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Safe Turkey Tips

November 21, 2015 by


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


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 […]

2 dead, 341 sick from Salmonella in cucumbers

September 11, 2015 by


by Doug Powell The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports: CDC, multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of SalmonellaPoona infections. 341 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have been reported from 30 states, an increase of 56 cases since the last update on September 4.  […]

What to Do If You Think You’ve Purchased a Recalled Food

July 10, 2015 by


By Marianne Gravely, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA Food Recall! You hear about the latest recall on the news, and you realize that it’s a product you have in your pantry. Or maybe it’s a product that you’ve already purchased and eaten?  Here are some tips. First Things First: Identify […]

Update – 465,483+ pounds of Poultry, Beef and Pork Products Recalled

June 3, 2015 by


The following information has been updated. The various poultry, beef and pork items were produced prior to May 26, 2015. The following additional products are subject to recall: 2,434-lb of “Sliced Jambon.” 1,460-lb of “Sliced Head Cheese.” 1,712-lb of “Sliced Pork Roll.” 58-lb of “Sliced Cured Pork.” 8,033-lb of “Sliced Ham.” 2,796-lb of “Roast Beef.” […]