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Buddy’s Kitchen Inc. in  Burnsville, MN  is recalling approximately 212,746 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and chicken products that contain vegetables that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat pork and chicken items were produced on various dates from Oct. 19, 2017 through Oct. 9, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: • 7.95-lb. bulk cases containing 16 pieces…
Envolve Foods in Corona, CA  is recalling approximately 292,764 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef products that contain a vegetable ingredient that also may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) It follows other recent recalls of products containing corn and diced onions for possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.   The Envolve Foods recall notice did not name the supplier of…
There is a preliminary settlement of up to $4.5 million in the class action lawsuit brought on behalf of people exposed to hepatitis A, but who did not become ill, from eating at Genki Sushi restaurants in Hawaii in 2016. Seattle-based Marler Clark, the nation’s food safety law firm, and prominent Hawaii firms of Perkin and Faria, and Starn, O’Toole, Marcus, and Fisher represent the class. Qualified class members are entitled to receive up to…
Urban farmers growing vegetables in Africa could accidentally be helping to spread disease by irrigating crops with wastewater, according to researchers. In a report published in the Environmental Research journal, the scientists found evidence in Burkina Faso canal water samples of virulent pathogens commonly responsible for waterborne diseases which could lead to people that are directly or indirectly exposed suffering from acute diarrhea, chronic gastritis and gastroenteritis. If the water is used in food…
Grocery retailer Hy-Vee Inc. is recalling some of its meat, poultry, and potato products because they contain mushrooms and tomatoes that McCain Foods has recalled because of potential bacterial contamination. Hy-Vee officials said in a notice yesterday that McCain Foods recalled the implicated caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted tomatoes because of possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. McCain Foods is a multinational corporation that specializes in frozen products as well as producing a variety…
In a letter to staff, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food and Veterinary Medicine Dr. Stephen Ostroff announced he will be retiring in January 2019. Frank Yiannas, Walmart’s vice president for food safety will leave the mega-retailer to fill the void at the agency. The FDA deputy commissioner position is being eliminated. Yiannas will go into the agency under the title Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says Yiannas will report directly…
Five European food safety agencies have met to practice response to an emergency food safety incident. The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) of Germany, Economic and Food Safety Authority (ASAE) in Portugal, Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN), UK Food Standards Agency and Food Safety Authority of Ireland came together in Berlin earlier this month. The event was organized by the Joint Initiative Food Emergency Exercise (JIFEE)…
A regional grocery chain headquartered in St. Louis is recalling chicken salad from 32 of its stores because it contains corn from a third-party supplier that has been recalled because of possible Listeria contamination. Schnuck Markets Inc. did not name the supplier of the corn or report how the potential contamination was discovered.  Similarily, other companies have recalled products in recent days saying they contain corn from a third-party supplier. Those recalls report the supplier…
A California-based grocery chain is recalling almost half a ton of ready-to-eat salads, including the 365 brand sold by Whole Foods, because they contain corn from a third-party supplier that is under recall for potential contamination from Salmonella and Listeria bacteria. GH Foods CA LLC of Sacramento initiated the recall of about 940 pounds of salad yesterday, but did not name the supplier of the corn in the notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety…
A Florida company is recalling ready-to-eat salads packaged under Walmart’s Marketside brand because they include recalled corn from a third-party supplier. The corn is suspected of being contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria bacteria. GHSE LLC of Green Cove Springs, FL, did not name the corn supplier in the its recall for 738 pounds of Marketside brand “Fiesta Salad with Steak.” The company shipped the salads to retailers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, according to…