“Although there is no intentional criminal behavior like there was in the Peanut Corporation of America case that sickened several hundred, killing nine, this hefty food safety fine for negligence, should clearly send a message to the restaurant industry,” said Marler Clark attorney, William Marler.

According to a US Attorney press release today, Chipotle Mexican

A limited quantity of Cheese Nips, 11 oz. box, products in the United States are being recalled by Mondelēz Global due to the potential presence of small food-grade yellow plastic pieces. The plastic pieces come from a dough scraper that was incorporated into the production process of a small amount of product.

The company reported

Select varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese are voluntarily being recalled due to the potential presence of pieces of red plastic and metal that may have been introduced during production. Consumption of hard or sharp foreign material could cause injury to teeth, mouth, throat, stomach or intestine tissues if swallowed.

The company discovered the issue when

Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Gentry, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The poultry items were produced from Oct. 21, 2019 through Nov. 4, 2019. This spreadsheet contains a

Kenosha Beef International, a Columbus, Ohio establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The seasoned beef items were produced on various dates from Sept. 20, 2019 to Oct. 4

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