Hormel, Pilgrim’s Pride and Beef Products Inc. were three companies providing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service with a personal update during February. A delegation from each company met with acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg and acting FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker.

The FSIS reported the meetings its…

Following a customer complaint, National Steak and Poultry late Wednesday recalled about 17,500 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because of possible undercooking.

Undercooking can allow the survival of bacterial pathogens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

logo National Steak and Poultry“The problem was discovered on Nov. 14 when a food service customer…

Joe Ferguson says he just couldn’t take it any longer. The former inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) spent more than 23 years monitoring operations inside pork processing plants inspecting hog carcasses for signs of anything that could translate to a food safety problem, in particular hints…

SPAM®, the canned meat Monty Python sang about and the meat product whose name is now used to label unwanted bulk e-mail messages, is about to celebrate its 75th birthday. Hormel Foods Corp. is putting on the birthday bash at its Austin, MN processing plant where it now turns out 110 million pounds of SPAM®…