All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘USDA’

Ground Beef Recall: Children at Risk

According to the USDA, children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk from the recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef. “The very young, the very old, and those with immune systems that have been weakened by cancer, kidney disease, and other illnesses are most at risk and vulnerable to illnesses associated with contaminated …

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Beef Recall Investigation Reveals Company Deception

It’s a case that previously had been known for the sheer volume of the recall—millions of pounds of bad meat, retrieved from thousands of stores across the country. But CNN is now reporting that the case has a far more sinister tone. According to an article by CNN, federal investigators began surveillance on the slaughterhouse owned by Rancho Feeding Corp. …

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Beef Recall: USDA Inspector Had Relationship With Foreman

More details have arisen concerning the beef recall that includes a year’s worth of meat. The recall began in February and since then information has been spilling out on what exactly transpired. The beef was shipped out January 1st, 2013 through January 7th, 2014 and mostly consisted of beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue and veal bones. 35 states …

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USDA Banning All Junk Food In Schools On July 1

Dear lovers of freedom, Say goodbye to your Sour Warheads, your gummy bears, your Wonder Balls, your Big League Chew, and putting Bugles on the end of your fingertips – they’re gone. Well, at least in your public school system. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is tightening the belt of school systems nationwide with their Smart Snacks in School …

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Bacon Prices Rise as Virus Kills Newborn Pigs

Bacon prices are rising as a virus sweeps though the Unites States, killing baby pigs. The Associated Press reported that the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, which has never been seen in the United States, has already killed millions of pigs in twenty seven states. The price of bacon has risen nearly thirteen percent over the past year. Farmers are desperately …

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Hot Pockets Recall: Nestlé USA Recalls Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets

The recent Hot Pockets recall has prompted the removal of various flavors of the product as part of a massive meat recall. On Feb. 18, Nestlé USA issued a press release with details about the voluntary product recall. The multinational food and beverage company stated that the recall was issued for an unspecified number of “Philly Steak” and its “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and …

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Jerky Recall: Utah Company Products Contain Unspecified Allergen

Well, it appears that 2014 is starting off pretty rough for beef. Just when this meat recall epidemic could not get any worst, another company has asked distributors to take their products off of store shelves. This time, however, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is targeting misbranded beef jerky snack products. Utah’s Prime …

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Meat Recall Amounts To a Year’s Worth of Product

Northern California meat producer, Rancho Feeding Corp., is recalling 8.7 million pounds, or what amounts to about a year’s worth, of meat. The affected meat was processed from Jan. 1, 2013, through Jan. 7, 2014, according to the AP. Rancho Feeding Corp. has been under the magnifying glass of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, which determined that the …

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Foster Farms Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

A public health alert was issued on October 7, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) after nearly 300 cases of salmonella were reported in 18 states across the U.S. The products that are noted in the health alert are marked with the USDA inspection numbers P6137, P6137A and P7632, and are produced …

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Horse Slaughterhouse: USDA Opens Path for Horsemeat

Horse—It’s What’s for Dinner. Is this the new trendy food item? Despite the fact that the UK was recently up in arms after it was discovered that some varieties of microwavable meals contained horsemeat, other countries are comfortable with the idea. Chefs in Paris have been putting it back on the menu in recent years. And horse-meat could be on …

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Beef Recall: National Beef Could Contain E. Coli

The National Beef Packing company this week recalled almost 23,000 pounds of ground beef over fears it could be contaminated with E. coli. The Missouri company issued the recall after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service tested a ground beef sample positive for the bacteria. As of Wednesday, there have been no reported illnesses related …

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Higher Food Prices Could Take a Chunk Out of Your Budget by The End of the Year

“Higher food prices” isn’t the sort of headline most people want to read at the moment. Although some areas have noticed an increase in jobs, 8.2% of the population is still unemployed. Not surprisingly, the last thing these individuals want to hear about is the price of food going up. However, with a widespread drought wreaking havoc on crops all …

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