I got this email yesterday morning:

Bill…I have followed you since the book on Jack in the Box. The National Food Safety Cause needs your help. We need to change “one” word in the 2009 FSMA regulations which will greatly reduce unsuspecting consumers from getting sick or dying because of this oversight. “Retail” to foodservice.

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies (5 pack Mini Chocolate Chip variety) due to the potential presence of visible, blue plastic pieces in the individual packaging pouch. The plastic is not baked into the product since it was introduced during the packaging process; however, consumption

An alert reader asked me why I never posted anything about the multiple Siluriformes recalls by the USDA/FSIS.  I have to admit, I had not connected the dots between Siluriformes and catfish, which admittedly might have garnered a bit more notice.  So, here are the recalls just since the beginning of 2019.  Of note, it

Kent Quality Foods, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 48,681 pounds of ready-to-eat polish sausage with beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of flexible pink rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat polish sausage with beef items were

The problem was discovered after the facility learned that an employee may have cut himself during production.

US Foods, a Birmingham, AL, establishment, is recalling approximately 712 pounds of raw beef and pork products that may be adulterated due to possible product contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced

Industry is recalling certain Pacific oysters from the marketplace due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The following products have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

Processor Product Size Code Harvest Date
Union Bay Seafood Ltd.

Pacific oysters, Mica’s Petite


GHSW, LLC, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,786 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat salads with chicken were produced from Oct. 1,

Bethesda, Maryland—Food safety newsletter, FOCUS, targets critical new food safety challenges in China markets.

Two articles parallel regulatory bottlenecks in e-produce platforms in China and farmers markets in the US. However welcome these marketing innovations, the authors point out critical points of concern which fall within the scope of food safety regulation but to a

Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV). The total number of containers affected