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Irish Brewer Guinness Recalls Non-Alcoholic Stouts As Safety Precaution

Irish brewer Guinness said Wednesday that it is recalling cans of its recently launched non-alcoholic stout in Britain over contamination concerns. The recall, which the brewer described as “precautionary” and related to a “microbiological contamination,” impacts the British market as …

Ex-Blue Bell Creameries CEO Kruse Again Charged in Deadly Listeria Case

The former president of Blue Bell Creameries has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly trying to cover up a 2015 listeria outbreak linked to the company‘s ice cream that killed three people in Kansas and sickened several others, federal …

20% of Meat Plant Workers Infected with Covid in Large Exporter Brazil, Union Says

One in five workers at Brazil’s meat plants have been infected with coronavirus, according to union estimates. That would make the country home to one of the world’s worst workplace outbreaks. The estimate comes from Nelson Morelli, the president of …

7 States Now Report Illness Linked to Bagged Grocery Store Salad

A recalled bagged salad distributed to a dozen Midwestern states by grocery stores has sickened 122 people in seven states and sent 19 to the hospital, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The salad distributed by Hy-Vee, …

Bagged Salads Linked to Illness in 13 Minnesotans

The Minnesota Department of Health said 13 people in Minnesota have gotten sick with an intestinal illness linked to bagged salads. The Minnesotans ranged in age from 24 to 79 and fell ill between June 1 and 9, the Health …

Texas Creamery Blue Bell to Plead Guilty, Pay $19M over Listeria Outbreak

Texas-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries has agreed to pay $19.35 million and plead guilty to charges that it shipped contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, the U.S. Justice Department said on April 1. Prosecutors also filed …

Chipotle to Pay $25 Million, Implement Safety Plan to End Foodborne Illness Charges

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will pay $25 million to resolve criminal charges related to the company’s foodborne illness outbreaks that sickened more than 1,100 people between 2015 and 2018, according to the Department of Justice. The Newport Beach, California-based company …

A Coronavirus Outbreak Among Farm Workers Would Be Catastrophic: Viewpoint

There is no evidence that Covid-19 has been transmitted by food or food packaging, according to U.S. federal health agencies. How the virus fares among food workers may be a different story. By law, food manufacturers must prevent anyone who …

Cattle Ranchers Worry Despite Having Tech to Track Diseases

Before June 2018, finding cattle that were potentially exposed to diseases was time-consuming and complicated, requiring a patchwork of information from auction houses, feedlots, producers and meatpacking plants. That’s when Kansas spearheaded U.S. CattleTrace, filling a void when it comes …

North Dakota Creamery Recalls 1% Milk Pending State Investigation

Cass-Clay Creamery in North Dakota has recalled 1% milk that may have been contaminated with a sanitizing agent that’s used to sterilize and clean equipment, the state department of agriculture said Friday. The milk being recalled was produced at the …