Chemical in Food Packaging is Dangerous, Environmental Groups State in FDA Lawsuit

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:06:44 +0000


The Food and Drug Administration approved perchlorate for use in plastic packaging for food in 2005, but a number of environmental and public-health advocacy groups says it’s not safe, especially for infants and young children. In November, seven groups filed a federal lawsuit looking to overturn the FDA’s denial of a petition to ban the... [Read More]

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Managing Change as a Food Safety Professional

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:35:10 +0000


Last month, we shared a high-level overview of what change management is, its significance in the food industry, and why it’s important for food safety professionals to integrate it into food safety management. This post will briefly explain some steps and best practices that can be implemented by food safety leaders. Create an Awareness Before... [Read More]

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Cay Thi Queentrees Food USA Recalls Poultry Products

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:40:46 +0000


Cay Thi Queentrees Food USA of  Garden Grove, Calif., is recalling approximately 43,848 pounds of poultry products that were imported and distributed in the United States without import re-inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. According to the FSIS, he products were also imported from Vietnam,... [Read More]

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Padrino Foods, LLC Recalls Beef Tamales

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:36:54 +0000


Padrino Foods, LLC, of  Irving, Texas, is recalling approximately 1,931 pounds of beef tamales because the products may be misbranded, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). According to the FSIS, the  products are labeled as beef and sirloin tamales but contain pork product inside the package. Learn more... [Read More]

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Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:32:38 +0000


Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. of Gentry, Ark., is recalling approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with  metal, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Read the FSIS announcement to learn more, including the products that are being recalled.

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Rastelli Bros., Inc. Recalls Meat Products

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:26:34 +0000


Rastelli Foods Group based in Swedesboro, N.J. is recalling approximately 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Read the FSIS announcement to learn more, including the products that are being recalled.  

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Beyond Vegan Burgers: Next-Generation Protein Could Come from Air, Methane, Volcanic Springs

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:38:14 +0000


ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It may sound like science fiction, but in a few short years the family dinner table may be laden with steak from a printer and other proteins produced from air, methane or volcanic microbes. With the explosive success of vegan beef and burger substitutes developed by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods,... [Read More]

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CDC: Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Causes One Death

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:07:30 +0000


Nov 1 (Reuters) – A multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to ground beef has caused one death in California and eight hospitalizations, U.S. health officials said on Friday. A total of 10 people in six U.S. states were infected with a strain of the bacteria called Salmonella Dublin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... [Read More]

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As Population Grows, Human Diet Must Cut Down on Meat, Sugar, Salt: Nestlé Exec

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:14:01 +0000


SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Nestle SA, one of the world’s largest food processors, believes population growth will require human diets to adapt, reducing consumption of sugar, salt and meat products, an executive said on Wednesday. “We have 7.5 billion people and the population continues to grow, so there is a need to eat more vegetables, cereals, and... [Read More]

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FDA Releases List of Records Required Under Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:04:47 +0000


Prompted by a series of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks, many tied to imported foods, in 2011 the U.S. Congress signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law. The goal was to develop food safety regulations focused on prevention across the entire supply chain. Although the FDA has used its discretion on what to... [Read More]

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