Protecting America's Breadbasket: Why Safety Matters
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from food-borne diseases each year nationwide. Illnesses like this are easily preventable. Proper use of preventive controls during food manufacturing and careful oversight can lead to fewer outbreaks and a healthier society.
Safety Experts at Your Fingertips
Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska are home to hundreds of animal and human food manufacturing companies. These businesses are critical to the Heartland's economy and communities. The success of these businesses, and the safety of their customers, have a correlation to their food manufacturing processes.
The “Food Safety in the Heartland” partnership, which includes Missouri Enterprise, MAMTC and the Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership, is an initiative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Network that includes Missouri Enterprise and MEP centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. This coalition has been brought together to help food manufacturers with food safety. Food safety covers such a broad range of issues that it’s almost impossible for one person to be an expert in everything. With the coalition’s combined resources, Missouri Enterprise is able to cover pretty much any issue that any food manufacturer in Missouri would have.
Relevance to Your Business
Don't End Up on a Recall List! Diligence in adopting preventative safety measures can impact your company on multiple levels.
- Compliance with food safety regulations can result in the avoidance of fines.
- Beyond the social responsibility aspect of increasing preventative safety measures, manufacturers will benefit by elevating the standard of their product.
- By safeguarding against potential outbreaks, manufacturers are protecting against the negative perception that accompanies them.
- Lowering the risk of a product recall makes good business sense and helps maintain a company’s reputation with customers.
JBS Food Canada ULC, a Brooks, Alberta, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 38,406 pounds of boneless beef head meat products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States.
Jamaican Tastee Patties, LLC, a Miami, Fla. firm, is recalling approximately 60,457 pounds of meat and poultry patty products that were repackaged, relabeled and redistributed without the benefit of federal inspection.
Coco's Italian Market, a Nashville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,868 pounds of various ready-to-eat frozen meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
Hafiz Foods, Inc., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 675 pounds of chicken samosas that contain poultry produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 59,800 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material.
Haven’s Kitchen, legally known as Haven’s Kitchen Home, LLC of New York, NY is voluntarily recalling one lot of Golden Turmeric Tahini sauce because it may contain Gingery Miso sauce which contains undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or lif
Taylor Farms Texas, a Dallas, TX establishment, is voluntarily recalling products containing onions as a result of the expanded onion recall initiated by Thomson International, Inc., which resulted in a recall by Taylor Farms’ onion supplier. These recalls are due to concerns of the potential for co
After receiving notification from onion supplier, Onion 52, that the vendor had sourced onions affected by the recent salmonella-related Thomson International, Inc. onion recall for Giant Eagle, the company pulled all impacted product on Saturday, August 1. Giant Eagle recalled red, yellow and whit
Products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. H-E-B is voluntarily issuing an all-store recall for Blue Cheese Salmon Burgers due to an undeclared allergen. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. People who ha
Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through the present. The onions are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and somet
2011 Food Safety Modernization Act
Missouri Enterprise is working to help Missouri manufacturers become compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements and reduce manufacturers’ exposure to fines, potential liability risks and negative customer impacts. FSMA, which became final in September 2015, requires food facilities to have a food safety plan in place that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls to minimize or prevent the identified hazards. Learn more about the FSMA through these videos:
Examples of Food Companies We've Helped
To learn how your company can take the steps necessary to achieve important food safety certifications, and how to develop and implement the management systems your company needs to effectively manage food safety now and into the future, contact your Area Business Manager. Also, sign up for our "Food Safety" newsletter topic and receive notices and information on upcoming events, news, and food safety tips.