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Editor Dan Flynn is a Northern Colorado-based writer and editor with more more than 15 years of food safety experience. As a public affairs professional, he worked with government and regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. His career as a journalist included working for newspapers throughout the West, from the Black Hills to Seattle. His on-scene reporting on the collapse of the Idaho’s Teton Dam and the suicide bombing at Washington State University’s Perham Hall was carried by newspapers around the world and was recognized both times regionally by the Associated Press for Best Reporting on a Deadline. Most of the disasters he attends these days involve food illnesses.

Just a year ago, U.S. District Judge Kristi K. DuBose signed an order stopping Irvington Seafood of Irvington, AL, from continuing in business. But this week, Food Safety News reported that Irvington Seafood was recalling its 1-pound packages of “Crabmeat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger, and Claw meat” because they have the

Continue Reading Crabmeat with Listeria continues to be a problem for Alabama seafood company

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USDA’s Quarterly Enforcement Report of all its current legal actions will sometimes report that inspection services are being denied because an applicant has been convicted of some minor crime.

When USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service doesn’t inspect a meat or poultry operation, those products are not

Continue Reading Batista brothers are back; opposition to NYSE listing has not gone away

Memphis-based Sedgwick is out with a firehose of data about product recalls during the first quarter of 2024 with mixed results for food safety.

According to the Recall Index, overall, U.S. product recalls were up 8 percent during the first quarter of 2024 over the previous quarter. Sedgwick counted 909

Continue Reading Food safety recalls were on different tracks during 2024’s first quarter

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has completed its review of the Nov. 4, 2022 petition from Iceland’s TopIceland.com

The petition asked FSIS to clarify that regulations that prescribe the requirements for importing small amounts of meat products for the importer’s consumption apply to those purchased over the

Continue Reading USDA’s inspection service denies petition of Icelandic web-based business

Two U.S. states and one European country are banning manufacturing, selling, and distributing cultivated meat and poultry products. Italy enacted a ban last year, and Florida and Alabama enacted their laws on the books in only the last few days.

The bans were enacted after the robust cultivated meat industry

Continue Reading Little to be found, but the lab-grown meat products are subject to bans