State and local ballot issues involving food and agriculture sometimes push food safety onto the political stage. Not much of that is likely in 2018, however, because this year only a handful of states are going to be voting on food or agricultural measures.

According to Ballotpedia, the nonpartisan online political encyclopedia, Arizona, California, Colorado,…

A seafood company in Indonesia and a juice manufacturer in California are both on warning from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of U.S. law, specifically the seafood and juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and regulations.

Such violations generally result in companies’ food being determined to be adulterated and therefore…

Starwest Botanicals Inc. of Sacramento, CA, is recalling whole, green “Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods” because of possible Salmonella contamination, according to a recall notice posted on the FDA’s website.

The recalled organic cardamom is packaged in 1-pound mylar bags and in bulk packs. It was sold between Jan. 15 and March 2. The 1-pound…

A report on an outbreak of foodborne parasite infections in California in early 2017, published by the CDC, describes how raw, wild boar meat resulted in life-threatening illnesses for several people.

A traditional dish in Laotian and other Asian cuisines is laub, which, as shown here, is often made with minced…

Federal officials are investigating a report from a Maine woman who said she found a dead lizard while eating in salad made with a bag of chopped lettuce from California, according to state officials.

When Michelle Carr of Kittery, ME, found the dead reptile with her salad fork, she “immediately started to retch,” both WMUR…

A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued Tuesday.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled pork salami products were produced on…

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 iwaspoisoned.com.

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Hayward, CA-based Haig’s Delicacies recalled 342 cases of Taboule Salad for risk of E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Public health officials and the company are concerned that some consumers may have the product in their home. Anyone who purchased the Haighs Delicacies Tabouli Salad are urged not to consume it. The salad should be thrown away…