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After 4 More Illnesses, General Mills Expands Flour Recall

General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced July 25 covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on …

Oklahoma Company Recalls Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs over Listeria Fear

More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made by an Oklahoma company are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Alstus, Oklahoma-based Bar-S Foods is recalling five chicken and pork products …

Louisiana Company Recalls 21,500 Pounds of Catfish Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a north Louisiana business is recalling more than 21,500 pounds of catfish products for hotels, restaurants and other institutions in six states. The recall by Haring Catfish Inc. of Wisner involves products that USDA …

Arkansas Company Recalls 5,850 Pounds of Chicken Products

Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods says it’s recalling 5,850 pounds of frozen chicken products that may have been breaded with flour contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Simmons says the frozen, uncooked chicken tenderloins were produced on Jan. 25 and sold in …

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 …