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Articles Tagged with ''food safety''

Egg company execs face criminal charges over Salmonella outbreak

May 27, 2014
Two executives of egg producer Quality Egg LLC have been charged with a misdemeanor and the company is facing two counts of felony in relation to a 2010 Salmonella outbreak.
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Michigan company recalls 1.8 million pounds of ground beef due to E. coli contamination

May 21, 2014
Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Co. is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products believed to be contaminated with E. coli.
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FDA orders cheese company to cease operations due to Listeria contamination

May 12, 2014
A U.S. district court judge has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the U.S. FDA and Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company, LLC, after federal inspectors repeatedly asked the company to improve its manufacturing processes to prevent Listeria contamination.
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Suspected foodborne disease sickens more than 100 at Food Safety Summit

May 6, 2014
More than 100 people attending the Food Safety Summit in Maryland last month were sickened by what investigators think may be food poisoning
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USDA awards $24 million in research grants to control food contamination

April 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 35 research projects totaling nearly $24 million have been selected for funding to improve food safety by helping control microbial and chemical contamination in various foods.
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Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

April 23, 2014
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of 96,000 pounds of hot dogs due to mislabeling.
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Foodborne disease affects 4 million Canadians every year

April 14, 2014
Every year one in eight Canadians suffers from a foodborne infection, according to the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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Minnesota company recalls peanut butter, spreads over Listeria concerns

March 28, 2014
Minnesota food manufacturer Parkers Farm Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of a series of products, including cheese, peanut butter, salsa, dips and spreads, over concerns of possible Listeria contamination.
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FDA inspection at cheese processing facility results in suspended registration

March 19, 2014
The U.S. FDA has ordered the suspension of the food facility registration of Delaware food manufacturer Roos Foods, which has been identified as the source of the recent listeria outbreak.
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US Agriculture Secretary: 2015 budget cut in FSIS funding will not affect food safety

March 11, 2014
U.S. food safety will not be compromised by the proposed cuts in funding for inspections of meat and poultry processing facilities planned for next year, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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