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Companies provide additional details on recalls of frozen peas

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Two corporations have updated and added to public information about frozen vegetables that have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada because of possible Listeria contamination. The J.R. Simplot Co. shared supply chain information regarding its recall of frozen peas and National Frozen Foods Corp. updated label traceability information on its recall notices for frozen… Continue Reading

Bolthouse Farms also recalls protein drinks in Canada

These three flavors of Bolthouse Farms brand protein drinks are being recalled from retailers across Canada following consumer complaints in the U.S. about spoilage and illnesses.

In addition to recalling 3.8 million bottles of protein drinks in the U.S. because of consumer complaints of spoilage and illnesses, Bolthouse Farms Inc. is recalling an undisclosed number of three flavors of the drinks from retailers across Canada. No illnesses related to the products had been reported in Canada as of the posting of… Continue Reading

Product that made people sick in U.S. recalled in Canada by Costco

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Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says consumers should not consume the recalled product. In addition, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. has indicated that some Costco warehouse locations did provide free food samples of… Continue Reading

Dole knew of Listeria; feds launch criminal investigation

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UPDATED CONTENT 6:37 p.m. EDT — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Dole in relation to a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, according to a statement from the company. “Dole has recently been contacted by the Department of Justice in connection with its own investigation, and we will be similarly cooperating with the DOJ to answer questions and… Continue Reading

Costco Canada caught up in recall of frozen organic vegetables

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Possible listeria contamination in organic peas has caused Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. to issue its second frozen organic food recall in eight days. Organic by Nature brand frozen sweet peas are the implicated food this time, following Costco’s April 15 recall of Nature’s Touch brand organic berry cherry blend. The frozen organic fruit is linked… Continue Reading

Hepatitis outbreak linked to frozen organic fruit sold at Costco

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Canadian officials have linked an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak to a frozen organic fruit blend of berries and cherries sold exclusively at Costco stores. Nature’s Touch is recalling its “Organic Berry Cherry Blend” because of the outbreak. Canadian health officials are particularly concerned that consumers may have the product, which has a “Best Before” date… Continue Reading

Mustard relish recalled because of botulism concerns

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Mustard relish from HardyWares Preserves in Nova Scotia is under recall by Canadian authorities because of possible contamination with the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning. The recalled relish, sold in 250 ml jars, can be identified by the HardyWares logo on the label and a “Packaged on” date of Dec. 3, 2015, according to the… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Reser’s recall goes international; Pictsweet leaves retailers to notify consumers

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UPDATED April 14, 2016: The Food and Drug Administration is working with Oregon Potato Co. on the recall of bulk shipments of onions that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Pasco, WA, company seels only bulk quantities of its products, therefore the FDA has not posted a recall notice. “Oregon Potato notified its customers directly of… Continue Reading

Murcia al Vino cheese recalled in Canada after Listeria test

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Vegajardin brand Murcia al Vino cheese is being recalled after Canadian officials detected Listeria monocytogenes in the product during routine testing. Retailers in British Columbia received the cheese from A. Bosa & Co. Ltd., according to the recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website. The recalled cheese has a very long shelf life… Continue Reading

Canada says food safety audit issues much ado about nothing

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says there are no outstanding issues remaining over a recently released 2014 audit by U.S. officials of Canada’s meat, poultry, and egg inspection systems. CFIA also says Canada’s trade with the U.S. was never impacted. Responding to reports that mostly originated with the Toronto Globe and Mail — often seen as the… Continue Reading