Whether you missed it or don’t much care about raising chickens, the current issue of Consumer Reports has a warning about those “super-tasty, super-popular and super-cheap” Costco rotisserie chickens.

In a word, CR’s warning is sodium.

“Costco’s rotisserie chicken has 460 mg of sodium per standard 3-ounce serving, one-fifth of
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Some Costco customers have received a notice telling them that KraftHeinz is recalling certain 82.5 oz Kool-Aid Tropical Punch mix because of the potential presence of foreign material, specifically very small pieces of metal or glass. KraftHeinz is also recalling some Country Time lemonade mix.

At least one other grocery
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Clam chowder sold by certain Costco stores is being recalled after a consumer complained about finding a piece of sharp, hard plastic in the product.

Ivar’s Soup and Sauce Company of Mukilteo, WA, is recalling 14,968 two-pack sleeves of refrigerated Kettle Classic Clam Chowder With Uncured Bacon, Costco Item #1270666,
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Clio Snacks has initiated a recall of some frozen treats because they may contain very small metallic fragments from a piece of production equipment/machinery. Clio brand snacks are sold by Costco.

“The problem was identified and was promptly corrected. No injuries have been reported. The items that may have been
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Faribault Foods Inc. is expanding their Apr. 22 recall of certain cans of S&W Organic Black Beans and Chili Beans sold at Costco stores because the cans may have compromised seals that could lead to botulism poisoning. 

The compromised hermetic seals may affect can integrity and may cause the cans
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Food safety professionals were already “in the belly of the beast” before the coronavirus pandemic hit and they continue to be in the hot seat, according to Craig Wilson of Costco. Wilson gave the keynote address this morning at the 2021 Food Safety Summit.

The virtual session today, May 11,
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With a dynamic list of speakers, in-depth series of education sessions, and exhibitors focusing on solutions, the Food Safety Summit, taking place virtually May 11-13, will bring the entire food supply chain together to share lessons learned and solutions to implement in regard to COVID-19. 

“We have learned so
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