Posts Tagged ‘food safety’

MDAC takes Korean oysters off shelves following FDA ruling

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) has placed off sale several packages of frozen Korean oysters, because the product was from an unapproved source and considered to be adulterated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MDAC’s consumer protection inspectors found the product this morning at small, Asian retail […] [...]

MSU scientist takes exception to media reports of ‘pink slime’

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University meat scientist is describing recent media reports as irresponsible journalism that casts a shadow over established practices that he contends make certain ground beef products healthier and safer. >> Finely textured beef the fault of the media? MSU researcher cannot be serious … Byron Williams, assistant Extension and research professor […] [...]

Cochran questions Vilsack on progress of imported catfish inspections

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) yesterday again stressed to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack the importance to U.S. food safety and the economy of implementing a program to more thoroughly inspect imported catfish. Cochran addressed the issue at Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY2013 budget request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). […] [...]

Beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

by Associated Press Published: December 19,2011

Tags: beef, cattle, food, food safety, health, healthcare, product recall, public health, ranchers, ranches, recall

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A Nebraska meatpacker has recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed in 16 states after a test confirmed the presence of E. coli, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The products were shipped to institutions and distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North […] [...]

Undeclared allergen prompts See’s Candies recall

by MBJ Staff Published: December 13,2011

Tags: allergens, allergies, food, food safety, health, healthcare, product recall, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — See’s Candies Inc. is recalling one code of eight-ounce Almond Clusters, because they may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The total number of boxes produced that may contain peanuts is 3,600. […] [...]

Mars Food recalls Uncle Ben’s product

by MBJ Staff Published: December 12,2011

Tags: allergies, food, food safety, health, manufacturing, product recall, recall

Mars Food U.S. has issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This product was distributed […] [...]

Farmers’ deadline extended in Bayer CropScience settlement

by Associated Press Published: October 25,2011

Tags: agriculture, exports, farmers, farms, food, food safety, genetically modified products, lawsuit, rice, sales

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Rice farmers have nearly a month to file for part of a $750-million settlement to claims they lost money because Bayer CropScience mistakenly sold genetically modified seed in the United States. The original deadline was Oct. 10, but Bayer extended it to Nov. 21, attorney Don Downing of St. Louis — one […] [...]

Winn-Dixie issues recall of chocolate drink

by MBJ Staff Published: August 18,2011

Tags: food safety, grocers, grocery stores, public health, recall

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is voluntarily recalling “Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink” from its in-store dairy departments because the product may be mislabeled and may contain the undeclared allergen of wheat. Individuals sensitive to wheat protein can suffer a moderate-acute allergic reaction. Sold in the dairy department of Winn-Dixie and SaveRite stores, the […] [...]

Stores yank beef due to possible E. coli contamination

by Associated Press Published: August 15,2011

Tags: agriculture, beef, food, food safety, gorcers, gorcery stores, public health, recall, retail

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — At least three major grocery store chains have recalled some of their ground beef packages because they could be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Kroger Co. announced the recalls mainly in the southeastern U.S. and said they stem from problems at the National Beef […] [...]

Catfish industry touts comments on inspections

by For the MBJ Published: July 1,2011

Tags: aquaculture, catfish, federal government, food, food safety, imports, public safety

WASHINGTON — Public comments and evidence submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture overwhelmingly support broad inspection and regulation of all commercial catfish species imported or grown for sale to consumers in the United States, according to the USDA website. Of the 280 comments posted on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) official […] [...]

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