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Organic chia, flax powders on recall for Salmonella risk


Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions branded sprouted flax seed powder and sprouted chia powder products because of possible Salmonella contamination. Similar products under the Organic Traditions brand were linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 2014 that sickened more than 80 people in the U.S. and Canada. As of 4:30 EST today the U.S…. Continue Reading

Chicago company recalls chocolate-bacon product


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


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

More organic macadamia nuts and butters recalled after Salmonella test


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


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


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

Officials decline to name Kentucky restaurant in Salmonella outbreak


The Estill County, Kentucky Health Department reports that it is investigating a Salmonella outbreak in the community. Of the 41 people showing symptoms, 19 are confirmed to have Salmonella infections. All 19 of those people reported eating at one restaurant before becoming sick, but county and state health officials have not named that restaurant. The… Continue Reading

Peanut allergy threat prompts fried bean snack recall


TF Foods of Paramount, Calif., is recalling its 10.60-ounceo packages of “Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)” treats because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. The recalled “Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)” were distributed nationally… Continue Reading

Salmonella spurs recall of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling


The Jel Sert Co. of West Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling 52 cases of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella. The pie filling was used for sales samples and gift packages distributed nationwide, according to a news release from Jel Sert Co. Salmonella is an organism… Continue Reading

BJ’s recalls deli meat because of Pistachio allergy risk


BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., is voluntarily issuing a recall of Cittero Mortadella and deli meats sold from Jan. 20 through Feb. 3 because of a possible pistachio allergen risk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pistachios run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The Citterio… Continue Reading