USDA provides users with new information on food safety recalls with the update on its FoodKeeper app

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today (August 29, 2017) announced new updates to its popular FoodKeeper application that will provide users with new information on food safety recalls. The app has been updated so users can choose to receive automatic notifications when food safety recalls are announced […]

USDA offers food safety this busy fall season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the busy fall season, whether you’re preparing a packed lunch for your child, a weeknight dinner for the family, or a tailgate feast for the whole crew, make sure you prevent foodborne illness by following USDA’s four steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. Clean: […]

USDA offers home cooks tips on food safety

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With spring renewal upon us, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service invites home cooks to gain kitchen confidence by refreshing their perspectives on food safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year approximately 48 million Americans suffer from foodborne […]

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service shares food safety tips for winter storm impacted northeast states

WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a winter storm impacts northeast states, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service shares food safety tips to keep in mind when preparing for a weather emergency. During Snow and Ice Storms: During a snowstorm, do not place perishable food out in the snow. Outside temperatures can vary and food can […]

151 Pounds of Beef Jerky Products Recalled by Dos Hermanos, Inc.

WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dos Hermanos, Inc., a Bedford Park, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 151 pounds of beef jerky products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (March 1, 2017). It is not known when or […]

Product recall: Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods’s beef and chicken chili flavored soup products

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, a Richmond, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 45 pounds of beef and chicken chili flavored soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Feb. 7, 2017). The product(s) contain milk, wheat and […]

USDA offers safe food handling tips this Super Bowl

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — As excitement for this year’s Super Bowl grows, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages consumers to use safe food handling practices at a championship level and avoid becoming one of the estimated 48 million Americans who gets sick from foodborne illnesses each year. The Super Bowl […]

USDA issues updated information on food product labeling and new guidance aimed at reducing food waste

Encourages Industry to use “Best if Used By” on Product Labels WASHINGTON, 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today ( Dec. 14, 2016) issued updated information on food product labeling, including new guidance aimed at reducing food waste through encouraging food manufacturers and […]

MIH Marketing and Sales recalls various meat and poultry products that were stored under insanitary conditions

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — MIH Marketing and Sales, a Beebe, AR. establishment, is recalling approximately 662,049 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were stored under insanitary conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Sept. 10, 2016). The raw chicken breast fillet, chicken thigh, chicken […]

Atherstone Foods recalls chicken wrap products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Atherstone Foods, a Richmond, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 422 pounds of chicken wrap products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Sept. 1, 2016). The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on […]

USDA’s FSIS: WFSP Foods LLC of Decatur, Ala recalls 18,672 pounds of pork and chicken sausage product

WASHINGTON, 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — WFSP Foods LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 18,672 pounds of pork and chicken sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Aug 26, 2016). The products contain milk, a known allergen which is […]

USDA’s FSIS: Sentry Foods of Tucker, Ga recalls 21,570 pounds of frozen chicken

WASHINGTON, 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sentry Foods, a Tucker, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,570  pounds of frozen chicken entrées  that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically glass or hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Aug 25, 2016). The frozen chicken entrée items were […]

USDA issues food safety tips this back-to-school season

WASHINGTON, 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Back to school, back to the books, back in the saddle, or back in the car for those of us shuttling students to and from school. The new school year means its back to packing lunches and after school snacks for students, scouts, athletes, dancers, and all the other […]

USDA updates its FoodKeeper App to include food storage information in Spanish and Portuguese

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that its popular FoodKeeper application has been updated to include food storage information in both Spanish and Portuguese. Now Spanish and Portuguese speakers can use the app to better understand storage recommendations for 400+ items covered by the tool, including […]

USDA’s FSIS: all makers of raw ground beef products required to keep adequate records of the source material

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a new measure that will improve the agency’s ability to determine the source of foodborne illnesses linked to ground beef, stopping foodborne illness outbreaks sooner when they occur.  Based on lessons learned from previous […]

USDA: Unsafe handling and undercooking of your turkey can lead to serious foodborne illness

WASHINGTON, 2015-11-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece—the turkey—is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one. USDA wants consumers to know that a range of resources, from smartphone apps to its 30-year Meat and Poultry Hotline, […]

USDA FSIS: Nation Pizza recalls 59,028 pounds of frozen Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen products due to misbranding

WASHINGTON, 2015-11-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nation Pizza, a Schaumburg, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 59,028 pounds of frozen Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen which is not declared on […]

USDA: Good Food Concepts recalls 12,566 pounds of beef, pork, and poultry products

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Good Food Concepts, a Colorado Springs, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,566 pounds of beef, pork, and poultry products that were produced without a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. These products are also misbranded and contain sodium nitrite, which is not declared on the […]

USDA: 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illness each year; series of PSAs launched to address food safety

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an effort to educate children and their families about the importance of food safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ad Council are joining 20th Century FOX to launch a series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks. The PSAs use footage from the […]

USDA: Aspen Foods recalls 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products

Class I Recall Health Risk: High EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being reissued to expand the July 15, 2015 recall to include additional products. After further analysis, Aspen Foods chose to recall products in an effort to prevent additional illness. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in poundage and distribution area. […]

USDA: Royal Frozen Food recalls frozen beef and pork products not produced under a fully implemented HACCP plan

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Royal Frozen Food, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 230 pounds of frozen beef and pork products that were not produced under a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. A portion of these products are missing the USDA mark of inspection and […]