Food Safety News - January 19, 2017 Misbranding brings recall of Harry & David fully cooked turkey

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Misbranding brings recall of Harry & David fully cooked turkey

By News Desk

Burger's Ozark Country Cured in California, MO, is recalling 1,905 pounds of fully cooked turkey products because of misbranding, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The fully cooked turkeys were produced on Nov. 22, 2016, and packaged on Nov. 23, 2016, according to the Jan. 18 recall notice. Consumers... Continue Reading

Trump to name Georgia's Sonny Perdue to run the USDA

By News Desk

The next secretary of agriculture is expected to be former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue. President-elect Donald J. Trump plans to announce the Perdue appointment Thursday, according to multiple media reports. As head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Purdue’s responsibilities would include overseeing the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which is the food safety agency for meat,... Continue Reading

EWG founder supports organic fee for marketing, research

By Ken Cook

Editor's note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it is seeking public comments on a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion fee program to be paid by producers and handlers in the organic industry. Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group wrote this opinion piece, which was originally posted on on... Continue Reading

Small recall of chicken salad at Whole Foods stores in east

By News Desk

Attleboro, MA-based Willow Tree Poultry Farm Inc. is recalling 204 pounds of chicken salad products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The consumer ready product containers are labeled as chicken salad with the USDA mark of inspection, but actually contain an egg salad product, according to the Jan.... Continue Reading

EPA nominee had little to do with 'busload of lawyers' case

By Dan Flynn

Oklahoma's famous "busload of lawyers" case is back in the news because of president-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is Oklahoma's Attorney General. Environmental groups are saying Pruitt did not pursue a pollution case against the Arkansas poultry industry because he received  $40,000 in campaign... Continue Reading

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