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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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Food & BeverageMay 12, 2020

Food Recalls At An All Time Low

The low number of food recalls should be something to celebrate, however amid the pandemic the limited recalls isn’t due to safer food but for lack of inspections. 

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Food & BeverageDecember 17, 2019

Ashton Potter Named Top 25 Technology Solutions

CIO Applications named Ashton Potter one of its 2019 Top 25 Technology Solutions Providers in Food and Beverage, indicating the power of our ProLinc® product security and traceability solution.

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Food & BeverageNovember 19, 2019

Kraft Heinz Company Issues Voluntary Recall

Select varieties of cottage cheese manufactured by the popular Kraft Heinz company is being recalled due to potential foreign matter introduced during production. Approximately 9,500 cases of the Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese have been recalled after six consumer complaints. 

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Food & BeverageAugust 29, 2019

Well Known Kitchen Appliances Part of Latest Recall

Over 26,000 glass cooktops from Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir are being recalled due to elements turning on by themselves posing burn and fire hazards. Touch control cooktops are also included in the recall. Model and serial numbers have been provided to consumers and how to determine if their model is affected. 

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Food & BeverageJuly 7, 2019

Blockchain: Food for Thought

The modern consumer is looking for as much information as they can get. Especially in the food and beverage industry as increasingly health-conscious customers want to know everything they can about their food. 20% of the top-1- global grocers are anticipated to be using blockchain by the year 2025. Traceability isn’t simply a solution for the customer’s pressing concerns but also impacts the industry as a whole as it relates to product recall and marketing the ability to provide data from farm-to-fork. 

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Food & BeverageJune 3, 2019

31,703 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Chicken Recalled

Purdue Foods announced a recall of 31,703 pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken products due to potential contamination with animal bones. The problem, only discovered after the Food Safety and Inspection Service received consumer complaints, accentuates the need to uphold quality standards across production lines and trace individual product lots even after the final sale.

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Food & BeverageMay 8, 2019

Food Recalls Decrease in 2019 as a Result of Government Shutdown

Recent reports document that FDA food recalls declined 36.5% in the first quarter of 2019, marking their lowest point since 2015. The decrease, however, was not due to improved supply chain practices, but rather the government shut down that impacted inspection practices—accentuating a continued need to monitor and improve food supply chains.

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