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Dozens of brands of ice cream bars now on recall for Listeria

Aldi, Kroger, Walmart, dozens of other retailers, brands now included; more flavors also added

A Listeria-related ice cream bar recall that started Jan. 5 with less than 400 cases of frozen treats now includes additional flavors and brands, totaling close to 29,000 cases sent to more than 35 retail chains across the country. No illnesses have been confirmed in connection with the ice cream products. However finished samples tested… Continue Reading

Fit & Active bars recalled from Aldi stores for plastic bits

Leclerc Foods is recalling a single lot of its Fit & Active brand Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars because a consumer reported finding a small piece of yellow plastic in the product. Although no injuries or illnesses had been reported as of Monday when the recall notice, was posted by the Food and Drug Administration, the company is urging consumers to discard the product immediately…. Continue Reading

Aldi, Publix, Weis ground turkey recalled after metal bits found

St. Pauls, NC-based Prestage Foods Inc. Monday recalled 38,475 pounds of ground turkey after a retailer found extraneous metal in the product, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The problem was discovered on Sept. 27 when FSIS was contacted by plant employees who were sanitizing processing equipment. On the same… Continue Reading

Cashews recalled from Aldi stores because of glass fragments

Consumers have reported finding glass fragments in cans of Southern Grove branded cashews, causing Star Snacks Co. to recall the nuts from Aldi stores in 28 states and Washington D.C. “To date, there have not been any reported injuries. Potentially impacted product has been removed from store shelves,” according to the recall notice posted Tuesday… Continue Reading

Season’s Choice sweet peas recalled by ALDI stores for listeria

ALDI, based in Batavia, IL, has recalled  Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas in cooperation with Lakeside Foods, Inc. over fear  that the products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been associated with the products, which were sold in ALDI stores in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.   The frozen… Continue Reading

Mac & cheese sold at Aldi, Dollar Tree recalled for Salmonella

Macaroni and cheese products sold at Aldi and Dollar Tree stores nationwide are under recall because they were made with powdered milk from a manufacturer whose plant and finished products were contaminated with Salmonella. The recall posted Monday with the Food and Drug Administration by Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. indicated the implicated Cheese Club Express… Continue Reading

U.S. importer expands recall of Swai fillets from Vietnam

A California company has added more than a ton of fish from Vietnam to its ongoing recall, bringing the amount of individually frozen Swai fillets now subject to recall to almost 28,000 pounds. The Santa Anna, CA, company — U.S. Cato Holdings Inc. — distributed the newly recalled 2,235 pounds of imported fish to retailers… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Importer recalls fish from Vietnam that went to Aldi stores

Editor’s note on update: A list of specific retail locations that received the recalled product is now available on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website. Click here for the list  which may be updated as additional information becomes available. Almost 26,000 pounds of Sea Queen brand Swai fillets from Vietnam are being recalled because they… Continue Reading

UK Retailers Begin Offering ‘Roast in the Bag’ Whole Chickens

Retailers in the United Kingdom are beginning to offer whole chickens sold as “roast in the bag” options, meaning that consumers don’t have to directly touch the raw meat and potentially expose themselves to pathogens commonly found on chicken such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, according to Farmers Weekly. The bags are reportedly designed in a way that will… Continue Reading

Black Widows Found in Supermarket Grapes in Several States

Supermarket chain Aldi pulled its entire stock of grapes from Milwaukee, WI, stores earlier this month after a shopper found a live black widow spider in a container of red grapes purchased from Aldi’s Wauwatosa, WI, store. Similar occurrences have happened in recent months in Michigan, Missouri and Minnesota. The Michigan incident happened just days… Continue Reading