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Denver’s Custom Made Meals, LLC Friday recalled approximately 7,954 pounds of chicken skewer products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain coconut, a known tree nut allergen that is not declared on the product label. The Red Chili Orange Chicken Skewer items were produced on various dates from Sept. 27, 2018, through Jan. 10, 2019. The recalled product is described…
H & T Seafood, Inc., the Importer of Record located in Bell, CA late Friday recalled approximately 71,435 pounds of imported Siluriformes fish products because the products were not presented for import re-inspection upon entry into the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).   The catfish related species were imported from Vietnam to the U.S. on various dates from Nov. 29, 2017, through Oct. 14, 2018,…
Gourmet Wok Restaurant and Lounge located at 1630 Duvall Ave NE, Renton, WA was closed by a Public Health food inspector on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 3:30 pm due to the following food safety violations: Malfunctioning walk-in refrigerator Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures Red critical violations exceeding 90 points Public Health Seattle & King County said the establishment may reopen once the inspector confirms the issues have been resolved. Public Health helps the food…
2018 was a bad year for food – Salmonella-tainted Tahini, Chicken, Hamburger (a.k.a. “Hamberders”), Eggs, Turkey, Pasta Salad, Cereal, Melon, Coconut, Chicken Salad, Kratom and Sprouts; E. coli-tainted Romaine Lettuce (2 of them) and Hamburger(a.k.a. “Hamberders”); Listeria-tainted Pork Products and Deli Ham; and Cyclospora-tainted Salads and Vegetable Trays have sickened thousands.  And, those are only the ones the CDC reported.  There are a dozens and dozens of localized foodborne illness outbreak tied to a variety…
Campylobacter, Salmonella and non-O157 Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) cases increased in the United Kingdom in 2017, according to a report. The U.K. Zoonoses Report found Listeria and STEC O157 cases declined. Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Campylobacter remained the most commonly reported human gastrointestinal pathogen and cases increased in 2017 after a decline over the previous two years. A total of 63,946 cases were reported compared to 58,938…
Following consumer complaints, Johnsonville  LLC, in Sheboygan Falls, WI, Friday recalled about 48,300 pounds of raw ground pork patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically black rubber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The raw ground frozen pork patties were produced and packaged on Sept. 27, 2018, Oct. 17, 2018, and Oct. 18, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: 24-oz. (1.5 lbs.) plastic…
Likening a trip to the grocery store to shooting craps, a consumer watchdog group is reporting that data from the U.S. government shows food recalls are on an upward trend, which the advocates say could be reversed with common sense. Overall, food recalls increased 10 percent from 2013 through 2018. Meat and poultry recalls initiated because of the potential for serious health problems skyrocketed 83 percent, according to the report from U.S. PIRG (Public Interest…
Perdue Foods, LLC in Perry, GA, late Thursday recalled about 68,200 pounds of organic ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. Subject to recall are: 22-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS GLUTEN FREE” with “Best By: Date 10/25/19”…
Four in 10 people who’ve had food poisoning believe they got it from eating and preparing food at home, according to a survey in Scotland. Research for Food Standards Scotland (FSS) shows people in the country have made some progress in following food safety practices at home following a campaign in January 2018. The agency is re-launching its effort to encourage good domestic food safety practices and raise awareness of how changes to preparation and cooking…
A bill waiting in the Rules Committee of the Florida Legislature may end one of the more bizarre powers of local government, the prohibition of vegetable gardens on residential properties. The potential of Senate Bill (SB) 82 passing grew with the recent ruling by Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal, favoring the City of Miami Shore’s ban on residential vegetable gardens. That court ruling meant Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll were breaking Miami…