Food Safety News - August 2, 2017 Shredded pieces of Styrofoam packaging prompt beef recall

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Shredded pieces of Styrofoam packaging prompt beef recall

By News Desk

JBS USA Inc. has recalled 4,922 pounds of ground beef products produced at its Lenoir, NC, facility because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ground chuck beef items were produced on July 15.  Subject to recall are: 2-pound black Styrofoam plastic... Continue Reading

Two British food executives imprisoned for horse meat scheme

By Dan Flynn

Two British food company executives are behind bars for the the role they played in Europe's 2012 scandal that saw horse meat passed off as beef. Andronicos Sideras, owner of Dinos and Sons Ltd., and Ulrich Nielsen of Flexi Foods were sentenced to four years and six months and three years and six months imprisonment,... Continue Reading

Increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria blamed on use

By News Desk

Three European agencies concerned about the impact antibiotic use on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria are reporting new data on antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance across the continent. The new report comes from the European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. "To contain antibiotic resistance... Continue Reading

Stamford officials ask public to help on outbreak investigation

By News Desk

Local and state officials are investigating a possible foodborne illness outbreak after several people who ate at Layla's Falafel in Stamford, CT, this past Wednesday reported becoming sick. Neither the Stamford Health Department nor the Connecticut Department of Health had posted information about the situation as of 11 p.m. EDT Tuesday, but officials from both... Continue Reading

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