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Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 29, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Voluntary Recalls Limited Quantity Of Atkins Chocolate Candies

June 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. | News | Comments

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Atkins...

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 26, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at...

Survey: Food & Beverage Companies Expect Growth, Risks and Challenges

June 25, 2015 8:05 am | by McGladrey LLP | News | Comments

More than six in 10 food and beverage executives are anticipating growth in both revenues and...

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Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Ranch Salad Dressing

June 24, 2015 12:10 pm | by Pinnacle Foods Group LLC | News | Comments

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing variety, due to the product containing Wish-Bone Blue Cheese Dressing, inadvertently packed in Ranch Salad Dressing bottles.

Lessons Not Learned: The Tale of the Repeat Recall Offenders

June 24, 2015 8:15 am | by Kelly Kuchinski, Product Marketing Director, Sparta Systems | Articles | Comments

At the end of the day, preventing recalls is about working smarter, not harder. Automation allows food companies to keep track of their processes across the entire supply chain in the most efficient manner, proactively preventing them from shipping out contaminated products, avoiding recalls and keeping consumers happy.

Bottled Water Recall: Complete Coverage

June 23, 2015 11:45 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out everything you need to know about this week's bottled water recall by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

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14 Varieties of Bottled Water Recalled Over E. coli Concerns

June 23, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 19, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Bird Flu Leads to Cheaper Chickens in US

June 17, 2015 9:10 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.

After Lead Scare, Nestlé India to Destroy $50M of Noodles

June 16, 2015 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nestle India said it will destroy instant noodles worth 3.2 billion rupees ($50 million) following a sales ban imposed by Indian food safety authorities for unsafe levels of lead.

CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Probe Over

June 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials wrapped up an investigation into a listeria outbreak at Blue Bell ice cream as the Texas-based company identified the source of the contamination at its Oklahoma plant.

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Case History: For Food Safety's Sake

June 15, 2015 12:45 pm | by Power PR | Articles | Comments

Equipment manufacturers co-develop products to eliminate an ongoing HACCP issue and benefit food processors.

In the News: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Halts Production After Listeria Again Found in Plant

June 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out the latest on this story by browsing a compilation of media coverage.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Halts Production After Listeria Again Found in Plant

June 15, 2015 10:26 am | by MITCH STACY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Listeria was discovered during routine swabbing that is part of the monitoring process, and the Columbus-based company is taking steps to figure out how it got into the plant, CEO John Lowe said in a statement on the company's website.

Track and Trace Technology: One Cure For the Common Recall

June 12, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

For the most part, companies are stepping up and taking accountability when contamination strikes. But the food and beverage manufacturing industry has much more work to do to prevent the endangerment of lives. 

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 12, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Judge Rejects DOJ Plan to Notify Food Posioning Victims

June 12, 2015 8:25 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A federal judge directed government attorneys to make a stronger effort to find victims of a 2007 salmonella outbreak stemming from contaminated peanut butter.

Blue Bell: Listeria Source Likely ID'd at Oklahoma Plant

June 11, 2015 9:20 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries says it has likely identified the source of listeria contamination at its Oklahoma plant, but it may not be able to pinpoint a single source for the problem at its Texas plant.

Big Easy Foods Recalls Some Stuffed Chickens Sold Nationwide

June 11, 2015 7:55 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Louisiana food company is recalling some stuffed chickens sold nationwide because the label didn't show wheat, a potential allergen.

Why Food Safety Matters

June 10, 2015 11:40 am | by Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc. | Articles | Comments

According to the CDC, each year one in six Americans become sick from food they consume. This results in a triple threat to food manufacturers: consumer weariness, reduced profits and tarnished industry reputation. This is why food safety matters.

Study Shows Decrease in Reporting, Resolving Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

June 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new analysis found a decline in the number of reported foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years, and that of those reported to federal health officials, a smaller share was ultimately resolved.

Private Lab Says Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell

June 8, 2015 9:30 am | by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant.

Canadian Food Safety Agency Working with Game Farmers to Develop Rules Against Disease

June 8, 2015 9:17 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Canada's food safety watchdog says it is developing rules with people who raise elk and deer on commercial farms to guard against animal diseases.

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 5, 2015 11:05 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Recall Affects 49K Pounds of Pork Sausage Products

June 5, 2015 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 A Michigan-based business is recalling about 49,000 pounds of pork sausage products shipped to institutions nationwide that may be contaminated with foreign materials.

Maggi Noodles Ordered Off Shelves Due to Lead Level

June 3, 2015 8:00 am | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained unsafe levels of lead.

Blue Bell OKs Deal on Listeria with Alabama Health Officials

June 2, 2015 12:40 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries says it has entered a voluntary agreement with the Alabama Department of Public Health that includes requiring the company to inform the state whenever there is a positive test result for listeria in its products or ingredients.

Q&A: Code Assurance/Code Detection with Videojet's Mark Breunig

June 1, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing recently had the chance to connect with Mark Breunig, Videojet North American Product Manager, Continuous Ink Jet, for a Q&A on the topic of code assurance/code detection.

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