Food Safety News

November 27, 2020
Low levels of antimicrobial resistant bacteria E. coli in beef and pork sold in UK
Levels of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli in fresh beef and pork are still low, according to a survey published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The study, which was run between January and December 2019, focused on beef and pork. In total, 315 beef and 313 pork samples were collected and tested at retail... Continue Reading
November 26, 2020
‘Ready-to-eat’ chicken may be undercooked; firm launches recall
A customer complaint about what appears to be undercooked chicken has prompted Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor to recall more than 1,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breasts. Undercooked chicken can result in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, according to the recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).... Continue Reading
November 26, 2020
Food safety tips for pet owners to follow during holiday celebrations
Contributed The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also a time for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic... Continue Reading
November 26, 2020
Company recalls 8 brands of fresh, organic basil because of Cyclospora
A Virginia company is recalling fresh, imported, organic basil sold under eight brands because a state test showed positive results for the Cyclospora parasite. The FDA has not reported what retailers received the implicated basil. Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA, issued the recall of about 15,000 “units” in select packages that were sent to... Continue Reading

Recalls

November 26, 2020
Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breast Products That May be Undercooked
Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor, a San Diego, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,115 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.
November 25, 2020
Prairie Farms Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Chocolate Milk Gallons
Prairie Farms has issued a limited voluntary recall of its Prairie Farms Premium Flavored Chocolate Milk gallons and Prairie Farms 1% Lowfat Chocolate Milk gallons (Best by Date: Dec. 4, 2020) that were not labeled for an egg allergen that may be present. People who have an allergy or severe sensit
November 24, 2020
Shenandoah Growers Inc Issues a Limited, Voluntary Recall of Certain Imported Organic Basil Because of Potential Health Risk
Shenandoah Growers, Inc (Harrisonburg, VA) out of an abundance of caution, has issued a limited, voluntary recall of approximately 15,000 units in select packages, due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora.
November 23, 2020
Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Two Short Cuts Vegetable Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee Short Cuts vegetable mix products across its eight-state region (IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, and WI) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered duri