Food Safety News

May 24, 2022
Illicit slaughter operation in Idaho is target of investigation after suspicious fire; group says public health at risk

A street on the northern edge of Idaho Falls, ID, looks like others without much going on. But a Florida-based Animal Recovery Mission says the quiet country road hides an animal slaughter operation that threatens human health and animal welfare. And after a search warrant was obtained this past Friday by the local sheriff and... Continue Reading

May 24, 2022
Four deaths in Guatemala linked to contaminated shellfish

More than 30 people have fallen sick and four have died in Guatemala after eating shellfish. The National Commission for the Surveillance and Control of Red Tide in Guatemala has extended an alert because of the presence of saxitoxins above the limits on the coasts of Tiquisate, Escuintla, Retalhuleu and San Marcos. Public health officials... Continue Reading

May 24, 2022
FDA provides new guidance to decrease pathogen growth in sprout seeds

The FDA has issued final guidance for those producing and using seeds for sprouting, partly because of a string of foodborne illness outbreaks stretching back more than two decades. “Contamination can occur at any point in the supply chain, but the seeds themselves are the most likely source of contamination in many of these outbreaks,”... Continue Reading

May 24, 2022
E. coli O157 outbreak being investigated in Scotland

Public health officials in Scotland have reported an outbreak of E. coli O157 affecting children at a nursery. The NHS Borders Health Protection team said Cherrytrees nursery in Hawick has temporarily closed. NHS Borders has refused to say how many people are sick but Cherrytrees is a 63-place day nursery for children from 6 weeks... Continue Reading

Recalls

May 23, 2022
Cargill Voluntarily Recalls 795, 8oz Boxes of Product Containing Jif® Peanut Butter Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination
Cargill is voluntarily recalling select lots of Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz® Crackers, Peanut Butter Meltaways, Peanut Butter Eggs and Fudge sold locally through the Wilbur Chocolate Retail Store in Lititz, Pa. and online at Wilburbuds.com. The products contain Jif® peanut but
May 22, 2022
Blue Moose Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Tree Nuts (Cashew) and Soy in Spinach Artichoke Parmesan Dip, 7oz.
Blue Moose of Boulder (Colorado) is voluntarily recalling Blue Moose Spinach Artichoke Parmesan Dip, 7oz. as the dip contains undeclared tree nut (Cashew) and soy allergens.
May 20, 2022
Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. Recalls A Ready-To-Eat Bacon Topping Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2022 - Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., a Sioux Center, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 185,610 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon topping products that may be contaminated with...
May 20, 2022
The J. M. Smucker Co. Issues Voluntary Recall of Select Jif® Products Sold in the U.S. for Potential Salmonella Contamination
The J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination.