Britain's police and food safety regulator on Tuesday raided a slaughterhouse and a meat processing firm suspected of selling horsemeat labeled as beef for kebabs and burgers. The Food Standards Agency said it shut down the Peter Boddy slaughterhouse in northern England and Farmbox Meats in west Wales, which it supplied.
Amid a growing scandal over horsemeat mislabeled as beef in frozen processed food, the National Authority for Veterinary and Food Safety said Tuesday that some 97 percent of the meat slaughtered and processed at 35 authorized plants was sold to Bulgaria, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Germany, Belgium and Greece.
Alaska environmental regulators say Nestle Prepared Foods Co. has issued a recall of Lean Cuisine mushroom ravioli after consumer reports that glass shards were found in the product. Officials say affected packages of Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli have productions codes of 2311587812 and 2312587812.
A maze of trading between meat wholesalers has made it increasingly difficult to trace the origins of food — enabling horsemeat disguised as beef to be sold in frozen meals across Europe. France's agricultural minister said Monday that regulators must find a way "out of the fog."
A federal safety agency is looking at expanding a small recall of Pontiac G-6 midsize cars so it includes up to 550,000 vehicles. General Motors recalled about 8,000 of the cars in 2009 because the brake lights and cruise control didn't work properly.
Frozen-food company Findus is recalling beef lasagna meals in Sweden after tests confirmed the products contained horsemeat. The move follows a similar recall earlier this week in Britain amid a widening scandal surrounding the use of horsemeat and the mislabeling of meat products in Europe.
Mitsubishi is recalling 14,700 of its i-MiEV ((EYE-meev)) electric cars worldwide because a brake pump can fail. The automaker said Tuesday that the recall affects 2012 models made from Dec. 2, 2011 through Sept. 7, 2012. It covers 1,400 sold in the U.S., including those still on dealer lots.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports Novartis on Thursday voluntarily recalled lots of Triaminic and Theraflu syrups. The company says the products had potentially faulty child-resistant caps. Novartis says the recall is for certain lots manufactured and distributed between May 2010 and December 2011. They say very little of the product remains available.
Until now, supermarkets and food processors have not used DNA testing to determine whether food products marked as chicken, pork, beef, lamb or fish contain bits of other animals. Experts say that's because such findings don't affect food safety, only the integrity of labeling.
Toyota is recalling 907,000 vehicles, mostly Corolla models, around the world for faulty air bags and another 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars for defective wipers.Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman Naoto Fuse said Wednesday that two crashes were reported in the U.S. related to the air bag problem, but Toyota had not been able to confirm them.
A government study has fingered leafy green vegetables as the leading source of food poisoning illnesses. However, the most food-related deaths were from contaminated chicken and other poultry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Tuesday.
Fluke Corporation is voluntarily recalling certain Digital Clamp Meters because the printed circuit assembly inside these units may not be properly fastened to the test lead input jack. According to the company, this may result in inaccurate voltage readings, including a low- or no-voltage reading on an energized circuit.
Federal health officials say at least 16 people in five states have been sickened by salmonella food poisoning linked to ground beef. No one has died, but half were hospitalized. Most of the illnesses have been in Michigan, but a few cases were scattered in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
A Houston head cheese maker is recalling almost 2½ tons of hog head cheese it says may be tainted with salmonella. A Thursday statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Stallings Head Cheese Co. is recalling 4,700 pounds of the cold cuts shipped to a distribution center for retail distribution in Louisiana and Southeast Texas.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling about 14,800 electric cars globally because of faulty brake parts that could cause weak braking. Mitsubishi spokesman Shigeru Jibiki said Thursday that the recall involves nearly 3,400 i-MiEV electric vehicles and 2,400 MINICAB-MiEV models in Japan, produced from July 2011 to October 2012.
Annie's Inc. is voluntarily recalling seven kinds of frozen pizza sold nationwide over the possible risk that metal fragments made their way into the dough. The organic and natural food company said it issued the recall after finding out that a metal mesh screen at a third-party flour mill had failed.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday that Boise-based B and D Foods is recalling a variety of meat products that could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.
Honda says it's recalling 748,000 Pilot and Odyssey vehicles because of a possible problem with their driver's-side airbags. Honda says that the airbags may have been assembled without some of the rivets needed to secure their cover. That could keep them from deploying properly in the event of a crash and increase the possibility of injury.
An Irish meat processor recalled 10 million burgers Wednesday from supermarkets across Ireland and Britain amid fears that many could contain horsemeat, a discovery that poses no danger to public health but threatens to undermine the beef business central to Ireland's rural economy.
A Wisconsin company is recalling about 2,500 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Glenn's Market and Catering of Watertown is recalling the raw beef.
The Austria-made motorcycles, sold nationwide from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $8,500 and $9,600, are subject to a flaw in a pre-formed fuel hose. The CPSC says this hose can develop small holes or cracks, which allow the fuel to leak. This leak can pose a fire or crash hazard to the rider or others.
The country's largest organic peanut butter processor linked to a national salmonella outbreak has hired back some of its employees. KRQE-TV reports that Sunland Inc. in Portales hired back the employees after getting approval from the Food and Drug Administration to allow its processing plant to get back up and running.
Deere & Co. is voluntarily recalling 4,650 of its utility all-terrain vehicles because a fuel line can separate, causing a risk of a fire. The voluntary recall was announced Thursday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Users were told to stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a John Deere retailer for a free inspection and free repair.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday issued a recall for about 327 Polaris off-highway vehicles, because of a defect that could possibly cause a crash. The commission said on its website that the throttle on the 2013 Polaris Ranger 400 vehicles could malfunction, which could cause the driver to lose control.
General Motors is recalling nearly 55,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and vans because they can roll away unexpectedly. The recall affects certain 2013 models of the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche and Express. Also included are the GMC Sierra, Savana and Yukon as well as the Cadillac Escalade.