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Spinach Dip Recalled from Bay Area Costco Stores for Listeria Risk


La Terra Fina, based in Union City, CA, is issuing a voluntary recall of its Organic Spinach Dip sold at Costco stores in the Bay Area due to a potential health risk from Listeria monocytogenes exposure. The recall of product available in Bay Area Costco stores is a precaution. Product Name: La Terra Fina Organic Thick & Creamy Spinach Dip… Continue Reading

Macadamia Nuts Recalled in Texas for Possible Salmonella


Texas Star Nut and Food Co. Inc. of Boerne, TX, is voluntarily recalling Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts, Lot Code #31435001, because of potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed only in Texas and only to HEB stores. The product was sold between 12/30/2014 and 3/20/2015. Product: 6 oz. Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts, Lot Code #31435001, packed in cello… Continue Reading

Apples Were Apparently the Contaminated Ingredient in Those Caramel Apples


It looks like the apple, and not the caramel, is getting the blame for the deadly multistate outbreak of Listeriosis linked to caramel apples that occurred late last year. The outbreak sickened 35 people in 12 states, requiring hospitalization for all but one victim. Seven of the sickened people died. Canada also reported an additional case… Continue Reading

Update: Natural Grocers Recalls All Lots of Organic Garlic Powder for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Natural Grocers Organic Garlic Powder

(Update: According to a March 18, 2015, announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Vitamin Cottage and Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a specialty retailer of organic and natural products, is expanding their recall of Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder to all lots as the product has the potential to be contaminated… Continue Reading

Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces

First Source LLC of Buffalo, NY, announced Wednesday that the company was recalling 3,276 plastic tubs (6 oz.) of Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces 6-oz. tubs were distributed to 85 Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia,… Continue Reading

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Recalled for Possible Metal Pieces


Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of its Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s Recalls Raw Walnuts Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination


Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled walnuts were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. The products are packaged in clear plastic bags with the UPC Codes printed on the back. For the Raw California Walnut products, the “BEST BY” dates and Lot… Continue Reading

Salmonella Risk Prompts Frontier Co-op to Recall Organic Garlic Powder and Products Made With It

Frontier organic garlic label

Frontier Co-op of Norway, IA, announced Monday that it is voluntarily recalling dozens of products manufactured with organic garlic powder sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand, due to potential Salmonella contamination. The list of recalled products containing the organic garlic powder, along with label… Continue Reading

Study: Five Major Factors Impact Economic Costs of Meat, Poultry Recalls


A recent Kansas State University study found that five major factors have the greatest financial impact on a company involved in a meat or poultry recall. Those factors — perceived health risk severity, recall size, firm size, firm’s experience with recalls, and media coverage — ended up having the most impact on the recalling company’s stock market price, according… Continue Reading

Juici Patties Brand Chicken Patties Recalled in Canada for E. Coli Risk


Ottawa-based Juici Patties is recalling Juici Patties brand Jamaican Style unbaked Chicken Patties sold in Canada due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recalled product was sold in 1.6 kg 12-packs with UPC 624819300122 and Product Code 3184. This recall was triggered by the company. The CFIA is conducting a food safety… Continue Reading