More than a dozen potentially hazardous food products were recalled last month, federal food-safety agencies announced.
Georgia-based Perdue, one of the largest chicken processing companies in the United States, recalled 15,306 pounds of chicken nuggets “that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.”
A New York establishment recalled more than 106,800 pounds of sausage because of misbranding errors.
And a California food business recalled more than 92,000 pounds of chicken Caesar salads because of possible bacterial contaminations.
Overall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced six recalls for the month of August. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meanwhile, announced at least 11 recalls for food-related products last month.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service is tasked with monitoring the nation’s supply of meat, poultry and egg products. The Food and Drug Administration covers much of the remaining food supply.
Click through the above slideshow to read more about some of the month’s prominent recalls. Photos of the products or related labels are featured in the gallery. Under the photos, the captions detail which specific product lines were affected, when the recall was issued and how serious the food hazard was.
Food and Drug Administration recalls not featured in the slideshow include recalls for Pedigree dog food, 4C Foods Parmesan cheese, Kraft cheese, Dole bagged spinach and Lean Cuisine chicken.
Other Food Safety and Inspection Service recalls not featured in the slideshow include a Whole Foods Market recall for 368 pounds ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. According to federal food safety workers, Whole Foods Market only sold the contaminated beef in Newton, Mass., locations.
Visit the Food Safety and Inspection Service and Food and Drug Administration’s alert pages to see a current list of all active recalls.
In addition to the several recalls from August, the Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a statement on back-to-school food safety tips for parents.
“Children are at high risk of contracting foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing,” the statement reads. “In fact, children under the age of five have the highest incidence of Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella infection among any other age group in the United States.”
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