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China's Meat Scandal Spreads to Starbucks and Travels to Japan

July 22, 2014 9:53 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The scandal surrounding meat supplier Husi Food has added to a string of safety scares in China over expired beef and chicken that have left the public wary of restaurants and other suppliers. The meat scandal has tainted popular restaurant chains and spread to Japan.

Calif. Firm Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall on Listeria Concerns

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

Wawona Packing, a California fruit company, has issued a nationwide recall of peaches, plums,...

Halifax-Area Meat Market Recalls Beef, Pork for Metal Filings

July 21, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Gateway Meat Market in Dartmouth, near Halifax, is advising its customers to avoid eating...

NC B. Roberts Foods Recalls 200 Pounds of Chicken

July 21, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

B. Roberts Foods of Charlotte, North Carolina is recalling 200 pounds of grilled chicken entrees...

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Peoria Packing Company Recalls Beef Jerky

July 21, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Peoria, Illinois-based Raber's Packing Company is recalling 21 pounds of beef jerky for improper inspection. The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the product was sold in 25-ounce bags labeled "Grand Champion Raber's Beef Jerky."

Marijuana Edibles Recalled in Colorado

July 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Denver Department of Environmental Health recalled several products from At Home Baked, a popular Colorado brand of pot-infused sweets. Among the recalled products were infused brownie mixes, blondie mixes, rice crispy treats and Stixx candy.

CFIA Investigation Leads to Recall of Podravka Brand Lunch Meat

July 18, 2014 7:45 am | by Marketwired | News | Comments

The investigations of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lead to the recall of Podravka luncheon meat. The product recall is from an undeclared milk ingredient in the meat. Consumers with an allergy to dairy are being advised not to consume the product.

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Mars Food Recalls 2K Cases of Uncle Ben's Rice

July 17, 2014 9:21 am | by Mars Food North America | News | Comments

Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots and Corn products were voluntarily recalled by maker Mars Food North America. The company is taking approximately 2,000 cases off store shelves for including an ingredient that is not listed on the packaging.

Enfamil Bottles Found Opened, Resealed with Tape

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Canadian Press, Ontario | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling bottles of Enfamil A+ Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula from Ontario Walmarts in Brampton and Mississauga after customers found some bottles with the tamper-proof seals broken and the formula replaced with water.

Trial Delayed for 3 Charged in Deadly Peanut Salmonella Outbreak

July 14, 2014 8:28 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2009 salmonella outbreak of a Georgia peanut plant, Peanut Company of America, will be put on trial two weeks later than planned. Authorities traced salmonella that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 people to the peanut company in Blakely, Georgia.

Salmonella Victims' Stories May Shape Quality Egg Punishments

July 8, 2014 12:57 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Attorney's Office is asking the victims of the salmonella outbreak in 2010 to share their stories as prosecutors consider how to proceed with the punishments. Quality Egg, an Iowa egg producer, admitted to intentionally selling tainted eggs.

Safeway Stores in Arizona Not Affected by Salmonella Recall

July 7, 2014 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Safeway, a U.S. supermarket chain, says its grocery stores in Arizona and New Mexico have not been affected by Foster Farms'  contaminated chicken breast. The USDA found evidence directly linking Foster Farms to a strain of salmonella that has sickened hundreds.

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Foster Farms Issues First Recall Since Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

July 7, 2014 8:59 am | by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Foster Farms, a California chicken producer, has been directly linked to the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people in the past 16 months. As a result, the company has issued a recall for 170 different chicken products from its facilities.

HEB Recalls 38 Tons of Beef for Possible Metal Contamination

July 7, 2014 8:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

HEB Grocery Company, a privately held supermarket chain based in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 350 stores throughout Texas and northern Mexico, is recalling almost 38 tons of fresh beef products after employees found metal shavings in products.

Las Vegas Facility Recalls 15K Pounds of Misbranded Pork

June 27, 2014 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service the Las Vegas food distributor recalled almost 15,000 pounds of misbranded raw pork nugget product because of an allergen that isn't declared on the product labels. 

Allergen, Recalled-Food Software

June 26, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Software allows food services to use preventative controls to minimize the likelihood of problems that occur with foodborne illnesses. 

5 Keys to Optimizing Product Inspection

June 23, 2014 9:18 am | by Robert Rogers, Senior Advisor for Food Safety and Regulation, Mettler Toledo Product Inspection Group | Articles | Comments

Haunting every food manufacturer is the possible recall of one of its products contaminated with a foreign material — an event that would be costly not only in direct costs of recalling the product, but also in lost retailer and consumer confidence and damaged brand image.

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Colo. Woman Sues Chia Company after Contracting Salmonella

June 20, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Navitus Naturals of California is facing a lawsuit from a Fort Collins, Colo., woman who said she was diagnosed with salmonella in March, three months after she began consuming the company's chia powder. Navitas and other companies have recently recalled the powder.

Kraft Foods Recalls 260 Cases of Velveeta

June 20, 2014 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cheese lovers, beware! Kraft Foods, known for their iconic Oscar Meyer and Velveeta brands, has recalled 260 cases of Velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese products from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest.

Salmonella Infections Linked to Chia Powder

June 16, 2014 8:20 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chia powder lovers: Beware! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several recalled brands of chia powder, made from ground dried chia seeds and often added to smoothies and other foods for its health benefits, has been linked to salmonella illnesses.

Whole Foods Recalls Beef on Mad Cow Threat

June 16, 2014 8:10 am | News | Comments

Whole Foods, a supermarket chain specializing in natural and organic foods, in Rhode Island has recalled beef that could possibly be tainted. The USDA says the meat company is recalling over 4,000 pounds of beef for possible contamination of mad cow disease.

4K Pounds of Beef Recalled on Mad Cow Fears

June 12, 2014 11:43 am | News | Comments

The USDA said in a release that Jackson-based Fruitland American Meat is recalling about 4,012 pounds of beef because it could contain parts of the nervous system that can carry properties related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.

5 New Salmonella Cases Linked to Sprouted Chia Seeds

June 11, 2014 2:26 pm | by Public Health Agency of Canada | News | Comments

With five newly reported cases, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada are investigating the now 34 Canadian cases of Salmonella infection linked to the consumption of sprouted chia seed powder. 

Q&A: Product Traceability and the Wolverine Packing Beef Recall

June 10, 2014 8:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Traceability plays a major role in protecting consumer loyalty, managing reputational risks and ensuring food safety. Food traceability programs allow companies to identify the source of a problem, and initiate the appropriate procedures to remedy it immediately.

Minnesota Company Recalls Cheese, Salsa for Possible Listeria Contamination

June 6, 2014 11:29 am | News | Comments

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says consumers should avoid eating certain cheese and salsa produced by Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition because of a possible listeria contamination. The department says no illnesses have been reported.

Glutino Recalls Crackers For Possible Salmonella Contamination

June 3, 2014 12:16 pm | News | Comments

Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers products with "Best By" date of October 26, 2014 are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

VIDEO: World Cup Team Hotels Raided Over Food Safety

June 3, 2014 8:30 am | by The Guardian | Videos | Comments

A Brazilian consumer defense agency found past-expiration food in the hotels where national soccer teams from Italy and England are staying during the World Cup. The agency said the inspections were an effort to enforce food safety codes.

Canada Recalls Chia Seeds After Being Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

June 2, 2014 8:30 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The health agency says the products have been recalled and are being removed from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. The agency says six cases have been reported in British Columbia, one in Alberta and two in Quebec.

Five Things to Know About the Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak

May 29, 2014 12:41 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were 50 new reported illnesses linked to Foster Farms of Livingston, California, in the past two months, bringing the total number of cases to 574. Here are five things you should know about the outbreak.

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