WinCo Foods LLC is recalling frozen red raspberries because of potential contamination with norovirus. The Food and Drug Administration found norovirus in a sample of WinCo brand raspberries and informed the Boise, ID, company, according to the recall notice. Rader Farms of Bellingham, WA, produced the berries for WinCo. The recall notice does not indicate... Continue Reading
For the second time this year Hometown Food Co. is recalling some of its Pillsbury flour because of bacterial contamination. This time the pathogen is E. coli and the flour is from a mill linked to an outbreak. The new recall includes more than 4,600 cases of Pillsbury “Best Bread” flour. Hometown Food shipped the... Continue Reading
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is learning that if you want something, you should ask for it. FSIS wants a beef plant to explore modernization through a waiver process, and Tyson Foods has offered its Holcomb, KS, beef operation as a candidate. While FSIS reportedly has been working “at a high level”... Continue Reading
Scientists have found a combination that could be an effective sanitizer to process fresh organic vegetables. A research team led by Professor Hongshun Yang from the Food Science and Technology program at the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore found a combination of organic acid (lactic acid, 2 percent volume concentration) and food grade... Continue Reading
Out of an abundance of caution, Townsend Farms, Inc. has notified Costco that a recent FDA test indicated that a domestic conventional frozen blackberry product manufactured by Townsend Farms, Inc., may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.