Tag Archives: foodborne illness

September is National Food Safety Education Month!

September is National Food Safety Education Month, which seeks to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education, including proper food handling procedures, and other food safety topics.  While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness -->

RECALL: Kraft American Singles

According to the FDA website, Kraft has recalled its Kraft American Singles because a supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards which could result in premature spoilage. The affected product is limited to four varieties with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and -->

Chicken Recall Affects New York

AdvancePierre Foods of Oklahoma is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products were made with milk and soy and were undeclared on the label. The products subject to recall: 10-pound bulk cases of “Our Down Home Style Chicken Breast Fritters for Chicken Frying” with Lot -->

Microwaving your Meals: Skipping 1 Important Step Can Make You Sick

An outbreak of Salmonella that sickened 44 people highlights the need for consumers to follow all directions when it comes to microwaving food – including letting food stand out after cooking. The outbreak occurred in the summer of 2010. People in 18 states were sickened with a type of bacteria called Salmonella enterica. The outbreak -->

Taylor Farms Inc. Recalls Over 20,000 lbs. of Broccoli Salad Kits

Taylor Farms Inc. is located in both Maryland and Texas. On October 25, 2013 the corporation publicly announced the recall of the broccoli salad kits (Contains Dressing) in suspicion that the dressing is potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The salad kits were shipped to deli markets in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas -->

Imported Spices from Some Countries Carry Salmonella, Insects, Excrement and Hair

According to the FDA, salmonella, insects, excrement, and hair have been found in imported spices from countries such as India and Vietnam. This has caused outbreaks all over the world. Between 2007 and 2010, 12% of some imported spices have been contaminated. The spices were also twice as likely to contain salmonella as any other -->

Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Some Varieties of Kraft And Polly-O String Cheese And String Cheese Twists Due to Premature Spoilage

According to the FDA on October 25, Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of its Kraft & Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 to -->

FDA Food Safety Inspections Suspended During Government Shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, the FDA has suspended its safety inspection program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service will continue manning every meat production facility with full-time inspectors. The bulk of the FDA food inspectors have been deemed non-essential, so will inspect few if any food facilities until Congress and the -->

FDA Airs Plan to Strengthen Rules for Imported Foods

According to the FDA, the agency’s first public meeting on imported food safety rules in taking place in Washington D.C. Approximately 15% of the total U.S. food supply is imported from other countries and many of the recent recalls have raised concern among the public as to whether or not these imported foods are safe. -->

General Mills Voluntarily Recalls its Refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing

General Mills has issued a voluntary Class II recall of a limited quantity of its refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing, according to the FDA. No other flavors have been recalled or any Pillsbury dough products. This product has been recalled due to the possibility of fragments of a broken piece of plastic on the -->