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Blue Ridge Beef’s recall of 2 pound logs of Kitten Grind, Kitten Mix and Puppy Mix because of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been updated to include all states that may have received the recalled product lot numbers. States added to the initial recall include: Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has named Joe Reardon as director of food safety programs.

Reardon will lead NASDA’s cooperative agreements and activities with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, working to ensure consumers in the United States continue to enjoy the safest and healthiest food supply

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Cargill pulled a variety of animal feeds with excessive levels of aflatoxins from retail shelves from February through April, but the company did not announce the action until this week.

Aflatoxin is a fungal toxin that commonly contaminates maize and other types of crops during production, harvest, storage or processing,
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Ruth’s Salads has expanded a limited recall of pimento spread to include additional sizes and flavors, as well as a pineapple cream cheese product because random testing by state inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes.

The expanded recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website Thursday does not specify whether
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Ruth’s Salads of Charlotte, NC, is recalling refrigerated pimento spread from stores in five states because random product testing by state officials returned positive results for Listeria monocytogenes.

recalled Ruths pimento spread“Consumers who have purchased this 7-ounce Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread with the Lot #16, Sell By Date 4/30/2017 are urged to return
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