Canada's food-safety regulator has announced the recall of two varieties of Bella Tavola brand pastas because they contain milk which is not declared on the label. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the recall was triggered by a consumer complaint.
Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling pouch products within its Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids lines after discovering a manufacturing defect that may cause spoilage in some pouches. Plum has determined that the potential spoilage may cause some pouches to swell.
More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli linked to its products, federal health officials said Sunday.
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the expanded recall of particular packages of Bailey’s Choice dog treats sold in Georgia. These products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella and should be discarded.
Authorities have ordered stores and markets to recall 55 tons of chicken products in Romania after tests discovered that some were contaminated with salmonella. Authorities detected the salmonella in two batches of chicken in the Selgros supermarket chain.
Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to its voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw and dip products sold under a variety of brands and code dates. The company says these products may be contaminated with listeria.
More than two years since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law, the FDA has issued the requisite regulations to implement its proactive mandate. While these regulations are still in the proposed stage, it would be wise for food manufacturers to learn them in advance of their finalization and begin these preventative measures.
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The FDA reports that more than 10 percent of imported spices are contaminated with bug parts or salmonella. Dr. Richard Besser, chief medical editor for ABC News, discusses the report and the possible risks facing consumers in the spice aisle.
An FDA report indicates that almost 7 percent of imported spices over a three-year period were contaminated with salmonella. According to the report, imported spices were twice as likely as other foods to be contaminated with the pathogen.
Womack Army Medical Center is advising Fort Bragg that chicken salad which was recently recalled was served in its dining facility. Earlier this month, Oregon-based Reser's Fine Foods issued a recall of pre-packaged products that may have been contaminated with listeria.
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In a report released Wednesday, the FDA says testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 showed that spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with the pathogen. More than 80 different types of salmonella were detected.
The federal government is issuing its first guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies. The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other foods that can cause allergic reactions.
Alchemy Systems has released a new study regarding improving food safety and productivity. Researchers determined that supervisor-driven observations, coupled with effective training, can improve safety compliance at plants by up to 26 percent.
An FDA spokeswoman says a Reser's Fine Foods Inc. recall of packaged salads produced at its Topeka, Kan., plant was prompted by a routine check of products sold in Canada. She said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found listeria in some ready-to-eat Cheesy Macaroni salad.
A Delaware medical center is warning community residents that prepared salads that may have been contaminated with bacteria have been served at hospital cafes. Some salads were recalled because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Reser's Fine Foods Inc. has voluntarily expanded a recall of packaged salads from its factory in Topeka, Kan. The company said it took the step because the products distributed nationwide and in Canada may be contaminated with listeria.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. is voluntarily recalling some of its Kraft and Polly-O string cheese because they may spoil and change color before the expiration date on the packages. The company said about 735,000 cases of the affected products were shipped to customers in the U.S.
The FDA is proposing regulations to make pet food and animal feed safer, amid the agency's investigation of pets dying from dog treats. Michael Taylor, FDA deputy commissioner for foods, said the rules fit together with regulations proposed in July to create better oversight over imported food.
Nearly 223,000 pounds of chicken salad made by a Boston company has been recalled. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the chicken salad, made by Boston Salads and Provisions Company Inc., is possibly contaminated with listeria.
Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the FDA is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost three years ago and would focus on preventing contamination.
The jerky mystery is the worst case of tainted pet food from China since 2007 when there was a nationwide recall of food made by Menu Foods and 1,950 cats and 2,200 dogs died. Kidney failure caused all of those pet deaths and the poison was found to be tainted melamine from plastic packaging in the wheat gluten.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is monitoring for potential listeria-related illnesses linked to packaged foods from Reser's Fine Foods and working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.