Topics :: food safety

Calif. Company Recalls 8.7 Million Pounds of Meat

Monday Feb 10, 2014
A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, federal officials said Saturday.

Cali Company Recalls 8.7M Pounds of Meat

Sunday Feb 9, 2014
A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection

"Meth" in Your Soda?

By Candic Choi | Saturday Jan 25, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration says there’s no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure. The agency will review new data on the safety of 4-methylimidazole.

Wal-Mart Eyes Legal Action Over Donkey Meat Recall

Friday Jan 3, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it’s considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.

FDA Takes Steps to Phase out Antibiotics in Meat

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Friday Dec 13, 2013
Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.

California Company Recalls Prepackaged Salad, Sandwich

Wednesday Nov 13, 2013
More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by California company Glass Onion Catering are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli.

Reser’s Expands Recall of Packaged Salads

Wednesday Oct 30, 2013
Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. has voluntarily expanded a recall of packaged salads from its factory in Topeka, Kan., because the products distributed nationwide and in Canada may be contaminated with listeria, which can cause serious illness.

Chicken Pinpointed as Cause Salmonella Outbreak

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
A public health alert was issued for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California as some 278 people have fallen ill since strains of Salmonella Heidelberg.

FDA Receives 89 Reports of Illness From Yogurt

Thursday Sep 12, 2013
At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported.

Health Risks Higher From Packaged Greens

By Davit Pitt | Friday Aug 2, 2013
The outbreak of a stomach bug two states have linked to bagged salad came as little surprise to food safety experts, who say the process of harvesting, washing and packaging leafy greens provides numerous opportunities for contamination.