Latest Food safety News

Simple precautions will keep Thanksgiving dinner safe

Nov. 28, 2019 8:51 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Experts say taking a few simple precautions will help ensure food safety on Thanksgiving. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says holiday cooks should remember to wash their hands properly, keep raw turkey away from other ingredients and make sure the turkey is cooked thoroughly to an...

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

Nov. 27, 2019 12:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby...

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

Nov. 25, 2019 10:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby...

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

Nov. 22, 2019 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not to eat the...

Recall: 86 tons of chicken fried rice; may have plastic bits

Nov. 22, 2019 6:23 PM EST

OAKLAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company is recalling more than 86 tons of chicken fried rice because it may contain bits of plastic. Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. of Oakland, Mississippi, reported the problem after customers complained, according to recall notice Friday from the U.S. Department of...

Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states

Nov. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EST

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms) of salad products that...

Potential listeria contamination leads to apples recall

Oct. 29, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A county health department in Illinois says a Michigan company voluntarily is recalling nearly 2,300 cases of apples due to potential listeria contamination. Kane County health officials say Tuesday that North Bay Produce of Traverse City also is recalling two bulk bins of apples....

Cheesemaker stops making cheese listeria outbreak, recall

Oct. 25, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

WEST PAWLETT, Vt. (AP) — An award-winning Vermont cheesemaker that sold its raw milk cheeses around the country has stopped manufacturing and selling cheese after a listeria outbreak and recall. Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlett announced Thursday that its current funds do not allow it to continue...

USDA recalls sausage patties manufactured in Tennessee

Oct. 21, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

CARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 6,000 pounds of frozen sausage patties manufactured in Tennessee have been recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella. A Food Safety and Inspection Service statement released Friday says the ready-to-eat pork and...

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Oct. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained...