Category Archives: unsafe-food

Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Fully Cooked Poultry Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Tip Top Poultry, Inc., a Rockmart, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Source: Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Fully Cooked Poultry Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Simplysmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood.

Source: Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Simplysmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

JBS Tolleson, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2018 – JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,093,271 pounds of non-intact raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Source: JBS Tolleson, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination

FSIS recalls beef, ham in Salmonella, Listeria outbreaks | CIDRAP

Today the FSIS said JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Ariz., is recalling about 6.5 million pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport. This includes ground beef, chuck, and burgers sold through several retailers, including Walmart, Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, and Showcase.

Source: FSIS recalls beef, ham in Salmonella, Listeria outbreaks | CIDRAP

Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Source: Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Trump Administration Proposes to Uproot Ag ResearchNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The most recent reorganization attempt by the Trump Administration would dramatically impact USDA’s agricultural research centers by moving them outside of the nation’s capital.

Source: Trump Administration Proposes to Uproot Ag ResearchNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests | World news | The Guardian Major Oops!

The chlorine washing of food, the controversial “cleaning” technique used by many US poultry producers who want access to the British market post-Brexit, does not remove contaminants, a new study has found. The investigation, by a team of microbiologists from Southampton University and published in the US journal mBio, found that bacilli such as listeria and salmonella remain completely active after chlorine washing. The process merely makes it impossible to culture them in the lab, giving the false impression that the chlorine washing has been effective. Apart from a few voluntary codes, the American poultry industry is unregulated compared with that in the EU, allowing for flocks to be kept in far greater densities and leading to a much higher incidence of infection. While chicken farmers in the EU manage contamination through higher welfare standards, smaller flock densities and inoculation, chlorine washing is routinely used in the US right at the end of the process, after slaughter, to clean carcasses. This latest study indicates it simply doesn’t work.

Source: Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests | World news | The Guardian

US Salmonella papaya outbreak more than doubles | CIDRAP

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers to avoid all Caribena brand Maradol papayas. The FDA took this step after Texas-based Grande Produce, which distributes the brand, issued a limited recall on the fruit.According to the latest CDC update, the FDA has also identified Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche papaya farm in Mexico as a likely source of the outbreak. The agency is working to identify other brands of papayas that may have originated from Carica de Campeche and facilitate recalls.The FDA tested other papayas imported from Mexico and isolated, in addition to the two outbreak strains, Salmonella Agona, Salmonella Gaminara, and Salmonella Senftenberg.Maradol papayas are large, oval fruits that weigh 3 or more pounds and have green skin that turns yellow when ripe and salmon-colored flesh. The CDC recommends avoiding and discarding all Maradol papayas at this time.

Source: US Salmonella papaya outbreak more than doubles | CIDRAP

House Panel Lifts Ban on Slaughtering Horses for Meat – They wanna kill wild horses for horse sandwiches in Poland and Russia?

A House panel has voted to lift a ban on slaughtering horses at meat processing plants.The move by the House Appropriations Committee would reverse a horse slaughter ban that was contained in a huge catchall spending bill signed into law by President Trump in early May.A move to renew the slaughter ban, pushed by California Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard, was defeated by a 27-25 vote.The Horse slaughter ban has mostly been in force for more than a decade. The ban is enforced by blocking the Agriculture Department from providing inspectors at meat plants that slaughter horses and is in place through Sept. 30.

Source: House Panel Lifts Ban on Slaughtering Horses for Meat