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Leaders at the Food and Drug Administration charged with implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act knew agricultural water standards weren’t going to be met by someone in Washington D.C. snapping their fingers. They decided more time for education and training would be required. The original 2018 compliance date for the FSMA water quality standards was moved forward to 2022. The FDA enlisted 45 state agricultural departments to help get growers and others in the food…
Nine people have been admitted to hospitals in connection with a Salmonella outbreak in Australia that has been linked to raw egg butter, pate or barbecue pork ingredients. A notice from South Australia (SA) Health said the agency is investigating a cluster of Salmonella cases linked to three Angkor Bakery stores in the northern suburbs. There have been 160 cases of Salmonella reported to SA Health this year, compared to 240 at the same time a…
Two new mothers who founded a baby food company in 2018 are recalling 11 products because Canadian inspectors found they could permit growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. There are no identifying codes on the products, except for the brand and flavor.   The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s recall notice does not say how or when its inspectors determined the Vivi & Tom brand baby foods could have been produced or packaged in such…
BRF S.A. has recalled more than 450 tons of fresh chicken because of potential Salmonella contamination. Approximately 164.7 metric tons of chicken was destined to the Brazilian domestic market and 299.6 tons for international markets but the company did not say which countries. A total of 744 tons was distributed abroad but 445 tons has already been traced and blocked by BRF. Products were marketed domestically in Brazil’s states of Amapá, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo,…
Carthage, TX-based Panola County Processing LLC on Monday recalled about 59 pounds of smoked sausage products because of a processing deviation that may have led to under-processing of products, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The pork smoked sausage links and venison and pork sausage links items were produced on Jan. 29. FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers or refrigerators. Consumers who…
World Waters LLC is recalling Cold Pressed Juice Watermelon (WTRMLN WTR Original 12 packs)  because plastic pieces could be present in some of the finished products. Retailers quickly joining the recall included Publix, Winn-Dixie and Walmart. The flavored water was sent to customers nationwide for distribution via retail sales from Dec. 22, 2018, through Feb. 5, 2019. Retailers quickly joining the recall included Publix, Winn-Dixie and Walmart. World Waters described the problem as “the potential presence of soft plastic…
VICS Acquisition LLC of Harlingen, TX, Sunday recalled 100,000 pounds of frozen chicken products because of undeclared egg, a known allergen that must be declared on food labels, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken and Southeast Grocers Brand Mediterranean Herb Chicken items were produced from Aug. 7 through Oct. 15, 2018. The following products are subject…
A consumer report of an allergic reaction to an undeclared peanut ingredient prompted Indigo Natural Foods Inc. to recall an undisclosed volume of debittered brewers yeast yesterday. The company distributed the Indigo Packaged Goodness branded yeast to retailers in Ontario, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The notice urges consumers to check their homes for the recalled yeast, especially if someone in their household has a sensitivity or…
At least one person has had an allergic reaction after eating Stacy’s brand pita chips that contained undeclared milk. Federal law requires specific label language on foods that include ingredients that have been designated as known allergens. Frito-Lay, a division of multi-national giant PepsiCo, initiated a recalled “after it was discovered that 228 bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips were inadvertently filled with another flavor of pita chips, potentially exposing consumers to undeclared milk”…
For the second time this week, sheatfish from Vietnam has been recalled for lack of inspection at a U.S. port of entry. Unlike the 1,000 pounds recalled from California retailers earlier this week, the 27 tons of frozen fish recalled yesterday was distributed nationwide. The recalls posted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) do not indicate whether the actions are related. Neither did the recall notices report what…