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Natural Grocers Expands Recall of Raw Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella Risk

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Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, a natural grocery chain based in Lakewood, CO, is recalling additional lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella contamination. This recall was initiated after the company was notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalled product is packaged in… Continue Reading

New York Firm Recalls Smoked Andouille Sausage for Listeria Contamination

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Shirks Meats of Dundee, NY, is recalling “Smoked Andouille Sausage” due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled in-store packed “Smoked Andouille Sausage” comes in a clear plastic package with a date of 6-5-15 on it. Package sizes varied from 9-12 ounces. The “Smoked… Continue Reading

Potato Salad Distributed to Jewel Stores in Chicago Area Recalled for Listeria Risk

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Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. of Milwaukee, WI, is recalling its potato salad due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was distributed to Jewel stores in the Chicago area and may have been sold at delicatessen counters between May 30 and June 9 under the brand name Garden Fresh Steakhouse Potato Salad. Jewel was notified… Continue Reading

CDC: Arizona Finds Two Types of Salmonella in Imported Tuna

California firm recalls ground frozen yellowfin tuna

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In an investigation update posted Friday, June 5, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that unopened frozen ground tuna products tested by the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory, working with the Maricopa County (Phoenix) Environmental Services Department, had found Salmonella Newport in one sample and Salmonella Weltevreden in another sample. The unopened… Continue Reading

Smoked Salmon Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Santa Barbara Smokehouse of Santa Barbara, CA, is recalling all smoked salmon from March 1 to April 8, 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, The recalled Cold Smoked Salmon was distributed within the United States through retail stores and food wholesalers. The following brands are affected: Cambridge House, Coastal Harbor,… Continue Reading

About 49,308 Pounds of Pork Sausage Products Recalled for Possible Foreign Materials

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Quincy Street Inc. of Holland, MI, is recalling approximately 49,308 pounds of pork sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The pork sausage items were produced on April 22 and 23, 2015. FSIS did not specify what the foreign materials… Continue Reading

Ground Elk Meat Recalled for Potential E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

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Denver’s Frontiére Natural Meats LLC has recalled 1,640 pounds of ground elk meat that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. No illness reports are yet associated with the ground elk meat recall. The recalled ground elk was distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia through retail stores. The recalled product was packed in 205… Continue Reading

Tyson Fresh Meats Recalls 8 Tons of Lean Ground Beef for Possible E. Coli Risk

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Tyson Fresh Meats of Dakota City, NE, is recalling approximately 16,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday. Tyson Fresh Meats is a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, AR. The ground beef was produced on May… Continue Reading

Vietnamese Cashews Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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The Hemisphere Group Inc. of Smithtown, NY, is recalling 14,000 lbs. of Vietnamese LP Cashews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. (LP is a grade of cashews meaning “lightly blemished pieces.”) The firm has not received any reports of illnesses to date. The Vietnamese Cashews being recalled were distributed to direct customers in Kalamazoo,… Continue Reading

Blue Bell Signs Agreement With AL Similar to Those With TX, OK

Listeria control plans are key to marketplace return

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Blue Bell Creameries has signed a voluntary agreement with the Alabama Department of Public Health laying out a series of steps the company plans to take to control Listeria contamination before its products may legally be sold there again. The company has a plant in Sylacauga, AL, which is currently closed. Paul Kruse, Blue Bell’s president and CEO, signed similar… Continue Reading