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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 …

Celebrity Chefs Flunk Food Safety Test

Celebrity chefs are cooking up poor food safety habits, according to a Kansas State University study. Kansas State University food safety experts Edgar Chambers IV and Curtis Maughan, along with Tennessee State University’s Sandria Godwin, recently published “Food safety behaviors …

Iowa Company Recalls Cookie Dough Sold to Blue Bell, Other Firms

An Iowa company is recalling the cookie dough it sold to Blue Bell Creameries and other food companies because it may be contaminated with listeria bacteria. Dough-maker Aspen Hills notified customers about the recall on Oct. 9, but it wasn’t …

European Food Safety Agency to Release Data on Weedkiller Roundup

Europe’s food safety watchdog will release data from some of the scientific studies it reviewed in its assessment of glyphosate, an ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used herbicide Roundup and subject of a fierce row over possible cancer risk. The European …

132K Pounds of Tyson Chicken Nuggets Sold at Costco Recalled

Tyson Foods Inc. says it’s voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that “hard, white plastic” was found in some nuggets. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said that the 5-pound bags of fully cooked panko chicken …

Listeria Fear Prompts Kellogg’s Eggo Waffle Recall

Battle Creek, Michigan-based Kellogg Co. is recalling about 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria. Listeria can cause serious and even deadly infections. It primarily affects …