Food Safety News

July 16, 2019
Exemptions added to state public disclosure act to get FDA to resume sharing information
The Washington State Department of Agriculture is about to find out if appeasement works with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In 2018 the FDA stopped sharing nonpublic information with the state department (WSDA), and a top state official says the action “had a significant negative impact” on food safety. A recent issue involving the... Continue Reading
July 16, 2019
More than 20 ill as part of Salmonella outbreak in Denmark
More than 20 people have been infected by a rare strain of Salmonella in Denmark, with half of them needing hospital treatment. The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) is investigating the outbreak that has sickened 23 people since May. Eleven people needed hospital treatment but no deaths have been reported. Patients were reported to the agency... Continue Reading
July 16, 2019
Infections slow in hepatitis A outbreak, but more patients likely
Almost 30 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in North Yorkshire since June 19. Public Health England (PHE) Yorkshire and the Humber, North Yorkshire County Council and National Health Service organizations are investigating the outbreak in Ripon with 29 patients. At least 20 infections have been confirmed connected with Outwood Academy. PHE is reviewing... Continue Reading
July 15, 2019
Fieldsource Foods recalls beef, chicken for undeclared allergens
After federal inspectors discovered labeling issues at Fieldsource Food Systems Inc., the company initiated a recall of almost 13,000 pounds of beef and chicken products. The products contain wheat, a known allergen that is not declared on the products labels per federal law, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). No injuries... Continue Reading

Recalls

July 15, 2019
Fieldsource Food Systems, Inc. Recalls Beef and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Fieldsource Food Systems, Inc., a Brea, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,953 pounds of diced beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
July 13, 2019
Ada Valley Gourmet Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Ada Valley Gourmet Foods, Inc., an Ada, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,490 pounds of raw ground beef meatloaf products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically broken metal bits.
July 10, 2019
Fairmont Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork and Beef Gravy Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Fairmont Foods, Inc., a Fairmont, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,145 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and beef gravy products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear pliable plastic.
June 24, 2019
San Giuseppe Salami Co. by Giacomo Recalls Ready-To-Eat, Frozen Andouille Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
San Giuseppe Salami Co. by Giacomo, an Elon, N.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 832 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE), frozen andouille sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.