Food Safety News

May 29, 2020
Poland’s Salmonella poultry problem continues
A variety of European countries have issued nearly 100 warnings about Salmonella in chilled and frozen poultry from Poland since the start of March this year. Data from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal shows alerts from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Italy, France and Romania. Most notifications... Continue Reading
May 29, 2020
Local health departments feeling the strain of coronavirus pandemic
The COVID-19 global outbreak is hitting local health departments hard with some having to cut inspections of restaurants and other retail food establishments, according to new data from a national organization representing more than 3,000 local governments. Staffing issues caused by responses to the pandemic have stripped bare the bones of city and county health... Continue Reading
May 29, 2020
Rescheduled Food Safety Summit to focus on impact of COVID-19 pandemic
After having to be rescheduled, this year’s Food Safety Summit is set for Oct. 19-22 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Registration is now open for the summit, with early bird pricing available before Aug. 31. The Food Safety Summit is the country’s leading interactive forum on food safety with an... Continue Reading
May 29, 2020
Letter the The Editor: Commercial — not backyard — flocks are the food safety risk
Opinion Editor’s note: We want to hear from our readers. Letters to the Editor can be submitted via the Contact Us link on our website. Dear Editor, Your article stating 100 people in 28 states have been sickened by Salmonella from backyard poultry flocks is incorrect and misleading. The exposures you describe are from commercial hatchery operations... Continue Reading

Recalls

May 28, 2020
Nestle Prepared Foods Company Recalls Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Nestle Prepared Foods Company, a Jonesboro, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,002 pounds of chicken product labeled as Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo because the product contains undeclared soy, a known allergen.
May 23, 2020
Conagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Frozen Not-Ready-To-Eat Chicken and Turkey Bowl Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Conagra Brands, Inc., Russellville, Ark. and Marshall, Mo. establishments, are recalling approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowl products because the products may contain extraneous material, specifically small rocks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
May 22, 2020
Johnson Sea Products Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat & Soy in "Home Style Crab Cakes"
Johnson Sea Products of Coden, AL, is recalling its 12oz package of frozen "Home Style Crab cakes" because they contain undeclared ingredients of wheat and soy. People who have allergies to wheat or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
May 21, 2020
New Hoque and Sons, Inc. Recalls Radhuni Curry Powder Because of Possible Health Risk
New Hoque and Sons, Inc. of Maspeth, NY is recalling Radhuni Curry Powder, contained in 400g plastic bottles, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others wi