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

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

Hummus recalled from Walmart, Target, HEB for Listeria risk

FDA reports supplier Hudson Valley Farms has ceased operations until the issue is resolved

Three brands of hummus with pine nut topping — including Walmart’s Marketside brand — are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes because the pine nuts were supplied by Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found the pathogen in its production facility. House of Thaller, a Knoxville, TN, company initiated the hummus recall… Continue Reading

Supreme frozen meat pizzas sold at Walmart recalled for Listeria

RBR Meat Company Inc., located in Vernon, CA, has recalled  approximately 21,220 pounds of frozen pizza product sold at Walmart  that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The supreme frozen pizza item was produced on Feb. 23, 2017. The recalled products include: 50.6-oz…. Continue Reading

Powdered milk forces Albertsons, HEB, Safeway bakery recalls

More than 60 bakery products — including custom-made cakes — are under recall by grocery retailers Albertsons, Safeway and HEB because they were made with powdered milk from Valley Milk Products LLC, which is under recall because of Salmonella. “Valley Milk Products has voluntarily recalled the milk product due to possible Salmonella contamination. Dawn Food Products… Continue Reading

Great Value, other mac & cheese brands recalled for Salmonella

TreeHouse Foods Inc. joined several other companies caught up in secondary recalls because of Salmonella found in powdered milk has been used in their products. TreeHouse is recalling mac and cheese products  — including Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand. The Treehouse Foods recall notice, posted on the PRNewsWire.com website Sunday, does not mention Valley Milk Products… Continue Reading

Listeria prompts recall of fresh-cut vegetables in 9 states

A Texas company is recalling 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetable products from eight retail chains — including Wal-Mart, QuikTrip and Publix — after a random sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Country Fresh LLC of Conroe, TX, distributed various combinations of 45 different fresh-cut vegetable products to retailers in nine states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,… Continue Reading

Wal-Mart’s chicken safety program shows significant results

With four steps, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has taken a giant leap in poultry food safety, reporting a decrease of the frequency of Salmonella contamination of chicken parts to 2 percent. The multi-national retailer has been working with its U.S. chicken suppliers on stepped-up food safety requirements since December 2014. Suppliers of chicken parts such as… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — Cultural bias could make it difficult to achieve FSMA parity

ST. LOUIS — The “wet” street slaughter of a pig in China, which occurs in the wee hours of the morning, is still expected to be warm when the customer arrives sometime before noon. Brazilians think allergens are a disease experienced only by North Americans. Fresh produce isn’t a concern in southern India because all fruits and… Continue Reading

Reser’s Fine Foods recalls deli salads of various brands

Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, OR, is recalling 19 refrigerated salad products from 29 states in the U.S. and one Canadian province because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Reser’s initiated the recall April 10 after notification from one of its ingredient suppliers that one lot of its fresh-cut onions could be contaminated with the pathogen…. Continue Reading

2015 in Review: Animal Antibiotics

It’s difficult to summarize what happened on the animal antibiotics front this year. There were lots of pledges, lots of discussions and lots of reports, but not very many actions. Still, we still wanted to recap what happened in the 2015 regarding animal antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic-resistant infections… Continue Reading