Category: Food & Beverage

Parnell brothers are also asking for ‘compassionate release’

Food Safety News has learned that brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell are quietly working for “compassionate release” under the First Step Act, which is a Trump-era prison reform that has seen thousands released from federal prisons. The Parnells were convicted in a jury trial in 2014 for multiple federal felonies

Re-inspection issue forces recall of 150 tons of corned beed from Australia

A California company is recalling almost 300,000 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef that was imported and distributed in the United States without the benefit of import re-inspection, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Milky Way International Trading Corp., doing business as MW Polar of Norwalk, CA,

Listeria concern prompts nationwide recall of taco dip trays, platters, etc.

J&J Distributing of St. Paul, MN, is recalling multiple products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products include taco trays, platters and dips, layered dips and sandwiches. The company reports distributing the products to retailers across the country, according to its recall notice posted posted by the Food and

Mainly children sick in Swedish Salmonella outbreak

Swedish health officials are investigating a national outbreak of Salmonella that has affected a dozen people. Twelve Salmonella enteritidis cases have been linked by whole genome sequencing (WGS). Eight of the patients are children younger than 10. The patients live in 10 different regions of the country. The same number

Foodborne outbreak illnesses, deaths increase in Europe

The number of people getting sick and dying in foodborne outbreaks in Europe went up in 2019, based on figures from the annual report on zoonoses. Salmonella was behind the majority of outbreaks followed by norovirus, according to data published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre

Dozens report illnesses after eating at Arby’s restaurant

Since Feb. 15, at least 40 people have reported becoming ill after eating at an Arby’s restaurant in Springfield, IL. Health officials are investigating and an inspection on Feb. 25 still showed a food temperature violation. Officials have not yet found the cause of the illnesses. The Sangamon County restaurant

Study looks at USA outbreaks of foodborne Salmonella Enteritidis from 1990-2015

A Michigan team of researchers has published “Outbreaks of Foodborne Salmonella Enteritidis in The United States 1990-2015: Epidemiologic and Spatial-temporal Trends Analyses” in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. The 37-page report is posted in the Journal’s February issue. Results, according to the abstract, “found that egg-based dishes were the

More soft cheeses added to concerns linked to Listeria outbreak

Federal officials have broadened a warning about soft cheese linked to a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. The warning now includes all cheese sold under the brand name El Abuelito. “Out of an abundance of caution, and due to the severity of Listeria infection, the FDA is expanding its warning to include

Dueling inspection systems produce another round of competing data

For the past quarter-century, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has run two options for inspecting hogs. The HACCP-based Inspection Model Project or HIMP evolved into the New Swine   Inspection System or NSIS pilot in 2014. And HIMP, or NSIS,  have grown up alongside traditional hog inspection protocols used for decades. The

Produce checks largely compliant in Czech Republic

Only 10 of almost 800 samples taken during food safety inspections were non-compliant, according to results published by the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic. From August to October 2017, the Regional Hygiene Stations (KHS) carried out the targeted checks to verify the safety of food. The Ministry of

Ineligible French company sent pork pâté to U.S.; nationwide recall now underway

AH Company International Distribution Inc. of a Garden Grove, CA, is recalling 30,000 pounds of pork pâté products that were imported from an ineligible establishment and distributed in the United States without the benefit of import re-inspection. The following heat-treated shelf stable pork pâté items are subject to recall, according

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