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Fresh Chicken Meat & Rodents

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Touch the Soil News #490 One has to do a double take on this one. MIH Marketing and Sales in Beebe, Arkansas distributes fresh meat to stores in Arkansas. The company was forced to recall fresh chicken meat that originated from one of its storage facilities where rodents were found. The kicker is that they are recalling 662,000 pounds of chicken. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has a special division called the Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audits (OIEA). As it turns out, the OIEA was conducting routine food defense surveillance activities which included the MIH Marketing and Sales fresh meat storage facility. What the OIEA found…

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Whoa Chicken – Whoa Pilgrim’s Pride

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Touch the Soil News #373 Pilgrim’s Pride, the nation’s largest producer of chicken, and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service were receiving calls and complaints of foreign objects in Pilgrim’s Pride chicken products. The products in question included 10, 20 and 30 pound boxes of various chicken products sold to institutional cafeterias such as schools. At the heart of the complaints was the presence of extraneous materials in the food including plastic, wood, rubber and metal. After assessing the situation, the decision was made to recall 4.6 million pounds of chicken products for institutional use. Pilgrim’s Pride distribution center in Pittsburg, Texas. The obvious question is how do wood,…

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