Seven countries have imposed trade restrictions on Canadian poultry as a fifth farm in British Columbia's Fraser Valley was put under quarantine for avian influenza. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said that more than 140,000 turkeys and chickens will be euthanized.
The turkeys and chickens that haven't died from the disease will be euthanized — a total of about 35,000 birds. Canada's chief veterinary officer says agencies are looking for any sign the virus has moved beyond the four farms in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver.
In an effort to better understand the landscape of food safety education, PFSE commissioned North Carolina State University to conduct a survey to identify the organizations and channels most frequently used to communicate safe food handling messages.
Hong Kong's food safety agency has banned poultry, meat and eggs from part of British Columbia after an avian flu outbreak at two farms in the province. Nearly 18,000 birds are either dead or scheduled to be euthanized after the H5 strain of avian influenza was detected.
Federal health officials are recalling packages of ground beef produced by Winnipeg-based Cargill Meat Solutions due to concerns about E.coli. The meat carries the Your Fresh market brand name and is sold at Walmart stores.
Lawyers have brokered a tentative deal to settle part of a class-action lawsuit filed over an E. coli outbreak and the largest meat recall in Canadian history. The lawsuit is against XL Foods Inc., which operated a meat-packing plant in southern Alberta during the tainted beef recall in 2012.
Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 63 people from 10 states concentrated on the East Coast fell ill with salmonella linked to bean sprouts from a supplier in New York City.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination. The USDA says inspectors discovered the suspected contamination during a routine inspection.
Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The recall involves 4-ounce cups of Foodservice Kozy Shack Simply Well Chocolate Pudding.
A New York City company is recalling 564 pounds of Imported (Product of Denmark) Acme smoked salmon that was sold to Giant supermarkets in the Mid-Atlantic region because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Michigan State University is recalling some cookie and ice cream products because malfunctioning equipment may have contaminated them with metal shavings. The products also were ordered pulled from store shelves. No injuries have been reported.
Kulana Foods Ltd, a Hilo, Hawaii establishment, is recalling approximately 4,465 pounds of frozen, fully cooked pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
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Nearly every type of manufacturer faces increasing regulations aimed at everything from ensuring product safety to managing disposal and reclamation procedures. While many regulations may be beneficial to consumers, each regulation adds an additional burden to the company.
In the wake of a food safety scandal involving a China-based meat supplier, sales slumped for McDonald's Japan. The company reported a group net loss of 7.54 billion yen for the January to September period.
The Doggy Cooking Network on YouTube shows pet owners how to dish up fresh, homemade alternatives to commercial kibble. It struck a chord as serving safe, wholesome food has become important to people putting more time, money and energy into pet care.
Besides training employees on the new GHS (Global Harmonization System) labeling elements, new pictograms, and the new SDS (Safety Data Sheet) format, there are more important challenges to compliance, that many employers and Safety Managers may not even realize.
Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Inmar announced that its product recall management experts will team up with GS1 US and the Grocery Manufacturers Association to facilitate “Efficient and Effective Product Recall Management,” a course for manufacturers and their retail trading partners.
West Africa is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans with an estimated 73 percent of the world's beans coming from the area, according to the International Cocoa Association. To date, the disease has not affected cocoa production.
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky assures its customers that the product is perfectly safe to drink. There is no recall in North America. Late last week Sazerac, the makers of Fireball, was contacted by its European bottler about an ingredient that was out of compliance with regulations.
Chetak New York L.L.C. of Edison, NJ is recalling its 5560 packages of 7oz., 3840 packages of 14oz., & 1920 packages of 28oz. "DEEP RAW CASHEW PIECES" because they have the potential to be contaminated.
Murry’s Inc., a Lebanon, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the raw, frozen chicken entrees from the Aspen Foods division of Koch Meats were sold as Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev raw stuffed chicken breasts. The Chicago company recalled nearly 29,000 pounds of the chicken products.
Bailey Farms, Inc. of Oxford, NC is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.