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Lean and Food Safety Certification Go Hand in Hand

October 2, 2014 9:34 am | by George Gansner, IFS Management GmbH and Steve Weise, TBM Consulting Group, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Most food manufacturers and suppliers have two completely separate operational excellence initiatives. By uniting these two efforts, food safety programs can provide customers with certification assurances while building a culture of process discipline, continuous improvement and employee engagement.

Texas Beef Packer Recalls 12 Tons of Meat

September 26, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall involving Caviness Beef Packers in Hereford, Texas. The meat packer has recalled nearly 12 tons of beef trimmings products due to possible E. coli contamination.             

Salmonella Concern Sparks Sausage Recall

September 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a brand of sausage is being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The recall covers four sausage products in various packages.                   

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Food Safety Summit Serves Contaminated Chicken Marsala

September 26, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a report that says the chicken Marsala served at a buffet lunch in April at the 2014 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore caused a gastroenteritis outbreak that sickened 216 attendees.  

Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds of Chicken

September 26, 2014 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products. The chicken products were produced on Aug. 5 and shipped from the company's plant in Farmerville, Louisiana to warehouse locations in various states.

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 they are being voluntarily recalled. It’s not marked that way on the box, but the packages inside are correctly marked, the company said.   

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 preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.                      

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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 Pepper because it has the possibility to be contaminated with an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.         

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. 

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.                                  

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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.                                        

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.             

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. 

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