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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 in investigating Dole in relation to the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, according to a news release posted on the company’s website. “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… 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

Canada has 2 weeks left to get its food safety act together

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is demanding Canada comply with recommendations from an audit of the country’s food safety for meat, poultry and eggs or it’s exports to the U.S. will be blocked. Canada was told 20 months ago by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it needed to fix operational or procedural… Continue Reading

Canada finds Salmonella in chia and flax seed powder samples

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Health Matters America of Cheektowaga, NY, Saturday recalled specific lots of Organic traditions SPROUTED FLAX SEED POWDER and Organic traditions SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, a pathogen that poises a danger to human health. Random samples of the recalled products were taken by Canadian… Continue Reading

Canada upgrades Paolini meat warning to recall status

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A public warning about sausage from Paolini’s Sausage and Meats of Calgary, Alberta, has been upgraded to a recall with additional meats added to the list of products that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. “Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments should not sell or use the recalled… Continue Reading