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Target pulls Just Mayo, all Hampton Creek foods from shelves

Retailer notified FDA of concerns about bacterial contamination and adulteration of products

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Target has pulled all Hampton Creek products, including “Just Mayo,” pending further review because of food safety concerns. Officials with the country’s second largest retailer have been in contact with the Food and Drug Administration regarding their concerns, but the federal agency is not providing specific details — yet. “The decision to remove Hampton Creek… Continue Reading

FDA, U.S. Marshals raid Minnesota warehouse, seize food

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Professional Warehouse and Distribution Inc., a repeat offender on the FDA’s books, won’t be storing food for human consumption any more according to the owner who spoke after U.S. Marshals seized food from the rodent-infested facility. The marshals went in on June 15 after the U.S. Department of Justice, working at the request of the… Continue Reading

Organic dates, snacks recalled for Listeria risk from HVF plant

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United Natural Trading LLC in Edison, NJ, has joined the list of companies recalling food because it contains ingredients from Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found Listeria monocytogenes in its facility. Hudson Valley provided dates to United Natural Trading. Hudson Valley Farms notified United Natural Trading of the potential contamination, which impacts several brands distributed by… Continue Reading

Hummus recalled from Walmart, Target, HEB for Listeria risk

FDA reports supplier Hudson Valley Farms has ceased operations until the issue is resolved

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Three brands of hummus with pine nut topping — including Walmart’s Marketside brand — are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes because the pine nuts were supplied by Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found the pathogen in its production facility. House of Thaller, a Knoxville, TN, company initiated the hummus recall… Continue Reading

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream gets positive close out letter from FDA

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After a 2015 food-safety issue, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is back in store, with more scoop shops, flavors, and respect than before. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a close-out letter, announcing that Jeni’s corrected the problems they were previously cited for, in the initial warning letter.   The company’s revenue has resumed since a health scare at a Whole Foods store… Continue Reading

Chic-A-Peas snacks recalled in U.S., internationally for Listeria

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Three different flavors of Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunch Chickpeas are being recalled. The 2-ounce packages could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall notice did not indicate how Chick-a-Pease became aware of the possible contamination. The recalled snacks were distributed both online and in retail stores, to national and international customers. Chic-a-Peas already contacted distributors to remove the recalled lots… Continue Reading

Repackers, bakery, airport warned to clean up operations

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A food warehouse and repacking facility, a bakery, a dietary supplement repacking facility and an airport are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. The FDA warned one company in March, another in April, the third in May, and the fourth in June…. Continue Reading

Nut butter recall expanded to include cashew/almond lots

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NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, IL  is expanding the voluntary recall of Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter — Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118, to include Roasted Almond Butter – Product Code E0545, Lot# 2124119, and Mango Chili Cashew Butter – Product… Continue Reading

Organic muesli, granola recalled for Listeria risk in ingredient

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New England Natural Bakers is recalling its branded organic muesli and granola products sold under the Evoke Organic and Millville brands across the U.S. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The Greenfield, MA, company did not name the ingredient or the supplier, only reporting that “the company has been notified by an ingredient supplier… Continue Reading

Bulletproof 360 pulls protein bars, bites worldwide for Listeria

To view photos of all five recalled Bulletproof 360 products, please click on the image.

Bulletproof 360 Inc. joined the list of companies recalling granola and protein bar products this week because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of an ingredient from an outside supplier, pulling product across the U.S. and from more than 40 other countries. Five different “Collagen Protein” bar and bite products are included in the recall, which which… Continue Reading