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CFIA adds brand, additional lots to butter recall for Listeria

No illnesses have been confirmed, but Canadian officials have again expanded a recall of butter because of positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes, adding a fourth brand and 10 more lots or previously recalled brands. The new recall, posted late Tuesday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), adds the Nutrinor brand to the list that already included… Continue Reading

Loblaw’s recalls chicken nuggets linked to Salmonella outbreak

Sixteen days after public health officials in Canada revealed they have been investigating a Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw chicken products the country’s food safety agency posted a recall of President’s Choice brand chicken nuggets. The Public Health Agency of Canada posted its outbreak notice on June 26 warning consumers about the dangers of… Continue Reading

CFIA recalls two more brands of butter because of Listeria

Government tests that returned positive results for Listeria monocytogenes triggered the recall of two more brands of butter by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Saturday, following the Wednesday recall of St Laurent brand butter. As with the St Laurent butter, the recalled Perron brand and Beurre du Lac brand butter was sold by retailers… Continue Reading

CLIF bars recalled after consumers report allergic reactions

Trader Joe's, Stop & Shop issue their own recalls of CLIF bars with undeclared nuts

Cliff Bar & Co. is recalling three flavors of granola bars — two marketed as children’s products — because of undeclared nuts and consumer complaints about allergic reactions. The product labels do not declare the presence of peanuts or tree nuts, but the CLIF Builder’s bars and CLIF Kid Zbars may contain peanuts, almonds, Brazil… Continue Reading

Canadian test finds Listeria in St Laurent butter; recall initiated

Government inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of St Laurent brand butter, spurring the company Maurice St-Laurent Limitée to recall an undisclosed amount of the butter. “Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased,” according to… Continue Reading

Evanger’s proposes donating recalled pet food; FDA says no

The Food and Drug Administration has vetoed a proposal by Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. to donate recalled pet food to animal shelters after conducting random spot-checks for the animal euthanasia drug pentobarbital. The proposal was revealed in a June 29 warning letter issued by FDA, and posted on its website Tuesday. The letter, addressed to… Continue Reading

Tuna salad product recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergen

Willow Tree Poultry Farm, located in Attleboro,  MA, has recalled  approximately 440 pounds of tuna salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains tuna, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label and the packing… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Why ask why? Because you have a right to know

Smokehouse of NY operated for at least 6 years with Listeria in fish facility; owners, feds knew it

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This started out to be a news story about how the FDA and DOJ did that thing they do this week — protect the public interest — when they closed down a smoked fish company in New York that had been endangering people’s lives for at least six years. But we brought you that story… Continue Reading

Milk recalled in New York because of improper pasteurization

Routine testing by New York officials has revealed some milk from Mountain Fresh Dairy LLC was not properly pasteurized, prompting a recall of kosher milk that was distributed to food pantries and sold at non-profit stores. There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the recalled 1 percent “Mountain Fresh Kosher Dairy Cholov… Continue Reading

Importer recalls Mekong Master swai for lack of residue testing

A California importer is recalling 42 tons of frozen swai from Vietnam because it discovered the fish fillets did not meet U.S. requirements concerning residue sampling and testing. Vinh Hoan USA Inc. of Tustin, CA, distributed the frozen Mekong Master branded swai fillets to wholesalers in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. The recall… Continue Reading