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Health alert issued for chicken pilaf products sold at Trader Joe’s due to presence of small rocks

WASHINGTON—The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert due to concerns of a frozen ready-to-eat chicken pilaf product that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically rocks. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because the product …


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Public health alert issued for ready-to-eat charcuterie products due to possible Salmonella contamination

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about Salmonella illnesses. Officials say the contamination may be associated with ready-to-eat (RTE) charcuterie meat products in Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler and Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta. The Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta …


TGI Fridays boneless chicken bites recalled due to possible presence of plastic pieces

WASHINGTON—Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 26,550 pounds of TGI Fridays boneless chicken bites products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear, hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The boneless chicken bites items were produced on Oct. 3, 2023. The following products are subject to recall …

Garland Ventures recalls ready-to-eat chicken fried rice products due to possible Listeria contamination

WASHINGTON—Garland Ventures is recalling approximately 13,842 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken fried rice products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced. The RTE chicken fried rice product was produced on November 10, 2023. The following product is subject to recall [view labels (PDF)]: 12-oz. trays containing Freshness Guaranteed …

Tyson Foods recalls chicken patty products due to possible presence of metal pieces

WASHINGTON—Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 29,819 pounds of fully cooked, breaded, shaped chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal pieces, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced. The frozen chicken patties were produced on September 5, 2023. The following product is subject to recall [view labels(PDF)]: 29-oz. Plastic bag packages …

MSDE awards over $4 million for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

BALTIMORE, MD—More Maryland students will have access to fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day through a $4.7 million federal grant program. The Maryland State Department of Education is distributing funds to 213 elementary schools statewide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, up from 196 participating schools during the 2022-23 academic year. The program …

Don Miguel Foods recalls frozen burrito products due to possible Listeria contamination

WASHINGTON—Don Miguel Foods is recalling approximately 10,642 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat carne asada burrito products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced. The frozen RTE carne asada burrito items were produced on September 27, 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels (PDF)]: 7-oz. individual wax …

Over 58,000 pounds of ground beef products recalled due to possible E. Coli risk

WASHINGTON—American Foods Group, LLC, doing business as Green Bay Dressed Beef, LCC, is recalling approximately 58,281 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The raw, ground beef items were produced on Aug. 14, 2023. The following products are …