June 17, 2024

FDA Report on Economically Motivated Honey Adulteration

The FDA has released a report on economically motivated honey adulteration, finding that about 3% of samples were violative. The sampling assignment was carried out in 2022 and 2023 to test imported honey for economically motivated adulteration (EMA). This adulteration can occur when a valuable ingredient or part of a food is intentionally let out, taken out, or is substituted, or when a substance is added to a food to make it appear better or of greater value. The sampling was designed to identify products that contain undeclared sweeteners that are less expensive than honey, such as cane and corn syrups. The assignment was conducted between April 2022 and July 2023. The agency collected 107 samples of imported honey and found three samples, or about 3%, to be violative. As a … [Read more...]

Imported Foods Most Often Rejected: Seafood, Veggies, and Fruit

The USDA has released a report detailing the foods the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) most often rejects at our nation's ports for problems. They are¬†seafood/fish products, vegetables/vegetable products, and fruit/fruit products. The countries that have the most shipments refused are Mexico, India, and China. Data for this report was analyzed over the years 2005 to 2013 and was compared to data from the years 1998 to 2004.¬†In addition, refusals of spices, flavors, and salts doubled between 1998 to 2004 and 2005 to 2013. The FDA only inspects about 1% of the 60,000,000 tons of food imported into this country every year. Inspectors target certain facilities and firms and certain types of products that have a higher risk for pathogenic bacterial contamination or other type of … [Read more...]

Krave Jerky Recalled as Part of Rancho Feeding Beef Recall

Another product is being recalled because it was processed at the Rancho Feeding Corporation facility in Petaluma, California. That facility processed "diseased and unsound cows" without the benefit of federal inspection. More than 8 million pounds of beef have been recalled so far. No reports of illness have been confirmed, but we don't know what was wrong with the cows in the first place. The recalled product is Krave Jerky's garlic chili pepper beef jerky. It was sold in 3.25 ounce packages. The product was distributed nationwide and has the code "EST 18951" inside the USDA mark of inspection. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Return it to the place of purchase for a refund, or discard it. … [Read more...]

Rancho Feeding Corporation Beef Sold in 35 States and Guam

The USDA released another retail distribution list for the Rancho Feeding Corporation beef that was recalled because it was considered adulterated. Now 35 states and Guam are on the list, which is 220 pages long. The list of recalled products is at the USDA web site. The stores and chains that may have carried the beef with nationwide, state-wide, or area-wide distribution include 7-Eleven, Albertson's, Big Saver Foods, BP, Buy for Less, Chevron, Circle K, Citgo, Conoco, Country Mart, Country Market, Cub Foods, El Rancho, Exxon, Family Dollar, Fiesta Mart, Festival Foods, Food 4 Less, Food Giant, Food Rite, Food Source, Fred Meyer, Fresh Market, HEB, IGA, K-Mart, Kwik Trip, Lowe's, Market Place, Mobil, Pavilions, Piggly Wiggly, Price Chopper, Publix, Ralphs, Rite Aide, Safeway, … [Read more...]

More Rancho Beef Products Recalled for Adulteration

More products have joined the recall of Rancho Feeding Corporation products. That facility processed "diseased and unsound animals" without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the USDA. These products may have been made from meat processed at the Rancho Feeding Corporation facility. The recalled products are Farmer John Jumbo Meat Wieners in 16 ounce packages, and Farmer John Jumbo Beef Franks in 16 ounce packages. They were sold at the Kroger stores Ralphs, Food4Less, and FoodsCo. At Winco, only the Farmer John Beef Franks sold there are recalled; they have a UPC number of 50500-00051 and best by date of 4/8/14 only. Winco has also announced that Tillamook Country Smoker jerky products have been recalled. They are "Beef Formed Jerky" packaged 12 per case, in 11 ounce … [Read more...]

New Update for Stores Selling Recalled Rancho Feeding Beef

A new update for stores that may have sold Rancho Feeding Corporation beef products because they were made from diseased and unsound animals has been issued by the USDA. A complete list of the recalled items can be found at the USDA site. While the recall is considered nationwide, the states on the list include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, and Wyoming. The stores that have nationwide, state wide, or area wide distribution now stands at 23. The stores added to the list include Circle K stores in California, Pavilions in California, Safeway in Arizona, California, and … [Read more...]

Still More Retail Locations for Recalled Rancho Feeding Beef

The USDA has issued more retail locations for stores, food shelves, churches, and other locations that may have received the recalled Rancho Feeding Corporation beef. The new list is 68 pages long, with more than 1600 stores. The list is arranged alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by city. The large nationwide, state-wide, or area-wide chains that sold the beef include Associated Fresh Markets in Utah, Bel Air in California, Food 4 Less in California, Illinois, Indiana, and Nevada, Foodsco in California, Fred Meyer in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state, Fry's Food and Drug in Arizona, Fry's Marketplace in Arizona, and Jay C in Indiana. Other stores include Kroger in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, … [Read more...]

Rancho Feeding Corporation Beef Recall Goes Nationwide

The recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef processed by Rancho Feeding Corporation now covers the entire nation, according to the USDA. The firm processed beef from diseased and unsound animals and did it without any federal inspection. The products are considered adulterated because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human consumption and must be removed from commerce. The products have, unfortunately, been made into other products. Nestles recalled some of their Hot Pockets today and beef jerky in Canada has been recalled. FSIS says that the recalled product was shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments nationwide. The updated retail list is now at more than 1,000 locations. Retail establishments may issue their own recalls. Walmart and Kroger have … [Read more...]

More Retail Locations for Recalled Rancho Feeding Beef Released

The USDA has issued a huge list of more retail locations, food shelves, and other facilities that may have sold or carried the Rancho Feeding Corporation beef that was recalled for being unwholesome. The beef was processed from diseased and unsound animals without the benefit of federal inspection. You can see the long list at the USDA web site; look at it carefully. There are 975 facilities listed in California, two in Alabama, 9 in Florida, 3 in Mississippi, 1 in New Mexico, 2 in Oregon, and 4 in Washington state. Some of the large retailers listed include Walmart, Kroger, T&C Food Mart, Kwik Mart, Circle K, G&G, and Stop N' Save. Other locations include food banks and churches. If you purchased any of the recalled products, which include oxtail, tripe, liver, feet, veal … [Read more...]

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