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Freeland Foods Voluntarily Recalls Spicy Seed Due To Potential Health Risk

January 23, 2015 7:55 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Freeland Foods, Inc. of San Jose, CA is voluntarily recalling the Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Food Industry Executives Should Look Out: The Gov't Might Come A 'Knocking

January 21, 2015 1:40 pm | by Angela T. Puentes-Leon, Marissel Descalzo, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt | Articles | Comments

The Government is using a new tool to attack...

Proposed Standards Aim to Cut Down on Salmonella in Poultry

January 21, 2015 1:11 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The proposed standards apply to the most popular poultry products — chicken breasts, legs and...

Tarrier Foods Recalls Chopped Candy Lacking Peanut Warning

January 20, 2015 7:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Tarrier Foods is recalling more than 300 cases of its Chopped Twix candy topping because the...

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Georgia Food Company Recalls Meat Sent to Catering Distributors

January 20, 2015 6:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say Kabob's Acquisition Inc. recalled about 869 pounds of meat that was produced between Nov. 13 and last Thursday. Officials say the company's ingredient supplier said ground cumin spice that was used in production may have been contaminated with peanut residue.

Weekly Recall Roundup: Don't Stick Your Fork in This Pork!

January 16, 2015 4:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

With the first month of the year more than half way over, the food and beverage industry has already seen its fair share of recalls. This week, some of the more significant recalls throughout the food industry included:       

Ga. Firm Recalls Pork For Undeclared Allergens

January 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

Heywood’s Meat Haus & Provision Co., a Marietta, Georgia establishment, is recalling approximately 931 pounds of tasso (pork shoulder) products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA'S Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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Keys to Building a Culture of Food Safety

January 14, 2015 9:00 am | by Jan Lillemo, Principal Consultant at Lillemo and Associates and Sonal Sinha, Associate Vice President of Industry Solutions at MetricStream | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, food safety programs have focused on more tactical activities such as auditing and product testing. Today, though significant strides have been made to ensure food safety, organizations are still looking for more comprehensive programs that can integrate food safety activities into core business functions and processes.

Chipotle: No Pork at a Third of Restaurants

January 14, 2015 8:30 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

A spokesman for the Mexican food chain said it's the first time the company stopped serving a topping for its burritos and bowls. He said Chipotle learned of the violation by the supplier on Friday through a routine audit, and did not have a timeline for when carnitas would return to affected stores, about a third of its total base.

MorningStar Farms Recalls Black Bean Burgers For Undeclared Allergen

January 12, 2015 2:45 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut.                     

Canadian Agency Recalls Apple Slices Over Listeria Concerns

January 12, 2015 10:30 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

A recall of apple products is being expanded to P.E.I. due to concerns over possible listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is recalling its apple slices.         

China Arrests More Than 100 People For Selling Pork From Diseased Pigs

January 12, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police in China have arrested more than 110 people on suspicion of selling pork from diseased pigs in the country's latest food safety scandal. More than 1,000 tons of contaminated pork and 48 tons of cooking oil produced from the meat have been seized in the operation.

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Weekly Recall Roundup: Apples and Pet Treats and Beef — Oh My!

January 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

In case you missed any of this week's top recalls, we've got you covered. In Food Manufacturing's first edition of the "Weekly Recall Roundup," you'll learn about the latest food and beverage items that have been pulled off store shelves and why. 

Calif. Company Recalls More Than 48K Pounds of Frozen Beef, Pork

January 9, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Unibright Foods of Bell Gardens is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen beef and pork that may be contaminated with metal.                       

Granny Smith, Gala Apples From US Recalled Over Listeria Fears

January 9, 2015 8:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Bidart Bros. of Bakersfield, California is recalling apples shipped from its Shafter, California packing facility last year, prompted by a federal investigation of 32 listeria illnesses in 11 states.

Metal Piece in Fries Adds to McDonald's Japan Food Safety Woes

January 8, 2015 10:30 am | by Kyodo News Internaional, Tokyo | News | Comments

As McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) reels from a string of food safety incidents, authorities in southern Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture said Thursday they received a report in August last year of a metal fragment found in french fries sold at one of the restaurant chain's stores.

Tracing Chicken Flu Virus Yields Insight Into Origins of Deadly H7N9 Strain

January 6, 2015 1:50 pm | by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | News | Comments

An international research team has shown how changes in a flu virus that has plagued Chinese poultry farms for decades helped create the novel avian H7N9 influenza A virus that has sickened more than 375 people since 2013.       

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Caramel Apple Recall Expanded to Kroger Brand

January 6, 2015 1:00 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

Happy Apple Company of Washington, MO, is expanding its recall of caramel apples to include Kroger brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company with a best use by date between Sept. 15 and Nov. 18, 2014.   

Petco Pulls Chinese Treats Amid Fears They Sickened Pets

January 6, 2015 9:26 am | by SUE MANNING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.    

Hong Kong Destroys Poultry From China After Bird Flu Found

December 31, 2014 10:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities in Hong Kong began destroying 15,000 chickens at a poultry market Wednesday and suspended imports from mainland China after some birds were found to be infected with bird flu.The market in Cheung Sha Wan in the Kowloon district will be closed and imports suspended for 21 days.

Firm Recalls Caramel Apples Amid Fears of Listeria Linked to Death or Illnesses in 10 States

December 29, 2014 9:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to an outbreak of the deadly bacteria.

Update: Keurig Recalling 7 Million Coffee Makers Due to Burn Risk

December 24, 2014 8:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The recall is for Keurig's Mini Plus brewers that were made between 2009 and 2014. Keurig received about 200 reports of hot liquid spraying from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.       

Snoqualmie Ice Cream Recalled for Potential Contamination

December 24, 2014 8:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream says it is voluntarily recalling nearly a year's worth of ice cream and related products because of possible listeria contamination.The recall covers products made from Jan. 1 until Dec. 15.     

Keurig Recalls 'Mini Plus' Single-Serve Coffee Makers

December 23, 2014 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water during brewing. Keurig says it had received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.

Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 Deaths, Multiple Illnesses Across 10 States

December 19, 2014 2:30 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it knows of 28 cases in which people were sickened with the same strains of the bacterial illness listeria, and at least 26 were hospitalized.

Reily Foods Recalls Chili Seasoning Kits Due to Undeclared Peanut and Almond Allergens

December 19, 2014 1:50 pm | by Reily Foods | News | Comments

Reily Foods Co. announced it is recalling certain Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third-party supplier contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products' ingredient statements.

Minnesota Links Caramel Apples, 2 Listeria Deaths

December 19, 2014 9:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria.              

Massachusetts Couple Sues Whole Foods, Ranch

December 17, 2014 2:55 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Massachusetts husband and wife who blame their 8-year-old son's death on the ground beef they bought at a Whole Foods Market have sued the supermarket chain and the ranch they say produced and processed the meat.     

Georgia Company Issues Cheese Recall

December 17, 2014 2:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Flat Creek Farm and Dairy officials said in a statement that the company has recalled its Low Country Gouda and Aztec Cheddar after the company was notified in late November that the cheese may have been contaminated. Company officials say no illnesses have been reported.

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