Food Safety News - July 18, 2018 EU follows up on meat safety recommendations made to Brazil

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EU follows up on meat safety recommendations made to Brazil

By Joe Whitworth

A follow-up audit by EU authorities in Brazil has found measures have been put in place to prevent a repeat of the meat scandal uncovered last year, but some areas still need further action. A criminal investigation, Operation "Carne Fraca," revealed alleged bribery of food inspectors in beef and poultry plants to allow sale of... Continue Reading

New Seasons recalls chicken salad for undeclared peanuts

By News Desk

New Seasons Market of Portland, OR, is recalling an undetermined amount of its branded “Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad” because of undeclared peanuts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Peanuts are a known allergen and federal law requires them to be declared on product labels. The ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad was produced on July... Continue Reading

Beautiful Pig products recalled for lack of required inspections

By News Desk

The Beautiful Pig Inc. in Longview, WA, has recalled an undetermined amount of more than 20 different ready-to-eat and raw pork and beef products because they were produced, packed and distributed without the benefit of inspection. The products were also under U.S. retention when shipped without approval, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food... Continue Reading

Stefano's recalls 12 tons of calzone after consumer is injured

By News Desk

Consumer complaints about an injury from sharp, clear plastic in Stefano’s brand calzone have sparked a recall. Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods in Charlotte, NC, is recalling 24,048 pounds of pepperoni five cheese calzones that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard, sharp, clear plastic, according to the... Continue Reading

Australia links Listeria death to Europe's frozen veg outbreak

By Joe Whitworth

Australian authorities have identified a fatal Listeria infection in their country that is linked to a deadly outbreak from frozen vegetables in five European countries. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services said the case, reported earlier this year, has been tied to the strain in Europe that has infected at least 47 and... Continue Reading

Food processors to agree to cease production over Listeria scare

By News Desk

Operators of two New York food processing companies agreed to stop preparing foods until they can comply with federal food safety laws and regulations. The action comes after Listeria monocytogenes was found in food preparation areas of their jointly owned processing facility. The companies process a variety of foods, including a variety of ready-to-eat foods... Continue Reading

Poke kits recalled from Aldi because of temperature violations

By Kelsey M. Mackin

AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits are being recalled from some Aldi stores in North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia because they were stored at incorrect temperatures. The poke kits are required to be held at freezing temperatures to ensure safety, however, the Aldi stores displayed and sold the products from their cooler sections. Because they... Continue Reading

Hy-Vee pulls pasta salad after reports of 20 illnesses in 4 states

By Coral Beach

About 20 people are reportedly sick after eating ready-to-eat pasta salad, spurring Hy-Vee Inc. to recall the product from all of its 244 grocery stores. Although the company's recall notice, which it posted July 17, references apparent Salmonella illnesses in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, federal officials had not posted any information about the... Continue Reading

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