Food Safety News

October 31, 2020
The Wrong Way to Modernize Beef Inspection
Opinion Earlier this week, Tyson Foods indicated that it will soon replace over a dozen federal food safety inspectors in its Holcomb, Kansas beef plant with company employees, pursuant to regulatory waivers that will also allow the company to raise line speeds. However you feel about the current beef inspection system, this is the wrong... Continue Reading
October 31, 2020
Budget and staff cuts impacting enforcement in UK
Many of the UK’s regulatory agencies find themselves unable to enforce the rules due to budget cuts and declining staff numbers, according to new research. The report examined losses in regulatory enforcement capacity across six areas including food, the environment, health and safety, and consumer protection. The unchecked UK, a group supported by 40 organizations... Continue Reading
October 30, 2020
Defense: Felony charges against ex-Blue Bell president should go away for being “time-barred”
Paul Kruse, former President of Blue Bell Creameries, remains free on a $50,000 appearance bond that restricts his travel to Texas. His “arraignment by a video” is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 12 on seven federal felony charges related to the 2015 listeria outbreak. At the arraignment, Kruse will enter his “not guilty” plea. But,... Continue Reading
October 30, 2020
EU toughens rules for sesame seeds from India
The European Commission has strengthened checks on sesame seeds from India as recalls due to pesticide residue contamination continue. The move was prompted by food safety incidents notified through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal and information from official controls by member states on the seeds from India. An alert was... Continue Reading

Recalls

October 28, 2020
Homestead Creamery Issues Voluntary Glass Bottled Product Recall
Homestead Creamery of Wirtz, VA is voluntarily recalling glass bottled products because of a suspected issue with the bottle sanitizing process. Glass bottled product in question may have a strong sanitizer odor which may affect the taste and quality of the product. There is no known health risk ass
October 28, 2020
Russ Davis Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Mixed Veggie Cup With Dip
Russ Davis Wholesale of Wadena, Minnesota is recalling individual serving cups of Mixed Veggie Cup with Dip because it may contain undeclared Egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
October 28, 2020
Allergy Alert Issued for Undeclared Egg in Prepared Macaroni & Cheese Sold at Whole Foods Market Stores in Five States
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling select prepared Macaroni & Cheese products from stores across five states because they contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these produ
October 24, 2020
Allergy Alert Issued By Incredible Fish, Inc. for Undeclared Milk, Fish and Eggs in Incredible Stone Crab Mustard Sauce
Incredible Fish, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a small quantity of Incredible Stone Crab Mustard Sauce because its labeling inadvertently did not identify the following allergens in the product: milk, fish, and eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, fish, or eggs run the ri