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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Better Process Control School

Could your canned food products be vulnerable to contamination? By attending our Better Process Control School, you will learn how you can reduce your susceptibility and minimize your liability. According to FDA regulations, each processor of low-acid and acidified low-acid canned foods, including pet foods, must operate with a trained supervisor on hand at all… Continue Reading

Del Monte Recalls Fruit Packages With Daniella Mangoes

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Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. recalled some of its fresh-cut fruit packages containing mangoes from Mexico’s Agricola Daniella because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Dell Monte said its recall was associated with Coast Distributors Inc., one of four importers supplying the Mexican grown Agricola Daniella brand mangoes to customers in the U.S. Del Monte… Continue Reading

Popcorn Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling a limited number of ready-to-eat bags of select flavors of Popcorn, Indiana-brand popcorn products because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers, and consumers through the Internet on or after August 8th, 2012 with Best By dates of… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: All You Never Want to Know About Listeria

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I have litigated Listeria cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, cheese, celery and milk. I am presently representing 44 victims and their families in the 2011 Jensen Farms Listeria cantaloupe outbreak. I have spent a lot of time with Listeria experts.  This is yet another part in our… Continue Reading

Publix Supermarkets Recalls Romaine Hearts Sold in South

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Ten-ounce plastic bags of chopped hearts of romaine supplied to Publix Supermarkets by Ready Pac and sold under the Publix Hearts of Romaine brand are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. A sample of the product tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was positive for Listeria, a sometimes-deadly pathogen that also can… Continue Reading

Harry & David Peanut Butter Caught Up in Sunland Recall

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Sunland Inc. was apparently also making peanut butter products for the popular mail order food company known as Harry and David, LLC. It joined the peanut butter recall that has been under way since Sept 22 when Trader Joe’s recalled its brand made by Portales, NM-based Sunland. Recalled Harry and David peanut butter brands include… Continue Reading

More Victims Counted in Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ricotta

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Three more illnesses have been counted in the Listeria outbreak linked to ricotta cheese imported from Italy by a New-York based distributor, bringing the total number of people sickened to 18. All victims have been hospitalized. Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY has recalled all lots of its Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese over the… Continue Reading

USDA Gives Consumers an Electronic Way to Register Complaints Around the Clock

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Consumers now have an electronic system for reporting problems with meat, poultry and egg products from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). “Consumers are an important source of the information that FSIS needs to ensure that America’s supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe,” said Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth… Continue Reading

“Pink Slime” Lawsuit May Be Frivolous, But Could Chill Speech

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To no one’s surprise, Beef Products Inc. (BPI) – maker of the ground beef product that took on the moniker of “pink slime” – filed a defamation lawsuit earlier this month against ABC News and several individuals. As I wrote in March at the height of the media uproar and consumer backlash, the entire pink… Continue Reading