food safety

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions Spreads to 43 States and Canada

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions Spreads to 43 States and Canada

Nearly 900 people across the U.S. and Canada have been sickened by salmonella linked to onions distributed by Thomson International, the The New York Times reported. The outbreak reached 43 states and 7 provinces in Canada by the end of Sunday, forcing major retailers, including Trader Joe’s, Giant Eagle and Publix, to remove onions from […]

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    USDA Is Removing Safeguards on Food While Everyone Else Is Fighting a Pandemic

    USDA Is Removing Safeguards on Food While Everyone Else Is Fighting a Pandemic

    By Tony Corbo As the world focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on public health, the Trump Administration has been busy behind the scenes doubling down on its campaign to deregulate Big Ag. At the same time, it is not providing safeguards to food production workers and government inspectors who are being […]

    Enoki Mushrooms Recalled Over Deadly Listeria Outbreak in 17 States

    Enoki Mushrooms Recalled Over Deadly Listeria Outbreak in 17 States

    The new coronavirus isn’t the only public health threat facing the U.S. right now. A listeria outbreak linked to enoki mushrooms has killed four people in 17 states and sent 30 to the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday. “Until we learn more about the source and distribution of the […]

    Trump’s Plan to Privatize Pork Inspections Called ‘a Recipe for Disaster’ as Consumer Safety Groups Sue USDA

    Trump’s Plan to Privatize Pork Inspections Called ‘a Recipe for Disaster’ as Consumer Safety Groups Sue USDA

    By Eoin Higgins A lawsuit filed Monday against President Donald Trump’s loosening of regulations in pork inspection plants aims to stop the rules from taking effect to protect consumers from illness and death. Under the new regulations put forth by the Trump administration, federal inspectors are no longer responsible for examining the animals before and […]

    Packaged Hard-Boiled Eggs Linked to 7 Listeria Infections, Including 1 Death

    Packaged Hard-Boiled Eggs Linked to 7 Listeria Infections, Including 1 Death

    A deadly listeria outbreak has been linked to certain hard-boiled eggs sold in stores and restaurants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Wednesday evening. “CDC is concerned that bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, are contaminated with Listeria and have made people sick,” the agency warned. OUTBREAK […]

    New Trump Admin Hog Slaughtering Rule ‘Will Result in the Fox Guarding the Henhouse’

    New Trump Admin Hog Slaughtering Rule ‘Will Result in the Fox Guarding the Henhouse’

    Trump‘s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized a new hog slaughtering rule Tuesday that environmental and food safety advocates warn could harm animals, plant workers and public health, Reuters reported. The new rule will end limits on how fast slaughterhouses can kill pigs. It will also shift responsibility for removing defective meat during the slaughtering […]

    Hot Dog, Hamburger Buns Recalled Over Possible Plastic Contamination

    Hot Dog, Hamburger Buns Recalled Over Possible Plastic Contamination

    If you’re aiming for a plastic-free cookout this summer, you might have to check in an unexpected place: your hamburger or hot dog buns. Georgia-based Flowers Foods is recalling buns and other bakery products sold at major retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Dollar General and Target because they might be contaminated with small pieces of […]

    Trader Joe’s Veggies Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

    Trader Joe’s Veggies Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

    Packaged vegetables, including some sold under the Trader Joe’s brand, were recalled due to possible Listeria contamination, CNN reported Tuesday. The recall was issued by the company Growers Express and also impacts the Green Giant and Signature Farms brands. Affected products include butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls. RECALL ALERT: Some packages of butternut […]