GENERAL MILLS PULLS BETTY CROCKER MIXES BECAUSE OF E. COLI
With an international recall of certain flavors of its Betty Crocker branded cake mixes because of possible E. coli contamination, General Mills Inc. is again warning consumers to not ever eat raw batter or dough. The Monday cake mix recalls in Canada and the U.S. are the latest in a growing list of secondary recalls… Continue Reading

FSIS MOVES ESTABLISHMENT SPECIFIC DATA TO OPEN GOVERNMENT PORTAL
Seven years in the making, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is about to begin quarterly releases of establishment-specific data for inspection and enforcement actions as well as sampling and testing results. “FSIS’ food safety inspectors collect vast amounts of data at food producing facilities every day, which we analyze on an ongoing basis… Continue Reading

PUB LINKED TO SALMONELLA CASES REPEATEDLY FAILED INSPECTIONS
A restaurant whose customers have contracted Salmonella infections has repeatedly failed health inspections but has not been closed down by authorities. The Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant in Seattle had unsatisfactory ratings from public health inspectors three out of four times in the past year, according to documents from Public Health of Seattle & King… Continue Reading

TEXAS CRACKDOWN ON RAW MILK COURIERS STIRS CONTROVERSY
State Rep. Dan Flynn has asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton if an apparent crackdown on raw milk couriers by the Texas Department of State Health Services and city health departments is legal. Rep. Flynn, R-Van, has for the past decade been one of raw milk’s biggest advocates in the Texas Legislature. Raw milk may be… Continue Reading

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