Food Production Safety: “Are Your Forklifts Listeria Carriers?”

Two recent Listeria outbreaks have demonstrated the role of fresh food handling operations in supply chain contamination. While the processed foods industry and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have long provided guidance on Listeria monitoring and control, guidance applicable to the unique conditions of fresh produce handling operations has been lacking. That’s why the … Continue reading Food Production Safety: “Are Your Forklifts Listeria Carriers?”

Big Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter

Food recalls occurred at a four-per-day clip during the third quarter, reaching their highest levels in two years, according to data produced by Indianapolis-based Stericycle ExpertRECALL. The rise in recall activity involved nearly 8.5 million units of food and beverages, a 57 percent increase over the previous quarter. Food recalls in the third quarter reached … Continue reading Big Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter

Health & Safety Lapses In Lab Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Investigators found “serious health and safety deficiencies” at the compound pharmaceutical lab tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak, according to a preliminary report released Monday. Tacky mats used to trap dirt and other contaminants from workers’ shoes prior to entering a clean room “were visibly soiled with assorted debris,” according to the report from Massachusetts’ … Continue reading Health & Safety Lapses In Lab Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

3 Million Boxes of Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

By News Desk | October 11, 2012 Up to three million boxes of cereal have been recalled by Kellogg’s because they may contain metal fragments. The foreign material is pieces of flexible metal mesh from a faulty machine part, but the company says the chances of the material getting into anyone’s cereal bowl are very … Continue reading 3 Million Boxes of Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe’s

Now includes peanut and almond butters sold nationwide by News Desk | Sep 24, 2012 The New Mexico company whose peanut butter has been linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak issued a massive recall of products Monday. Sunland Inc. of Portales, NM is recalling all of its almond butter and peanut butter products manufactured since … Continue reading Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe’s

Urgent: Chicken, Lettuce & Cheese Recalls – US & Canada

Listeria in Frozen Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry ProductsWASHINGTON, Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service(FSIS) announced today.The products subject to recall include: The following items … Continue reading Urgent: Chicken, Lettuce & Cheese Recalls – US & Canada

Case Count Rises To 393 in 27 States In Salmonella Tuna Outbreak

CDC: 390 Sickened in 27 States and District of Columbia by News Desk | Jun 21, 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the following update Thursday: The CDC reports a total of 390 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly (376 persons) or Salmonella Nchanga (14 persons) have been reported … Continue reading Case Count Rises To 393 in 27 States In Salmonella Tuna Outbreak

74,000 Cases Of Pasta Recalled Due To Potential Metal Fragments

OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRNewswire) — Based on information received from Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, Bay Valley Foods is recalling approximately 74,000 cases of boxed pasta mix products manufactured by its subsidiary ST Specialty Foods, Inc. The recalled products include a seasoning blend manufactured by Kerry Ingredients & Flavours. The seasoning blend was manufactured by Kerry … Continue reading 74,000 Cases Of Pasta Recalled Due To Potential Metal Fragments

Study Indicates U.S. Drug Recalls Common But Not Well-Publicized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalls potentially harmful drugs about once every month but could do a better job of letting doctors and patients know about them, according to a study released on Monday. Over an eight-year span, researchers found that the FDA failed to send notifications for one in five of the most … Continue reading Study Indicates U.S. Drug Recalls Common But Not Well-Publicized

Rare Salmonella Paratyphi Outbreak Grows as Investigation Continues – 40 Sick & Rising

40 confirmed cases, still no definite source by James Andrews | May 04, 2012 The outbreak of a rare, typhoidal Salmonella strain that originated in North Carolina's Buncombe County grew to 40 confirmed illnesses on Thursday as the state and county health departments continue their investigation and anticipate additional infections will surface by the day. … Continue reading Rare Salmonella Paratyphi Outbreak Grows as Investigation Continues – 40 Sick & Rising