Food Safety News - May 3, 2018 One dead in E. coli outbreak; source of romaine still a mystery

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One dead in E. coli outbreak; source of romaine still a mystery

By Coral Beach

One person has died in the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. There are now 121 confirmed cases across 25 states. Investigators continue to look for the source of the implicated romaine, as well as how it became contaminated. In the past week, public health officials confirmed 23 new cases and added three more... Continue Reading

Whole frozen chickens recalled due to Salmonella risk

By News Desk

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced that a meat processor in Sealy, TX, is recalling  2,300 whole frozen chickens because of a risk of Salmonella contamination. Texas All Grass-Fed, the processor, failed to properly document steps taken to prevent or eliminate bacterial contamination from the chickens, or document that the birds were... Continue Reading

Smoked Wild Coho Salmon recalled for botulism risk

By News Desk

Saber Co. of Anacortes, WA, is recalling more than 1,200 units of their “Gerard & Dominique Seafoods” brand Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox from the marketplace, urging consumers to not eat the products because of concerns of botulism poisoning. The recall was initiated because the product’s water phase salt tested below 3.5 percent, according to the... Continue Reading

'Healthy' egg petition overshadowed by April's massive egg recall

By Dan Flynn

The Food and Drug Administration took in a “healthy egg" petition last month at practically the same time as a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak brought the recall of 207 million eggs, the biggest egg recall since 2010. “Healthy eggs” claims are made outside of any concerns about the likelihood of pathogen contamination. “Healthy” is a sought-after... Continue Reading

17.7 tons of beef, mostly Kroger brand, recalled for plastic bits

By News Desk

JBS USA Inc. Wednesday recalled approximately almost 35,500 pounds of raw ground beef products from its Lenoir, NC, after a report of extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A consumer found blue, hard plastic pieces in the product JBS made for Kroger and complained about, leading... Continue Reading

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