Products likely to call illness or death in those allergic to milk: Millions of pounds of food — packaged under major brands including Libby’s, Tyson and Chef Boyardee and ranging from canned spaghetti and meatballs to frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips — are under recall in the U.S. and Canada because of a labeling error by an unidentified bread crumb supplier. The recalls started Thursday with an 87-ton recall of frozen burgers, meatballs and other raw and ready-to-eat beef products by Maid-Rite Specialty Foods LLC. In the following two days, eight more companies recalled fresh and frozen foods for a total of close to four million pounds of food pulled from retailers, restaurants, institutional kitchens and consumers’ homes for the lack of the word “milk” on the label. Both FSIS and FDA have provisions by which mislabeled food can be relabeled and resold. However, each food company must work out the specific details with the agency that has jurisdiction over their products. Depending on the shelf life of products and other factors, some recalled must be destroyed, which could easily be the case for the fresh salad products included in the bread crumb recalls. READ MORE

Oh no, not candy too! Mars UK and Mars Ireland are recalling bars and bags of candy in the United Kingdom, where products from one plant may be tainted by Salmonella. The company estimates that fewer than 3,000 candy products were purchased by consumers. READ MORE

Complaints that milk odor is ‘chlorine-like’: More than 3,000 children, teachers, and school staff from 61 schools in eight Japanese cities noticed that the milk they were served on June 5 had an unusual odor or taste the milk, reports Some described the odor as  “chlorine-like.” Among the 3,393 who reported an odd taste or order, 639 said they felt unwell and two were referred to the hospital with nausea or abdominal pain. All of their symptoms were mild and they have been discharged already. The milk was provided in 200 ml/packets to a total of 298 schools in 16 cities and towns. The cause is being investigated.


‘Industroyer’ does just that (destroys industry): Researchers have conducted a detailed analysis of a piece of malware, dubbed Industroyer, that appears to have been specially designed for cyberattacks targeting power grids. The malware is believed to have been used in the December 2016 attack aimed at an electrical substation in Ukraine. Malware designed to specifically target industrial control systems (ICS) is rare—Industroyer is only the fourth such threat known to the cybersecurity community. The other ICS-tailored malware families are Stuxnet, used in the 2010 attack targeting Iranian nuclear facilities, BlackEnergy, used in the December 2015 Ukraine power grid attacks, and Havex, used mainly against organizations in Europe. READ MORE

Hiding in plain sight: Khuram Butt, one of the knife-wielding terrorists who killed eight in a rampage last weekend, wasn’t a silent plotter blending unseen into immigrant neighborhoods. He was out and about, openly trying to draw others to his radical view. READ MORE


Farmers want to return home: Farmers and fishermen displaced by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria want to return home, saying it will help ease chronic food shortages for the remote region’s starving millions. Subsistence agriculture is a lifeline in the northeast but the eight-year Islamist insurgency has devastated activities, causing a desperate lack of food and sky-high prices. Many farmers and fishermen have either been killed or fled to camps for the displaced, where they are dependent on food aid, or to live with friends and distant relatives. READ MORE

Pork Board has a plan: The National Pork Board announced the creation of a Secure Pork Supply Plan to help pig farmers respond quickly to the threat of a foreign animal disease (FAD). The plan, with major support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will enhance communication and coordination of all pork chain segments to help producers keep their farms operating and related business activities functioning. READ MORE


Poultry barn fire kills 134,000 chicks: State officials are investigating to determine the cause of a poultry barn fire near Hawley, Minn., that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 134,000 chicks, according to local reports. Five local fire departments put out the blaze Saturday at Baer Poultry Co., according to a report in the West Fargo Pioneer. No workers were on the property when the fire broke out and no humans were injured, owner Amos Baer told print and television reporters on the scene. READ MORE


First graders haunted by what they survived: Recess had finally started, so Ava Olsen picked up her chocolate cupcake, then headed outside toward the swings. And that’s when the 7-year-old saw the gun. It was black and in the hand of someone the first-graders on the playground would later describe as a thin, towering figure with wispy blond hair and angry eyes. Dressed in dark clothes and a baseball cap, he had just driven up in a Dodge Ram, jumping out of the pickup as it rolled into the chain-link fence that surrounded the play area. It was 1:41 on a balmy, blue-sky afternoon in late September, and Ava’s class was just emerging from an open door directly in front of him to join the other kids already outside. At first, a few of them assumed he had come to help with something or say hello. Then he pulled the trigger. READ MORE


The restaurant biz is so much fun: Social issues that should have nothing to do with dining, from a new drug epidemic to a political pause, nevertheless stung the restaurant industry big time last week. But there was some good news, including a crafty way to start collecting revenues before a place even opens. Read on for the bad and the good. READ MORE