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Sniffing Out Particles, Singling Out Pigs: Food Industry Urged to Embrace Robots, AI

E.coli in beef. Metal shavings in bread crumbs. Contaminated water on vegetables. The food industry has its share of quality control scandals and their insurers have had their share of claims. Some believe food would be a lot safer to …

California Grower Recalling Avocados Over Listeria Fears

A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. The company …

Regulators Wonder If One Farm’s Tainted Milk Is Isolated Case or Broader Problem

For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business. Now state regulators and health experts are investigating whether …

Over 7 Tons of BBQ Beef Recalled by Ohio Company

Federal authorities say an Ohio-based food company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds of pulled barbeque beef products that could be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. agriculture department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that J.T.M. Provisions Co. of Harrison …

European Egg Scandal Widens

The European Union said Friday [July 11] that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries. Millions …

UK Hikes Estimate of Pesticide Contaminated Eggs; No Public Health Risk Expected

The U.K. raised its estimate of eggs contaminated by the unauthorized pesticide fipronil, with the outbreak believed to have affected some products made by major supermarkets. “We have now established that more eggs from affected farms than previously identified came …

European Egg Contamination Is ‘Criminal’: German Agricultural Minister

Germany’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday that the contamination of millions of eggs with a potentially harmful insecticide was “criminal,” as authorities in several European countries continued to investigate the food safety scare. Retailers in several European countries have pulled …

Egg Contamination Leads to Widespread Cull of Hens in Europe

Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu …

Chipotle to Reopen Virginia Restaurant After Norovirus Reports

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said it will reopen a Virginia restaurant on Wednesday, two days after it was closed due to reports that several customers had fallen ill with suspected norovirus. Shares of the restaurant chain tumbled more than 4 …

Hash Brown Recall for Golf Ball Pieces Expands to Wegmans

A food company has recalled Wegmans branded frozen hash browns in six states because they may contain pieces of golf balls that were apparently harvested along with the potatoes. McCain Foods USA expanded an earlier recall to include 28-ounce bags …