Food Safety News

April 24, 2018
Scientists say better traceability for beef could enhance safety
Inadequate traceability measures and protections for confidential corporate information complicated and delayed the investigation of a 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef, making it virtually impossible for government to warn the public or suggest a recall. However, analysis of the deadly outbreak also showed the importance of high-tech laboratory advances such as DNA fingerprinting... Continue Reading
April 24, 2018
Actionable information is foundation of Food Safety Summit
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The event, from May 7-10 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, includes certification courses; a trade show with exhibitors from industry, academia and government; an extensive list of seminars and panel discussions; and a... Continue Reading
April 24, 2018
3,000 cases of fruit-flavored ice pops recalled for Listeria risk
The Ziegenfelder Co. of Wheeling, WV, is recalling about 3,000 cases of ice pops and has temporarily closed a production plant after state inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in the company’s Denver facility. According to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, Ziegenfelder distributed the Popsicle-style frozen treats to retail grocers and distributors in... Continue Reading
April 24, 2018
‘Lettuce’ count the ways the feds have failed at food safety
Editor’s note: This opinion column by Richard Raymond was originally published by feedstuffs.com and is reprinted here with permission. Yes, let us count the ways the federal government has failed to keep us safe from a foodborne illness. First is the current, growing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to precut romaine lettuce. As of April... Continue Reading

Recalls

April 23, 2018
Ziegenfelder Company Recalls Certain Ice Pops For Possible Health Risk
As a precaution, the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, WV is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
April 21, 2018
Voluntary Recall Notice of Happy Harvest Canned Spinach Due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen from Product Mislabeling
McCall Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 oz cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabeling. This product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a peanut allergy.
April 20, 2018
Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Items Prepared with Romaine Lettuce Due to Potential E. coli Contamination
Giant Eagle, Inc. is recalling multiple items prepared with romaine lettuce and sold in its Giant Eagle, Market District and GetGo locations across western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana. This recall is in response to a CDC notice on romaine lettuce sourced by a supply partner from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
April 20, 2018
Eataly USA Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Artichoke Spread
Eataly USA of New York City, New York is recalling Eataly Artichoke Spread, because it may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.