CANNED BEANS, PEAS RECALLED; POSSIBLE SHELLFISH CONTAMINATION
Sager Creek Foods Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA, a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods Inc., announced a recall Friday of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of primarily non-retail canned beans and peas because they could contain trace amounts of shellfish contamination. Of the 15,000 cases being recalled, 14,761, or 98.5 percent, were distributed to foodservice customers. Photos of… Continue Reading

FDA FINDS LISTERIA IN FACILITY; FISH COMPANY RECALLS SALMON
A New York company is recalling an undisclosed amount of smoked salmon from retailers and restaurants because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes at the company’s production facility. Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of Mt. Kisco, NY, recalled two lots of whole Atlantic smoked salmon and four lots of sliced Atlantic salmon Monday, according to a notice posted… Continue Reading

CHINA TO LIFT BAN ON US BEEF INSTITUTED AFTER 2003 BSE INCIDENT
Chinese officials say they will lift a ban on U.S. beef imports imposed in 2003 after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as BSE or mad cow disease, was confirmed in a Washington state cow imported from Canada. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called Thursday’s announcement “a critical first step” following a recently concluded review of the… Continue Reading

FARMERS AND RANCHERS GET THEIR PRIVACY BACK
Privacy was the winner in a Court of Appeals case a few days ago in the 8th U.S. Circuit with a unanimous ruling against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A three-judge panel ruled against EPA’s practice of collecting private information from farmers and ranchers and then turning it over to environmental activists and others who request it through the Freedom… Continue Reading

BERRIES TIED TO OUTBREAK LIKELY ONLY WENT TO TROPICAL SMOOTHIE
Frozen strawberries from Egypt implicated in a Hepatitis A outbreak and used by Tropical Smoothie Café were not distributed to other restaurants or retailers as far as federal officials know, but more people are expected to get sick. Virginia, the hardest hit of the eight states with victims, reported Monday that 104 Virginians are confirmed… Continue Reading

 

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