Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Jesse Amaral Jr., owner of the defunct Rancho Feeding Corp. based in Petaluma, California, admitted guilt to distributing adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat. Amaral is the third person to plead guilty in the conspiracy that sparked beef recalls.
Officials say a business is recalling about 4,300 pounds of pork sausage products in Michigan due to mislabeling and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall late Tuesday by Bay City-based Michigan Brand Inc.
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a startup firm have developed a spray that can allow contaminated food to be traced back to its source within an hour.
T. Marzetti Co Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Egg in Single-Serve Larosa's Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing due to Label IssueFebruary 17, 2015 6:35 am | by FDA | News | Comments
The dressing was manufactured correctly and has always contained milk and egg; however there was an error in labeling. People who have an allergy to milk and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Got a sweet tooth? Be sure to tell your Valentine to be cautious of what he or she buys this holiday, as See's Candies has issued a recall on some of its heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. There has been no reports of illnesses thus far, according to the Associated Press.
Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may contain peanuts or almonds that could set off a serious allergic reaction. The recall includes plain, everything and cinnamon raisin bagels. Mini bagels are also being recalled.
Bimbo Bakeries USA is voluntarily recalling Thomas', Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds. All recalled products are being removed from store shelves.
Researchers at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science have developed a handheld sensor capable of debunking fraudulent seafood species claims, helping to ensure that consumers get what they pay for.
Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling Market Basket Fork Split 6 count Original English Muffins because they contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Korean Farm Inc., a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 14,610 pounds of chicken stew products produced in the Republic of Korea that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
Scientists from IBM Research and Mars, Incorporated this week established the “Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain,”a collaborative food safety platform that will leverage advances in genomics to further our understanding of what makes food safe.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Washington Beef produced the product in 60-pound bulk packs on Nov. 28, 2012. The packs were shipped for further processing to a single grinding facility, then on for use in hotels, restaurants and institutions in Oregon and Washington.
Since the most recent recall, retailers have pulled Queseria Bendita products. While the cheese shop owners maintain that investigators have not found listeria in their cheese, but only in the Third Street facility — implying their products are safe — experts say the evidence is clear.
The number of complaints about foreign substances found in food bought at stores or served at restaurants in Japan has mounted to 16,094 in nearly six years since fiscal 2009, the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan said.
Freeland Foods, Inc. of San Jose, CA is voluntarily recalling the Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The Government is using a new tool to attack companies and executives in the food industry — prison. Food industry executives are appearing to be easy targets to the Government, resulting in several high profile criminal prosecutions in recent years.
The proposed standards apply to the most popular poultry products — chicken breasts, legs and wings, and ground chicken and turkey. They are voluntary but designed to pressure companies to lower rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in their products.
Tarrier Foods is recalling more than 300 cases of its Chopped Twix candy topping because the Ohio company says the ingredient statement on the packaging didn't show that it may contain peanuts and eggs.
Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say Kabob's Acquisition Inc. recalled about 869 pounds of meat that was produced between Nov. 13 and last Thursday. Officials say the company's ingredient supplier said ground cumin spice that was used in production may have been contaminated with peanut residue.
With the first month of the year more than half way over, the food and beverage industry has already seen its fair share of recalls. This week, some of the more significant recalls throughout the food industry included:
Heywood’s Meat Haus & Provision Co., a Marietta, Georgia establishment, is recalling approximately 931 pounds of tasso (pork shoulder) products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA'S Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Traditionally, food safety programs have focused on more tactical activities such as auditing and product testing. Today, though significant strides have been made to ensure food safety, organizations are still looking for more comprehensive programs that can integrate food safety activities into core business functions and processes.
A spokesman for the Mexican food chain said it's the first time the company stopped serving a topping for its burritos and bowls. He said Chipotle learned of the violation by the supplier on Friday through a routine audit, and did not have a timeline for when carnitas would return to affected stores, about a third of its total base.
MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut.
A recall of apple products is being expanded to P.E.I. due to concerns over possible listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is recalling its apple slices.