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Chicago company recalls chocolate-bacon product

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Chicago’s Vosges, LTD Tuesday recalled approximately 135 pounds of Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products for misbranding and undeclared allergens.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the recalled product contains coconut, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products were packaged between… Continue Reading

GMO labeling gets another look in two New England states

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Today and tomorrow the Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare and the House side of the New Hampshire General Court will hear bills about labeling food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A bipartisan majority of the New Hampshire Environment and Agriculture Committee led by Rep. John O’Connor, R-Derry, has recommended against… Continue Reading

Six kids sickened in outbreak linked to Organic Pastures raw milk

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Four of six California children in a confirmed E. coli outbreak cluster drank unpasteurized raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy Co. before becoming ill in January, state officials said Monday. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported lab tests show all six children had the same unique strain of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157…. Continue Reading

More organic macadamia nuts and butters recalled after Salmonella test

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Living Tree Community Foods of Berkeley, Calif., is recalling its “Alive, Organic Macadamia Nuts” and “Alive, Organic Macadamia Butter” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled organic macadamia nuts and butter were distributed to retailers in California and Connecticut and nationwide to mail order customers, according to the recall notice… Continue Reading

Fresh Express recalls bagged, chopped romaine

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Chiquita Brands International’s salad division, Fresh Express Inc., is recalling bagged, chopped romaine because a production line error resulted in condiment packets for other products being included in the romaine bags. The condiments’ ingredients are not included on the chopped romaine labels and therefore pose an allergen threat for people with food allergies or sensitivities… Continue Reading

Violations with spinach, catfish cited in FDA warning letters

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A Harbor City, Calif., food manufacturing facility and a Bronx, N.Y., seafood importer received warning letters that were recently released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Environmental samples taken inside the California food processing facility owned by Flying Food Group LLC revealed the presence of the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes near food and food contact surfaces. In the… Continue Reading

Organic Pastures recalls raw milk

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A California dairy that sells USDA certified organic raw milk and other unpasteurized dairy products is voluntarily recalling its whole milk — that expired on Jan. 23 and 26 — in collaboration with state officials. Fresno-based Organic Pastures Dairy Co. posted the recall on its website and Facebook page Thursday. The dairy has recalled products… Continue Reading