food safety News

1/4 of Texas Listeria Cases not Tracked or Recorded: Report

State health records reviewed following the Blue Bell ice cream listeria outbreak show that a quarter of Texas cases involving the foodborne illness are not recorded or tracked. The Houston Chronicle reported that Texas has never enforced a law that …

XL Catlin Launches 24/7 Product Recall Crisis Network in Asia

XL Catlin announced that its product recall insurance team in Asia has launched ”Response XL Catlin,” a tailored network of expert crisis consultants, which will be supported in the region by global communications company Bell Pottinger. With established networks in …

49,000 Pounds of Pork Sausage Recalled by Michigan Company

A Michigan-based business is recalling about 49,000 pounds of pork sausage products shipped to institutions nationwide that may be contaminated with foreign materials. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall involving Quincy Street Inc. …

Blue Bell Creameries Expands Recall to All of its Products

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has issued a voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. The company “cannot say with …

Washington Farmworker Safety Training Classes at Capacity

Surrounded by brushes, respirators and yellow plastic coveralls, Flor Servin held up a white baby onesie and told a room full of farm workers, in Spanish, they must scrub chemical residue from their protective equipment after work, for the health …

Owner’s Guilty Verdict in Peanut Poisoning Trial Called Warning

Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people’s welfare. More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick …

Salmonella Testing Not Required by Food Safety Law, Georgia Jurors Told

Jurors at the nation’s first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America’s food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of …

Poultry Industry Refutes Consumer Reports, Says Chicken Breasts Safe

U.S. poultry producers have dramatically reduced the presence of harmful bacteria in poultry meat, a trade group said on Friday in defending the food safety record of the industry. “The numbers tell us we’re making tremendous progress,” the National Chicken …

Connecticut Health Department Offers Holiday Food Safety Tips

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reminding people to be careful preparing food for the holidays so they don’t get sick. Tracey Weeks is coordinator of the department’s food protection program. She says one in six Americans will get …

Safe, Happy Halloween From ‘World’s Leading Authority on Poisoned Candy’

I have a second, unpaid job. It’s seasonal. Each year during the last two weeks of October, I field a lot of calls from reporters. You see, I’m the world’s leading authority on poisoned Halloween candy. I acquired this distinction …