Food Safety News

May 23, 2017
Jury selection begins May 31 in Siouxland for ‘trial of century’
The region where the borders of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska meet is called “Siouxland.” It has been ever since 20th Century novelist Frederick Manfred, who wrote the acclaimed “Lord Grizzly” and 21 other works of fiction,  came up with the area moniker. Were he still alive, Manfred would enjoy seeing Elk Point, SD,... Continue Reading
May 23, 2017
Botulism toxin confirmed in Gehl’s cheese sauce; no recall
Health officials have confirmed that cheese sauce sold at a gas station in California was contaminated with the same type of botulism toxin as victims of a deadly outbreak, but there are no plans for a recall. Although the California Department of Public Health did not name the brand of the cheese sauce, an inspector... Continue Reading
May 23, 2017
Supreme Court will not review DeCoster sentences in egg cases
Austin “Jack” DeCoster, 83, and his 53-year old son Peter DeCoster are not going to get their day in the Supreme Court after all, but instead are likely to spend their summer and fall taking turns doing 3-month prison sentences at the Federal Prison Camp in Yankton, SD. The DeCosters had petitioned the U.S. Supreme... Continue Reading
May 22, 2017
FDA warning letters target French, Portuguese companies
A French company that packs olives and garlic and a sardine packer in Portugal are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for food safety violations at their facilities. In warning letters dated May 5 and recently made public by FDA, the agency outlined violations and gave the companies 15 working days to... Continue Reading

Recalls

May 20, 2017
Correctional Industries Airway Heights Food Operations Recalls Frozen Meat and Poultry Products Due to Water Contamination
Correctional Industries Airway Heights Food Operations, an Airway Heights, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 319,000 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products due to water contamination.
May 19, 2017
John Morrell and Co. Recalls Beef Frank Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.
May 18, 2017
Brightfarms Announces Voluntary Regional Recall of Produce Due to Potential Presence of Metal Pieces From Construction
BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm.
May 18, 2017
La Nica Products, Inc. Retira Queso Por Posible Riesgo De Salud
La Nica Products, Inc. de Miami, FL está retirando seis mil libras de queso, ya que puede estar contaminada con Listeria monocytogenes, un organismo que puede causar infecciones graves y a veces fatales en niños pequeños, personas débiles o ancianas y otros con sistemas inmunológicos debilitados. Las personas sanas pueden sufrir síntomas de corto plazo como fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza intenso, rigidez, náuseas, dolor abdominal y diarrea, infección por listeria puede causar abortos espontáneos y mortinatos entre las mujeres embarazadas.