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A Michigan company is recalling an Inspired Organics peanut butter alternative in the U.S. and Canada because laboratory tests detected Listeria monocytogenes in the product.  Lipari Foods has been distributing the product since April 2018, according to the company’s recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. Lipari Foods LLC, based in Warren, MI, shipped the Inspired Organics brand organic sunflower butter to retail stores and unspecified foodservice operations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,…
The operating license of a restaurant in Singapore linked to more than 80 Salmonella cases and one death has been terminated by authorities. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said the action against Spize Restaurant at River Valley Road has been taken with immediate effect and it will be taking enforcement measures against the licensee. The agency also checked other outlets of the same chain. So far, there is no evidence to link the outbreak to these…
Federal officials are again urging consumers to check their homes for recalled tahini products that are associated with an international outbreak of Salmonella infections. Product expiration dates initially reported by the recalling company were incorrect. Some of the tahini doesn’t expire until 2021. In the United States, five people from three states had been confirmed infected as of Nov. 28, according to an outbreak announcement posted that day by the Centers for Disease Control and…
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) are to step up checks on food sites during the holiday season. The agencies told all operators and consumers to practice good food and personal hygiene because safe preparation and food handling will minimize the risk of food poisoning. As of Nov. 30, NEA had conducted more than 73,000 inspections on food retail sites, taken more than 2,600 enforcement actions against retail…
CTI Foods LLC is recalling almost 30,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage links because consumers have reported finding pieces of metal in the product. Complete distribution details were not immdiately available. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported only that the sausage was sent to “an establishment in Tennessee where the product was further distributed to retail stores.” The USDA did not report whether any of the stores are in other states. The Owingsville, KY-based CTI…
The website iwaspoisoned.com, credited with helping to identify several high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years, has released an app designed to help people decide where to go when dining away from home. The app identifies restaurants with recent reports of food poisoning. Another feature allows users to easily upload photos of restaurant receipts and potentially dangerous food they are served.    “Food poisoning is a common, costly, and avoidable menace. The app will allow all of us to…
The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are set to work together in areas including food safety. The two parties signed an agreement in Vienna, Austria last month to cooperate in the use of nuclear science and technology for sustainable agricultural health and food safety in the Caribbean. It provides the framework for collaboration to address challenges faced by the member states of both organisations as well…
The J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine, also referred to as vitamin B1, in the food. Smucker distributed the food to retailers nationwide. Smucker’s officials initiated the recall, which is being carried out in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, after internal finished product testing revealed the potential problem. The following products are affected: 9Lives Protein Plus With Tuna & Chicken. 4-pack of 5.5-oz cans;…
The Food and Drug Administration recently warned owners of a beef producer, a dairy, and a frozen food company about violations of federal food safety laws. Food companies that receive FDA warning letters have 15 days to respond. Companies that do not respond, or those that submit responses describing inadequate correction measures, face regulatory action by FDA without further notice. Those actions can include, without limitation, seizure and injunction. Warning letters released by FDA in…
3-D Meats LLC in Dalton, OH, Sunday recalled approximately 47 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef snack stick products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the finished product label, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The FSIS is concerned that some product may be consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to…