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Pilgrim’s Pride Recalls Chicken Products Due to Foreign-Matter Contamination

Pilgrim’s Pride, based in Waco, Texas, on April 26 ordered a massive recall of cooked chicken products after consumers and federal meat inspectors found contamination by such foreign material as wood, plastic, rubber and metal. The recent recall of almost …

Proposal for Food Inspection Cuts in Louisiana Raises Health Risk Concerns

More people could be exposed to foodborne illnesses in Louisiana if lawmakers approve a provision in the governor’s 2017 budget proposal which would lead to fewer inspections of the retail food industry, officials said. The Department of Health and Hospitals …

Perdue Foods Issues Recall of Georgia-Made Chicken Nuggets

Georgia says the Gainesville, Ga.-based Perdue Foods is recalling about 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets. A statement from the state agriculture department says the nuggets were made in Georgia and are being recalled because they may include plastic. The products …

Wisconsin High Court: Hormel Must Pay Workers for Time Putting on Uniforms

Hormel Foods Corporation owes hundreds of workers at its Beloit canning plant back wages for the time they spent putting on and taking off required clothing and equipment, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled. The high court ruled in a 4-2 …

Mars Recalls Chocolate Bars Made in Dutch Factory; Plastic Found in Snickers Bar

Mars Inc. has recalled chocolate bars and other products in 55 countries, mainly in Europe, due to choking risk after a piece of plastic was found in a Snickers bar in Germany. All of the recalled products, which include Mars, …

Blue Bell: Ice Cream Safe Despite Potential Concern

Blue Bell Creameries is seeking to reassure customers that its ice cream in safe, even as the Texas company tries to determine whether listeria has again been found at one of its plants. Blue Bell is in in the midst …

Farmers to Feel Heat from Manufacturers Over Food Safety

With food recalls on the rise and the threat to food security growing, food manufacturers are going to want to know more details about farmers’ and ranchers’ food safety and security practices, an agribusiness insurance expert told attendees at the …

Chipotle’s New Procedures Highlight Food Safety in Wake of E. Coli

Perfect food safety is not possible, but Chipotle is trying to get as close to that ideal as they can with new procedures and testing inside and outside their restaurants, the company’s founder and CEO said during a visit earlier …

Blue Bell Ice Cream Returning to More Texas Outlets

Most of Texas will have Blue Bell ice cream this week after months of cleaning production plants and regulatory reviews following listeria contamination. The Brenham-based company on Dec. 14 began returning ice cream to more retail outlets. Sites include Abilene, …

After ‘Deep Cleaning,’ Chipotle Restaurants to Reopen in Seattle, Portland

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is preparing to reopen 43 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest that have been closed for more than a week after an E. coli outbreak sickened dozens of customers. No cause of the outbreak has been found …