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New York consumer alert: Listeria in Winters Grass raw milk

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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Friday warned consumers in Oneida County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Winters Grass Farm because of positive tests for Listeria contamination. The Winters Grass Farm is on Butler Road in Sauquoit, NY.  The ag department did not yet know… Continue Reading

Tainted soy butter spurs recalls one by one; FDA remains mum

Pro Sports Club recall of 20/20 bars likely first of many secondary recalls amidst E. coli outbreak

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As federal officials remain silent on sales and distribution details about a soy-based peanut butter substitute linked to a nationwide E. coli outbreak, secondary recalls of products made with the tainted soy butter have begun, leaving consumers to wonder how long they will have to wait for companies to voluntarily reveal how many more foods are… Continue Reading

17 and half tons of José Olé beef taquitos recalled for ‘extraneous materials’

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Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., a Lampasas, TX, establishment, late Friday recalled  more than 35,000 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito products that consumers have said are contaminated rubber and plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito items were produced on Dec. 30, 2016. Subject to… Continue Reading

Multiple brands of fresh guacamole recalled for Listeria

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H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. of British Columbia is recalling three brands of fresh guacamole from retailers because tests by the Canadian government found Listeria monocytogenes in the product. The recall, posted Thursday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), came one day after the “best before” date of March 22 on the implicated guacamole. Retailers in British Columbia and possibly… Continue Reading

Metal fragments cause recall of almost 1 million pounds of chicken

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Consumer complaints about metal objects being found in ready to eat chicken products were verified by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, leading to a recall late Thursday of approximately 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials by OK Food Inc. in Oklahoma City. The ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken items… Continue Reading

ChloroFields sprouted microgreens recalled for Salmonella

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A Kansas grower is recalling “Asian Mix Microgreens” from retailers in three states because a random sample tested by the Food and Drug Administration found Salmonella bacteria in the sprouts. The ChloroFields branded microgreens from ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS, have sell-by dates of March 26, so there is concern retailers and consumers may still have… Continue Reading

Big jerky recall over undeclared allergens and misbranding

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Oregon’s  Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC,   located in Hubbard has recalled  approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison and ostrich jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label…. Continue Reading

Dozens sick from soy nut butter; FDA mum on manufacturer

Almost 90 percent of the victims in the ongoing E. coli outbreak traced to a soy substitute for peanut butter are children.

With the victim count at more than two dozen and expected to increase, lab reports show little doubt that I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter products are implicated in an ongoing E. coli outbreak, but corporate and government officials are still not saying what other products might also be contaminated. Three states — Oregon, Washington… Continue Reading

Without inspections, 90 tons of frozen pork dumplings are recalled

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The Los Angeles retailer J & Y Dasung Inc., doing business as Som See Neh, has recalled 178,335 pounds of frozen pork dumpling products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen pork dumplings items were produced from Jan…. Continue Reading

Rare shiga toxin-producing E. coli found in recalled Texas beef

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Almost 37 tons of Texas beef was recalled Sunday after sampling was positive for the rare E. coli O103. Waco-based  H & B Packing Co., Inc. issued the recall for an estimated  73,742 pounds of boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103,  according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety… Continue Reading