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Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is voluntarily recalling 2,055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags… Continue Reading

Blue Bell Lays Off Hundreds of Workers Because of Recall

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Blue Bell Creameries announced Friday that because of the “extended timeline” required for cleaning up its four manufacturing plants before resuming ice cream production, the company will cut hundreds of employees from its workforce. On April 20, the company recalled all products made in all four plants due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. CEO and President Paul Kruse said… Continue Reading

Poultry Recalled Due to Unapproved Chemical Used in Processing

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AA Poultry Processing LLC of Ridgeland, WI, is recalling approximately 2,191 pounds of chicken and 21 pounds of turkey products because of potential contamination with trichloro-s-triazinetrion, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday The chemical is used to treat water in swimming pools, spas and hot tubs and as a bleaching agent… Continue Reading

Blue Bell Agrees to Listeria Testing and Reporting Regime for Plants in Texas and Oklahoma

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The president and CEO of Blue Bell Creameries signed voluntary agreements on Thursday with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry holding the company to a detailed Listeria testing and reporting regime before selling any ice cream made at its headquarters plant in Brenham, TX, or the one… Continue Reading

Online Hawkers Try to Sell Blue Bell Ice Cream Despite Recall

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Despite the recent recall of all Blue Bell ice cream and related products due to the potential risk of Listeria contamination, the company apparently has such a devoted following that some would-be entrepreneurs are attempting to make a quick buck by selling their previously purchased ice cream via online ads. According to an Austin, Texas, TV station, a… Continue Reading

Soybean and Mung Bean Sprouts Recalled for Listeria Risk

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Good Seed Inc. is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The company is recalling the following products, which were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina: 1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts”… Continue Reading

Razor Clams Harvested May 7 Along Certain WA Beaches Should Be Destroyed

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The Washington State Department of Health announced Friday that any razor clams harvested on Thursday, May 7, along an approximately 145-mile stretch of coastal beaches from Long Beach north to Kalaloch should be destroyed due to high levels of a marine toxin. Department officials recently discovered elevated levels of domoic acid in the area, which can cause illness… Continue Reading

FDA Inspectors Report Long List of Problems at Blue Bell Plants

CEO says products won't be back for several months

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Inspection teams from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported numerous problems after recent visits to three production facilities owned and operated by Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, TX. The company announced April 20 that it was recalling all products (ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen desserts) manufactured at all of its plants after receiving positive Listeria… Continue Reading

Jeni’s CEO: Listeria ‘Smoking Gun’ was Spout of One Production Machine

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In an update posted Wednesday from John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, he said that swab testing had found Listeria on the spout of one machine in the company’s production kitchen in Columbus, OH. “We can now say that we believe we located the smoking gun,” he said, adding that, “It is a… Continue Reading

K-State Food Safety Professor: Don’t Take Chances With Listeria

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Listeria contamination has caused 16 different recalls in just two months, and a Kansas State University food safety specialist has an explanation about why it is appearing in products typically not associated with the bacteria. “Listeria is a group of bacteria that is found in cold, wet environments,” said Fadi Aramouni, Ph.D., Extension specialist and professor… Continue Reading