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California Firm Recalls Jarred Food Products for Botulism Risk

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VR Green Farms of San Clemente, CA, is voluntarily recalling a variety of its jarred food products because they may have been improperly produced, therefore making them susceptible to contamination by Clostridium botulinum. The recalled products include Pine Nut Basil Pesto, Pickled Farm Mix, Old World Tomato Sauce, Sundried Tomatoes in Olive Oil, Tuscan Grilling… Continue Reading

Raw Goat Milk Cheese Recalled for Possible E. coli Contamination

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The Southwestern Wisconsin Dairy Goat Products Cooperative of Mt. Sterling, WI, is recalling Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria. The recall was initiated after a case of two five-pound loaves in the original packaging was collected on July 8 from an… Continue Reading

Update: Carob Powder, Carob-Containing Products Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Several food companies are recalling carob powder or carob-containing products for potential Salmonella contamination. On July 22, Earth Circle Organics issued the first recall for its Organic Carob Powder after the company was notified by its supplier that the product could be contaminated with Salmonella. Products were sold to distributors and retail outlets in North America…. Continue Reading

French Cheese Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli Contamination

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced Monday that La Fromagerie Hamel is recalling La Fromagerie Hamel brand “St-Felicien lait cru France (Rhone-Alpes)” cheese from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26:H11 contamination. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, which was distributed to retail outlets in Quebec. Consumers… Continue Reading

Paprika Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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TJX Companies Inc. is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was noted after spot testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella in some samples of the product. Upon learning of the potential risk from FDA,… Continue Reading

FSIS Warns About Breaded Chicken Products Produced Without Inspection

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because VU Foods LLC of Kansas City, MO, has refused to issue a recall of breaded chicken products for which there is reason to conclude that they are unfit for human consumption. The products were considered for recall… Continue Reading

Texas Firm Recalls Sandwiches and Wraps for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Great American Marketing of Houston, TX, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS- and FDA-regulated ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The sandwich and wrap products were produced on July 15, 2014, and then shipped to retail locations in… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Market Recalls Made-in-Store Items Containing Recalled Fruit

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Whole Foods Market has announced that it has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines and plums, from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Made-in-store items that contained one or more fruits subject to the Wawona Packing Co. recall were sold between June 1 and… Continue Reading

Breads Withdrawn From Market For Potential Listeria Contamination

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The Schwebel Baking Company announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily withdrawing certain bread products from the marketplace after finding Listeria in its Youngstown, Ohio, bakery during a scheduled environmental assessment. The products were shipped directly to retail outlets, restaurants and institutions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. Consumers can identify… Continue Reading

Q&A: California Fruit Recall

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How do I know whether the fruit I bought/ate has been recalled? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted a list of all fruits recalled to date from the Wawona Packing Co., including packing numbers, searchable lot codes and Block ID numbers. The agency has also posted photos of the clamshells, boxes and bags… Continue Reading