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Texas Firm Recalls Sandwiches and Wraps for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Great American Marketing of Houston, TX, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS- and FDA-regulated ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The sandwich and wrap products were produced on July 15, 2014, and then shipped to retail locations in… Continue Reading

Update: 22 Potential E. coli Cases Reported on Minnesota Indian Reservation

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The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that at least 22 people on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation near Duluth have recently been sickened by foodborne illness linked to E. coli bacteria. The first illness was reported July 17. The investigation is ongoing, but no specific cause has yet been… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Market Recalls Made-in-Store Items Containing Recalled Fruit

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Whole Foods Market has announced that it has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines and plums, from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Made-in-store items that contained one or more fruits subject to the Wawona Packing Co. recall were sold between June 1 and… Continue Reading

Carob Powder Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Earth Circle Organics is recalling its Organic Carob Powder after the company was notified by its supplier that the product could be contaminated with Salmonella. Products were sold to distributors and retail outlets in North America.  Product SKU  Lot # UPC Code Exp Date CRBP16ow 3642; 3404; 3221; 3267 894932002283 6/5/2015 CRBP5lb 3405; 3262 894932002733  6/5/2015… Continue Reading

Illinois Meat and Poultry Processor Loses License for Repeated Violations

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Parks Locker Service of Greenfield, IL, has had its license revoked by the Illinois Department of Agriculture for repeated violations of the state’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. The closure followed a July 16 hearing in Springfield during which an administrative law judge heard testimony that department inspectors had identified 136 violations at the company’s… Continue Reading

Salmonella, Inspection Problems Face Mexican Restaurant in Indiana

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Complaints about Salmonella illnesses and health inspection problems are reportedly plaguing a Mexican restaurant in Carmel, IN. Several diners who had recently eaten at the Agave Bar and Grill at 31 E. Main St. said they had been sickened by Salmonella, and some were reportedly hospitalized this week. However, owner Alejandro Hernandez said the local… Continue Reading

Breads Withdrawn From Market For Potential Listeria Contamination

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The Schwebel Baking Company announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily withdrawing certain bread products from the marketplace after finding Listeria in its Youngstown, Ohio, bakery during a scheduled environmental assessment. The products were shipped directly to retail outlets, restaurants and institutions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. Consumers can identify… Continue Reading

Texas Reports Big Spike in Cyclosporiasis Cases

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Public health officials in Tarrant County, Texas, which includes the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington areas, are investigating a sudden surge in Cyclosporiasis, an intestinal infection caused by a parasite that can be ingested via contaminated food or water. The statewide number of cases hit 61 in the past month, with eight of them being in Tarrant County…. Continue Reading

Fruit Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination, Wegmans Recalls Fruit Desserts

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A California packing company has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall for several conventional and organic varieties of stone fruits packed between June 1 and July 12 because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing Co. of Cutler, CA, issued a voluntary recall on Saturday of conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines, white… Continue Reading

Chinese TV Report Prompts McDonald’s and KFC to Drop U.S.-Owned Supplier

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China’s Dragon TV has thrust a Chicago-area meat supplier into the arms of its crisis communications team with public apologies and promises for quick corrective action. But Aurora, IL-based OSI Group could not act fast enough to stop McDonald’s and Yum! Brands Inc.’s KFC from cutting business ties with its Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd…. Continue Reading