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Unknown volume of beef jerky recalled because of no inspection

Johnson’s Sausage Shoppe Inc. is recalling “an undetermined amount” of beef jerky sold under three brands after state inspectors found evidence it had been shipped without being properly inspected. The Class I recall, posted Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, states that no confirmed illnesses have been reported in connection… Continue Reading

Possible pasteurization failure spurs cottage cheese warning

Wisconsin officials are warning of a possible pasteurization failure and advising the public to not eat a specific lot of cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery. The consumer alert is for 4 percent cottage cheese from the cooperative in Westby, WI. The implicated lot was sold on or before Aug. 26 in plastic containers… Continue Reading

New Salmonella case has FDA pondering internet recall issues

More than 20 years after consumers began buying food via the internet, federal officials are considering whether they should develop recall procedures and notification methods specific to online retailers. The novel course of contemplation at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in response to a new Salmonella Virchow case reported by Wisconsin health… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Raw Milk Dairy Farmer’s Business Improves After Prosecution

What’s Wisconsin’s “raw milk outlaw” been up to since the state appeals court upheld his misdemeanor conviction on July 17 and imposed a $1,000 fine? Well, according to a recent profile by the Wisconsin State Journal, Vernon Hershberger is back home on the farm with his 10 children building up membership in his raw milk… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds Dairy Farmer’s Misdemeanor Guilty Verdict

Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon D. Hershberger has lost his appeal of the misdemeanor guilty verdict imposed last year by a jury and Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Guy D. Reynolds. In a 25-page opinion issued Thursday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld Hershberger’s conviction for violating a Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Salami Products Recalled for USDA Misbranding Problem

Bolzano Artisan Meats LLC, of Milwaukee, WI, is recalling approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. Products produced under the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) inspection… Continue Reading