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Critics blame system in food safety scares

OMAHA, Neb. --- Peanut butter is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. But chicken pot pies are the U.S. Department of Agriculture's responsibility. Frozen cheese pizzas -- FDA. But if there's pepperoni on them, USDA has jurisdiction, too.

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Castleberry's plant shuts down

In what could be one of the largest food recalls in months, Castleberry's Food Co. has halted production at its Augusta plant as federal officials warn consumers to throw out any of the more than seven-dozen products connected with a botulism outbreak.

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...barley, peanuts and whole grain. HOW LONG IN THE ICEBOX? Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely, according to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The quality of frozen foods does break down, though. Here are the USDA's suggested...

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Slaughterhouse working to improve procedures

...are depends on who is asked. "The system worked just fine at Shapiro," said Steve Cohen, spokesman for the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. "Inspectors noted the problems and took corrective actions. At no time was any product...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/19/bus_397658.shtml
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Company is indicted over meat

AIKEN - The general manager of an Orangeburg, S.C., food distributor that has bid on public school contracts across South Carolina, including in Aiken County, was indicted this month on federal meat inspection violations that could see his business fined as much as $500,000.

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...Chip Schuster at 821-0206. HOW LONG IN THE ICEBOX? Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely, according to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The quality of frozen foods does break down, though. Here are the USDA's suggested...

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Possible salmonella exposure prompts recall

...may have purchased and stored this product can check their freezers," said Thomas J. Billy, administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. He urged consumers to return the product to the place of purchase. "Real Cajun! SAVOIE'S...

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...information, call (803) 652-3756. HOW LONG IN THE ICEBOX? Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely, according to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The quality of frozen foods does break down, though. Here are the USDA's suggested...

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Listeria threat prompts meat recall

...eight Northeast states since early summer. That outbreak has caused at least 120 illnesses and 20 deaths, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. "We want consumers to be aware of the recall because of the potential for food-borne...

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Steps to reduce listeria poisonings

WASHINGTON -- The government will require companies that churn out hot dogs and cold cuts to test their plants for the deadly listeria bacterium, President Clinton announced Saturday. The goal is to reduce listeria-caused illnesses by one-half over five years.

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