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CDC: Listeria Probably Contaminated WI Cheese During Production Process


A Listeria outbreak in the Midwest linked to one death and a miscarriage likely was caused by contamination during the cheese-making process, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Inspection of the cheese-making facility revealed that substantial sanitation deficiencies during the cheese-making process itself, after the milk was… Continue Reading

British Airways Meals Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination


Flying Food Group airline catering announced Friday a recall of its Char Grilled Asparagus and Grapefruit Appetizer meals because they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. The recall comprises 41 appetizer meals prepared for three… Continue Reading

Organic Black Peppercorns Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination


Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, issued a recall of store-branded organic black peppercorns on Friday, saying that the product could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella. The grocery chain reportedly said the product was being recalled from all stores. No illnesses have been reported. Sprouts said the recall was issued after a sample taken… Continue Reading

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets for ‘Foreign Matter Contamination’


Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, AR, is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The following products are subject to USDA recall: 5-lb. bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken… Continue Reading

WA Firm Recalls Products for Unapproved Canning Procedure, No Permit

Marvel tomato juice

A European-style market and deli in Washington state is recalling all lots of its canned tomato juice and adjika (a spicy dip) produced in its Auburn and Tacoma stores since September 2013. Marvel Food & Deli officials stated that the action was taken “as a precaution for the safety of its customers” because the canning… Continue Reading

WA Egg Processor Responds to FSIS Request With Partial Recall


Nutriom LLC of Lacey, WA, has agreed to a partial recall of six production lots of its processed egg products in response to a request last week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service. The family-owned business had initially declined to comply with the FSIS request last week, prompting that agency to… Continue Reading

TX Firm Recalls Salted Fish for Possible Botulism Contamination

Salted fish label

Lao Thai Nam Corp. of Dallas, TX, has recalled Number One Sompa Salted Fish because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Number One Sompa Salted Fish was distributed… Continue Reading

Fresh Express Recalls Italian Salad for Potential Listeria Risk


Fresh Express Inc.  issued a recall Friday for a limited number of cases of 10-oz. and 6-oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and a Product Code of H071A11A due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall, and no… Continue Reading

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert After WA Firm Declines to Expand Recall of Processed Egg Products


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert on Wednesday because Nutriom LLC of Lacey, WA, declined to expand its Feb. 15, 2014, recall to include an additional 118,541 pounds of processed egg products for which there is reason to conclude that they are unfit for human… Continue Reading

Cheese Spreads Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination


Oscar’s Smokehouse Inc. of Warrensburg, NY, is recalling 11 of its 7-oz. “CHEESE SPREADS” varieties due to potential Listeria contamination. The recalled products come in a 7-oz. clear plastic container marked with lot numbers 719-959 on the bottom of the container or on the cheese spread label itself. JALAPENO PEPPER CHEDDAR SPREAD CHEDDAR SPREAD &… Continue Reading