Wisconsin companies that export dairy products to China must register with the FDA as part of a process aimed at improving food safety in China. The agency will provide China with a list of companies that have been inspected and licensed.
Authorities in eastern China announced a ban on live poultry sales following an increase in the number of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu. So far this year, the virus has killed 20 people in China out of 96 known infections, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
Sobeys Inc. is recalling Compliments brand Stir-Fry Style Vegetables due to possible listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it's conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
Food safety. Quality standards. Yield management. Waste control. Cost containment. The list goes on. With so many competing requirements, manufacturers' need for more timely and accurate process data is accelerating both the interest and demand for Manufacturing Information Systems — or MIS solutions.
Japanese police arrested factory worker Toshiki Abe at a subsidiary of Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc., which churned out food tainted with pesticide that led to massive poisoning and a recall of more than 6 million packages of frozen food.
It is important to remember that your hands are not the only thing that should be decontaminated in a food processing environment. Consider the link between the equipment you use, such as your phone, and the potential for compromising food safety.
Merrell Food Group of Dalton, Wis., along with it’s manufacturing partner Rise’n Roll Specialties, is recalling “Crunch’N Nutter Mixed Nut” candy packaged in a 4-ounce green and yellow plastic bag because it contains undeclared peanuts.
A food maker is recalling some Kraft Velveeta pasta and ground beef products because some labels left off soy, an allergen, as an ingredient. About 1.77 million pounds of Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac are being recalled.
A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former food plant worker to life in prison for poisoning frozen dumplings that sickened 10 people in Japan in 2008 and strained relations with Tokyo just months before the Beijing Olympics. The incident prompted a recall of millions of bags of dumplings.
The USDA announced that Gusto Packing of Montgomery, Ill., is recalling 67,110 pounds of sliced ham products because of possible listeria contamination. The hams were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and exported to Canada.
Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak are asking a federal judge for probation. Attorneys for Eric and Ryan Jensen, the two brothers who owned and operated Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., say jail time would be excessive.
A North Dakota company has recalled more than a ton of beef franks due to misbranding. The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Cloverdale Foods Co. in Mandan recalled 2,664 pounds of beef franks.
A Nova Scotia company has recalled some liver pate because it may contain a bacterium that causes botulism. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Hausmacher liver pate from Webbers Food was sold in unlabeled glass jars in November and December 2013.
For centuries, silver has offered an alternative use as an antimicrobial, an agent that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (SDC) technology is designed to slow the proliferation of foodborne illnesses from raw or contaminated foods.
A Northern California company has recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products because it was produced without a full federal inspection. The items include beef carcasses, 20-pound to 60-pound boxes of beef feet, oxtail, hearts, liver, cheeks, tripe and tongue.
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A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut down because of a cockroach infestation is suspending operations again. Foster Farms says it is closing the plant in Livingston for several days so it can properly implement new food safety measures.
Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The chicken has been linked to illnesses in a Tennessee correctional facility, where seven people got sick and two were hospitalized.
Beefxide® is a blend of lactic acid, citric acid and potassium hydroxide. It is approved by the USDA for application to beef products in the U.S., and may be used without labeling.
Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, Ga., has recalled 90 pounds of Heavenly Blue and 78 pounds of Aztec Cheddar cheese because of potential salmonella contamination. The cheeses were distributed in certain parts of Georgia and Florida, as well as through online orders.
While no food company wants to get a fine, conduct a recall or shut down a facility, those aren’t the only reasons to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FSMA compliance can also be a chance for pervasive business improvements at your food company.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration recently discovered that Danish cinnamon rolls and twists contained more coumarin — a chemical compound in the most common variety of cinnamon — than EU rules allow. Excessive intake of coumarin can cause liver damage.
Work at a California chicken plant has been halted after federal inspectors found cockroaches. The Foster Farms facility in Livingston carried out "enhanced sanitizing" Wednesday after receiving a letter from the Food Safety and Inspection Service detailing the cockroach problem.
Washington state health officials Tuesday said their arsenic testing has confirmed that geoduck clams harvested from a bay in Puget Sound are safe to eat, following toxicity concerns that prompted China to ban imports of West Coast shellfish.