Food Safety News - December 22, 2017 Ground beef recalled for undeclared soy and misbranding

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Ground beef recalled for undeclared soy and misbranding

By News Desk

PFP Enterprises LLC,  doing business as Texas Meat Packers in Fort Worth is recalling approximately 7,570 pounds of ground beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, 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... Continue Reading

Trump releases former Agriprocessors executive from prison

By Dan Flynn

The medium-security federal prison at Otisville, NY freed 58-year old Sholom Rubashkin Wednesday because President Donald J. Trump commuted the remaining 20 years of his sentence. Rubashkin won his freedom because of an impressive campaign dating back to 2012 after an appellate court decided to let a 27-year sentence stand on the first-time, non-violent offender.... Continue Reading

Canadians warned to avoid romaine lettuce until further notice

By Coral Beach

Canadian officials are advising the public to avoid eating romaine lettuce until further notice because of an expanding E. coli outbreak, but they have not revealed the supplier or brands involved. At least one person has died and 40 have been confirmed infected with E. coli O157:H7. Sixteen have required hospitalization. Onset of their symptoms ... Continue Reading

Top food safety stories include regs, recalls, respects this year

By Dan Flynn

Editor’s Note:  The Food Safety News list of the year’s most significant news is compiled annually by our writers and editors. The list for 2017 is not led by any one or two blockbuster food safety stories, but it also won’t be quickly forgotten. It was a year when there was finally a climax to... Continue Reading

Springfield expands smoked fish recall to 6 months of products

By News Desk

Springfield Smoked Fish Co. has expanded its Listeria-related recall of Smoked Salmon to include an additional brand name, a private label name, and various package sizes, fish meats and cuts, as well as spreads that were distributed nationwide; including online sales, dozens of retail and wholesale establishments and an undisclosed list of restaurants and other foodservice operations. According to the recall notice on the FDA’s website, Springfield Smoked Fish sold the products online... Continue Reading

Darwin's Pet Food pathogen problems ongoing for 14 months

By Phyllis Entis

Since October 2016, Darwin's Natural Pet Food has recalled eight production lots of raw pet food. In all, the manufacturer recalled more than 23 tons of cat and dog food during a 14-month period. The recalls include seven dog foods and one cat food. Customers who purchased the recalled products were notified of the recalls... Continue Reading

Venison, 'exotic meat' jerky generates public health alert

By News Desk

A variety of jerky produced by Katie's Snack Foods LLC and made from venison and "exotic meats" is the subject of a public health alert from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The company, based in Hilliard, OH, distributed the products through its online outlet at and potentially retail outlets, according to the Thursday alert.... Continue Reading

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