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Chicken recalled because coconut was not listed on the product label 1.19.19

Denver’s Custom Made Meals, LLC Friday recalled approximately 7,954 pounds of chicken skewer products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain coconut, a known tree nut allergen that is not declared on the product label. The Red Chili Orange Chicken... Continue Reading

Siluriformes from Vietnam recalled for skipping import resinspection 1.19.19

H & T Seafood, Inc., the Importer of Record located in Bell, CA late Friday recalled approximately 71,435 pounds of imported Siluriformes fish products because the products were not presented for import re-inspection upon entry into the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).   The catfish... Continue Reading

Public Health closes Gourmet Wok in Renton, WA 1.19.19

Gourmet Wok Restaurant and Lounge located at 1630 Duvall Ave NE, Renton, WA was closed by a Public Health food inspector on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 3:30 pm due to the following food safety violations: Malfunctioning walk-in refrigerator Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures Red critical violations exceeding 90 points Public Health Seattle & King... Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: “It’s a bad sign for food safety if Bill Marler is hiring lawyers and paralegals.” 1.19.19

2018 was a bad year for food – Salmonella-tainted Tahini, Chicken, Hamburger (a.k.a. “Hamberders”), Eggs, Turkey, Pasta Salad, Cereal, Melon, Coconut, Chicken Salad, Kratom and Sprouts; E. coli-tainted Romaine Lettuce (2 of them) and Hamburger(a.k.a. “Hamberders”); Listeria-tainted Pork Products and Deli Ham; and Cyclospora-tainted Salads and Vegetable Trays have sickened thousands.  And, those are only... Continue Reading

U.K. sees rise in Campylobacter, Salmonella cases 1.19.19

Campylobacter, Salmonella and non-O157 Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) cases increased in the United Kingdom in 2017, according to a report. The U.K. Zoonoses Report found Listeria and STEC O157 cases declined. Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Campylobacter remained the most commonly reported human gastrointestinal pathogen and cases increased in... Continue Reading

More than 24 tons of Johnsonville grillers recalled for containing rubber 1.19.19

Following consumer complaints, Johnsonville  LLC, in Sheboygan Falls, WI, Friday recalled about 48,300 pounds of raw ground pork patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically black rubber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The raw ground frozen pork patties were produced and packaged on Sept.... Continue Reading

Perdue Foods recalls 34 tons of chicken nuggets after consumers find wood 1.18.19

Perdue Foods, LLC in Perry, GA, late Thursday recalled about 68,200 pounds of organic ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. Subject to recall are:... Continue Reading

Food Standards Scotland reboots food safety campaign for consumers 1.18.19

Four in 10 people who’ve had food poisoning believe they got it from eating and preparing food at home, according to a survey in Scotland. Research for Food Standards Scotland (FSS) shows people in the country have made some progress in following food safety practices at home following a campaign in January 2018. The agency is... Continue Reading

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