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Chicken in Minnesota Outbreak Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

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Chicago-based Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products shipped to Minnesota that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. The U.S. Department of Agriculture requested Aspen Foods conduct this recall after the product was found to have caused an outbreak in Minnesota that has sickened at least six people. The recalled product includes… Continue Reading

Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

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Rome Packing Co. of East Providence, RI, has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The list of fresh recalled products are packaged in round plastic containers (tub with… Continue Reading

Are Recalls an Effective Element of Food Safety?

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Consumers have grown accustomed to the routine of food safety recalls: A food company announces a recall after releasing a product into the market that later turns out to be contaminated with a harmful pathogen, or is otherwise faulty. The company advises customers to check the identifying numbers on the product to see if theirs… Continue Reading

North Carolina Food Distributor Shuts Down Following Huge Recall

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SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, NC, which recently recalled virtually all of its pre-packaged sandwiches, hamburgers, chili dogs, salads and other food products because of potential Listeria contamination, has reportedly closed its doors. No illnesses are known to have been reported in connection with the recall. The recall was announced Oct. 12 and included the food… Continue Reading

Serrano Chile Peppers Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Bailey Farms of Oxford, NC, is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers because they could be contaminated with Salmonella. The peppers were distributed to Meijer Inc., and customers may have purchased this product from Oct. 14-19 at Meijer stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The product was also distributed  to… Continue Reading

Dietary Supplement Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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AMS Health Sciences is recalling 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of this public… Continue Reading

Dairy Products Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Oasis Brands Inc. of Miami, FL, is recalling select lots of various Lacteos Santa Martha products with best-by dates of 07/01/14 through 12/31/14 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems…. Continue Reading

North Carolina Firm Recalls Nearly 150 Food Products for Potential Listeria Contamination

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SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, NC, is recalling numerous food products sold under several brands because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall includes the food services firm’s SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products, which were sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. This recall was initiated as a result… Continue Reading

Botulism Warning Issued for Recalled Pumpkin Seed Pesto

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Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Seed Pesto was recalled by its manufacturer late Friday as the California Department of Public Health (CHPH) warned against eating it because of susceptibility to contamination from Clostridium botulinum, also known as botulism. Sutter-based California Olive and Vine LLC said in recalling the product that it was improperly processed. The pumpkin seed pesto… Continue Reading

Oasis Brands Recalls Cuajada en Hoja for Potential Listeria Contamination

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Oasis Brands Inc. of Miami, FL, has recalled 12-oz. packages of Cuajada en Hoja (fresh curd) with Best-By dates of 10/01/14-10/08/14 and 10/18/14 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was distributed in South Florida through retail stores. The recalled product comes in plastic bags and is labeled Cuajada en… Continue Reading