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Elderly man sentenced to 18 months for... A 71-year-old man is facing 18 months in federal prison for taking bribes in exchange for giving false food safety training certificates to foodservice workers from 2008 to 2015. Ernest Griffin negotiated a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in the case, admitting last year to one count of federal program bribery. U.S.... Continue Reading

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E. coli outbreak strain in several flour brands... The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed 27 cases of E. coli O121 infections across five Canadian provinces since November 2016 that have been linked to flour produced by Ardent Mills Canada. A 28th victim was a visitor to the country. Seven of the outbreak victims were hospitalized, but are recovering. No deaths have... Continue Reading

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FDA warns seafood firms in Alabama, Ecuador to... The Food and Drug Administration found serious food safety violations at two seafood facilities, one in Ecuador and one in Alabama, according to warning letters recently made public by the federal agency. Food companies that receive FDA warning letters have 15 working days to respond with an outline the specific things they are doing to... Continue Reading

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McCain recalls Roundy’s, Harris Teeter... McCain Foods USA Inc. is recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials. The company posted the recall notice with the Food and Drug Administration, stating “despite our stringent supply standards (the golf balls) may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product. Consumption of these... Continue Reading

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Campbell’s recalls chicken soup for... Consumer complaints spurred Campbell Soup Co. to recall 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The chicken with whole grain pasta soup items... Continue Reading

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Publisher’s Platform: Please, put me out of... From about 2011 though the summer of 2015 business was slower for The Food Safety Law Firm, which meant on average less people were sickened by the food they ate. For some time I thought the food industry was actually “Putting me out of Business.” However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its... Continue Reading

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UPDATED: Lay’s, Miss Vickies chips recalled... UPDATED CONTENT 9:15 p.m. — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also posted a recall for three sizes of packages of one flavor of the Frito-Lay chips. Details and photos below. Frito-Lay is recalling several varieties of Lay’s and Miss Vickie’s chips nationwide because the seasoning on them has been recalled because of Salmonella. “This action is the direct... Continue Reading

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H-E-B, Hill Country Fare bread recalled because... San Antonio-based HEB Grocery Co. is recalling H-E-B and Hill Country Fare sandwich bread because of the possibility that it has extraneous rubber in it. “H-E-B, committed to the quality of its products, is voluntarily issuing a precautionary recall for H-E-B and Hill Country Fare sandwich bread with a best-by date of April 29 or... Continue Reading

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Should the boost in funding for organic farming... And By Jay Lehr President Obama tripled the budget and staffing at the offices of the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP), only to see American organic acreage flatline during his tenure. The $9.1 million might seem like a rounding error for Washington D.C. But what 43 organic staffers actually did during Obama’s tenure will surprise... Continue Reading

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55 tons of frozen meals recalled for brownie... The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is alerting consumers nationwide that the brownie mix dessert included in breaded chicken nugget meals produced by Conagra Brands Inc., in Marshall, MO, may be contaminated with Salmonella. FSIS is issuing this alert, which affects 110,817 pounds of frozen meals, out of an abundance... Continue Reading

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EU vaccination of cattle for lumpy skin disease... The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  has found that the mass vaccination of cattle implemented in south-eastern Europe successfully contained the outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in the region in 2015-16. This is the main conclusion of an epidemiological analysis carried out by EFSA in cooperation with countries affected by the disease and those at... Continue Reading

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Atkins chicken, cheese, bean burritos recalled... Holland, MI-based Request Foods Inc. has recalled about 30,500 pounds of burrito products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products are mislabeled as a chicken with cheese and bean burrito but contain an egg and sausage burrito product. The product contains egg and soy,... Continue Reading

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Not the first rodeo for Food Safety Summit’s... There’s a rodeo in Cheyenne, WY, every summer that is called the “Daddy of Them All” because it’s been happening since 1897 and has grown into one of the biggest and best. The 19th Annual Food Safety Summit coming up May 8-11 in Rosemont, IL, near Chicago is also not the first rodeo for the... Continue Reading

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More pentobarbital-contaminated dog food reported Two varieties of Party Animal canned dog food may be contaminated with pentobarbital, according to a test report from Texas A&M University released this week. The report was provided to blogger Susan Thixton of Truth About Pet Food by a consumer who arranged for the testing after a family pet became ill. The consumer has not... Continue Reading

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Mango flavored popsicles recalled in 4 states... La Granja Inc. of Doraville, GA, is recalling 4,000 units of “hand-crafted Paleteria Mango Flavored” ice cream treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis. The popsicles were distributed in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina through retail stores by direct delivery. “The recall was a result of a routine... Continue Reading

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