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Tainted soy butter spurs recalls one by one; FDA remains mum

Pro Sports Club recall of 20/20 bars likely first of many secondary recalls amidst E. coli outbreak

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As federal officials remain silent on sales and distribution details about a soy-based peanut butter substitute linked to a nationwide E. coli outbreak, secondary recalls of products made with the tainted soy butter have begun, leaving consumers to wonder how long they will have to wait for companies to voluntarily reveal how many more foods are… Continue Reading

ChloroFields sprouted microgreens recalled for Salmonella

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A Kansas grower is recalling “Asian Mix Microgreens” from retailers in three states because a random sample tested by the Food and Drug Administration found Salmonella bacteria in the sprouts. The ChloroFields branded microgreens from ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS, have sell-by dates of March 26, so there is concern retailers and consumers may still have… Continue Reading

Sustainable organics group urges support for soil-free growing

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In advance of the National Organics Standards Board meeting in April, the board’s Crops Subcommittee shared a draft proposal calling for the end of organic certification for hydroponic and aquaponic growers. This proposal, if enacted, will have far reaching and damaging effects on hundreds of producers, thousands of retailers and wholesalers and millions of consumers… Continue Reading

Dozens sick from soy nut butter; FDA mum on manufacturer

Almost 90 percent of the victims in the ongoing E. coli outbreak traced to a soy substitute for peanut butter are children.

With the victim count at more than two dozen and expected to increase, lab reports show little doubt that I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter products are implicated in an ongoing E. coli outbreak, but corporate and government officials are still not saying what other products might also be contaminated. Three states — Oregon, Washington… Continue Reading

SoyNut Butter Co. adds Dixie Diner’s Club brand to recall

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The identity of the soy nut butter manufacturer whose product is implicated in a nationwide E. coli outbreak remained a mystery today as a second brand of products was recalled. Dixie Diner’s Club brand of “Carb Not Beanit Butter” was added to the recall by the SoyNut Butter Co., which has already recalled all flavors,… Continue Reading

Europe’s raw milk vending machines come in for market scrutiny

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The full 69-page report — Raw Milk Vending Machine Market – Europe Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024 — goes for $4,000, probably too pricy for most. But the teaser that goes with it from the market research firm ReportLinker has enough to suggest the raw milk vending machine business is… Continue Reading

Oregon confirms E. coli in SoyNut Butter from victims’ home

Name of Kentucky manufacturer not revealed; contaminated soy butter could be in other products

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Oregon health officials are the first to confirm E. coli contamination in  I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter after testing product collected from the home of two children who are among victims of a nationwide outbreak. “People need to know that if they have this product in their pantries, they should immediately return it to… Continue Reading

Rhode Island bill would OK retail sales of unpasteurized milk

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A bill to legalize the retail sale of unpasteurized raw milk in Rhode Island remains in a Senate committee, which must act on it by April 13 or see it die. Senate Bill 247 specifies only raw cow’s milk and raw goat’s milk for legalization. It would require warning labels on products and in retail… Continue Reading

Vulto Creamery recalls raw milk cheeses because of Listeria

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Vulto Creamery initiated a nationwide recall Tuesday of all lots of four types of its raw milk cheeses and stopped production at its Walton, NY, plant because the FDA found Listeria monocytogenes in one of the products. The recall is for all lots of Vulto Creamery’s Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk… Continue Reading

Parents of 8-year-old E. coli victim sue SoyNut Butter Co.

I.M. Healthy brand recall expanded; health officials warn against all SoyNut Butter products

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The first civil action filed against the SoyNut Butter Co. in relation to an ongoing E. coli outbreak seeks compensation for a 25-day hospital stay and what will likely be life-long health consequences for an 8-year-old boy. The boy is one of 12 victims in five states confirmed with the outbreak strain of E. coli… Continue Reading