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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.

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Industry reaffirms commitment to Salmonella reduction

National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation react to announcement of FSIS Salmonella prevention plans

The National Chicken Council (NCC) and National Turkey Federation (NTF), in separate statements said they look forward to working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in its efforts to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products.


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USDA starts new effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses

Agency initiating key activities in hopes of reaching a 25% reduction of such illnesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is mobilizing a stronger, and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products.


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Butterball recalls ground turkey

Products carrying Farm to Family and Kroger labels may be contaminated with extraneous materials

Butterball is recalling approximately 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.


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FDA needs to embrace technology to improve food safety

A new book urges the FDA to think outside of the body for a safer and healthier future.

A new book, “Fixing Food: An FDA Insider Unravels the Myths and the Solutions,” gives readers a look behind the closed doors of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and discusses how new technologies could improve food safety for consumers.


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OpsSmart wins FDA Food Traceability Challenge

The approach uses blockchain, AI and IoT to create a transparent ledger to record transactions along the supply chain.

An approach that combines blockchain, AI and the IoT to help improve transparency, efficiency and safety across the entire food chain was named one of the 12 winners of the FDA Food Traceability Challenge.


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Erie Meat Products chicken recalled in Canada

The products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Erie Meat Products is recalling Frozen All White Meat Fully Cooked Diced Chicken from the marketplace, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to a notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).


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Poultry giants bring food safety issues to USDA's attention

A union of poultry producers, public health and consumer advocates, scientists, and members of the food industry, recently called for a meeting with the USDA concerning their regulatory approach to food safety.

On September 2, 2021, five issues concerning foodborne pathogens Salmonella and Campylobacter were brought to the attention of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. 


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