Garden Grove, CA-based LQNN, Inc. has issued a recall for about 213,192 pounds of chicken, beef and pork products that were produced without the benefit of inspection and misbranded because of the unauthorized use of a USDA mark of inspection, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.
Describing it as an “agonizing decision,” Blue Bell Creameries announced the its first layoffs in 108 years of business, cutting more than one-third of its workforce after the company stopped production and initiated a full recall in April when some of its products were linked to an outbreak of Listeriosis.
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries, which pulled all its products from stores in April, was aware one of its production facilities contained listeria more than two years ago according to recent documents released by FDA.
Tyson Foods, Inc. said it intends to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its US broiler chicken flocks by the end of September 2017 and will strives to do the same for the company’s beef for and turkey operations.
California prosecutors charged Bumble Bee Foods LLC and two employees Monday with willfully violating worker safety rules in relation to the 2012 death of an employee who was cooked to death after being trapped in an industrial oven.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a rapid detection assay for Salmonella that can be used in poultry processing plants, reducing testing cost and time compared to some current methods, according to USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation which funded the research.