Mr. Wok Foods Inc .in Las Vegas late Monday recalled approximately 200,000 pounds of meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The products may contain milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, or oysters, which are known

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Opinion

When Saul Sanchez, a 78-year old “green hat” supervisor at the JBS beef plant in Greeley, CO, died from COVID-19 this past  April 7, nobody was thinking he might be the first of nearly 100 others in the industry to succumb to the virus. Sanchez worked at the Greeley
Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: Infections and deaths from COVID-19 in meat, poultry industries

 When they have not sold enough spot advertising, broadcasters air public service announcements that these days are all about how we are “in this together.”

But up and down the meat industry, the only togetherness that seems to exists is that everybody wants to slap down somebody else.   It follows
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Chicken meat from Brazil is being investigated as the source of Salmonella illnesses in the Netherlands.

Between the end of 2019 and mid-February 2020, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) identified a cluster of six Salmonella Virchow infections distributed across the country using whole genome sequencing
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Campylobacter, Yersinia, E. coli and Listeria infections all went up while Salmonella declined, according to the 2018 report on foodborne disease in New Zealand.

Campylobacter remained the top foodborne pathogen. The country has a performance target to reduce cases of foodborne campylobacteriosis by 10 percent from 88.4 to 79.6 per
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Citing an estimated 2 million U.S. illnesses caused annually because of contaminated meat and poultry and resulting health care costs of almost $6 billion, a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for renewed commitment from government and industry to reduce microorganisms before animals reach the slaughterhouse.

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