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Illinois company recalls more than 30 tons of beef for E. coli

ILLINOIS COMPANY RECALLS MORE THAN 30 TONS OF BEEF FOR E. COLI

Aurora Packing Company Inc. is recalling more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according...

Anatomy of a food recall: The background and the bottom line

ANATOMY OF A FOOD RECALL: THE BACKGROUND AND THE BOTTOM LINE

Contributed Editor's note: This article was published by the Penn State Extension Service and is reprinted here with permission. It...

 
 
 
There's good call for optimism, but grave reasons for concern remain

THERE'S GOOD CALL FOR OPTIMISM, BUT GRAVE REASONS FOR CONCERN REMAIN

The pattern is well established. Bad things happen, and then good things happen as a result. But, one man who is uniquely positioned...

New Sequel II System Enables Rapid Characterization of Invasive Pests

NEW SEQUEL II SYSTEM ENABLES RAPID CHARACTERIZATION OF INVASIVE PESTS

USDA campaign poster to stop the spread of the invasive pest Stop, Scrape, Squash... and Sequence! The latest invasive insect to hit...

 
 
 
Venison sausage products recalled for misbranding

VENISON SAUSAGE PRODUCTS RECALLED FOR MISBRANDING

Yoakum Packing Co. in Yoakum, Texas is recalling approximately 12,388 pounds of smoked venison sausage that contains pork products...

Meat and Poultry Wrap, Salad Products recalled for Listeria in facility

MEAT AND POULTRY WRAP, SALAD PRODUCTS RECALLED FOR LISTERIA IN FACILITY

More than 3,300 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products, ranging from roast beef wraps to chicken salads, are being recalled...

 
 
 
43,000 pounds of beef recalled for plastic bits

43,000 POUNDS OF BEEF RECALLED FOR PLASTIC BITS

JBS Plainwell, Inc. of Plainwell, MI is recalling approximately 43,292 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with...

Ready-To-Eat Chicken Soup recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergen

READY-TO-EAT CHICKEN SOUP RECALLED FOR MISBRANDING AND UNDECLARED ALLERGEN

Blount Fine Foods, of Fall River, MA, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat chicken soup products because of misbranding...

 
 
 
Close the Mexican border? Farewell to avocados!

CLOSE THE MEXICAN BORDER? FAREWELL TO AVOCADOS!

President Trump's threat to close the border with Mexico will have a major effect on one beloved food: avocados. Thanks to the USDA's...

Pork industry soon will have more power over meat inspections

PORK INDUSTRY SOON WILL HAVE MORE POWER OVER MEAT INSPECTIONS

By Kimberly Kindy A 3-month-old pig sits in a pen in Iowa. The Trump administration plans to shift much of the power and responsibility...

 
 
 
KITTEN Act Introduced to End the USDA's Deadly Testing on Kittens

KITTEN ACT INTRODUCED TO END THE USDA'S DEADLY TESTING ON KITTENS

An investigation last year revealed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been operating a cruel and unacceptable research project...

Americans Would Run Out Of Avocados In 3 Weeks If Trump Shuts Down U.S.-Mexico Border

AMERICANS WOULD RUN OUT OF AVOCADOS IN 3 WEEKS IF TRUMP SHUTS DOWN U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

Nearly half of all imported U.S. vegetables and 40 percent of imported fruit are grown in Mexico, according to the latest data from...

 
 
 
Tyson is recalling 69,000 pounds of chicken strips after customers complained they contained metal

TYSON IS RECALLING 69,000 POUNDS OF CHICKEN STRIPS AFTER CUSTOMERS COMPLAINED THEY CONTAINED METAL

Tyson Foods recalled 69,000 pounds of chicken strips that may be contaminated with metal. The USDA's food safety unit announced the...

Tyson recalls almost 32 tons of chicken strips after complaints about metal bits

TYSON RECALLS ALMOST 32 TONS OF CHICKEN STRIPS AFTER COMPLAINTS ABOUT METAL BITS

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling a total of more than 69,000 pounds of Tyson and Spare Time brands of frozen chicken strips following...

 
 
 
Kale Is a Surprise on 2019's 'Dirty Dozen' List

KALE IS A SURPRISE ON 2019'S 'DIRTY DOZEN' LIST

For the report, researchers ranked pesticide contamination of 47 fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of more than 40,000 samples...

Weekend reading: The Grand Food Bargain

WEEKEND READING: THE GRAND FOOD BARGAIN

Kevin D. Walker. The Grand Food Bargain and the Mindless Drive for More. Island Press, 2019. I did a blurb for this one: A former USDA...

 
 
 
USDA mum on product tampering behind 96-ton snack sausage recall

USDA MUM ON PRODUCT TAMPERING BEHIND 96-TON SNACK SAUSAGE RECALL

Officials at the USDA have offered scant details on a nationwide recall of five flavors of snack sausages, except to say the action...

Tons of Meat Snacks Recalled After Tampering Claim

TONS OF MEAT SNACKS RECALLED AFTER TAMPERING CLAIM

The products, more than 95,000 tons of them, were sold in stores around the U.S. and have the establishment number “EST. 795” inside...

 
 
 
Texas firm recalling almost 26 tons of frozen catfish imported from Vietnam

TEXAS FIRM RECALLING ALMOST 26 TONS OF FROZEN CATFISH IMPORTED FROM VIETNAM

McAllen Cold Storage Ltd. has initiated a recall of “bwi” branded catfish after federal inspectors discovered the products had not...

Beach Beat: CDC says outbreak's over; USDA says it's ‘engaging' industry; what will chicken producers say?

BEACH BEAT: CDC SAYS OUTBREAK'S OVER; USDA SAYS IT'S ‘ENGAGING' INDUSTRY; WHAT WILL CHICKEN PRODUCERS SAY?

Opinion I've always been partial to shades of gray, possibly because we didn't get a color TV until I was almost 9 years old. That's...