News and Notes

Today is National Mushroom Day!


Posted: 10/15/2018
  Mushrooms contain a variety of health benefits and add a hearty flavor to recipes. Please visit the link below to learn about all the health benefits and delicious mushroom recipes. Be sure to purchase all mushrooms from an approved, reputable supplier!    Mushroom Facts & Recipes       ....

More retail locations disclosed in 6.9 million pound JBS ground beef recall


Posted: 10/12/2018
    JBS Tolleson sold the recalled meat to large retail food chains and large retail institutions including schools and hospitals nationwide.  In addition, the country's largest foodservice supplier, US Foods, also purchased the recalled beef. According to the CDC, at least 57 people in 16 states have been confirmed infected with Salmonella.  The recalled beef....

Protect Food and Water During Hurricanes and Other Storms!


Posted: 10/09/2018
          Natural Disasters can cause complete devastation to your business and home. Floods and power outages can cut off water supplies and quickly contaminate food. Protect yourself and others from foodborne illness by following steps to help preserve food and water before, during and after storms. Please click the link below to read all the....

6.5 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled for Salmonella!


Posted: 10/05/2018
  The recalled beef products were shipped nationwide and the outbreak currently involves over 16 states with 57 reported Salmonella illnesses. The recalled products bear establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The investigation is ongoing but JBS Tolleson Inc has been identified as the common supplier.   FSIS is concerned that some of....

Johnston County Hams Recalled Due To Listeria Illnesses


Posted: 10/04/2018
Johnston County Hams Inc (Smithfield) has recalled more than 89,000 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products due to Listeria monocytogenes infections. Pregnant woman are 10 times more likely to get ill from Listeria and can cause serious issues including miscarriages, stillbirths, premature labor and even death in newborns. FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in....

October's Newletters!


Posted: 10/02/2018
Please visit the link(s) below to view October's newletters!  New England Area - Oct Newsletter New Hampshire - Oct Newsletter Ohio - Oct Newsletter Pennsylvania - Oct Newsletter ....

The FDA Seeking Comments Regarding Naming Retailers During Recalls!


Posted: 09/27/2018
The FDA may be implementing a policy change that would mean the release of retailer names and locations that receive recalled food notices so consumers can more easily identify it. The current policy prohibits the release of this informaiton due to “confidential” business relationships. To read the full policy change draft, please visit the site below. https://www.fda....

Grocery Store Shopping SafetyTips!


Posted: 09/24/2018
People tend to get in and out of the grocery store as quickly as possible but this could pose safety risks like cross contamination and food spoilage. Follow these tips to ensure food safety for you and your family! * Clean your shopping cart. Wipe down the child seat, as well as the cart handle, with a disinfecting wipe. *Use....

Help HRFoodSafe Donate to Hurricane Florence Relief !


Posted: 09/21/2018
$20 of every registration will be donated to the American Red Cross to assist with hurricane Florence relief efforts through September 30th. Every donation helps the American Red Cross provide assistance to everyone effected by this disaster.   With over 60 classes every month, it does not get any easier than this to get certified! Let us bring the class....

Home Canning Safety Tips!


Posted: 09/19/2018
Harvest time is here and for many that means canning season.  If canning isn't done properly, your canned harvest could cause Botulism. Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by a toxin that attacks the body’s nerves.  Please visit the link below for safety tips you cant miss to keep you and your family....
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