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Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., of Mount Olive, NJ, is recalling approximately 11,097 pounds of Busseto Foods brand ready-to-eat charcuterie meat products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified that a

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State officials are warning consumers to not eat certain romaine lettuce because the Cyclospora parasite was found during sample testing.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is telling consumers to watch for coding “22RHDM2L” and a harvest date of “Mar10,” grown in Coachella, CA.

Public health officials report that routine testing
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Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc. is recalling certain cat food products because of possible Salmonella contamination, which can be dangerous to pets and people who handle the food. 

The issue was found by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture during a routine state surveillance sample.

Surfaces not thoroughly washed after
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During a recent routine inspection, Minnesota officials discovered bologna and sausage products packaged under the Ruck’s Meat Processing and Tollefson Family Pork brands could be contaminated with Listeria.

The producer, Ruck’s Meat Processing of Belle Plaine, MN, recalled an undisclosed amount of the meat products, according to a recall notice
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ST. LOUIS — Manufacturers of raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products should expect a visit this summer by inspectors from the field operations office of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). chickenkiev_406x250According to FSIS scientist Jennifer Sinatra, the visits are part of the agency’s continuing regulatory activities, 
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UPDATE May 16, 2016: A spokeswoman for Pacific Coast Fruit Co. responded to Food Safety News today regarding the outbreak statement the company posted May 6 and later removed from its website. “This alert was pulled from our website Saturday pending confirmation of some additional information from Taylor. We are
Continue Reading UPDATED: Secret outbreak investigation targeted packaged salads in April

Tomatoes served at 22 Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Minnesota were the source of the recent Salmonella Newport outbreak which sickened 64 people and hospitalized nine of them. All are recovering, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Investigators from MDH, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S.
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The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that officials were investigating 45 cases of Salmonella Newport infection reported in the state since Wednesday, Sept. 2. Since many cases of salmonellosis do not seek health care and get tested, the number of ill people that are part of this outbreak is
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