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E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce; 21 sick, 10 hospitalized

UPDATED 8:10 p.m. EST — Outbreak investigators are warning the public that romaine lettuce is linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections in Canada, with the potentially deadly strain having already hospitalized half of the victims. Three provincial health departments are reporting outbreak cases, with 21 sick people confirmed so far. Ten of the victims… Continue Reading

Outbreaks in Quebec, Twin Cities traced to Chinese raspberries

Frozen raspberries imported from China were the source of 615 confirmed cases of norovirus in Quebec between March and July of this year, and of 15 cases in Minnesota in August of 2016. The Quebec outbreak included clients and staff at seven seniors’ residences, two daycare centers and one hotel in four separate administrative regions of the… Continue Reading

Ground lean veal recalled in Canada after E. coli testing

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has posted a recall of ground lean veal by Vantage Foods Inc. The company cited possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination as the reason for the recall. Vantage Foods Inc. distributed the veal to various Food Basics brand supermarket locations in Ontario. Little detail was included in the recall notice, about how the possible contamination was discovered. “This recall was triggered by test… Continue Reading

True North recalls Toppers brand salmon for Listeria risk

True North Salmon Co. Ltd. is recalling True North Seafood Co. branded “Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes” seasoned with lemon and dill because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The problem was discovered during routine testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which is advising that no one should consume the recalled product. Consumers can identify the… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Canada recalls salmon caviar for botulism concerns

UPDATED CONTENT Nov. 3 — The CFIA posted an expanded recall, indicating the recalled caviar may have been distributed nationwide. For the second time in two weeks, International House of Caviar Ltd. is recalling a product because of a risk of botulism poisoning. Canadian inspectors discovered the problem with the “Chum Salmon” caviar during an ongoing investigation… Continue Reading

Staphylococcus illnesses prompt recall of frozen chicken strips

Consumer complaints and illnesses have prompted a recall of Maple Leaf Foods chicken strips because of potential contamination with the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Retailers across Canada received the frozen chicken breast strips, which have the best-before date of Sept. 29, 2018, according to the recall notice posted Wednesday by the Canadian Food Inspection… Continue Reading

Ripples of recalls for freshcut produce; FDA sets up web page

King Soopers, Paragon Foods, Pacific Coast Fruit, recall products made with Mann vegetables

With more companies posting recalls for freshcut vegetables daily — including products sold to schools — the impact of Mann Packing’s Oct. 19 produce recall continues to ripple through the North American food chain. At least nine retailers and three produce companies initiated U.S. recalls in recent days because their products were made with freshcut… Continue Reading

Triple B recalls produce because of Mann Packing listeria recall

Triple B Corp. of Anchorage, AK, which does business as Charlie’s Produce, is recalling freshcut vegetables, vegetable fry kits and trays because they include fresh produce recalled by Mann Packing because of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing of Salinas, CA, posted its recall as a news release Oct. 19. It included… Continue Reading

Whole Foods recalls salads in California because of Listeria risk

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling some salads from 10 stores in Northern California because they include fresh produce recalled by Mann Packing because of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing of Salinas, CA, posted its recall as a news release Oct. 19. It included more than 150 products sold in Canada… Continue Reading

H-E-B recalls soups because of Mann Packing produce recall

H-E-B grocery stores in Texas are recalling single-serving soups because they include fresh produce recalled by Mann Packing because of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing of Salinas, CA, posted its recall as a news release Oct. 19. It included more than 150 products sold in Canada and the United States under… Continue Reading