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Hot dogs recalled for extraneous material, bone

More of a summertime favorite has been recalled. Approximately 7.2 million pounds of hot dogs were recalled last weekend by Marathon Enterprises, Inc., based in Bronx, New York. The recall was prompted by customer complaints about finding extraneous material – specifically bone fragments – in the product, according to Food Safety News. The Food Safety Inspection Service’s Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (CCMS), which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), began receiving complaints on July 10. The CCMS has received at least one report of “a minor oral injury from eating one of the bone-bearing products.” Consumers concerned ... Read More

More than 22K Pounds of Beef Recalled for E. coli concern

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Creation Gardens Inc. is recalling 22,832 pounds of raw ground beef and beef primal cut products due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Louisville, Kentucky-based wholesale food distributor delivers produce, gourmet food items and meat, including the meat subject to the recall, to restaurants and food service locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The beef products were produced May 31 to June 2 and include the establishment number “EST. 7914” inside the USDA mark of inspection. On June 5, plant management notified USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel of two test ... Read More

Cauldron Soups Recalls Uninspected Products

Approximately 5,163 pounds of beef broth products manufactured by Cauldron Soups, LLC, doing business as Cauldron Broths, were not checked by federal inspectors and have been recalled, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Bellingham, Washington-based company produced and packaged the beef bone broth products between Dec. 21, 2016, and May 22, 2017. The packages include the establishment number “EST. 45953” and were shipped to retail locations across Washington as well as a distributor who conducts internet sales direct to consumer nationwide. The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel when it found a ... Read More

Frozen pizza recall linked to potential Listeria monocytogenes; sold only by Walmart stores

RBR Meat Company Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), is recalling more than 21,000 pounds of frozen pizzas after learning they might be “adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.” RBR’s Marketside Supreme Frozen Pizzas were sold at select Walmart locations in a 50.6-oz. box comprising of single shrink-wrapped 16-inch pizzas. The recalled pizza’s label should read “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with its lot code being 20547. The pizzas were shipped to Walmart distribution centers in Washington, Utah, Nevada and California. According to the USDA, the frozen pizza recall qualifies as a Class ... Read More

Hot dog recall announced due to listeria contamination risk

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Bar-S Foods is in the process of recalling more than 370,000 pounds of various ready-to-eat chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The hot dog recall encompasses approximately 373,000 pounds Bar-S Foods products. Produced from July 10 through July 13, the recalled chicken and pork products were sold with establishment No. “ESP. P-81A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The following Bar-S food products are included in this hot dog recall: 16-ounce/1-pound packages of “Bar-S Classic Bun Length Franks ... Read More

More than 1,000 lbs. of uninspected poultry affected by Wegmans chicken recall

Popular grocery chain Wegmans Food Markets discovered more than 1,000 pounds of its poultry have not been properly inspected by federal officials prior to going on sale. As a result, four types of Wegmans packaged chicken products are now under recall. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the following Wegmans vacuum-sealed chicken products are affected by this recall: Wegmans Italian Flavored Chicken Breast Cutlet with a use-by date of Jan. 24, in approximately one-pound packages Wegmans Brown Sugar Barbecue Seasoned Chicken Breast Cutlet with a use-by date of Jan. 15, in approximately one-pound packages Wegmans Garlic & Fennel Whole Chicken ... Read More

Huisken Meat Company announces recall of Sam’s Choice beef patties due to possible “extraneous wood materials”

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspective Service (FSIS), almost 90,000 pounds of Huisken Meat Company beef products could be contaminated with “extraneous wood materials.” The wood material was discovered during the production stage and originated with an incoming ingredient. As a result Huisken has ordered a recall on the affected product, which was distributed nationwide. The only Huisken Meat Company item believed to be impacted by the beef recall is the Sam’s Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion products manufactured from Nov. 19, 2015, through Dec. 9, 2015. The products were sold in individual two-pound boxes, ... Read More

Tyson ‘Anytizer’ chicken wings recalled after consumer complaints of “off odor”

A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced more than 52,000 odd-smelling chicken wings are now under recall by Tyson Foods Inc. CBS News reports the food giant discovered the problem through its own consumers, who claimed the fully cooked buffalo style chicken had an “off odor,” and also reported experiencing “mild illness associated with consumption.” “Consumers who contacted the company indicated the product had an off odor,” Tyson Foods said in a recent statement about the recall announcement. “The product does not meet Tyson Foods quality standards.” The Tyson recall specifically targets its ... Read More

Ground beef recall announced by All American Meats due to discovery of deadly E. coli bacteria

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a ground beef recall affecting almost 170,000 pounds of beef has been announced following the discovery of the most dangerous type of E.coli – O157:H7. This strain of E. coli belongs to a group of bacteria that produce a toxin called Shiga toxin, known for causing dehydration, bloody diarrhea, kidney failure and even death. The ground beef recall includes All American Meats products produced on Oct. 16, 2015, with establishment number “EST. 20420” within the USDA mark of inspection. The following items are included in this ... Read More

Sanderson Farms poultry recall announced following discovery of metal shavings

More than 500,000 pounds of raw poultry products are now under recall by Sanderson Farms after the company learned the products could contain metal shavings. The metal fragments were discovered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), prompting Sanderson Farms to initiate the poultry recall upon linking the metal shavings to a failing ice machine used during processing. In an effort to help protect lives put at risk by the poultry recall, the USDA opted to classify the risk as “Class 1,” indicating that “this is a health hazard situation where there is a ... Read More