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Arkansas’ Tyson Foods Installs Video, Bird Welfare Checks in Poultry Operations

Tyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds — not in response to previous “gotcha” moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a …

Wisconsin Norovirus Outbreak Caused by Contaminated Food

Heath officials have determined the source of a norovirus that sickened dozens of people attending a festival at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds last month. Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman Jennifer Miller tells the Leader-Telegram the gastroenteritis outbreak at …

Arkansas’ Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 2.5M Pounds of Chicken Products

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken due to an unlabeled allergen. The company, based in Springdale, Arkansas, says the recall was made after it was notified June 6 by a supplier that the bread …

Dole Settles Suits Over Salad-Related Listeria Outbreak

Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio. The Springfield News-Sun reports settlement terms weren’t disclosed by the company or …

Ready-to-Eat Ham Products Made in Tennessee Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Memphis meat packer has recalled some ready-to-eat ham products due to possible bacterial contamination. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release Tuesday that the recall includes ready-to-eat hickory …

466 Tons of Breaded Chicken Product Recalled by Oklahoma Company

An Oklahoma food company is recalling more than 466 tons of breaded chicken because of possible metal in the food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said OK Food Inc. is recalling 933,272 pounds of the food shipped nationwide that was …

Fatal Allergic Reaction Leads to Suit Against Louisiana Doughnut Shop

A Georgia man is suing a Louisiana doughnut shop over claims that his father died of an allergic reaction after eating an apple fritter. The son’s attorneys on filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dynasty Donuts LLC, a Lafayette company …

Judge: ABC Must Face Defamation Trial over ‘Pink Slime’ Reports

A South Dakota state judge has ordered ABC Broadcasting to face a potential $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it damaged Beef Products Inc. by referring in a series of reports to a meat product it sold as “pink slime.” Judge …

Wisconsin-Based Sargento Expands Cheese Recall, Cuts Ties With Supplier

Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc., is expanding a voluntary recall of some cheeses due to a possible bacterial contamination. The company recalled some cheeses Feb. 10, but expanded the recall on Feb. 17 to include products produced on the same line. …

Mississippi Fast Food Worker Accused of Serving Contaminated Food

Police in Columbus, Miss., have launched a criminal investigation into whether a fast-food worker intentionally served contaminated food. The Commercial Dispatch reports that a Tupelo resident who may have received contaminated food contacted Police Chief John Lewis. The state Health …