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…

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…

brazilfederalpolice_406x250None of the slaughter or processing facilities targeted by the Federal Police in Brazil have shipped meat products to the United States, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Nevertheless, FSIS immediately instituted additional pathogen testing of all shipments of raw and ready-to-eat beef products from Brazil once it heard a scandal was…

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

Michael Partridge is a Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) serving in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in the Philadelphia district of the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service.

Michael Partridge works to keep meat, poultry and egg products safe in his job as a USDA Food Safety Inspection Service employee. Michael Partridge works…

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…