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By Laura Mushrush

It starts with an unannounced arrival in the lobby. A produce company is operating in full swing at its chopped bag salad plant when investigators with the Food and Drug Administration come calling for a random inspection. For the next two weeks, investigators' eyes are on everything, pouring through records, food safety plans, collecting samples... Continue Reading

Almost 100 tons of chicken, Vienna sausage recalled for MSG

By News Desk

Almost 200,000 pounds of Vienna sausage and other chicken sausage products, including some packaged under Wal-Mart's Great Value brand, are under recall because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that is not declared on their labels. Century Packing Corp., based in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, distributed the products to retailers and institutional foodservice operations, including schools,... Continue Reading

FDA warns U.S. consumers about baby food recall in Canada

By News Desk

In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. residents to be aware of a baby food recall posted in recent days by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which reports illnesses have been reported in relation to the PC Organics products. "The FDA is issuing this recall notice from the Canadian Food... Continue Reading

Errington cheese back on sale despite Scottish warning, death

By News Desk

One of Scotland's Errington Cheese Ltd.  products returned to the market earlier this week against the wishes of the country's top food safety agency. Sales of the Errington cheeses were banned in September because of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that sickened 26 people and caused the death of a three-year-old child. After getting the... Continue Reading

Imported food sickens more Americans than ever

By News Desk

Increasing demand in the U.S. for year-round access to all foods means more foreign food in grocery stores and that means more foodborne illness outbreaks from imported food. Writing for the March edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four researchers take a deep dive into outbreak trends involving... Continue Reading

Whole Foods, other stores pull squash noodles for Listeria

By News Desk

Veggie Noodle Co. of Austin, Texas is voluntarily recalling its Butternut Spirals because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The freshcut vegetable company distributed the spiral cut butternut squash to Whole Foods Markets and other retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. "The potential contamination of the Butternut Spirals was... Continue Reading

Guggisberg Cheese recalls a dozen products because of Listeria

By Coral Beach

Another company is recalling cheeses — this time a dozen products under the Guggisberg Cheese Inc. — because of Listeria contamination discovered in cheese made by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC. Guggisberg Cheese of Millersburg, OH, owned Deutsch Käse Haus LLC in Middlebury, IN, until November 2016 when it sold the company to the Michigan Milk... Continue Reading

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