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Frozen Meat & Poultry Products Recalled For Undeclared Allergens


Posted: 10/29/2018
Red Square Foods Inc. recalled an undetermined amount of frozen meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain eggs, milk, and/or wheat which are not declared on the product label. The recalled products bear establishment number “EST. 18874” or “P-18874” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations....

Several Companies Initiate Recalls For Potential Salmonella and Listeria Contamination!


Posted: 10/22/2018
McCain Foods USA, a national supplier of frozen fruits and vegatables, is recalling all products produced at its Colton, CA facility which affects multiple retailers and manufacturers nationwide for potential Salmonella and Listeria contamination.  National retailers include WalMart, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Hy-Vee, Caito, Ruiz and 7-Eleven which quickly followed with up with recalls for their own....

Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella Outbreak!


Posted: 10/18/2018
As of October 17, 92 people are confirmed infected in a new outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella traced to raw chicken. FSIS is working with the CDC on the outbreak investigation. Leaders in the chicken industry have been contacted regarding steps they can take to reduce Salmonella contamination. It can take several weeks to confirm Salmonella infections after someone develops symptoms....

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 was packaged under....

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 safety steps. Food Safety Tips ....

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 consumers&rsquo....

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....
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