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After the Secretary, USDA’s 4 most important jobs remain vacant

The United States of America is 400 days into President Donald J. Trump’s administration, yet four top USDA jobs remain vacant. The vacant positions aren’t what you call insignificant. After the Secretary of Agriculture, they are likely the most important jobs at USDA, especially when it comes to delivery of USDA programs. They include: The… Continue Reading

Pork/shrimp dumplings recalled for misbranding, egg allergen

Corona, NY-based A & A Finest Wednesday recalled about 570 pounds of frozen pork and shrimp dumpling products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The product contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. The… Continue Reading

Night Hawk recalls frozen beef dinners packed in wrong boxes

A Texas company is recalling frozen dinners because they were packaged in the wrong boxes and contain milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the label as required by federal law. Night Hawk Frozen Foods Inc. of Buda, TX, recalled almost 170 pounds of its branded beef patty meals after customers complained that… Continue Reading

Pilgrim’s Pride recalls 50 tons of chicken patties for rubber bits

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is recalling more than 50 tons of ready-to-eat chicken patties from schools and other institutions nationwide after a consumer complained of finding rubber in the product. The 101,310 pounds of Gold Kist Farms breaded chicken patties, produced Sept. 2, 2017, are packed in 30-pound boxes with six 5-pound bags inside. The packaging… Continue Reading

Chicken salad Salmonella outbreak nears 100 cases in 2 states

Health officials have identified almost 100 sick people in Iowa and at least one in Minnesota in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak investigation linked to chicken salad sold at Fareway stores. The company that supplied the deli chicken salad to Fareway Stores Inc. has not been revealed by the regional grocery chain, state officials or federal… Continue Reading

It gives only a little, but Trump budget takes nothing way from food safety programs

In the fiscal year 2019 budget that sets out to cut domestic programs by almost $700 billion over 10 years, federal food safety has not only escaped the knife but made some small gains. President Donald J. Trump’s $1.1 trillion discretionary budget proposal adds $9.4 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services, the… Continue Reading

USDA extends comment time on proposed swine slaughter rule

Having already received more than 17,200 comments on proposed changes to swine slaughter inspection regulations, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is extending the comment period on the proposed rule. The 30-day extension of the comment deadline to May 2 comes at the request of industry and consumer groups, according to a statement from… Continue Reading

Guymon Extracts recalls 2 tons of pork soup for botulism risk

Guymon Extracts Inc. of Guymon, OK, is recalling 4,202 pounds of pork soup after an inspector discovered a processing problem that may have allowed pathogen growth, including Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday. The USDA labeled the recall Class I, meaning it is high risk. Expiration dates on the product… Continue Reading