Food Safety News - March 24, 2017 Big jerky recall over undeclared allergens and misbranding

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Big jerky recall over undeclared allergens and misbranding

By News Desk

Oregon’s  Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC,   located in Hubbard has recalled  approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison and ostrich jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.... Continue Reading

On the front lines of food safety — farmworkers have your back

By Cookson Beecher

Who better than the people in the front lines to recognize and call out the enemy? That's the underlying strategy of an approach to food safety that relies on farmworkers to spot possible problems in growing fields and packing sheds. Such problems include deer droppings in the field, manure drift from a nearby field, dirty... Continue Reading

ChloroFields sprouted microgreens recalled for Salmonella

By News Desk

A Kansas grower is recalling "Asian Mix Microgreens" from retailers in three states because a random sample tested by the Food and Drug Administration found Salmonella bacteria in the sprouts. The ChloroFields branded microgreens from ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS, have sell-by dates of March 26, so there is concern retailers and consumers may still have... Continue Reading

Arkansas lawmakers take 'civil' approach with new ag-gag law

By Dan Flynn

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Thursday signed Arkansas House Bill 1665, adding a civil cause of action to the state’s code that permits individuals to sue over the unauthorized access to non-public areas of commercial property. Although not a criminal statute, Nathan Runkle, president of Mercy for Animals, calls the measure an "ag-gag" law. "By signing this bill... Continue Reading

Near confirmation, Perdue says no to Brazilian beef embargo

By Dan Flynn

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue thinks it would be an over-reaction for USDA to embargo Brazilian beef because of that country's federal investigation of meat inspectors being bribed to overlook standards for exported meat. Perdue responded to questioning by Sen. John Thune, R-SD, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, which lasted... Continue Reading

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