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Blue Bell recalls ice cream for Listeria; blames supplier

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Within days of heralding their products’ return to grocery stores in three states, officials with Blue Bell Creameries quietly recalled two flavors of cookie dough ice cream from 10 states because of Listeria concerns. Discovered to have had Listeria monocytogenes problems at its production facilities in recent years, Blue Bell remains under federal investigation related… Continue Reading

Ready-to-eat ham recalled for possible rubber material

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Algona, WA-based 502 Boundary Blvd. Inc., formerly known as Fletcher’s Fine Foods Ltd., is recalling approximately 8,694 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday. The products were produced and packed by Sofina Foods, a London, Ont.,… Continue Reading

Spring rolls recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergens

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Speedy Foods LLC, in Commerce City, CO, Tuesday recalled approximately 920 pounds of chicken spring roll products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The product contains eggs, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The southwest chicken spring rolls… Continue Reading

FDA closes SM Fish; Listeria at facility matches sick people

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Federal officials have effectively closed down a New York company after repeatedly finding Listeria in its food production plant, reporting that one of the seven strains of the pathogen in the facility genetically matches infections in at least four people. The Food and Drug Administration has suspended the food facility registration of SM Fish Corp…. Continue Reading

Goat cheese — some unpasteurized — recalled for Listeria

To see labels for all of the recalled varieties of goat cheese from Apple Tree Goat Dairy, click on the image.

Samples of goat cheeses collected Aug. 29 by Pennsylvania officials tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes but the Apple Tree Goat Dairy’s recall notice was not posted by federal officials until Tuesday. The Richfield, PA, goat dairy has recalled feta, gouda, pasteurized chèvre and French herb chèvre cheeses because of the Listeria test results, according to… Continue Reading

Salmonella spurs Illinois company to recall frozen shrimp

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A Northbrook, IL, company is recalling an undisclosed amount of frozen shrimp imported from Vietnam and distributed in nine states because of Salmonella contamination. Censea Inc., also known as Central Seaway Co. Inc., is recalling “A-PAC” brand headless shell on black tiger shrimp from restaurants, retailers and wholesalers after tests by the Arizona Department of… Continue Reading

Kellogg Co. recalls Eggo waffles after routine test shows Listeria

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The Kellogg Co. is recalling 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles from 25 states after routine testing by the company revealed Listeria monocytogenes in the toaster waffles. All of the recalled Eggo waffles are Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat flavor, according to a notice posted by the company. No other Eggo products are implicated. As of Monday, the… Continue Reading

Small amount of meat recalled in Washington state for missed inspections

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On Saturday, Gallo Meats LLC of Colville, WA, recalled approximately 82 pounds of various sausage, beef and lamb products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection although a mark of inspection was applied to the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Italian sausage, beef and lamb… Continue Reading

Water not up to EPA standards brings pork sausage recall

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Catawissa, PA-based Bunge’s Meats recalled an undetermined amount of pork sausage products on Thursday that were produced with water that did not meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) drinking water standards, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The various pork sausage items were produced between Feb. 24 and… Continue Reading

Arizona tamales recalled because meat was produced without federal inspection

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Tucson Tamale Wholesale Company LLC of Tucson, AZ, is recalling approximately 915 pounds of beef tamale products that contain meat produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The ready-to-eat beef tamales were produced on various dates from Aug. 11 to Sept. 13,… Continue Reading