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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

April 24, 2015 3:16 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 content of the past week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Blue Bell Closing All 3 Creameries for Training, Cleaning

April 24, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and...

500 Pounds of Bratwurst Recalled in Illinois

April 24, 2015 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Roughly 500 pounds of bratwurst is being recalled by a meat packing company in Springfield. The...

Unusual Ice Cream Recalls Raise Questions About Cause

April 24, 2015 8:15 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria...

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Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Columbus, Ohio-based Jeni's says contamination was found in a random sample by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The company said Thursday it was unaware of any related illnesses and was trying to determine the bacteria's source.

Inventure Foods Recalls Frozen Vegetables, Jamba Smoothie Kits Due to Possible Health Risk

April 24, 2015 6:45 am | by Inventure Foods, Inc. | News | Comments

Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables, as well as select varieties of its Jamba "At Home" line of smoothie kits, due to the finding of Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility.

The Top 5 Food Recalls of 2015

April 23, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Every week, popular food products are being pulled off supermarket shelves and marked as "inedible" thanks to undeclared allergens, the daunting presence of deadly bacterium and bits of metal, plastic or other foreign matter that doesn't belong in food.

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Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage is Recalled

April 22, 2015 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA announced that Massachusetts-based sausage maker Kayem Foods is recalling more than 59,000 pounds of Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage. The product is sold at Trader Joe's stores nationwide.

In The News: Blue Bell Creameries Recalls All Products

April 21, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out everything you need to know about this story by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

Blue Bell Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Listeria Concerns

April 21, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

Blue Bell Working to Get Past Listeria Contamination Scare

April 20, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries will survive the crisis caused by a recent recall of products prompted by a finding of bacterial contamination in some of its products, but it will take a lot of work and a lot of money, experts said.

Recall Review: April 13-17

April 20, 2015 7:55 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Here is a roundup of the food industry recalls that were in the news last week.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

April 17, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Do you want to stay on top of what's in the news and find out what's trending? Here's a recap of Food Manufacturing's most-viewed stories of the week

USDA Says Bird Flu Outbreak Could Prove 'Devastating'

April 17, 2015 9:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer said Thursday.

Hannaford Recalling Pine Nuts That Might be Contaminated

April 17, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella.

Washington Dairy Recalls Cream Amid Listeria Scare

April 16, 2015 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver reports that no illnesses have been reported, but routine testing by the state Department of Agriculture found listeria bacteria in raw cream produced by Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt.

Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food After Glass Found in Jar

April 15, 2015 2:35 pm | by Beech-Nut | News | Comments

Beech-Nut today has issued a voluntary recall of its Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken in 4oz glass jars. The recall follows a single report of a small glass piece found in a jar of the product.

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Heinz Recalls Baby Food

April 15, 2015 1:55 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

A batch of Heinz brand baby food is being recalled across the country due a potential loss of the container seal, which could cause the product to spoil.

In the News: Egg Executives Sentenced to Jail

April 14, 2015 12:30 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | Articles | Comments

Find out everything you need to know about this story by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.

Penn. Slaughterhouse Recalls 1.8K Pounds of Uninspected Veal

April 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pennsylvania slaughterhouse is recalling 1,800 pounds of veal carcasses that were sold to families for Orthodox Easter without being inspected. They didn't bear the Agriculture Department's mark of inspection.

Egg Execs' Jail Sentences Send Strong Message to Industry

April 14, 2015 7:55 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two former egg industry executives received jail sentences Monday for their roles in a major 2010 salmonella outbreak, representing the latest high-profile victory for government officials hoping to emphasize food safety.

Wisconsin Records 1st Outbreak of Dangerous Bird Flu Strain

April 13, 2015 12:25 pm | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

Wisconsin has confirmed its first case of a dangerous bird flu strain that has struck several other Midwest states, including Minnesota and South Dakota.

Major Food Recalls This Week Both Involved Listeria; What is This Deadly Bacteria?

April 10, 2015 2:20 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Listeria is commonly found in unpasteurized cheeses and unpasteurized milk, and it is sometimes found in other foods as well — 30 people died in a 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe.

Inspection Found No Issues at Blue Bell Oklahoma Plant

April 10, 2015 9:10 am | by DAVID WARREN, JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection report.

Jennie-O Turkey Farm in Minn. Hit By Deadly Bird Flu

April 9, 2015 10:35 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A ninth Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry, this time in a large Jennie-O-Turkey Store operation that has 310,000 turkeys, federal authorities and company officials said.

Sabra Recalls 30K Cases of Hummus Over Listeria Concerns

April 9, 2015 8:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

Number of People Sickened by Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Grows

April 9, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An outbreak of a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three people in Texas who became ill, according to federal health authorities.

Illinois Company Recalls Ham Loaf Over Allergy Concerns

April 9, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Department of Agriculture says a routine inspection at Dutch Valley Meats in the village of Arthur found that the loaves were mislabeled because they didn't indicate they contain wheat, a known allergen

Q&A: How Bird Flu Outbreaks Are Playing Out

April 8, 2015 8:25 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Here are some common questions and answers about the outbreak.

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