The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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Continue Reading Soft cheese, cantaloupes, pig ears among items flagged for more import scrutiny

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page with links to details on specific alerts.

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Continue Reading FDA enforces import rules on pig ears, produce, dried fruit, etc.

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page with links for specific details about this week’s various alert modifications.

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Continue Reading FDA beefs up import security on certain fruit juice, seafood, pet treats

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page with links for specific details about this week’s various alert modifications.

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Continue Reading Import alerts modified for shark fins, pig ears, various seafood commodities

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts.

Import Alert

Description

URL

IA-16-35

Detention Without Physical Examination of Raw And Cooked Shrimp from Ind

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/
cms_ia/importalert_43.html

IA-16-81

Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to the Presence of Salmonella

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/
cms_ia/importalert_49.html

IA-24-23

IA 24-23; DER/MIC; Cilantro fror Pueblo MX; LEX/LBL for State determination

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/
cms_ia/importalert_1148.html

IA-45-02


Continue Reading FDA takes enforcement action against shrimp, cilantro, pig ears

OK, it’s safe to buy pig ears for the dog again.

Except for pig ears on a recall list, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday withdrew their previous warnings to avoid buying or feeding pets any pig ear treats.

The CDC reports the outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections from contact with pig ear treats is over.

The outbreak doubled and tripled in size, reaching 34 states before it ran its source. The July 4th weekend was not yet underway when the CDC first announced that pig ears were responsible for
Continue Reading After 154 reported cases in 34 states, the pig ear Salmonella outbreak is over

TDBBS is recalling some of its pig ear pet treats because state testing found Salmonella in a sample. As with other pet product companies recently, the TDBBS recall comes amidst a nationwide outbreak among people who have links to such pet treats.

“This recall is the result of routine sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. The sample bag tested positive for Salmonella,” according to the company’s recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

“Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially
Continue Reading More pig ear pet treats recalled because of Salmonella

Federal public health officials stepped up their warning today about pig ear treats for dogs as human illnesses related to the multi-branded products have now sickened 127 people in 33 states in a multi-drug resistant Salmonella outbreak.

The FDA and CDC today issued new consumer alerts and other updated product information. The outbreak was first revealed to the public on July 3. At that time there was a link between pig ear dog treats to salmonellosis suffered by 45 people in 13 states. That number jumped to 93 confirmed cases by July 17.

As of today, out of the
Continue Reading Outbreak growing fast; new warnings caution against all pig ear pet treats

Shortly before federal officials issued a blanket warning against pig ear pet treats today a New Jersey company expanded its recall of such products that are directly linked to a human outbreak of Salmonella infections.

Lennox Intl Inc. of Edison, NJ, posted its expanded recall with the Food and Drug Administration, building on a recall it posted July 26. The recall now covers Lennox brand pig ears packaged in a variety of ways that were shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from Nov. 1, 2018, through July 3 this year. 

As of today, there have been 127
Continue Reading Lennox expands recall of pet treats; dozens of new human illnesses reported