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Target pulls Just Mayo, all Hampton Creek foods... Target has pulled all Hampton Creek products, including “Just Mayo,” pending further review because of food safety concerns. Officials with the country’s second largest retailer have been in contact with the Food and Drug Administration regarding their concerns, but the federal agency is not providing specific details — yet. “The decision to remove Hampton Creek... Continue Reading

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Souplantation restaurant implicated in... Pubic health officials in California are praising the “swift and decisive action” of the Souplantation chain, which temporarily closed a restaurant in Camarillo in the midst of a shigellosis outbreak this week. At least eight people have been infected with Shigella bacteria, according to Ventura County Public Health officials. The public health department received notification... Continue Reading

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More than 30 tons of Sam’s Choice ravioli... Sam’s Choice brand beef ravioli distributed to Walmart stores nationwide is under recall because it may contain milk, which is a known allergen and is not declared on the product’s label as required by federal law. Cincinnati-based Wornick Co. posted the recall of more than 61,500 pounds of the ravioli with the U.S. Department of... Continue Reading

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Food safety universe dimmer with the loss of... Editor’s note: This column by Ben Chapman was originally posted on BarfBlog.com and is reposted here with permission. I never met Dave Theno. I saw him speak a few times at IAFP (International Association for Food Protection), and other places; he had a fantastic story to tell. He had the experience of cleaning up after... Continue Reading

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County won’t name food vendor behind Rifle... Health officials say they’re sure food from a specific vendor at the Rifle Rodeo in Garfield County, CO, caused an outbreak that sickened 40 percent of attendees, but they won’t name the rodeo organizer or the food vendor — neither of whom obtained required permits and neither of whom will be fined. About 80 of... Continue Reading

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More independence for the European Food Safety... Ever since the European Food Safety Authority was founded 15 years ago, it has claimed to operate independently of its European Union funding sources, including the legislative and executive institutions of the Commission, Council, Parliament and EU Member States. The Authority is an agency of the EU, but one that is housed in Parma, Italy, not Brussels,... Continue Reading

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U.S. stops all imports of Brazilian beef for... The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring food safety problems documented since March, when the agency began inspecting 100 percent of all meat from the South American country. During his confirmation hearing 12 weeks ago, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he thought an embargo against... Continue Reading

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FDA, U.S. Marshals raid Minnesota warehouse,... Professional Warehouse and Distribution Inc., a repeat offender on the FDA’s books, won’t be storing food for human consumption any more according to the owner who spoke after U.S. Marshals seized food from the rodent-infested facility. The marshals went in on June 15 after the U.S. Department of Justice, working at the request of the... Continue Reading

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Hummus recalled from Walmart, Target, HEB for... Three brands of hummus with pine nut topping — including Walmart’s Marketside brand — are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes because the pine nuts were supplied by Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found the pathogen in its production facility. House of Thaller, a Knoxville, TN, company initiated the hummus recall... Continue Reading

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Organic dates, snacks recalled for Listeria... United Natural Trading LLC in Edison, NJ, has joined the list of companies recalling food because it contains ingredients from Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found Listeria monocytogenes in its facility. Hudson Valley provided dates to United Natural Trading. Hudson Valley Farms notified United Natural Trading of the potential contamination, which impacts several brands distributed by... Continue Reading

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Food safety in health care kitchens impacts... The 44th annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control brought together an international array of expertise to the convention center in Portland, OR. Presentations and an abundance of creative posters were shared, each primarily based on unique experiences. Many sessions covered the importance of kitchens and food safety protocols in the healing... Continue Reading

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Publisher’s Platform: Dave Theno defined food... Editor’s note: Food Safety crusader David M. Theno died Monday, June 19, 2017, when he was hit by a large wave while swimming with his grandson. Bill Marler, who worked with Theno to raise food safety awareness for more than 25 years, posted these thoughts after receiving the news about the death of his comrade... Continue Reading

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Large wave hits, kills food safety icon David... Food safety icon David M. Theno, 66, was hit by a large wave Monday while swimming with his grandson near Hulopoʻe Beach fronting Hawaii’s  Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi.  Local firefighters responded to a report of a man being  pulled from the ocean at 1:29 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017. Lānaʻi (File photo by Wendy Osher) Theno was... Continue Reading

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Gov. LePage signs Maine food sovereignty into... Maine has officially withdrawn state regulatory control from 20 or more local communities that have passed so-called food sovereignty ordinances. Additional cities and towns have only to adopt such ordinances to fall under the local control act that has been signed into law by Maine Gov. Paul LePage. Adoption, however, may be more symbolic than... Continue Reading

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Cattlemen sue USDA in federal court over... State and national cattlemen’s associations hope to team rope the  U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal court over  regulations that they say allow beef and pork to be classified as “domestic products” even when the meat products involved are imported from foreign counties to confuse American consumers and harm U.S. farmers and ranchers. It’s an... Continue Reading

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