MORE HOT PEPPERS RECALLED IN CANADA FOR SALMONELLA RISK
The Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced another hot pepper recall, this time from Veg-Pak Produce Ltd. of Toronto. It comes just after Toronto-based Canada Herb recalled its fresh chili peppers. Both of the recalled brands were only distributed in Ontario. These hot pepper recalls stem from CFIA test results, which detected the presence of… Continue Reading

MUSHROOM SOUP RECALLED IN CANADA FOR POTENTIAL BOTULISM
Raices Food Inc. is recalling Verano Food Purveyors brand Mushroom Soup from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), no illnesses have been reported. The recalled soup was distributed in Nova Scotia. The public should not consume the recalled products described below. Anyone who… Continue Reading

E. COLI SOURCE REMAINS ELUSIVE; GENERAL MILLS RECALL SPANS PACIFIC
Five days after General Mills Inc. tripled the size of its flour recall — now at 30 million pounds — officials in China warned people there to stop using certain bags of Gold Medal flour because of possible E. coli contamination. Unlike the expanded recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, the… Continue Reading

CUBA OPEN FOR U.S. MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCERS; CASH REQUIRED
All federally inspected meat, poultry and egg plants in the United States are now eligible to export to Cuba under export requirements published this week. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted the list of eligible products and documentation requirements for meat, poultry and egg producers who want to ship products to Cuba. Eligible products include… Continue Reading

CLUSTER OF 31 HEPATITIS A CASES UNDER INVESTIGATION IN HAWAII
At least 31 cases of Hepatitis A infection have been confirmed on Oahu, according to a July 6 announcement from the Hawaii State Department of Health. That’s up 19 from the initial case count of 12 reported July 1. Six people have been hospitalized. Illness onset ranged from June 16 to June 27, according to the health department…. Continue Reading

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