A Canadian company is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of chicken skewer products from U.S. stores because American officials found Listeria monocytogenes during a routine foreign shipment inspection.

Expresco Foods Inc. of Montréal, Québec, distributed the 20,446 pounds of “fully cooked chicken skewer items” before the recall notice was posted by the USDA’s Food Safety…

New Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is reassigning inspectors based on what they inspect instead of where they inspect it, as has been the plan for four years.

It does not mean any change in the 4,000 inspectors assigned by FDA to inspect domestic and foreign facilities or to respond to consumer complaints.…

Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Kimberly Johnson is a Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) serving in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in the Springdale district. Johnson began her career with FSIS in Liberal, KS, as a red meat food…

Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sabrina King is an enforcement, investigations and analysis officer (EIAO), serving the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in the Atlanta district. As an EIAO, King performs food safety assessments (FSAs) in slaughter and processing…