). In the agency’s fourth and final quarterly enforcement report, its disclosed the two Consent Orders. The first was against the MSM Meat Co. in Colquitt, GA, allowing the firm to resume inspection operations upon verification that the company’s program… Continue Reading

Chicken patties recalled after consumer complaints of plastic

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Consumer complaints about blue plastic pieces in On-Cor branded chicken patties have spurred OSI Industries LLC to recall more than 10 tons of the product. The Fort Atkinson, WI, company shipped the ready-to-eat chicken patties to retailers in six states — Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin — according to the recall notice… Continue Reading