Largest ever monetary criminal penalty in food safety matter

Family Dollar Stores LLC pleaded guilty Monday to holding food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics under unsanitary conditions related to a rodent infestation at the company’s West Memphis, AR, distribution center.

At the same time, criminal information unsealed in federal court

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The FDA is warning consumers in several states to throw out products in a number of categories, including human food, because of a severe rodent infestation in a distribution facility in Arkansas.

The implicated states are Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. No recalls have been initiated for the
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Bistak Enterprises Inc. and Bistak Groceries Inc. are recalling various products because of possible Salmonella contamination from rodent infestation.

This recall was triggered by a referral from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

The recalled products have been sold in Canada in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and may have been distributed
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Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption.

Man sprays produce with feces-scented liquid
A Harris Teeter store in South Carolina has reopened after a man allegedly sprayed fresh
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