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UPDATED: Frozen veggies recalled in U.S., Canada for listeria

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Fifteen frozen organic vegetable products distributed to retailers in at least 35 states and four Canadian provinces are under voluntary recall because of potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, posted the recall Friday because random samples of frozen organic peas and corn tested by Ohio health officials returned positive results… Continue Reading

Buffalo butcher recalls frozen Lorigo brand ground beef patties

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A butcher shop in Buffalo, NY, has recalled Lorigo brand frozen ground beef patties because of positive test results for E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Meating Place shipped 325 pounds of the frozen hamburger patties to retailers and institutional food service operations in the Buffalo area, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food… Continue Reading

Investigation ends; Garden of Life powders pose ongoing threat

Garden of Life provided the label sample on the left to the FDA for posting with its recall notice. As the outbreak linked via DNA to its "Organic Raw Meal" powders spread across the country, the company redesigned its labels and changed the word order in the product name to "Raw Organic Meal" as shown on the right.

Federal officials have concluded their investigation into a Salmonella Virchow outbreak traced back to Garden of Life brand organic shake and meal replacement powders, warning that additional people could become ill. Laboratory tests confirmed that at least 33 people in 23 states were infected with the outbreak strain, according to an update posted Thursday by… Continue Reading

Costco offers vaccines, denies liability and declares dividend

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To curb an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak traced to frozen organic fruit sold at Costco stores in Canada, the retailer is offering free vaccinations to consumers, as it did in 2013 when a similar outbreak was linked to another frozen fruit product. The current outbreak linked to Nature’s Touch brand frozen organic “Berry Cherry Blend”… Continue Reading

Vegetable soup recalled because of botulism potential

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Vegetable soup distributed to retailers and farmers markets in three states is under recall because laboratory tests showed it could be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism poisoning. Mary’s Home Canning of Lancaster, PA, produced the vegetable soup, which is sold in glass jars with plain black and white labels that do not include… Continue Reading

Nice! brand fruit in jars pulled from Walgreens nationwide

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Glass pieces in peach slices and possibly mixed fruit sold under the Nice! brand in Walgreens stores have spurred a nationwide recall of the products. “Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. To date there has been one complaint on the peaches and no complaints on the mixed fruits,” distributor Milky Way International… Continue Reading

Hepatitis outbreak linked to frozen organic fruit sold at Costco

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Canadian officials have linked an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak to a frozen organic fruit blend of berries and cherries sold exclusively at Costco stores. Nature’s Touch is recalling its “Organic Berry Cherry Blend” because of the outbreak. Canadian health officials are particularly concerned that consumers may have the product, which has a “Best Before” date… Continue Reading

Norven brand herring recalled in 10 states for Listeria concerns

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A Brooklyn, NY, company is recalling Norven branded herring in oil because a sample tested by U.S. officials showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Two sizes of plastic containers from a single lot are included in the recall by OLMA-XXI Inc. of Brooklyn. The company reports shipping the recalled fish to distributors and retailers in 10 states…. Continue Reading

Mustard relish recalled because of botulism concerns

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Mustard relish from HardyWares Preserves in Nova Scotia is under recall by Canadian authorities because of possible contamination with the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning. The recalled relish, sold in 250 ml jars, can be identified by the HardyWares logo on the label and a “Packaged on” date of Dec. 3, 2015, according to the… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Reser’s recall goes international; Pictsweet leaves retailers to notify consumers

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UPDATED April 14, 2016: The Food and Drug Administration is working with Oregon Potato Co. on the recall of bulk shipments of onions that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Pasco, WA, company seels only bulk quantities of its products, therefore the FDA has not posted a recall notice. “Oregon Potato notified its customers directly of… Continue Reading