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Important Food Safety & Recalls

Please find these and other important Food Safety news at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/.  Please feel free to pass along to others.

RECALLS 

09/10/2019

Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef and Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary, an Ankeny, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 6,233 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

09/05/2019

BCI Foods Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Soup Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

CI Foods, Inc., a Quebec, Canada firm and importer of record, is recalling approximately 3,304 pounds of meat and poultry soup products that were not presented for import re-inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

08/31/2019

American Beef Packers, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products Deemed Unfit for Human Consumptioncoli O103 Contamination

American Beef Packers, Inc., a Chino, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 24,428 pounds of raw beef products that are deemed unfit for human consumption, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

08/30/2019

Heatherfield Foods Inc. Recalls Pork Sausage Products Due to MisbrandingE. coli O103 Contamination

Heatherfield Foods, Inc., an Ontario, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,380 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product has a gluten free claim represented on the front of the label; however, the product contains gluten in the form of wheat. Wheat, which is an allergen, is also listed in the product’s list of ingredients.

08/28/2019

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc., a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,913 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains pecans (tree nut), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

08/24/2019

Olympia Meats Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork Sausage Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Olympia Meats, a Portland, Ore., establishment is recalling approximately 198 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains pistachios (tree nuts), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

08/20/2019

Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Fully Cooked Poultry Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

ip Top Poultry, Inc., a Rockmart, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

08/15/2019

Tyson Foods, Inc. Recalls Weaver Brand Ready-To-Eat Chicken Patty Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

08/09/2019

Taylor Farms Illinois Inc. Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Processing Defect

Taylor Farms Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 342 pounds of breaded chicken products due to a processing defect that may have led to undercooking of products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

08/06/2019

Top Taste Food Warehouse Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Top Taste Food Warehouse, a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of pork and chicken dumpling product because they were produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of USDA inspection and used the mark of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.


FOOD SAFETY TIPS

Tackling a buffet at your game day gathering? Practice these game rules and keep the runs on the field. Make sure your game day gathering is memorable for all the right reasons! Follow these six tips to avoid food poisoning:

  1. Keep it clean.

  2. Cook it well.

    3. Keep it safe.

    • If preparing food in advance, divide cooked food into shallow containersexternal icon and store in a refrigerator or freezer until the party begins. This encourages rapid, even cooling.

    • Keep hot foods at 140°F or warmer. Use chafing dishes, slow cookers, and warming trays to keep food hot on the buffet table.

    • Keep cold foods, like salsa and guacamole, at 40°F or colder. Use small service trays or nest serving dishes in bowls of ice.

    • Getting takeout or delivery? pdf icon[PDF – 228 KB]external icon Make sure to keep hot foods hot, and cold foods cold.

      • Divide large pots of food, such as soups or stews, and large cuts of meats, such as roasts or whole poultry, into small quantities for refrigeration to allow them to cool quickly and minimize time in the temperature “danger zone” between 40°F and 140°F.

    4. Watch the time.

    • Follow recommended cooking and standing timesexternal icon.

      • “Cold spots”—areas that are not completely cooked—can harbor germs.

      • Always follow directions for the “standing time”— the extra minutes food should rest to finish cooking.

    • Track the time that food stays on the buffet.

      • Throw away any perishable foods that have been out at room temperature for two hours or more.

    5. Avoid mix-ups.

    • Separateexternal icon raw meats from ready-to-eat foods like veggies when preparing, serving, or storing foods.

      • Make sure to use separate cutting boards, plates, and knives for produce and for raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs.

    • Offer guests serving utensils and small plates to discourage them from eating directly from the bowls with dips and salsa.

    6. Store and reheat leftovers the right way.

    • Divide leftovers into smaller portions or pieces, place in shallow containers, and refrigerate or freeze.

    • Refrigerate leftover foods at 40°F or below as soon as possible and within two hours of preparation. It’s OK to put hot foods directly into the refrigerator.

    • Refrigerateexternal icon leftovers for three to four days at most. Freezeexternal icon leftovers if you won’t be eating them soon.

    • Reheat leftovers to at least 165°F before serving. This includes leftovers warmed up in the microwave.

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