Pet Food Company Issues Second Recall In Year
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Food & BeverageApril 1, 2021

Pet Food Company Issues Second Recall In Year

A prior recall in 2021 that led to the death of at least 110 dogs stemming from microbial contamination led to the voluntary recall from the same company of 10 brands of cat and dog food. This newest recall due to possible salmonella contamination has not yet resulted in any known cases of pets becoming ill. 

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Food & BeverageMarch 3, 2021

The Future of Food Traceability

While food items have packaging consisting of lot codes, QR codes, and barcodes all those numbers and data are about to get a whole lot more important as the FDA begins finalizing the traceability aspect of the Food Safety Modernization Act new rules. 

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Food & BeverageFebruary 15, 2021

What’s in Store for the Future of Food Safety

While recalls were down in 2020 due to multiple factors including less regulatory insight and increased sanitation in facilities. However, the FDA “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” blueprint has some increased regulation on the horizon to help further food safety for consumers. 

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Food & BeverageJanuary 12, 2021

Recalled Pet Food Source of Over 70 Deaths

Missouri Department of Agriculture recently tested  multiple samples of a popular dog and cat food mix to find a high level of aflatoxin. There are currently deaths of over 70 pets and more than 80 additional reported ill due to ingesting affected food.

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Food & BeverageSeptember 23, 2020

Traceability of Foods Added to FSMA by FDA

The FDA has proposed a new rule outlining end-to-end traceability for food across the industry. With the increasing complexity of the food supply chain globally, traceability is key in improving food safety.

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Food & BeverageAugust 26, 2020

Dog Food Source Latest Salmonella Potential Outbreak

Recent Salmonella outbreaks have recently been issued for onion and peaches and now is crossing into the world of canines. Sunshine Mills, Inc., out of an abundance of caution, is recalling lot codes of 3 pound and 13.5 pound bags.

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Food & BeverageAugust 11, 2020

Citrus Recalled at Wegmans in Six States

Oranges, bulk lemons, and a variety of items that utilize fresh lemons in store are on the recall list due to potential Listeria contamination. Stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and New York are among those affected by the recall.

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Food & BeverageJune 29, 2020

Possible Rubber Contamination Found in Chicken Nuggets

About 60,000 pounds of Pilgrims Pride chicken nuggets have been recalled due to the presence of a rubber material. The affected batch are 4 pound bags of chicken nuggets with “best by” dates of May 6th 2021 and were distributed to four states including Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Texas with no reported cases of adverse reactions so far.

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Food & BeverageJune 16, 2020

Possible E. coli Contamination Found in Ground Beef

The USDA is issuing a nationwide recall of over 40 thousand pounds of ground beef being sold at Walmart stores due to a possible E. coli contamination. The ground beef originated from Lakeside Refrigerated Services in New Jersey and is being sold under the brand name Thomas Farms and Marketside Butcher.

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Food & BeverageMay 28, 2020

COVID-19 Affecting the Food & Beverage Industry

While COVID-19 has no foodborne risks associated with it, the virus that has caused a worldwide pandemic is affecting the food and beverage industry in many other ways. Despite a drop in recalls in the United States during this time, the virus may be at the epicenter of triggering future recalls.

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