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USDA offers tips for those impacted by Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018 by

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Florence. The National Hurricane Center expects impacts from Hurricane Florence along the coastal southeastern U.S. into the mid-Atlantic region. According to the National Hurricane Center, flooding, hurricane force winds and […]

But will it be enforced? USDA issues best practices guidance for controlling Listeria in retail deli salads

June 12, 2015 by

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by Doug Powell The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of its updated “Best Practices Guidance for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Retail Delicatessens” and responding to comments received on the guidance that FSIS posted on its Web site and announced in April 2014 in the Federal Register. The best-practices […]

Five Salmonella Outbreaks Food Inspectors Didn’t See Coming

May 18, 2015 by

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Federal inspectors are inside every meat and poultry processing plant in this country. The problem is, their efforts sometimes fail to identify salmonella — a potentially deadly pathogen that sickens more than a million Americans each year, about 200,000 from contaminated poultry. The five cases detailed below offer a window into why. Each example represents […]

3,200+ pounds of Pork products Recalled

January 19, 2015 by

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Food Club Corp. of Key Biscayne, Florida is recalling approximately 3,233 pounds of pork products that were produced in Spain and were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. The following Sociedad Cooperativa Valle de Los Pedroches items are […]

Audit: Some Meat Inspectors Work 75-80 Hours Per Week

August 27, 2013 by

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by Jeryl Bier One inspector averaged 13 hours a day, 365 days a year. If overworked employees are more likely to commit errors, then the consumers who ended up with the meat inspected by one particular Department of Agriculture (USDA) food safety inspector may have cause for concern.  A recent audit found one Food Safety and Inspection […]

Update: 343,000+ pounds of Chilean Chicken with Dioxin Recalled

August 15, 2013 by

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has expanded the amount of product being recalled by the Chilean Ministry of Health. After official notification from the government of Chile of the positive result for dioxin, FSIS instructed importers to hold chicken products, which were presented for re-inspection. FSIS has determined that […]

USDA Targeting Six Additional Strains of E.coli in Raw Beef Trim Starting Monday

May 31, 2012 by

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Action represents another significant food safety measure under the Obama Administration.  WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) next week will begin instituting a zero-tolerance policy for six additional strains of E. coli that are responsible for human illness. Beginning Monday, FSIS will routinely test […]