Federal officials were watching Thursday for possible reports of illnesses linked to packaged foods from Reser's Fine Foods that have been recalled over concerns about potential listeria contamination. The company has recalled 109,000 cases of packaged products.
The CDC says some Texas cases in a severe stomach bug outbreak last summer have been linked to Mexican cilantro. The CDC said the cilantro came from Puebla, Mexico, and was served at "Mexican-style" restaurants and sold in a single grocery store.
CEO Duffy Smith of Belmont Meats Ltd., which is at the center of a ground beef recall over possible E. coli contamination, says the potentially dangerous bacteria did not originate from his Toronto plant. Smith says food safety inspectors are checking the origin of the company's beef trim.
Oregon-based Reser's Fine Foods is recalling pre-packaged products that may be contaminated with listeria. The items were made at a Topeka, Kan., plant. They vary widely and include such items as cole slaw, pimento spread and potato salad.
The FDA is appealing to dog and cat owners for information as it struggles to solve a mysterious outbreak that has killed about 580 pets that ate jerky treats. The agency has linked illnesses from jerky pet treats to 3,600 dogs and 10 cats since 2007.
The FDA is struggling to solve a mysterious outbreak of illness and deaths among pets that ate jerky treats. The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine has run more than 1,200 tests, but hasn't yet determined the exact cause of the illness.
The Japanese government is hoping that UNESCO's likely registration of Japanese food as cultural heritage will help ease safety concerns over the country's foodstuffs resulting from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, its top spokesman said Wednesday.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is now warning the public not to eat Sunspun bearpaw-shaped beef burgers sold at Loblaw-owned stores nationally and Compliments traditional beef burgers sold at Sobeys-owned stores in Ontario and the West.
Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak have agreed to meet with family members of people who died and to donate any money they may collect from a related lawsuit to victims and their families.
Brothers Eric Jensen and Ryan Jensen, the two Colorado farmers whose cantaloupes were tied to a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor charges under a deal with federal prosecutors.
Some thieves are posing as truckers to load food and beverage freight into their own tractor-trailers and drive away with it. This alarming pattern is hurting commerce, pushing up consumer prices and potentially putting public health and safety at risk.
Eric and Ryan Jensen have a change-of-plea hearing scheduled in federal court in Denver on Tuesday. They were charged last month with introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. At the time, the FDA said the rare move was meant to send a message to food producers.
Another 10 people died over the weekend in hospitals after drinking toxic bootleg liquor in northern India, raising the death toll to 42 in the past three days. Some 40 people are being treated in hospitals in Uttar Pradesh state, said District Magistrate Neena Sharma.
Let’s face it, there are so many ways that food products can be contaminated. If a food product is contaminated, the impact to your company’s bottom line can be substantial. Thus, risk mitigation is paramount in food processing — period.
Shares in several food producing companies slumped on Friday, a day after the USDA initiated the recall of a little more than 13,400 "Kirkland Signature Foster Farms" rotisserie chickens and related Kirkland Farms products such as soup, chicken salad and leg quarters.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an alert over another beef product because of possible E. coli contamination. The federal food safety watchdog is warning the public not to consume uncooked lean ground beef from Belmont Meats of Toronto.
South Dakota State University is launching a new center for agribusiness and food systems management. The center will focus on nutrition, food safety, food processing and business management. It's part of SDSU's economics and management program.
That sausage patty on your breakfast plate was safe as ever because meat inspectors — like FBI agents — are considered "essential" and remained at work. But federal workers who inspect just about everything else on your plate — from fresh berries to scrambled eggs — were furloughed.
A Northern California Costco store is recalling thousands of additional rotisserie chickens over concerns about salmonella. The USDA announced the recall of a little more than 13,400 "Kirkland Signature Foster Farms" rotisserie chickens and related Kirkland Farms products.
Canada's food safety watchdog has issued another beef recall over possible E. coli contamination — the fourth this month. The latest "health hazard alert" recall involves Kirkland Signature brand lean ground beef sold at a Costco store in Lethbridge, Alta.
Two Colorado farmers whose cantaloupes were tainted with listeria have filed a lawsuit blaming a food-safety auditor that didn't pick up safety problems and gave the farm a "superior" rating just a month before the nation's deadliest case of foodborne illness in a quarter century.
Colorado cantaloupe farmers Eric and Ryan Jensen plan to plead guilty under a deal with federal prosecutors in connection with the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people in the nation's deadliest case of foodborne illness in a quarter century.
Kraft Foods faced a costly recall last fall over a packaging malfunction that disrupted the company’s supply chain and had the potential to endanger consumers. Quick response and communication with consumers, as Kraft demonstrated in this incident, can make the difference between a minor blip on the food safety radar and a public health catastrophe.
Two more lawsuits have been filed in St. Louis stemming from a multi-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce sold at Schnucks salad bars during October 2011. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of Angela Crowell and Mark Bassemier against Schnucks Markets, Vaughan Foods and others.
The Agricultural Department announced the store's recall of 9,000 rotisserie Foster Farms chickens and related Kirkland Farms products such as soup, chicken salad and leg quarters purchased at Costco's South San Francisco store between Sept. 11 and Sept. 23.