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FSIS revised Lm directive

By Dennis R. Johnson
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On Jan. 10, 2014, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released its updated Directive 10,240.4, Rev. 3, entitled: “Verification Activities for the Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) Regulation and the Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Sampling Program.”
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Reser’s Fine Foods recall expands again

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Reser’s Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kan. establishment, is expanding its recall of chicken, ham and beef products to include all products produced between Oct. 10 and Oct. 25, 2013.
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Does your deli product add risk at retail?

By Jolyda O. Swaim, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC
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On May 22, 2013, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a joint public meeting
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Arkansas company recalls sausage products

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Hot Springs Packing Co. Inc. is recalling approximately 6,120 pounds of chicken polish sausage and chicken breakfast link products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
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Properties of natural and organic 'naturally cured' meats

By Joe Sebranek, Iowa State University and Gary Sullivan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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A somewhat unusual aspect to "cured" natural and organic processed meats is that nitrate and nitrite cannot be added as ingredients, because "preservatives" are not permitted in natural and organic foods. This has resulted in alternative meat-curing processes that utilize natural sources of nitrate, typically celery juice concentrate or powder. 


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New, improved Lm sampling program arrives

By Dennis R. Johnson
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On Dec. 19, 2012, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued Notice 73-12 implementing changes in the agency’s two robust Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) sampling programs.
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FSIS issues public health alert for imported frozen "Butter Chicken With Basmati Rice" meals

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FSIS is alerting the public of a recall being conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Aliya's Foods Limited for approximately 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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Refocused attention on Listeria control

By Brett T. Schwemer
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This summer, the focus of FSIS’ attention has clearly been on the control of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli and Salmonella in certain raw meat or poultry products.
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Canadian processor recalls bacon on Listeria fears

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Aliments Prince, S.E.C., an establishment from Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 380,000 pounds of diced bacon products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
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Pilgrim’s Pride recalls 7,000 additional pounds of chicken products

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Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a Mount Pleasant, Texas, establishment, is expanding its recall of ready-to-eat chicken products by an additional 7,072 pounds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


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