You might understand why washing meat can lead to dangerous cross-contamination, but the risks are less obvious with eggs. Conor O’Flynn, operations manager of O’Flynn Medical, explains that washing an egg “may actively aid the transfer of harmful bacteria like salmonella from the outside of the egg to the inside of the egg.” When you wash an egg, the natural barriers the shell has can be compromised, “allowing the harmful bacteria to pass into the inside of the egg, giving it a perfect environment to grow.” The bacteria can then make its way to you if you don’t

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Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies, will invest $300 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Cane Creek Centre, an industrial park jointly owned by the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County.

The company will construct a 325,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility and is committing to purchase 60 million pounds of Virginia-grown chicken over the next three

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Avanti Frozen Foods is recalling select shrimp products for possible salmonella contamination.

According to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website, there have been nine reports of salmonella-related illnesses linked with the products.

Affected products include “various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, shrimp (with some packaged with cocktail sauce) sold in various unit sizes,” which were distributed nationwide from November 2020 to May 2021.

The recall dated Aug. 13 is an expansion of one from late June, and the company said it “has been initiated out of an abundance of precaution and will cover

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Tyson is issuing a recall.

On Saturday, the food company announced that it is voluntarily recalling about 8.5 million pounds of frozen and cooked chicken products that may have been contaminated with listeria.

The affected products include chicken strips, chicken pizza and pulled chicken breasts that were sold under brand names including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza and Casey’s General Store, according to Tyson.

Those products were produced at a single facility in Dexter, Missouri, between Dec. 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021, and were distributed to foodservice and retail customers across the United States and Puerto Rico, the company

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