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Publisher’s Platform: Time for More Criminal Prosecutions in Food Poisoning Cases?



It has been a busy past several weeks for public health investigators (and lawyers) and uncomfortable (and sometimes deadly) for food poisoning victims, as well as for the management of several companies. Here are just a few of the outbreaks hitting the news: Salmonella Cucumbers: As of Nov. 18, 2015, 838 people infected with the… Continue Reading

Dog Chew Bones Distributed at PetSmart in 9 States Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Blue Buffalo dog bone

Blue Buffalo Company of Wilton, CT, is recalling one production lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed starting Nov. 19, 2015, in PetSmart stores located in the following nine states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms Recalls Products Possibly Containing Celery After E. Coli Outbreak

Costco chicken salad label

Tracy, CA-based Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. is recalling a long list of products because they may include celery, which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The recalled products are being recalled “out of an abundance of caution” by Taylor Farms due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157:H7 in a… Continue Reading

Tyson Foods Recalls Cooked Chicken Wings for Possible Adulteration

Tyson hot wings

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, AR, is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off-odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday, Nov. 16. The problem was discovered when Tyson received consumer complaints about the product being “off-odor,” as… Continue Reading

Campbell’s Recalls 355,000 Cans of SpaghettiOs Original for Potential Choking Hazard

Campbell's Spaghettios

Campbell Soup Co. of Camden, NJ, is voluntarily recalling 14.2-ounce cans of SpaghettiOs Original due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic found in a small number of cans. This plastic material is from parts of the can lining, which may peel off. The affected 14.2-ounce SpaghettiOs Original product has a date… Continue Reading

Ohio Company Recalls Cereal With Flax Seed Due to Salmonella Risk

Homestat Farm steel cut oats and chia

Homestat Farm of Dublin, OH, is recalling some of its 42-ounce packages only of “Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia with Flax And Rye Flakes” because the flax seed ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, The recalled “Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia with Flax And Rye Flakes” was distributed on a limited basis in Sam’s… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free Cheese Ravioli Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Conte's Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli

Conte’s Pasta Co. Inc. of Vineland, NJ, has recalled its Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli due to potential Salmonella contamination. No reports illnesses related to the product have been received to date. The following product is included in this recall: • Conte’s Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli, 12 oz., UPC 73415894009 with a use-by date of 020317… Continue Reading

Ground Flax Seed Meal Sold Online Recalled for Salmonella Risk

My Spice Sage Zenobia label

Zenobia Company LLC of Yonkers, NY, is recalling My Spice Sage Ground Flax Seed Meal because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed nationwide through online mail order between the dates of 6/15/15 – 11/4/15. This product is labeled Ground Flax Seed Meal and is packaged in resealable plastic… Continue Reading

Cat Treats Recalled for Possibly Containing Propylene Glycol


Blue Buffalo Company Ltd. of Wilton, CT, is voluntarily recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is not permitted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in cat food. FDA tested the product in response to a consumer complaint… Continue Reading

13 E. Coli Illnesses in California Linked to Recalled Apple Juice

Investigation continuing into source of the bacteria

High Hill Ranch apple stand

As of Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, there were 13 confirmed cases of E. coli O111 infection being linked to unpasteurized apple juice from High Hill Ranch near Placerville, CA. An investigation by state and county health and environmental officials is continuing into the source of the problem. According to the Sacramento County Department of Health &… Continue Reading