Food Safety News

May 19, 2019
Publisher’s Platform: The Hepatitis A broken record — Restaurant workers should be vaccinated
Opinion Editor’s note: May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and today is Hepatitis Testing Day. For more information, click here to visit the CDC page. I am sure the idiom, “you sound like a broken record,” is a bit unfamiliar to those 40 and younger, but it means repeating yourself again and again and again.  So, here I... Continue Reading
May 19, 2019
Recipe for pathogen destruction: A little air, a little electricity, a flip of a switch
What if you could kill 99 percent of the potentially harmful bacteria on the surface of your fresh produce in one minute with just the flip of a switch? Consumers could have devices similar in size and operation to a microwave oven, while restaurants and food processors could have larger devices built into their production... Continue Reading
May 18, 2019
One ton of beef frankfurters recalled for containing metal
Chicago’s Vienna Beef Ltd. has recalled approximately 2,030 pounds of beef frank links products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The beef frank links items were produced on May 2, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: 10-lb.... Continue Reading
May 18, 2019
Scientists say freezing steak tartare can decrease Toxoplasma infections
Dutch researchers have advised freezing filet americain to reduce infection risk from the microscopic parasite Toxoplasma. If filet americain, known in the United States as steak tartare, is frozen for a minimum of 48 hours at a temperature of minus 12 degrees, a Toxoplasma infection can be prevented. Steak tartare is made with raw ground... Continue Reading

Recalls

May 18, 2019
Vienna Beef Ltd. Recalls Beef Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Vienna Beef Ltd., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,030 pounds of beef frank links products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.
May 17, 2019
Caito Foods LLC. Recalls Salads with Chicken Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Caito Foods LLC., an Indianapolis, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,767 pounds of salad with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
May 15, 2019
MIBO Fresh Foods LLC Recalls Salad with Meat Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
MIBO Fresh Foods LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,460 pounds of salad with meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
May 15, 2019
Crab House Trading Corp. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection
Crab House Trading Corp., a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 36,040 pounds of frozen Siluriformes products, specifically yellow walking fish, that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.