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Unpasteurized Apple Cider Linked to E. Coli Illnesses, Recalled in Canada

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Rolling Acres Cider Mill is recalling unpasteurized apple cider from the marketplace due to E.coli O157:H7 contamination. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the products. The following products were sold by Rolling Acres Cider Mill at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market located in Waterloo, Ontario on October 11, 2014 and from the company’s own location… Continue Reading

Texas Company Recalls Sausage-Like Products for Possible Temperature Abuse

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Carlton Foods of New Braunfels, TX, is recalling approximately 25,764 pounds of fresh Boudin products produced with pre-cooked rice that may have experienced temperature abuse and may contain an emetic toxin produced by Bacillus cereus, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The Boudin (sausage-like) products were produced on Aug. 22, 2014, through… Continue Reading

Virginia Grower Recalls One Lot of Fresh Cilantro for Potential Salmonella

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Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA, announced Wednesday that one lot of its conventional fresh-cut cilantro was being recalled due to the potential of Salmonella contamination. The company said the single lot, consisting of 465 plastic clamshell containers in all, was shipped to two customers in Maryland and Alabama (one retail distribution center and one… Continue Reading

Retail Outlets Remove Chile Pepper Varieties From Sale Due to Potential Salmonella

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Following last week’s recall of fresh Serrano chile peppers by Bailey Farms Inc., Giant Food Stores LLC and Martin’s Food Markets announced that they removed from sale Serrano, Anaheim, Red Cherry Hot and Finger Hot peppers sold in a variety case due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: Serrano, Anaheim, Red… Continue Reading

Update: FSIS Posts Retail Distribution List for Recalled Chicken Products

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(Update: On Wednesday, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service posted a 13-page distribution list of retail stories in CO, ID, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NV, RI, VT, UT, WI and WY which may have received this recalled product.) Chicago-based Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products shipped to… Continue Reading

Cashew Pieces Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Chetak New York of Edison, NJ, is recalling 5,560 packages of 7 oz., 3,840 packages of 14 oz., and 1,920 packages of 28 oz. “Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled “Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” were distributed nationwide in retail stores from March 12, 2014, to Oct. 21,… Continue Reading

Organic Carob Powder Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Z Natural Foods of West Palm Beach, FL, is recalling 55 pounds of Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder was only available for sale directly through the company’s website at www.ZNaturalFoods.com. It was not available in retail stores. The Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder… Continue Reading

Breaded Chicken Products Recalled for Possible Staphylococcal Enterotoxin

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Murry’s Inc. of Lebanon, PA, is recalling approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin , the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. The products have a best-by date of Aug. 9, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 12-oz. boxes of… 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 that some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The list of recalled products, packaged in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on… 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