February 19th, 2013
12:30 AM ET
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Nestle is suspending deliveries of all its products that include beef from a German supplier because "traces of horse DNA" were found in the meat, the Swiss-based food giant said on its website Monday.

Nestle also is recalling two chilled pasta products, Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini, from store shelves in Italy and Spain, the news release said. A lasagna product sold to French catering businesses will also be recalled.
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USDA announces plan to protect consumers from unsafe meat products
December 7th, 2012
07:15 PM ET
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today that 60 days from now producers will for the first time be required to hold shipments of non-intact raw beef and all ready-to-eat products containing meat and poultry until they pass the agency's testing for adulterants that are known to cause food-borne illnesses such as E. coli, salmonella and listeria.

USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen said in a statement, "This new policy will reduce food-borne illnesses and the number of recalls by preventing contaminated products from reaching consumers."
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December 3rd, 2012
03:00 PM ET
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Aliya's Food Limited, a Canadian exporter of Indian food products, announced Monday that it has issued a recall of 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products on fears of listeria contamination.

Following suit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a public alert because affected products were imported to the United States and sold at the Trader Joe's chain of grocery stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C.

The tainted products are: "12.5 oz boxes of "Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice" with product code "2012-10-31" and lot code "30512."
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Seem like foodborne illness is on the rise? It is, by 44 percent
October 24th, 2012
11:00 AM ET
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Despite sweeping reform of food safety laws intended to make what we eat less dangerous, the number of Americans falling ill or dying from contaminated food has increased 44% in the past two years alone, according to a report released Wednesday.

Tainted cantaloupe, unsafe mangoes, meat and the recent peanut butter recall - which so far has infected 25 people, mostly children, in 19 states - has left consumers struggling to keep up with the dizzying list of ever-changing toxic edibles.
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Multi-state beef recall tied to potential E. coli contamination
October 23rd, 2012
12:15 AM ET
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The United States Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that 2,310 pounds of ground beef products from Utah and 4,100 pounds of ground beef products from Hawaii are being recalled on fears that they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
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Recall round-up: lettuce, beef and peanut butter (oh my!)
September 24th, 2012
04:45 PM ET
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Food recalls are coming in fast and furious and it's often hard to keep track. This is the first in a series of recall round-ups in which we'll share the most up-to-date information on the foods you should be scrutinizing right now.

Peanut butter

Sunland, Inc., the manufacturer of Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter which was recalled last week due to possible salmonella contamination, has expanded the recall to include all of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012.
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29,339 pounds of ground beef recalled on salmonella fears
July 23rd, 2012
04:00 PM ET
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The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Sunday evening that Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation is issuing an immediate recall of approximately 29,339 pounds of ground beef on fears that it may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.

According to a news release by the agency, the FSIS was made aware of the potential contamination during the course of an ongoing investigation of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis involving 33 patients from seven states.
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Pureed pork recalled, may contain small chunks of metal
September 27th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
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Do you dine on swine? Are you a dork for pork? You might want to hold off on pigging out.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today that a Pennsylvania firm has recalled approximately 5,550 pounds of pureed pork products that may contain foreign materials. The problem was brought to light after two consumers reported finding small metal fragments in meat purchased in 4.5-lb. boxes of Imperial Sysco "Puree Shaped Meats Country Style Pork and Binder Product."
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Staph seen in nearly half of U.S. meat
April 15th, 2011
10:00 AM ET
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Almost half of the meat and poultry sold at U.S. supermarkets and grocery stores contains a type of bacteria that is potentially harmful to humans, a new study estimates.

Researchers tested 136 packages of chicken, turkey, pork, and ground beef purchased at 26 grocery stores in five cities around the country, and found that 47 percent contained Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a common cause of infection in people.
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