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Del Monte, Sysco brand cantaloupe recalled after Salmonella test

Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd. is recalling Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes because of possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled melons, according to the Feb. 18 recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. “Food contaminated with… Continue Reading

Giant Eagle Recalls Apple Salad Following Recall of Del Monte Apple Products

The Giant Eagle grocery chain based in Pittsburgh, PA, has recalled its Giant Eagle Apple Pistachio Salad and Apple Pistachio Salad with Chicken because the salads may contain fresh cut Gala red apples currently recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. To date, Giant Eagle has received no reports of customer illnesses… Continue Reading

Del Monte Recalls Fresh-Cut Fruit Products With Gala Red Apples for Potential Listeria Contamination

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) announced Wednesday the voluntary recall of fresh-cut fruit products containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected products were distributed to a limited number of customers in a few states in the northeast U.S. and are being recalled because these apples have the potential to… Continue Reading

Del Monte Recalls Fruit Packages With Daniella Mangoes

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. recalled some of its fresh-cut fruit packages containing mangoes from Mexico’s Agricola Daniella because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Dell Monte said its recall was associated with Coast Distributors Inc., one of four importers supplying the Mexican grown Agricola Daniella brand mangoes to customers in the U.S. Del Monte… Continue Reading

More Outbreak-Linked Mangoes Recalled, Many Expired

Two more companies have joined the 13 others who have recalled mangoes imported from Mexico over the past three weeks because the fruits may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella currently causing a nationwide outbreak. On Wednesday GHW, LLC of Houston, TX recalled a limited number of expired fresh-cut mango products, and on Thursday… Continue Reading

Del Monte Fresh Produce Drops Lawsuit Threat Against Oregon

Del Monte Fresh Produce has withdrawn its threatened lawsuit against the Oregon Public Health Division and its senior epidemiologist, who with other public health officials last year  traced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infection to cantaloupes imported from the company’s Asuncion Mita farm in Guatemala. The news was reported by Lynne Terry of The Oregonian…. Continue Reading

Top Food Safety Stories of 2011: No. 5

A short-lived federal court case, Del Monte Fresh Produce versus the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was 2011’s 5th most important food safety story. The case was notable for several reasons. Del Monte tried to get a federal judge to question the science of epidemiology and set a standard in which only the “smoking… Continue Reading

Letter from the Editor: Epidemiology Still Rules

Many a drive-by shooting is successful without anyone getting hit, so Del Monte Fresh Produce got to do a victory dance last week after FDA re-opened the U.S. border to cantaloupes from Asuncion Mita, Guatemala. In exchange, Del Monte Fresh Produce dropped its lawsuit  against FDA in federal court.  FDA had placed Asuncion Mita cantaloupes,… Continue Reading