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Consumers had key to unlock E. coli outbreak linked to flour

Opinion

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Editor’s note: This blog by FDA’s Stephen Ostroff and Kathleen Gensheimer was originally posted by the agency as part of its “FDA Voice” series on June 28, 2016. When many people buy flour, they empty it into a canister and throw out the bag. But three people at the center of a recent outbreak of… Continue Reading

Maytag Dairy taking months to clean up Listeria problem

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Iowa-based Maytag Dairy Farms remains closed and is not expected to resume operations until at least fall in the wake of six recalls earlier this year after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in its blue cheese. The Newton, IA, company issued the initial three recalls Feb. 13, 18 and 26, followed by recalls from three retailers… Continue Reading

U.S. importer expands recall of Swai fillets from Vietnam

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A California company has added more than a ton of fish from Vietnam to its ongoing recall, bringing the amount of individually frozen Swai fillets now subject to recall to almost 28,000 pounds. The Santa Anna, CA, company — U.S. Cato Holdings Inc. — distributed the newly recalled 2,235 pounds of imported fish to retailers… Continue Reading

CRF frozen veg plant looks to reopen; Listeria cause unknown

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Federal officials haven’t updated their reports on the Listeria outbreak related to the CRF Frozen Foods Inc. production plant in Pasco, WA, or revealed the root cause of contamination in the facility, but newspapers in the area are reporting the operation may soon reopen. The reports are good news for more than 300 employees, some… Continue Reading

Possible peanut residue in flour spurs recall of GFS cheesecakes

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The Father’s Table is recalling 2,100 cases of cheesecakes sold by Gordon Food Service through retail and food service outlets under the GFS label because Grain Craft flour used in the products may contain undeclared peanut residue. There are 11 different cheesecake products in six different flavors included in recall by The Father’s Table. “While… Continue Reading

Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bars

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General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of four flavors of Nature Valley brand protein and nut bars because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes of sunflower kernels provided by SunOpta Inc. “The four flavors of Nature Valley bars that are part of the recall were distributed to retail establishments throughout the United States. Consumers… Continue Reading

Teddy Grahams sold in foodservice channels recalled for potential peanut residue

Honey Maid Teddy Graham Cinnamon Cubs

Mondelēz Global LLC of East Hanover, NJ, has announced a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States of Nabisco brand Honey Maid Teddy Grahams Cinnamon Cubs Graham Snacks sold only in foodservice channels (not in supermarkets). This recall is being conducted following notification of a wheat flour recall by Grain Craft, a third-party flour supplier to… Continue Reading

Raw cat food recalled in U.S., Canada for Listeria, Salmonella

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Three flavors of Rad Cat Raw Diet pet foods are being recalled from 48 U.S. states and Western Canada because they might be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes, posing a health hazard to humans and pets. Lab tests confirmed Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes in samples of the cat food from Radagast Pet Food Inc…. Continue Reading

Companies provide additional details on recalls of frozen peas

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Two corporations have updated and added to public information about frozen vegetables that have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada because of possible Listeria contamination. The J.R. Simplot Co. shared supply chain information regarding its recall of frozen peas and National Frozen Foods Corp. updated label traceability information on its recall notices for frozen… Continue Reading

Bolthouse Farms also recalls protein drinks in Canada

These three flavors of Bolthouse Farms brand protein drinks are being recalled from retailers across Canada following consumer complaints in the U.S. about spoilage and illnesses.

In addition to recalling 3.8 million bottles of protein drinks in the U.S. because of consumer complaints of spoilage and illnesses, Bolthouse Farms Inc. is recalling an undisclosed number of three flavors of the drinks from retailers across Canada. No illnesses related to the products had been reported in Canada as of the posting of… Continue Reading