February 2010

Johnny’s Fine Foods of Tacoma, Wash., Johnny’s Fine Foods is recalling French Dip Powdered Au Jus in 6 oz. bottles and French Dip Powdered Au Jus in 1.1 oz. foil packets, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Johnny’s French Dip Powdered Au Jus is distributed nationwide and is sold in retail

Bryan Gentry of the Lynchburg News & Advance covered a recent hearing of the Bankruptcy Court overseeing the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) bankruptcy. Mr. Gentry noted that “[m]ore than a year after a nationwide salmonella outbreak, victims and surviving relatives have not received any money in insurance policies held by [PCA] that a bankruptcy

Food Safety News (FSN) has been up and running for six months now.  I am very proud of our DC, Denver and Seattle offices.  We have also grown from three full time people to four, plus several interns and freelance writers spread across the country.  We are also working to get more coverage internationally.


According to the CDC, 238 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo, which displays either of two closely related pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns, have been reported from 44 states and District of Columbia since July 1, 2009. The number of ill persons identified in each state with this strain is

Good News, FSIS is paying attention, as is the industry, or at least its minions.  I would not vote against FSIS doing right by the consuming public (click on below to download letter and attachments):