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Briefly: Venison jerky — Allergen recalls — Shellfish safety

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Allergens top reason for recalls Undeclared food allergens found in food products have climbed 19 percent, for a total… Continue Reading

Casa Sanchez expands guacamole recall for Listeria risk

Casa Sanchez of Hayward, CA, has expanded its recent recall of a limited amount of guacamole to include all of its “Real Guacamole” and “Spicy Guacamole” products  because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial Nov. 16 recall involved only select lot numbers of the “Real Guacamole” distributed in the San Francisco Bay area. The expanded recall covers products distributed to… Continue Reading

Don’t be a turkey, practice food safety for Thanksgiving meals

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than 45 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. That’s more than 45 million opportunities for Food poisoning, not even counting side dishes. Proper handling and cooking can prevent foodborne illness from spoiling a table of food, family, friends, and fun. Tips and tricks for a successful turkey day aren’t just for the… Continue Reading

Giant, Martin’s, Stop & Shop recall frozen corn for Listeria risk

Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and Stop & Shop Supermarkets are all recalling store branded Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination from an unnamed supplier. The corn was sold in 16 oz. bags from the Frozen Vegetable Set, End Cap or Frozen First Case in Giants, Martin’s, and Stop & Shop stores, according to the recall notice on the Giant website. There is… Continue Reading

Casa Sanchez Foods recalls guacamole because of Listeria risk

Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of “Real Guacamole” because testing by the Food and Drug Administration confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product. “The current manufacturing process of this product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the issue,”… Continue Reading

Yorgo’s Foods recalls hommus, baba ghannouj for Listeria risk

Yorgo Foods Inc. is recalling select varieties of its “Hommus” and “Baba Ghannouj” because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The problem was discovered by Food and Drug Administration inspectors during environmental sampling at the Manchester, NH, facility, which identified Listeria in the processing environment. The FDA is advising that no one should consume the implicated products. Yorgo Foods distributed the recalled “Hommus” and… Continue Reading

Empire Kosher recalls chicken breasts because of metal pieces

Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. is recalling almost 11,000 pounds of raw, boneless, skinless chicken breast products after an employee noticed metal material in a chicken breast at the facility while performing regular duties. The Mifflintown, PA, company distributed the chicken breast products to retailers nationwide, according to the recall notice posted Thursday on the USDA’s… Continue Reading