Food Safety News

October 18, 2019
Consumers show they know their meat with spot on complaint about an import
A consumer complaint has led to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and a recall of a small quantity of meat imported from Jordan.  Houston-based Global Zakii Enterprises, LLC, a Houston, is recalling approximately 100 pounds of canned meat and canned poultry products that were not presented... Continue Reading
October 17, 2019
USDA issues public health alert for Ryding-Regency raw beef products
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for raw non-intact beef products derived from imported beef from Ontario, Canada, that has been recalled by Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Ryding-Regency recalled beef products in Canada on Oct. 8. A number... Continue Reading
October 17, 2019
Researchers find new form of Listeria monocytogenes in China
Researchers have detected a highly virulent new form of pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes. It was identified as the cause of serious diseases in sheep in a remote area of the Chinese province Jiangsu. An international research group led by the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) said it had found the... Continue Reading
October 17, 2019
Salmonella outbreak involves restaurant with excellent record
Prior food safety inspections and the current rating for the Al Basha Restaurant in Seattle were excellent, but Seattle-King County Public Health has associated the establishment with a September Salmonella outbreak. The outbreak involves three confirmed cases, one hospitalization, and no deaths.  The Salmonella illnesses followed meals served by Al Basha about one month ago... Continue Reading

Recalls

October 17, 2019
Global Zakii Enterprises, LLC Recalls Canned Meat and Canned Poultry Products Produced without Benefit of Import Inspection
Kenosha Beef International, a Columbus, Ohio establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.
October 16, 2019
Peekay International Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in "KESHAV Dry Apricot"
Peekay International Inc. 56 12 56th Street, Maspeth, NY is recalling its 7 ounce and 14 ounce packages of "KESHAV Dry Apricot" food treats because they contained undeclared sulfites.
October 15, 2019
Mical Seafood Inc. Voluntarily Expands Tuna Recall for Possible Scombroid Poisoning
Mical Seafood, Inc. of Cooper City, FL, has voluntarily initiated an expanded recall of frozen, wild-caught yellowfin Tuna Loins, Tuna Poke, Tuna Steaks, Tuna Ground Meat, and Tuna Saku (products of Vietnam) due to potentially elevated levels of histamine.
October 15, 2019
Samurai, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Fish In Furikake Popcorn 5oz. Package
Samurai, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii is conducting a voluntary recall on 16,660 packages of Furikake Popcorn, because it may contain undeclared Fish. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.