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Study shows most people are spreading dangerous bacteria around the kitchen & don’t even know it

July 2, 2018 by

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Source: USDA PressA new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that when it comes to handwashing before meals, consumers are failing to properly clean their hands 97 percent of the time. Rushed handwashing can lead to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces, resulting in foodborne illness. “As a mother of three young children, […]

Food Safety for Fall Outings

October 7, 2016 by

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Marianne Gravely, MS, Technical Information Specialist, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA The weather has cooled off and the sky seems a little brighter. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family. Whether it’s a trip to the farm to pick apples or pumpkins, a hike, or picnic, you’ll […]

55,608 pounds of Chicken products recalled for Sand and Black Soil

June 20, 2016 by

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GNP Company, Cold Spring, Minnesota is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The chicken products were produced on various dates from June 6 to June 9, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN WINGETTES & DRUMMETTES […]

Before you buy another steak, check for this info on the label

June 9, 2016 by

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by Alison Mango Your beef just got a little safer, thanks to new labeling requirements by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that went into effect this month. The new rules require that mechanically tenderized beef be labeled as such, and include instructions on the packaging for safe preparation. So, what is mechanical tenderizing, exactly? Chances are, in the […]

Pork Products Produced Without Benefit Of Import Inspection Recalled

December 19, 2015 by

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Bonavista Foods Inc., Ovid, N.Y. is recalling approximately 4,338 pounds of cured pork products that 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 cured pork back items were imported on Nov. 17, 2015. The following products are subject […]

Safe Turkey Tips

November 21, 2015 by

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Each November USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline food safety experts answer more than 3,000 inquiries related to the safe handling and preparation of turkeys and other holiday foods. Here is a list of the most popular questions they hear related to the Thanksgiving meal. How long will turkey last in the freezer? Is it safe […]

Ham Products Recalled Produced without Benefit of Inspection

September 17, 2015 by

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Di Stefano Cheese Co., Pomona, California is recalling approximately 1,280 pounds of Parma Boneless Ham produced in Italy that 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 products are subject to recall: [View Labels] 15 lb. cases […]