Posts Tagged ‘food safety’

Grocer recalls apple juice for possible ‘patulin’

by MBJ Staff Published: April 15,2013

Tags: apple juice, consumer safety, drink, food, food recall, food safety, grocer, grocery store, product recall

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie is voluntarily recalling 64 fluid ounce Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice. The product is being recalled as a precaution because it could have levels of “patulin” that exceed FDA limits. Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice consumption. Patulin is a mycotoxin, […] [...]

Catfish group ‘stunned’ by report from GAO, White House

INDIANOLA — Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) are disputing a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Obama Administration that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) catfish inspections are a “duplicative program” and should be eliminated. “Catfish Farmers of America is stunned by the misinformation recently distributed by the GAO and White House […] [...]

Meat packer recalls product, could be contaminated

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2013

Tags: bacteria, cafe, deli, food, food safety, food-bourne illness, meat, meat packer, product recall, public health, restaurant

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A Louisiana meat-packing company has recalled 20,166 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted cooked roast beef deli meat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, La., is recalling the meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Food contaminated with the bacterium can cause […] [...]

Sentencing rescheduled for man in Russian poultry case

GULFPORT — A plea hearing has been rescheduled for a man indicted in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. set a new plea date of May 20 for Terry White. White is one of three men indicted […] [...]

Guilty plea expected in trial over exported Russian chicken

by Associated Press Published: April 2,2013

Tags: case, Chicken, crime, excporter, export, exporting, food, food safety, international market, law, legal, plea, poultry, trial

PASCAGOULA — Court records say a man is expected to plead guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The April 2012 indictment says Gerald Miller, Patrick McLain and Terry White arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade agreement with […] [...]

Local teen’s petition changes how PepsiCo makes Gatorade

by Associated Press Published: March 14,2013

Tags: drink, food, food safety, Internet, online, petition, pink slime, sports drink

HATTIESBURG — When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient. “I was like, ‘Whoa,’” said Sarah Kavanagh, a 16-year-old from […] [...]

Indiana farm linked to salmonella-tainted melons

OWENSVILLE, Ind. — A southwestern Indiana cantaloupe farm is the source of at least some of the salmonella responsible for an outbreak that sickened people in 21 states and killed two Kentucky residents, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday. Salmonella collected from Chamberlain Farms in Owensville, Ind., matches the “DNA fingerprint” of the salmonella […] [...]

Johnsonville recalls sausage; may contain pieces of glove

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Sheboygan Falls, Wis.-based Johnsonville Sausage is recalling some packages of turkey sausage with cheddar cheese because the product may include pieces of glove. The company is recalling select 13.5-ounce vacuum packages of Johnsonville “Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese” with a “Best By” date of Aug. 20, 2012, and the establishment number “EST. […] [...]

Catfish Institute: FDA refusals of imported fish soaring in 2012

by MBJ Staff Published: August 15,2012

Tags: agriculture, aquaculture, catfish, farm, farmer, farming, federal agency, fish, food, food inspection, food safety, import, pond

JACKSON — Citing banned drugs and “unsafe additives,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused more shipments of imported catfish during the first half of 2012 than for all of 2011, according to The Catfish Institute. An analysis of FDA data by The Catfish Institute found 25 catfish import refusals during January 2012 through […] [...]

Processors ‘condemn’ U.S. companies for allegedly mislabeling shrimp

BILOXI — The American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) has released a statement regarding reports that two U.S. companies have been packaging and selling shrimp as domestic-raised when the shrimp were actually imported. The ASPA said news media recently reported several plea agreements regarding alleged Lacey Act violations involving an Illinois wholesale company and a Louisiana […] [...]

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