The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a public health alert that fully cooked summer sausage produced by Trimble, Mo.-based Paradise Locker Meats, might be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic.
The latest reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) bring the current total number of affected birds in the United States well above the estimated record of 50 million birds from the wave in 2015.
With the closure of self-serve hot and cold food bars early in the pandemic, supermarkets and other retailers pivoted their foodservice programs to safely serve food and meet the needs of their customers.
Mechanical deli slicers commonly used in retail and foodservice establishments to slice meats, cheeses and produce may become difficult or impossible to adequately clean and sanitize after a period of use.
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.’s Amarillo, Texas, beef processing plant announced on Nov. 16, the recall of 93,687 lbs of raw ground beef suspected of being contaminated with foreign material, which was reported to be “reflective, mirror-like material,” said the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Not since 2015 has an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) impacted the commercial poultry industry to such a degree that turkey prices have soared to all-time highs and egg prices have broken record highs three times with a potential to achieve a fourth record before yearend.
Following the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) declaration of Salmonella as an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products, the National Chicken Council delivered its public comments to the agency.
The Age of COVID has driven home the importance of properly cleaning and sanitizing equipment used in the production of foods sold in grocery perimeter departments. At the same time, however, labor shortages have made it harder to find qualified workers to perform those tasks.