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Whole Foods Market Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Whole Foods Market of Austin, TX, is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Based upon routine testing conducted by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts tested positive for Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product was labeled… Continue Reading

Botulism Suspected: Two Adults From New Mexico Hospitalized in Texas

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The New Mexico Department of Health is cooperating with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an investigation of two patients who are hospitalized in Texas with suspected botulism. The source is currently being investigated but is likely contaminated food, according to NM officials. The… Continue Reading

Uneviscerated Russian Dried Fish Sold in NYC Carries Botulism Risk

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The New York Department of Agriculture today warned consumers not to eat “Dry Bream-lesh (fish)” sold by Tatuka Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, and distributed by Royal Sweet Bakery, also of Brooklyn, because the product was found to be uneviscerated. The “Dry Bream-lesh (fish)” was sold from retail stores to consumers in the NYC metro area. The product… Continue Reading

Conway Dressing Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Conway Import Co. Inc. of Franklin Park, IL, is recalling Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing and Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was a result of a recall by Frontier Co-op for a possible health risk from organic garlic powder. The recalled product was distributed… Continue Reading

Schnucks Recalls Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad for Salmonella Risk

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Schnuck Markets Inc. of St. Louis, MO, is recalling the Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad sold in its Deli/Chef’s Express departments from April 2-14, 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed to 99 Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. The product would have been… Continue Reading

Grandmother of E. Coli Victim Backs Oregon Bill to Require Earlier Testing

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The grandmother of a 4-year-old Oregon girl who died last September after testing positive for an E. coli infection is advocating legislation to require testing of children for the pathogen after four consecutive days of specific symptoms. Sherri Profitt of Otis, OR, told KATU-TV that her granddaughter, Serena Profitt, should have been tested for E. coli much sooner than… Continue Reading

Are Baked Goods Ready for FSMA?

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Many bakers and baked food manufacturers may have additional work to do to prepare for the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to a food safety specialist speaking with BakeryandSnacks.com. Ovens have long been seen as the kill step guaranteeing safety in baked goods, but bakers may not be able to take the… Continue Reading

Pine Nuts Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Hannaford Supermarkets of Scarborough, ME, and Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago announced Thursday they are recalling certain packages of pine nuts due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of Salmonella in a certain package of pine nuts,… Continue Reading