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Dole’s Springfield shutdown, recalls cost company $36 million

Because the Dole Food Company is going public, financial documents it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available showing how much recalls and shutdowns have cost the company’s  Dole Fresh Vegetables unit during the past two years. A 2015 recall of bagged salads distributed in 13 states because a sample of Dole… Continue Reading

Top food safety stories of 2016 include criminal investigations

The editors of Food Safety News have complied this list of major news from 2016. While the year will no doubt be best remember for its presidential election, there were other milestones worth remembering as we prepare to turn the page and begin the New Year. No. 10 — Mike Taylor leaves FDA, heads to the… Continue Reading

FDA confirms Listeria in Dole packaged salad

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Federal officials say they have confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a packaged salad produced at the Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. plant in Springfield, Ohio. Dole recalled all products under multiple brands because state tests linked an ongoing seven-month outbreak to leafy greens from the facility. The Food and Drug Administration completed its analysis of the salad… Continue Reading

New illnesses in Dole salad Listeriosis outbreak

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  As federal officials reported new illnesses in a seven-month Listeriosis outbreak linked to packaged salads from Dole, the company clarified its recall of all products from its production plant in Springfield, Ohio. Fifteen people across eight U.S. states had been confirmed in the outbreak as of Wednesday. The most recent case was diagnosed Jan…. Continue Reading

Dole Recalls Lettuce from Canada

Product distributed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island, Quebec. Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is recalling various pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits, and leafy green products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments… Continue Reading

Dole Recalls Some Bagged Spinach for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Dole Fresh Vegetables of Monterey, CA, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged spinach due to a possible health risk from Salmonella contamination. The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976. This precautionary recall notification, announced on Tuesday, Oct…. Continue Reading