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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Lidl US is recalling ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp by Lidl because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was issued as a result of routine testing, which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria.

The product was distributed to all Lidl U.S. store locations. Lidl US has store

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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 FDA doubles down on import alerts for cheese, mahi mahi, shrimp, and honey

Kawasho Foods USA Inc. of New York, NY, is recalling one lot of canned GEISHA Medium Shrimp 4oz. because of reported swelling, leaking or bursting cans. 

The company is concerned that the product might have been under-processed, which could lead to the potential for spoilage organisms or pathogens.

According to

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According to a study in the United Kingdom, imported chicken and salmon were more likely to be contaminated than domestic products.

Researchers said the work, published in the journal Food Microbiology, demonstrated the diverse pathogens present in various foods of animal and plant origin.

They looked at the prevalence

Continue Reading Imported chicken and salmon show higher contamination, finds UK study

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

Continue Reading U.S. steps up enforcement on imported food for pesticides, Salmonella and food additives

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) with a five-year, $41 million cooperative agreement. 

The funds are given to support the institute’s work to provide scientific information to fight food-related illness and enable the development

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Southeastern Grocers, located in Jacksonville, FL, is recalling 20,830 packages of Fisherman’s Wharf cooked shrimp because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

 The products were distributed domestically in the U.S.

There is concern that consumers may have the frozen shrimp in their homes because of the long shelf life. Consumers can
Continue Reading 20,000 packages of shrimp recalled because of Listeria contamination

Three grocery chains are recalling certain frozen, cooked shrimp after testing revealed Listeria monocytogenes.

Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más, and Harveys Supermarkets stores recalled their Fisherman’s Wharf brand “Jumbo Cooked Shrimp” according to company officials with the chains’ parent company, SoutheasternGrocers.

Because of the long shelf life of the product, which
Continue Reading Grocers recall frozen, cooked shrimp because of risk of Listeria