July 9, 2020

Romaine Lettuce Labeling Begins In Wake of E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the FDA Commissioner, released a statement saying that romaine lettuce labeling will begin in wake of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least 43 people. Growers are going to start labeling the place of origin on their products to help consumers avoid potentially contaminated lettuce. Before this announcement, government officials told consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce because they did not know where it originated. His statement reads, in part, "Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the FDA continued to investigate the outbreak. Our investigation at this point suggests that romaine lettuce associated with the outbreak comes from areas of California that grow romaine lettuce over the summer months, and that the outbreak appears to be related to “end … [Read more...]

Burger’s Smokehouse Recalls Pulled Pork for Incorrect Label

Burger's Ozark Country Cured of Missouri is recalling about 150 pounds of pulled pork products for misbranding. The items were packaged with the incorrect label. The right label is on the front, but a label for a beef brisket product is on the back. The product is Burger's Smokehouse Signature Sauce Seasoned Pulled Pork with Barbecue Sauce in 1 pound microwaveable tray packages. The product was produced and packaged on January 26, 2016. It has the establishment number "EST. 1161" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The case code is P816W with a use by/freeze by date of August 13, 2016. They were shipped to retail locations in Missouri. If you purchased this product, you can return it to the store where you bought it for a refund. The problem was discovered through a customer who … [Read more...]

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