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Washing raw poultry, our science, your choice

August 20, 2019 by

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A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry. “Cooking and mealtime is a special occasion for all of us as we come together with our families and friends,” said Dr. Mindy Brashears, the USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary […]

Meatpacking giant Tyson wants fewer government inspectors. The USDA is listening.

August 14, 2019 by

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by Suzy Khimm Tyson, one of the country’s largest meatpackers, is petitioning the Trump administration to reduce the number of government inspectors at a Kansas beef plant — a proposal that has raised alarms among some consumer and food safety advocates, who fear the changes could jeopardize public health. In the request, Tyson Fresh Meats proposes […]

Approximately 246,500 pounds of Frozen Breakfast Wrap products Recalled

June 14, 2019 by

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Ruiz Foods Products Inc., Denison, Texas, is recalling approximately 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast wrap products containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks The frozen egg, potato, bacon and cheese wrap items were produced on Jan. 17, 2019 and Jan. 18, 2019. The following product is subject […]

Pork industry soon will have more power over meat inspections

April 3, 2019 by

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by Kimberly Kindy A 3-month-old pig sits in a pen in Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) The Trump administration plans to shift much of the power and responsibility for food safety inspections in hog plants to the pork industry as early as May, cutting the number of federal inspectors by about 40 percent and replacing them […]

69,000 pounds of frozen Tyson Chicken Strips Recalled for Metal

March 23, 2019 by

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Sold at Market Basket, Publix, Target, Walmart and Wegmans. Tyson Foods, Inc., Rogers, Arkansas, is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on November 30, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: […]

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 […]