Over 45 Kg Tons (100 000 lbs) of ground beef transported to restaurants in the US have been recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli O103. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week. The beef is from the Georgia-based K2D Foods, also known as Colorado Premium Foods.
A multistate outbreak of listeria has been traced to a Houston manufacturer's Vietnamese ready-to-eat pork products
Outbreaks have been caused by infected oysters and fresh produce such as berries and salad. The oysters are thought to have come from Ireland and been purified in the UK and it is believed they are no longer on the market.
The US government shutdown is now in its 21st day. As part of the shutdown, many of the Food and Drug Administration's food-inspection duties are not being conducted.