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Midwest convenience store serves up Cyclospora in Del Monte veggie trays

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Minnesota Department of Health, and local health departments are investigating an increase of Cyclospora infections. To date, 11 ill patients in Wisconsin and three in Minnesota have reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Wisconsin or Minnesota Kwik Trip location before their illness. The La Crosse, WI-based Kwik… Continue Reading

Tyson recalls breaded chicken for extraneous materials.

Little Rock-based Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday recalled approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue and clear soft plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Tyson learned on Friday (June 8) that their breading supplier recalled ingredients because of… Continue Reading

Rhode Island manufacturer recalls meat ravioli for lack of inspection

Rhode Island’s Venda Ravioli Inc., located in Providence,  Friday recalled approximately 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli 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 meat ravioli items were produced and packaged on various dates from Feb. 22,… Continue Reading

Puerto Rico’s Supermercado recalls frozen fish, meat, poultry

The Supermercado Selectos in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, has recalled an undetermined volume of raw, frozen Siluriformes fish, beef, pork and poultry 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 recall includes more than 40 separate products. The raw,… Continue Reading

Canadian companies recall fresh pea sprouts for Listeria risk

Two companies are recalling pea sprouts after Canadian authorities tested the products and found the potentially deadly pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. was the first to recall “pea shoots” products June 7, followed by Evergreen Herbs Ltd., according to notices on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Golden Pearl did not provide any date… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreaks from raw frozen chicken not related

CDC reports the outbreaks in Canada and the U.S. involve different strains of bacteria

Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks in Canada and the United States that have been traced to raw frozen chicken patties are likely not related, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The strain in Canada is not related genetically to the strain in the U.S., so the outbreaks do not appear to be related,”… Continue Reading

Canadian Salmonella outbreak traced to raw, frozen chicken

Not yet known if U.S. outbreak is related to Canadian illnesses; suppliers not identified

State, provincial and federal officials in Canada and the United States are investigating Salmonella outbreaks linked to raw frozen breaded chicken products, but they haven’t said whether the outbreaks are related. In Canada, public health officials announced the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak June 2 just as the country’s food safety agency posted a recall of “No… Continue Reading

‘No Name’ frozen chicken recalled in Canada amidst outbreak

A Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in Canada has sickened 59 people and prompted a recall of “no name” brand raw, frozen, breaded chicken patties. The recall came one day after U.S. officials announced a Salmonella outbreak that is also linked to raw, frozen, breaded chicken. In Canada, Loblaw Companies Ltd. initiated a nationwide recall for the… Continue Reading