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Dr. Bob’s closes in wake of ice cream recalls for Listeria

Although the recall notice for the Manila Sky Purple Yumm ice cream (above) states all ice cream products produced this year at the manufacturing facility have been recalled, neither FDA nor Dr. Bob's of Upland LLC had posted any recall information as of Wednesday night.

California ice cream manufacturer Dr. Bob’s has reportedly closed down operations after federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in the production facility and finished product, spurring secondary recalls of five brands of high-dollar ice cream shipped across the country. Repeated attempts to reach the company and its owner, Robert Small, have been unsuccessful since the operation… Continue Reading

Final report published on boy’s death from drinking raw milk


Were it not for his drinking raw milk, a 3-year-old Australian boy who died in 2014 would very likely still be alive to this day. That much has been known since the inquiry by Coroner’s Solicitor Rebecca Cohen. With the publishing of findings by Coroner Audrey Jamieson, those findings became final and official on Nov…. Continue Reading

Hawaii names farm linked to outbreak; recall details sketchy

Olkai seaweed and logo

A seaweed growing operation in Hawaii is under orders to stop distributing products after a Salmonella outbreak investigation uncovered the pathogen in packing and processing tanks at the farm. The cease and desist order from the Hawaii Department of Health’s sanitation branch was published two days after the health department announced the outbreak had been… Continue Reading

Fourth company recalls ice cream made at Dr. Bob’s for listeria

recalled Agave Dream ice cream

A fifth ice cream brand — Agave Dream — is under recall because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes from the Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC manufacturing plant. Agave Dream of Palos Veredes Peninsula, CA, posted its recall with the Food and Drug Administration Thursday evening, pulling back five flavors of its ice cream and… Continue Reading

Paleo Beef Jerky added to recall of Craft Beer Jerky

recalled Flavor Trade paleo beef jerky label

A Kansas City re-packing company is expanding its beef jerky recall more than six-fold, adding two varieties of E3 Meat Co. Paleo beef jerky to an earlier recall of Craft Beer Jerky. None of the jerky was inspected, as required by federal law, according to the recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and… Continue Reading

Voters OK soda taxes, marijuana, and rebuilding the barn

girl drinking from big soda bottle

Three Bay Area cities and Boulder, CO, Tuesday won voter approval to impose taxes on sugary drinks, joining Berkeley, CA, which passed the nation’s first soda tax in 2014. All are out to show higher taxes can cut sugar consumption and thereby reduce related diseases like diabetes and obesity. All four tax measures passed with… Continue Reading

Parents haunted by decisions as raw milk’s impact lingers

The Combs family, from left, Zeke, Jubilee, Brandon, Sarah with Lilia on her lap, and Titus.

“I don’t know where to stick her; she doesn’t have any veins left.” That’s a medical specialist talking as she examined 3-year-old Jubilee Combs, a patient at a Kentucky hospital undergoing dialysis for a severe kidney disease acquired from drinking unpasteurized raw milk. That was two years ago while the little girl was being treated… Continue Reading

Second ice cream company recalls products made by Dr. Bob’s

McConnells Ice Cream Santa Barbara

A second ice cream company is recalling its branded products — made by Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC — because of potential Listeria contamination from the manufacturing plant. McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams of Santa Barbara, CA, recalled seven flavors of its ice cream pints from 41 states Friday, reporting that the Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria in ice cream plant; recall details incomplete

recalled AC Creamery ice cream Manila Sky

Listeria monocytogenes found by federal inspectors in an unnamed brand of ice cream produced by Dr. Bob’s spurred the recall of AC Creamery branded ice cream Wednesday even though the pathogen had not been confirmed in it. The Anaheim, CA-based AC Creamery Inc. posted its recall of Manila Sky Purple Yumm flavor ice cream with… Continue Reading