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Posted on February 12, 2014

Glove Usage Only One Of Many Food Safety Precautions

Restaurant and bar owners in Los Angeles and the entirety of California are abuzz over a new rule requiring anyone who handles food to put on gloves during preparation.  The measure became state law this year in a bid to reduce customers’ exposure to foodborne illness.  Bartenders are included within the ruling due to...
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Posted on February 12, 2014

Diseased Livestock-Related Recall Sparks Questions About Production

Earlier this week, we brought you word of a sizable recall of meat that could have come from livestock that was ill.  The products derived from these diseased animals reportedly were shipped out without even going through an inspection by the Food Safety and Inspection Service.  That one-two punch was sufficient to prompt a...
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Posted on February 12, 2014

Beef Jerky Recalled By Prime Snax Over Undeclared Soy Risk

Beef jerky is being recalled by the Salt Lake City, Utah-based Prime Snax Incorporated because of a potential undeclared allergen risk posed to consumers.  A whopping 90,000 pounds of product under various brands are being recalled from across the country.  The recall affects assorted flavors of jerky under the Southwest Trail, Desert Star, Kettle...
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Posted on February 11, 2014

Infused Rice Recalled By Mars Over Foodborne Illness Concerns

Various flavors of Infused Rice products under the Uncle Ben’s brand are being recalled by Mars Foodservices because they have the potential to make the persons who consume the products ill.  Reports have already come in to the Food and Drug Administration and Mars relating instances where rash and flushing happened to those who...
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Posted on February 10, 2014

Millions Of Pound Of Meat Recalled By Petaluma Firm Over Illness Risk

Millions of pounds of meat are being recalled by the Petaluma, California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation because the various products could have been produced using meat from unsound or diseased livestock.  A whopping 8,742,700 pounds of meat are impacted, including such products as Beef Lips, Beef Cheeks, Veal Bones, Sweet Breads, and more.  These products...
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Posted on February 6, 2014

Cat And Dog Foods Recalled By Pro-Pet Over Salmonella Threat

Various types of cat and dog foods are being recalled by the St. Marys, Ohio-based Pro-Pet because of the potential Salmonella threat they could pose to pets and their owners alike.  The recall affects dry products with a Best By date of May 5 or 6 that hail from Lot Number 096 13 SM...
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