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Corn, diced onions and now vegetables cited in... 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... Continue Reading

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124.5 tons of meat and poultry taquitos... Diced onions — not corn– with the possible dual contamination from Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes were cited late Friday by Denison, TX-based Ruiz Food Products Inc. for a recall of 124.5 tons of meat and poultry taquitos.   Earlier Friday, Canada’s McCain Foods was named as the supplier in all of the corn-related recalls posted in... Continue Reading

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McCain Foods confirmed as corn supplier behind... The USDA today named McCain Foods as the supplier of potentially contaminated corn cited in the string of recalls for a variety of foods from hundreds of retailers in recent days, WalMart, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and 7-Eleven. A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) told Food Safety News... Continue Reading

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Up to $4.5 million settlement for Hawaii... 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... Continue Reading

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Walmart’s Yiannas agrees to take FDA’s top... Analysis It came as no surprise that 54-year old Frank M. Yiannas, FDA’s newly named deputy commissioner for food policy and response, would be the one for the job. After the romaine lettuce fiasco and deadly E. coli outbreak linked to it earlier this year, somebody had to tell the fresh produce industry they have... Continue Reading

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Study documents that irrigating crops with... 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... Continue Reading

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McCain Foods recall causes Hy-Vee to recall... 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... Continue Reading

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One ill in Sweden due to mislabeled beans;... One person in Sweden has fallen ill after incorrectly preparing chickpeas and beans that were not labelled correctly. Sweden issued a Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notification after a report from the Sollentuna authority that a person had fallen ill. It was initially thought to be food poisoning but later changed to... Continue Reading

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BULLETIN: Ostroff retiring from FDA;... 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... Continue Reading

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Lawmaker says new outbreak shows USDA, poultry... Five years after U.S. representatives wrote to the USDA about the agency’s “unacceptable” response to Salmonella outbreaks traced to chicken, one of the lawmakers says déjà vu is not acceptable as a food safety policy.   Federal health officials announced yesterday that 92 people are confirmed infected in a new outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Infantis... Continue Reading

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