Food Safety News - May 8, 2018 Rodents, insects, poor sanitation found at Rose Acre egg facility

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Rodents, insects, poor sanitation found at Rose Acre egg facility

By Dan Flynn

Inspector observations shared with the complex manager at Hyde County Egg, owned by Rose Acre Farms, shortly before the announcement of the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup don’t paint a pretty picture. FDA’s Form 483, observations for the March 26 to April 11, 2018 inspection of Hyde County Egg at 1560 Hyde Park Canal Road... Continue Reading

Consumers' cases against Gravy Train maker consolidated

By Phyllis Entis

A class action lawsuit was filed May 1 in Northern California against Big Heart Pet Brands Inc. on behalf of consumers and businesses who bought pentobarbital-contaminated dog food manufactured by the company. Big Heart is owned by the J.M. Smucker Co.  The lawsuit, referred to as a master consolidated complaint, consolidates four similar actions filed... Continue Reading

Food Safety Summit begins; keynote broadcast for first time

By News Desk

CHICAGO — More than 1,700 food safety researchers and regulators are coming together here today along with food producers for the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. Seminars, panel discussions, and other educational presentations begin today. The trade show floor also opens today, providing the opportunity for government agencies, universities and businesses that support food safety... Continue Reading

Stericycle report shows 'foreign material' top cause of recalls

By Kelsey M. Mackin

The Stericycle Recall Index has been tracking product recalls in the United States for five years. Recently, Stericycle announced its quarterly research findings, which most notably includes foreign material as the leading cause of recalled FDA units. Recall data provided by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture placed heavy metal... Continue Reading

Pennsylvania officials urge consumers to discard raw milk

By Coral Beach

Consumers who have unpasteurized, raw milk from Pool Forge Dairy should immediately throw it out and monitor themselves and their children for symptoms of Listeria infection for the next 70 days. Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture posted the warning Monday because routine tests by the department showed the milk to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  "Consumers... Continue Reading

Produce group says FDA won't let it help with E. coli search

By Coral Beach

Eight weeks after the first person became sick, government inspectors still haven't been able to pinpoint who grew and distributed pre-chopped romaine lettuce associated with a deadly and ongoing E. coli outbreak. Some in the fresh produce industry are blaming the Food and Drug Administration for the delay, saying the government hasn't taken advantage of... Continue Reading

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