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Organic pesto recalled after test shows Listeria contamination

Routine pathogen testing revealed Listeria contamination in The Farming Fish brand of organic basil pesto with watercress, spurring the Oregon company to recall the product, which was distributed to retailers in the state. In addition to recalling the implicated lot, the company is recalling additional production runs as a precautionary measure and changing the way… Continue Reading

Sweet Basil Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling 6-oz. jars of Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), Item #1132, Lot numbers A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Lisy Sweet Basil, 6-oz bottle, UPC Code 0 96786… Continue Reading

Basil May Have Been Tainted with Salmonella

A Florida company is recalling fresh basil that was sold in Washington, Oregon and Rhode Island because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Sanith Ourn Farm of Indiantown, FL said in a news release that the problem was identified during routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No illnesses have been reported. According… Continue Reading

Potluck: Farmers Market Veg Dip

It’s become a tradition at Food Safety News to take a break on major holidays by hosting a virtual potluck or picnic, held entirely online for our far-flung staff.   So we’re celebrating Independence Day 2011 by once again sharing our dishes – Mary’s farmers’ market veg dip, Cookson’s garden-fresh potato salad, Suzanne’s Aunt Sandy’s spinach and… Continue Reading