It seems we can’t go a week anymore without seeing another scary food recall on the news. Last week it was hummus and 1.8 million pounds of beef. This week’s food recall is walnuts…not one recall, not two, but three walnut recalls.
Ag-gag, organic standards, and GMO labeling debates rage through this week’s food news cycle. Meanwhile Tyson recalls contaminated chicken nuggets (mmm, plastic!), and the media erupts with glee over an Australian study they say indicts vegetarianism: does it really? Don’t miss the drama — find the week’s hottest food news here!
I’ll give it to you straight: this week’s food news isn’t for the faint of heart! Food recalls, food insecurity, corporate SNAP exploitation, and 3-D food printing loom large on the week’s newsfeed. But there’s good news too: Hawaii’s surfers are getting up to some nifty non-GMO activism, and Samuel L. Jackson gives vegan eating (yet another) hefty celebrity boost. So don’t be afraid: read on, for the worst and best news this week in the world of food!
Annie’s Homegrown, Inc., a brand many of us know for their tasty organic and natural convenience foods, has issued a recall for their rising crust frozen pizzas.
After finding multiple instances of salmonella contamination and unsafe food handling practices at Sunland’s nut processing plant, the FDA has shut them down.
Once the source of the salmonella contaminated cantaloupe was announced, that was the end of it, right? Not quite. The FDA didn’t announce the source of the salmonella; they only said where the cantaloupe originated. Yeah, that sounds tricky.
Wednesday evening, the FDA named the farm associated with the salmonella outbreak in cantaloupe. The cantaloupe was grown at Chamberlain Farms of Owensville, Indiana.
The southwest Indiana farm that is the source of the salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe remains unidentified. Health officials traced the salmonella to the source by the middle of last week, but have declined to release the name of the farm.
Two people have died and at least 150 people have fallen ill in a multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to cantaloupe. The salmonella was traced to a farm in southwest Indiana, but health officials have declined to name the farm. The second cantaloupe recall of 2012 will be coming soon.
The entire season’s worth of honeydew melons and cantaloupes grown and processed by Burch Farms has been recalled after the FDA found listeria on both a honeydew and a cantaloupe. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Reichel Foods is recalling nearly 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible listeria contamination. The ready-to-eat meat and poultry products were included in Armour Active Packs.
580 cases of cantaloupe from a farm in North Carolina were recalled after testing found listeria on a cantaloupe.
Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall for 29,339 pounds of ground beef due to possible salmonella contamination. The salmonella contamination was found during a USDA investigation into a multi-state outbreak of salmonella poisoning.