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Alabama Company Recalls Sausages Contaminated with Metal Bits

An Alabama company has recalled tons of hot sausages because they may be contaminated with bits of metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recall notice says it has not had any reports of injury from the R.L. Zeigler Co. sausages, …

Class Action Suit Filed Against S. Africa’s Tiger Brands After Deadly Listeria Outbreak

A class action lawsuit was filed on Thursday [March 29] against South Africa’s Tiger Brands, after one of the company’s food factories was linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since early 2017, the lawyer running the …

S. Africa Class Action Planned Against Food Producer Tiger Brands After Listeria Outbreak

A human rights lawyer plans to launch a class action lawsuit against South African food producer Tiger Brands on behalf of the families of people who died and those affected by the worst listeria outbreak in history. South Africa’s health …

FDA Told to Speed Up Food Recalls

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is too slow to order companies to recall tainted foods, leaving people at risk of illness and death, a government watchdog said in a review of the agency’s food safety program. The Department of …

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 …

Farmers to Feel Heat from Manufacturers Over Food Safety

With food recalls on the rise and the threat to food security growing, food manufacturers are going to want to know more details about farmers’ and ranchers’ food safety and security practices, an agribusiness insurance expert told attendees at the …

How Genome Sequencing Is Transforming Food Safety

Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases. Previously, samples from sick patients were sent …