COLORADO COMPANY RECALLS BEEF PRODUCTS LINKED TO E. COLI ILLNESS
Good Food Concepts LLC, doing business as Ranch Foods Direct of Colorado Springs, CO, is recalling about 2,600 pounds of non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday. Based on epidemiological investigation, one case-patient has been identified in Colorado in connection to… Continue Reading

SCHOOL LUNCH SUPPLIER EXPANDS RECALL AS PRECAUTION OVER LISTERIA
Let’s Do Lunch, the Gardena, CA, school lunch supplier doing business as Integrated Food Service (IFS) has expanded its July 19 recall, this time providing lists of all recalled products, the identities of all IFS distributors, and the names of all the schools involved. The reason for the expanded recall remains the same: the products have… Continue Reading

FDA: LISTERIA FOUND IN RESER’S NC PLANT HAS BEEN THERE SINCE 2013
Oregon-based Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. has recently recalled salad products because of the Listeria risk posed by an outsourced ingredient. Now the company has its own problems with the stubborn bacteria at a manufacturing facility in North Carolina. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told company president and CEO Mark Reser in a July 1 warning letter that the… Continue Reading

FDA CITES CORPORATE CONFIDENTIALITY LAWS IN SECRET SUGAR RECALL
Federal officials are working with a producer to recall an undisclosed amount of sugar because of contamination with bits of metal, but they say they can’t reveal either the sugar company or the food producers that received the sugar. The situation has already caused at least two secondary recalls of consumer food products — almost… Continue Reading

MORE FIGHTING OVER ‘THE DOLLAR’ THREATENS BEEF CHECKOFF RESEARCH
Fighting over “the dollar” has intensified during the past 30 days, raising questions about the future of a longtime source of food safety research funding. “The dollar” is the Beef Checkoff, the $1 added on to the transaction each time there is a bovine sale, from ranch to feedlot, or feedlot to slaughterhouse, etc. It may not… Continue Reading

TESTS PENDING IN SALMONELLA OUTBREAK TRACED TO WHOLE HOGS
The number of victims in a Salmonella outbreak traced to pork served at a holiday picnic in Seattle is holding steady at 15, and public health officials think it is likely to stay that way. However, it was unknown as of Wednesday whether anyone who did not attend the Good Vibe Tribe Luau on July… Continue Reading

 

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