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Karoun Dairies Recalls Some Cheeses for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Karoun Dairies Inc. of San Fernando, CA, is voluntarily recalling a variety of cheeses it distributes due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Karoun stated that the company was made aware of a possible association of their cheese products with several recent cases of listeriosis by FDA and CDC. It has ceased distribution of the cheeses… Continue Reading

Blue Bell Rings a Warning to Us All: Will the Next Outbreak Be Yours?

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I spend a lot of time helping food companies eliminate food safety risks in their operations that can make people sick. It’s a tough job. That’s because many of the foods we eat are really quite dangerous. They are also difficult to keep safe. Within just the past 12 months, a broad array of foods… Continue Reading

Custom Produce Recalls Cucumbers Connected to Salmonella Outbreak


Custom Produce Sales of Parlier, CA, is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy label starting Aug. 1, 2015, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and are covered by an ongoing recall. Fat Boy cucumbers were produced in Baja California, Mexico, and distributed in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma… Continue Reading

CA Baby Spinach Recalled for Elevated Levels of Cadmium


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat a specific lot of organicgirl brand baby spinach after CDPH-conducted tests found unacceptable levels of cadmium. Recent chemical analysis of this specific lot code of baby spinach determined that the product contained 1.90 parts per million of cadmium, which is more than 10… Continue Reading

U.S. Distributor of Recalled Mexican Cucumbers Searches for Salmonella Source

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The San Diego-based produce distributor that recalled Mexican cucumbers linked to the multi-state Salmonella Poona outbreak is busy trying to find the source of the problem. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, a family-owned farming, packing and shipping operation, announced the recall of its Limited Edition brand cucumbers on Sept. 4 and has since embarked on… Continue Reading

PA Company Recalls Fresh Sliced Apples for Potential Listeria Contamination

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Appeeling Fruit Inc. of Dauberville, PA, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of consumer packages of fresh sliced apples with Best-if-Used-by dates of 09/14/15 and 09/21/15 due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, health authorities have not linked any illnesses to this recall. No other products are affected by this… Continue Reading

Deli Sandwiches With Cucumbers Sold in Alaska Safeway and Carrs Stores Recalled


In cooperation with the Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce recall of cucumbers that may be contaminated with Salmonella Poona, Safeway is voluntarily recalling made-to-order deli sandwiches with cucumbers produced by Andrew & Williamson and sold in nine Safeway and Carrs stores in Alaska. No illnesses have been associated with Safeway or Carrs sandwiches. Safeway stated… Continue Reading

Field Cucumbers Recalled From Five Canadian Retail Stores for Salmonella Risk

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According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Overwaitea Food Group, a supermarket operator based in Langley, BC, is recalling field cucumbers purchased from Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. This recall applies to fresh field… Continue Reading

Small Amount of Ground Beef Recalled in NY for Possible E. Coli Contamination

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Schrader Farms Meat Market of Romulus, NY, is recalling approximately 20 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday. The ground beef item was produced on Sept. 2, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: 1-lb…. Continue Reading

CFIA: Safeway Recalls Cucumbers for Salmonella


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that Safeway is recalling field cucumbers and various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers purchased from Safeway. The action is due to possible Salmonella contamination on cucumbers that were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The recall applies to fresh field cucumbers sold in… Continue Reading