Pork slaughter rules give companies more food safety tasks
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place...
UK worries Brexit could bring ‘chlorinated chicken’ from US
NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom?
The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely...
Woman dies in Spain as listeria-in-pork outbreak sickens 114
MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110...
Purdue lands $10M grant for new food safety laboratory
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University has landed a $10 million federal grant to jump-start a new laboratory devoted to improving food safety in developing nations.
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Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say a North Carolina-based food processor is recalling more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage which may be contaminated...
China suspends imports from Canadian pork company
BEIJING (AP) — China will halt imports from a Canadian company after food safety issues were detected in one batch of pork, the Xinhua state news agency reported Tuesday, a move likely to fuel...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city may be filled with food trucks, but only some are licensed to serve.
News outlets say just seven of at least 30 food trucks are legally allowed to...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about...
Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal contamination are increasingly guarded about...
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The federal government says a meat company in Georgia has recalled tons of ground beef for possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food safety inspectors in New York state failed to take action in response to hundreds of serious health code violations, according to a state audit published...
Emails show FDA worry after romaine outbreaks
NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry's water testing...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground turkey products nationwide Thursday as Wisconsin health officials...
BRUSSELS (AP) — An EU high court says that the European Food Safety Authority should not have refused the public access to studies on the possible harmful effect of the weed killer glyphosate on...
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified the store owners that the...
Houston seafood company recalls more than 50 tons of catfish
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-based seafood company is recalling more than 50 tons (45 metric tons) of wild-caught catfish because the products were produced, packed and distributed without federal...
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Johnsonville recalls ground pork over possible contamination
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnsonville LLC has recalled more than 48,000 pounds (21,800 kilograms) of raw ground frozen pork patties that may be contaminated with materials including black rubber.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Friday by the company based in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
Alabama company recalls hot sausages due to metal bits
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama company has recalled tons of hot sausages because they may be contaminated with bits of metal.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's recall notice says it has not had any reports of injury from the R.L. Zeigler Co. sausages, which were shipped nationwide from Selma, Alabama.
Conference planned for enterprising Connecticut farmers
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Enterprising Connecticut farmers are going back to school.
The Department of Agriculture is holding the Connecticut Farm-to-School Conference — a day of training sessions, panel discussions and networking — on Jan. 22 at the Hartford Sheraton South in Rocky Hill.
Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella.
Oklahoma health board approves marijuana edibles rules
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will soon consider food safety rules on marijuana edibles, which advocates say should help bring clarity to the cannabis-infused food market.
The Oklahoma Board of Health voted Tuesday to send the rules to Fallin for approval, The Oklahoman reported .
More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears
NEW YORK (AP) — An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said Tuesday.
Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety
NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations.
Notre Dame won’t sign pact to do own food safety inspections
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has opted not to sign an agreement that would have allowed it to do its own food safety inspections.
The St. Joseph County Health Department had signed off on an agreement with Notre Dame in August that would have allowed for the university's inspection reports to be confidential.
Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices amid a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey, with Thanksgiving approaching.
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Some 7-Eleven Bistro salads recalled by manufacturer
DALLAS (AP) — The maker of ready-to-eat salads sold through 7-Eleven convenience stores is recalling some of the salads because of possible salmonella and listeria threats.
Arizona company recalls beef that’s sickened 57 people in US
TOLLESON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona company voluntarily recalled more than 6.5 million pounds (2.9 kilograms) of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials announced Thursday.
Judge: NOAA can’t regulate fish farming under fisheries law
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in New Orleans has thrown out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's rules for fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the agency lacked authority to make them.
Chipotle to retrain workers after Ohio illnesses
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it will retrain all restaurant employees on food safety procedures after Ohio heath officials said tests tied to one store came back positive for an illness that occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures.
The company had closed the Powell, Ohio, store last month for cleaning when it became aware of reported illnesses. That store reopened the next day, and health officials were awaiting tests to determine the source.
Minnesota family sues Hy-Vee over pasta salad illness
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Hy-Vee Inc. The suit alleges a woman, her daughter and her grandson became ill after eating pasta salad bought at a Hy-Vee store in Winona, Minnesota. The lawsuit says the mother and daughter required a doctor's care.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have issued a public health alert about more than two dozen beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products as a precaution due to possible parasite contamination.
The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the products, distributed by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods may be contaminated with cyclospora. The parasite causes intestinal illness.
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Timothy D. Lytton, Georgia State University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $450,000 to Tennessee State University for food safety research.
The university said in a news release that its College of Agriculture will use the grant to continue research and outreach projects on antimicrobial resistance. The release said the funds will help establish stewardship programs for operators of small- and medium-sized ranches.
For the period ending April 18. To file a complaint call the state Environment Department at 827-1840.
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CAFE MIMOSA, 513 Camino de los Marquez. Approved for permit.
CHICK-FIL-A, 2400 Cerrillos Road. Approved for permit.
TUMBLE ROOT BREWERY, 2791 Agua Fria. Approved for permit.
JENN’S DINER, VARIOUS LOCATIONS. No violations.
LONCHERIA EL COMPA, various locations. Cited for tong in hand sink, salsa improperly stored.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chicken salad made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores in the Midwest sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in Iowa from salmonella contamination, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Ohio company recalls more than 7 tons of BBQ beef
HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say an Ohio-based food company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds (6,000 kilograms) of pulled barbequed beef products that could be contaminated with rubber.
PHOENIX (AP) — This year's Easter eggs may already be hard-boiled, dyed and laid in a basket, but Arizona buyers might wind up with a batch that's a little less fresh next year.
A southern Minnesota food manufacturer is recalling more than 96,000 pounds of canned chicken sold at Sams Club locations nationwide after hard plastic was found in some of its containers, federal food safety inspectors announced Wednesday.
Mankato-based Tony Downs Food Co. processes and packages private labels for various grocery and retail stores. The batch containing bits of plastic were packaged at its Madelia, Minn., plant under the Members Mark brand, which is Sams Clubs private label.
MADELIA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota food company is recalling 48 tons of canned chicken products that may be contaminated with hard plastic.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday that Tony Downs Food Co. of Madelia issued the recall.
Turkey sausage products recalled due to misbranding, undeclared allergens
A Lancaster County business is recalling nearly 2,000 pounds of turkey sausage products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday.
The products from Sensenig Turkey Farm in Lititz contain wheat and soy, known allergens which were not declared on the product label.
The raw breakfast sausage items were made between Sept. 25 and Feb. 26.
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company is recalling around 35 tons (31.75 metric tons) of catfish products that might have been tainted by a compound that poses a public health concern.
Federal food safety agency recalls Fareway chicken salad
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government issued a recall of chicken salad made by an Iowa processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores which has now sickened more than 100 people in five states and prompted lawsuits in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota.
Michigan State University program helps Latino fruit growers
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University will use a $600,000 grant to help Latino fruit growers in the state.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources says many Latino farmers are making the transition from working on industrial farms to cultivating their own land. But cultural, regulatory and educational hurdles can hinder them.
Fareway chicken salad public health alert issued in 5 states
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores in five Midwest states has been pulled from stores and consumers are advised to throw it away after it made people sick in Iowa.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Wednesday issued a public health alert about the Fareway Chicken Salad sold in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Chipotle looks to fast-food chain Taco Bell for next CEO
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle, hoping to rebuild its business after a series of food safety scares, has named an executive from fast-food chain Taco Bell as its next CEO.
Brian Niccol, chief executive at Taco Bell chain for three years, will start at Chipotle next month. He'll be tasked with helping turn around the burrito chain, which has long positioned itself as a step up from fast food.
Animal protection, environment groups oppose new pork rules
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Labor, public health, environment and animal protection organizations are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reject plans to change the way hogs are slaughtered and processed for meat.
Thirty-five organizations, including Compassion Over Killing, Friends of the Earth and Waterkeeper Alliance, asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday to reject the rules proposed last month.