The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert because Family Fare, a Chippewa Falls, Wisc. establishment, produced ready-to-eat chili cheese wieners that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Continue Reading USDA issues public alert because Listeria found in ready-to-eat wieners
Poultry sausages linked to deadly Listeria outbreak in Italy
Three people have died and more than 60 have fallen ill in a serious Listeria outbreak in Italy.
The Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute) said there had been an increase in cases of listeriosis…Continue Reading Poultry sausages linked to deadly Listeria outbreak in Italy
Michigan producer recalls 154.2 tons of hot dogs and sausages
Grand Rapids, MI-based Kent Quality Foods Inc. Wednesday recalled more than 308,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog and sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…
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Spiral-Cut Hot Dogs
Since childhood, I’ve held just as strong of an association between 4th of July and hot dogs as I do with fireworks. I didn’t care for hamburgers as a child, so hot dogs became my…
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Maid-Rites to Hotdogs, It's Inauguration Time!
After Terry Branstad takes the oath of office as governor of Iowa next week, both the governor’s residence and Iowa Capitol building will be thrown open to the public who will be sustained as they…
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Letter From The Editor: Stadium Food
Much hang-wringing goes on today around the theme that the media is headed on a downward spiral so severe that only government intervention can save it.
No doubt the media has to respond…
Mini Pretzel Dogs Recalled for Lack of Inspection
Chicago’s Vienna Beef Ltd. of Chicago recalled approximately 49,600 pounds of fully cooked mini pretzel dog products over the weekend, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
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Hot Dog Safety Questioned
Despite years of rumors about the quality of their meat, the hot dog industry is facing new and very different safety concerns, namely the choking hazard that its products pose to young children if swallowed…