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Organic Trail Mix Recalled For Undeclared Allergen

September 22, 2014 12:41 pm | by Giant Food of Landover, Md. | News | Comments

Woodstock Farms Manufacturing has recalled its Nature's Promise Organic Campfire Trail Mix for possibly containing cashew kernels, when the ingredient label does not list them.                     

Peanut Butter Prompts M&M's Recall

September 22, 2014 9:50 am | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Some of the 3.4-ounce Theater Box M&M’s may contain packages of Peanut Butter M&Ms so...

OSHA's Top 10 Violations of 2014

September 17, 2014 9:15 am | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the...

NJ Company Recalls Ground Black Pepper

September 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Gel Spice Company, Inc. | News | Comments

New Jersey's Gel Spice Company issued a recall for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black...

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Salmonella-Tainted Peanuts Case in Hands of Jury

September 15, 2014 1:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell has been on trial since Aug. 1, accused of shipping tainted peanuts and peanut butter to customers. This is the first time a U.S. food producer has been tried in U.S. District Court in a food poisoning case.

Calif. Produce Company Issues Tomato Recall

September 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Taylor Farms of Tracy issued a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella.                                 

Infographic: Top 5 Trends in Food Inspection

September 12, 2014 9:00 am | by Thermo Scientific | News | Comments

Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. However, with the enactment of the FSMA and continuing recalls, the intensity has been turned up even higher. Here are the top five trends we see in the packaged product inspection industry. 

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Puerto Rican Businessman Pleads Guilty to Selling Putrid Pork

September 11, 2014 2:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Jose Suarez of Joshua Enterprises Inc. could face up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to selling meat products unfit for human consumption.                                  

Dates Extended for Pork Product Recall From Edmonton Retail Store

September 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Vinh Fat Foods originally recalled frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons sold between July 10 and Sept. 5. On Wednesday, the latter date was extended to Sept. 8. The CFIA has designated the recall a Class 1, or high hazard recall.

Salmonella Defendant Claims He Was a Customer, Not a Conspirator

September 11, 2014 8:45 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors say the Parnell brothers conspired to ship contaminated peanuts and hide positive salmonella tests from customers. The attorney for one of the three people charged in the deadly outbreak says his client was a customer, not a co-conspirator.

VIDEO: The Story Behind 3M Petrifilm Plates

September 9, 2014 8:00 am | by 3M Food Safety | Videos | Comments

For more than 25 years, food safety professionals all over the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm Plates. For a quarter of a century, the little red dot has been changing the way scientists across the globe look at microbiology testing. 

Mars Chocolate Recalls Twix Candy

September 8, 2014 9:22 am | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX Brand Unwrapped Bites Stand Up Pouches.                                        

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Raw Pork Recalled in Alberta for Possible E. Coli Outbreak

September 5, 2014 12:00 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the two Alberta food companies, V and T Meat and Food in Calgary and Hiep Thanh Trading in Edmonton, are recalling some of their raw pork products due to possible E. coli contamination.       

Experts Report a 'Significant Step Forward in Safeguarding Food Supply'

September 5, 2014 10:00 am | by NSF International Food Division | News | Comments

NSF International food safety experts say challenge will be an effective implementation as food fraud is a global issue that will require international cooperation and action.                    

Kraft Recalls 7.6K Cases of American Singles Cheese

September 2, 2014 10:12 am | by Kraft Foods Group | News | Comments

Kraft Foods voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product for an ingredient not being stored in accordance to the company's temperature standards.             

Maine Company Recalls More Than 25K Pounds of Beef

September 2, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Bubier Meats of Greene, a Maine company, is recalling more than 25,000 pounds of beef dating to last November for failure to remove tissues that could potentially allow transmission of mad cow disease.                      

Where You Live May Be a Factor in Foodborne Illnesses

August 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

Improving education about risky food handling behaviors would reduce the amount of foodborne illness and help improve food security around the world, according to Kansas State University research.             

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Researchers Discover Why Listeria Bacterium is So Hard to Fight

August 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by Nucleic Acids Research | News | Comments

The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes. Now, research from the University of Southern Denmark uncovers exactly how cunning Listeria is and why it is so hard to fight. The discovery can help develop more efficient ways to combat the bacteria. 

NJ Company Recalls Chicken Cutlets Over Listeria Concerns

August 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials announced Tnuva USA, a Fairfield-based company, is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.                      

Calif. Firm Recalls 93K Pounds of Caesar Salad Kits

August 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says a Southern California food firm has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination. 

New Gluten-Free Ingredient May Cause Allergic Reaction

August 25, 2014 2:40 pm | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

Lupin, a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts, is showing up as a wheat replacement in an increasing number of gluten-free products. But now, the USDA is issuing an alert to consumers to actively read food labels before buying these products.

Calif. Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Processing Cows With Cancer

August 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Co-owner of Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., a Northern California slaughterhouse, has pleaded guilty to the criminal charges accusing him of processing cows with cancer. Operations were halted in February after a series of recalls.   

3 Things to Consider to Mitigate Risk in the Food Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 9:10 am | by Bill Tomasi, Global Director of Product Management, IBS | Articles | Comments

The government has in recent years boosted its oversight of the food supply chain through the most aggressive regulatory overhaul since the mid-20th Century. Yet, every year hundreds of voluntary recalls threaten the reputation of the brands that sell them.

Top 20 Tips to Mark 20 Years of National Food Safety Month

August 22, 2014 8:30 am | by National Restaurant Association | News | Comments

This year's National Food Safety Month, held annually in September, marks 20 years of commitment to food safety. To commemorate the anniversary, the NRA is featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.        

#FeelingSick: Can Twitter Help Better Identify Foodborne Illness Cases?

August 20, 2014 2:43 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

What if Twitter could be used to track foodborne illness cases and more quickly identify the source of the problem? New research by Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School shows that new technology might better allow health departments to engage with the public.

Salmonella Strikes Again, This Time From NY Facility

August 20, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A New York company is recalling some of its peanut and almond butters for possible salmonella contamination after it learned of the risk from a routine FDA testing. Among the brand names being recalled are Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha almond and peanut butters.

Four at Slaughterhouse Behind Beef Recall Indicted

August 19, 2014 10:00 am | by SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors allege the owners of Rancho Feeding Corp. schemed with employees to slaughter about 79 cows with skin cancer of the eye rather than stopping plant operations during inspector lunch breaks.        

Process Solutions For Adding Gluten-Free to Your Product Mix

August 18, 2014 8:30 am | by Kevin Wilson, Senior Project Engineer, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

Food facilities that work with allergen products can design dedicated process lines to avoid cross-contamination issues. Yet, with gluten-free products being relatively new, retrofitting an existing plant to incorporate this allergen into the current product mix can be challenging.

Ex-Peanut Plant Manager Says He Lied About Salmonella

August 15, 2014 1:57 pm | by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The former manager of the Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak says he lied to investigators to protect the company he worked for but then decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened.

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