Fruits and Vegetables

Produce workshops scheduled to meet requirements of Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule

Workshops will be held for fruit and vegetable growers to meet the training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Locations for the workshops include the Waverly City Hall December 4th from 8:30 to 5:30 and the Great Plains Growers Conference at the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus […]

Food Safety

Food safety workshops to be held in area communities

The University of Missouri Extension and Kansas State University will hold a food safety workshop in several locations in Missouri and Kansas next month. Tim Baker with the University of Missouri Extension says the class will help farms successfully complete a United States Department of Agriculture Good Agricultural Practices audit, assist in creating a food […]

Beef Recall

62,000 pounds of raw meat recalled, just days before Memorial Day

Aurora Packing Company, Inc., a North Aurora, Illinois, company, is recalling 62,112 pounds of raw beef products due to possible E. coli contamination just days before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to a Thursday announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products were packaged on April 19 and shipped across […]

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Cost-share funding available to assist produce growers in paying for Good Agricultural Practices certification

Cost-share funding is available to help produce growers pay for USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. “These funds are available for Missouri farmers who are applying for USDA GAP certification for the first time or for farms who are reapplying for USDA GAP certification,” said Londa Nwadike, state food safety specialist for the University of […]

Tyson Buffalo Chicken Strips

Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Arkansas establishment, is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on November 30, 2018. The […]

Missouri Cannabis Workshop Website

Cannabis workshop for business hopefuls to be held in Kansas City

Cannabis consultant Advisors will be holding in-depth workshops for cannabis business hopefuls in three Missouri cities next month. The “Getting Ready for New Markets” workshops, designed to prepare attendees for success in licensing and establishing cannabis businesses as the Missouri market opens up, are scheduled for: St. Louis – Feb. 18, 5:30-9pm University of Missouri-St. Louis, […]

Wellness Challenge

Green Hills Wellness Challenge Maintenance Prize winners announced

The Grundy County Health Department has announced the winner of this year’s Green Hills Wellness Challenge Maintenance Prize. Rosemary Coon maintained a 12.93% weight loss from the start of last year’s challenge, which was the highest out of those competing for the prize and received a $300 check from the health department. Others who maintained […]

Beef Recall

Cargill recalls 25,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. Coli contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced on Aug. 16, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF […]

Recalled Goldfish Crackers

Pepperidge Farm recalls Goldfish crackers due to whey powder contamination

Pepperidge Farm Inc. has recalled four flavors of its Goldfish crackers because they were made with a whey powder ingredient that has been recalled for potential Salmonella contamination. The Goldfish cracker recall includes 18 separate package styles of four flavors — Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar; Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion; Goldfish Baked with Whole […]

Hungry Man Dinner

Hungry Man dinner joins list of recalled food products

Federal officials have posted a public health alert regarding certain Hungry Man frozen dinners because of concerns about Salmonella contamination of whey powder used to make them. One day earlier, Flowers Foods Inc. recalled swiss roll desserts from stores nationwide because Salmonella was found in whey powder used in their production. Government officials had not received any […]