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  • by News Desk
    Unlabeled bottled beef and chicken is being recalled because government tests showed a risk of the toxin that causes botulism poisoning. Produced by a man on Prince Edward Island in Canada, the bottled chicken and bottled beef do not have any identifying marks or labels. Robert Waite of Tignish, Prince Edward Island, Canada, sold the… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Vegpro International is recalling Fresh Attitude brand baby spinach from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination.  Vegpro distributed the recalled baby spinach in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recalled spinach has best-by dates through Dec. 5, so there… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Levels of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli in fresh beef and pork are still low, according to a survey published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The study, which was run between January and December 2019, focused on beef and pork. In total, 315 beef and 313 pork samples were collected and tested at retail… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A customer complaint about what appears to be undercooked chicken has prompted Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor to recall more than 1,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breasts. Undercooked chicken can result in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, according to the recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)…. Continue Reading
  • by Guest Contributor
    Contributed The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also a time for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    A Virginia company is recalling fresh, imported, organic basil sold under eight brands because a state test showed positive results for the Cyclospora parasite. The FDA has not reported what retailers received the implicated basil. Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA, issued the recall of about 15,000 “units” in select packages that were sent to… Continue Reading
  • by News Desk
    Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee “Short Cuts” vegetable mix products across its eight-state region after tests showed possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  “The potential for contamination was discovered during routine safety sampling at Hy-Vee’s Short Cuts production facility,” according to the recall notice posted on the Hy-Vee website. “To date, no… Continue Reading
  • by Dan Flynn
    It’s early in the pre-trial stage for the second attempt to prosecute former Blue Bell Creamries boss Paul Kruse, but the pace is like a fast-starting NBA game. He stands accused — again — of conspiracy and fraud. One motion to dismiss is already pending and another challenges the fitness of the Grand Jury that… Continue Reading
  • by U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Contributed This week, many will enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends — either in person or virtually. Taking the necessary steps toward safe food handling and sanitation will help protect you and your loved ones this year. To make sure your Thanksgiving meal is prepared safely, the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading
  • by Joe Whitworth
    Raw milk products from Europe and Norway were less compliant than pasteurized items, according to a microbiological monitoring program in Norway. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) reported the microbiological quality was generally good for the items examined. However, results indicate there are “challenges” with pathogens in raw milk products from the EU and Norway…. Continue Reading