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The latest food safety news and announcements covering poultry, egg products, pork and animal feed recalls. Food is recalled when the discovery of an organism in a product may make an animal or human sick, a potential allergen is discovered, or if a product is mislabeled and allergens do not appear on the label. Register for free to access premium content.



VIDEO: Employee education opportunity in egg quality, food safety

A new virtual educational opportunity, Shell Egg Academy, is designed to be a hands-on experience that offers insight on egg quality and food safety for egg farmers and employees.
A new virtual educational opportunity is designed to be a hands-on experience that offers insight on egg quality and food safety for egg farmers and employees.
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Plainville ground turkey subject of FSIS health alert

Agency is concerned products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. 

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5 key elements of a mature food safety culture

The differences between a culture that is mature and one that is not can be stark, says Alchemy’s Laura Dunn Nelson

In order for your poultry plant’s food safety culture to be effective, or what Alchemy Vice President of Food Safety Laura Dunn Nelson refers to as mature, focus needs to be placed on five key elements.

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MG Foods expands Listeria-related turkey product recall

Three turkey wrap products from North Carolina company are also recalled
MG Foods, which earlier recalled a variety of turkey sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, is now expanding that recall to include three turkey wrap products over the same concerns.
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Turkey sandwiches recalled over Listeria concerns

Recalled products were sold in vending machines and at Charlotte Douglas Airport
MG Foods of Charlotte, North Carolina, is recalling a variety of turkey sandwiches due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
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Avian influenza H5N8: Poultry meat remains safe to eat

International Poultry Council stresses safety of poultry meat as human cases of H5N8 are reported
In the wake of news reports that seven workers at a poultry farm in Russia are the first humans to be infected with the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, the International Poultry Council believes it is important to reassure consumers that poultry meat is safe to eat.
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FDA: Future of food safety traceability is digital

Blockchain and other new technologies can help the supply chain running smoothly, even in times of crisis.
Emerging digital technologies will improve the traceability and transparency of the supply chain, creating a better food safety culture in the U.S., Frank Yiannis, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy Response, said.
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Can electrostatic technology reduce microbial load?

The novel approach charges liquids to apply an even coating on surfaces.
The use of electrostatic technology to apply paracetic acid (PAA) on whole muscle cuts was effective as an antimicrobial intervention, according to research presented during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) Marketplace.
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Foreign material contamination about procedures, not people

Human errors can occur that cause contamination situations, but it is important to make sure workers are given clear communication on what their duties are, and have the skills needed to perform those duties
When a foreign material contamination situation occurs at a meat or poultry processing plant, it is often the result of a piece of equipment malfunctioning.
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