Food Safety News - 08/31/2018 Publix recalls ground beef products amidst E. coli outbreak; producer not yet known

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Publix recalls ground beef products amidst E. coli outbreak; producer not yet known

By News Desk on Aug 31, 2018 12:06 am

Eighteen people, mostly in Florida, have been confirmed with E. coli O26 infections, spurring Publix Super Markets Inc. to recall an undetermined amount of eight different ground beef products. "Traceback information indicated that case-patients consumed ground chuck products purchased at various Publix Super Markets that was supplied by a yet-to-be determined source," according to the... Continue Reading

Debate about who can call 'it' meat moves to the federal court system

By Dan Flynn on Aug 31, 2018 12:05 am

Commercial speech is not easily restricted. Earlier this summer, some state restrictions on speech by companies in the alcohol business were struck down by a federal court. Missouri’s first in the country state law prevents vegan and plant-based businesses from using words like “meat” and “beef” and “chicken” and “sausage” on their labels and it... Continue Reading

Audit finds Polish food companies' tests for Salmonella 'practically ineffective'

By Joe Whitworth on Aug 31, 2018 12:03 am

A European audit of measures to control Salmonella in Poland has found instances where detection of the pathogen was 100 times lower in testing by food businesses versus official tests. Compared with government sampling results, the level of companies’ Salmonella detection in turkey fatteners and broilers was 100 times lower in 2016. For the first... Continue Reading

Pinty's recalls another chicken product after investigators find Listeria

By News Desk on Aug 31, 2018 12:01 am

For the second time in less than a month, Pinty's Delicious Foods Inc. is recalling one of its chicken products because Canadian officials found Listeria monocytogenes during product testing. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports no illnesses have been confirmed in relation to the recalled Pinty's brand frozen chicken schnitzel or refrigerated chicken strips.... Continue Reading

Listeria found in United Airlines kitchen cooler at Newark airport

By News Desk on Aug 31, 2018 12:00 am

A spokesperson from United Airlines recently announced that Listeria bacteria was found inside a kitchen cooler in one of the airline’s facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport. United Airlines told News 12 in New Jersey they have not detected listeria "in any food-contact surface or any food served to our customers or employees in our airports or on our aircraft." The spokesperson told the news station... Continue Reading

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