That’s the mantra chanted by FDA whenever they are asked to provide retail distribution information for recalled products.

It’s the mantra offered by some State Departments of Health – and, on occasion, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – when asked for details on outbreak cases in their
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UPDATE — Late Thursday, the Government of Canada temporarily suspended the operating license for XL Foods Inc.’s beef processing plant at Brooks, Alberta, The Globe News reported.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said the plant, known as Establishment 38, will not be able to resume operations until they it
Continue Reading E. coli Beef Recall Expands Again; U.S. Retailers Nationwide Added

The massive Canadian XL Foods E. coli recall  — which has now been expanded seven times — includes some 890,000 pounds of beef manufacturing trim and an unknown amount of boxed beef that was sent to 12 U.S. processors, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food  Safety and Inspection Service is alerting the public that whole muscle cuts related to a large, ongoing Canadian E. coli O157:H7 beef recall were used to produce raw ground beef products. The agency said it made the discovery while conducting standard recall effectiveness checks
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is taking heat for what some are calling a too slow response to a massive Canadian beef recall for E. coli O157:H7.

Washington, DC-based advocacy group Food & Water Watch sharply criticized FSIS Friday, saying it was “stunning” that the
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