Food Safety News

January 16, 2021
Contaminated corn flour used in making ‘sour soup’ behind 9 deaths in China
Nine people died in China after eating food contaminated with 20 to 30 times the lethal dose of a toxin, according to a study. In October 2020, nine people in Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province died after consuming a homemade fermented corn flour product called sour soup for breakfast. The food was contaminated by Burkholderia cocovenenans, which... Continue Reading
January 16, 2021
Nestle recalls more than 381 tons of hot pockets for containing extraneous materials
Mt,  Sterling, KY-based Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically, pieces of glass and hard plastic, USDA’s  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reports. The frozen NRTE pepperoni hot pockets product was produced from Nov. 13, 2020, through Nov.... Continue Reading
January 15, 2021
Washington State juice maker shut down by federal judge for toxins
At the  FDA’s request, a federal court in Washington State has shutdown a 51-year-old juice maker who was annually supplying 2.9 million apple juice servings to USDA’s national school lunch program. FDA found juice products at Valley Processing at 108 Blaine Ave in Sunnyside, WA, with inorganic arsenic and patulin, both toxins that pose a... Continue Reading
January 15, 2021
Company recalls polish sausage because of concerns about undercooking
Harvest Meats is recalling its Harvest brand Polish sausage from six Canadian provinces because company officials found it was undercooked. The recall notice does not indicate how much of the sausage is involved. “Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)... Continue Reading

Recalls

January 15, 2021
Nestlé Prepared Foods Recalls Not-Ready-to-Eat Pepperoni Hot Pockets Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic.
January 10, 2021
Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Expands Recall of Pet Food for Aflatoxin Health Risk
Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., of Evansville, IN is expanding its December 30, 2020 voluntary recall ofcertain dog and cat food products produced in our Chickasha Operations Facility to include all dog and cat pet food products made with corn products because those products may contain aflatoxin level
January 10, 2021
Lavva Voluntarily Recalls a Single Lot of Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt
Out of an abundance of caution, EVR Foods, INC, parent company to Lavva, is issuing a voluntary recall on its 5.3 ounce Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt with expiration date 2/21/21.
January 7, 2021
Weis Markets Issues Recall for Possible Foreign Matter Contamination in Weis Ice Cream Products
Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for:
• 10,869 containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (48 oz.), and
• 502 bulk containers of Klein's Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream (3 gallon)
because the products may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically metal filling equipme