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Check again: New lots added to frozen vegetable recall

recalled Watts Brothers Farms frozen veg

Dozens of additional lots of frozen organic vegetables distributed to Costco stores nationwide are under recall with the ConAgra Foods’ expansion of a recall of Watts Brothers Farms branded products. Organic mixed vegetables, organic sweet corn and organic peas are included in the expanded recalled and may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses had… Continue Reading

FDA cites corporate confidentiality laws in secret sugar recall


Federal officials are working with a producer to recall an undisclosed amount of sugar because of contamination with bits of metal, but they say they can’t reveal either the sugar company or the food producers that received the sugar. The situation has already caused at least two secondary recalls of consumer food products — almost… Continue Reading

FDA: Listeria found in Reser’s NC plant has been there since 2013

Inspectors find three different strains at food facility

Reser's plant in North Carolina

Oregon-based Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. has recently recalled salad products because of the Listeria risk posed by an outsourced ingredient. Now the company has its own problems with the stubborn bacteria at a manufacturing facility in North Carolina. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told company president and CEO Mark Reser in a July 1 warning letter that the… Continue Reading

UK Panel: Raw or lightly cooked eggs safe for pregnant women


The Food Standards Agency of the United Kingdom is just about ready to tell pregnant women and other vulnerable groups like the young and the elderly, that its safe to eat lightly cooked or raw eggs. The new guidance for these consumers groups will likely come after an eight-week consultation period for a report suggesting… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters: Cockroaches, seafood HACCP problems


The most recently posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration went to a seafood importer in Miami and a food manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico. The letters were sent in February and June but just recently made public. FDA’s Florida District Office told Pescatlantic Inc. in a June 14 warning letter that a… Continue Reading

Agave Dream cappuccino ice cream recalled for Listeria risk

Agave Dream ice cream

Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, is recalling 389 cases of its cappuccino ice cream because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company stated that the recalled item was distributed nationally through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Distributors’ Romeoville, IL, warehouse, DPI Northwest; Americold in Los Angeles; IWI’s Franklin, IN, warehouse,… Continue Reading

Seven brands of black beans recalled because of ink pen

These are two of seven brands of 15-ounce cans of no-salt-added black beans that have been recalled.

Faribault Foods Inc. is recalling 15-ounce cans of black beans after a consumer found part of an ink pen in a can. Seven brands are included, but only one production code is implicated in the recall of no-salt-added black beans, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. The code… Continue Reading

Justice helps FDA shut down noodle and sprout distribution


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors began recording the failure to properly maintain the Kwong Tung Foods facility at 1840 East 38th Street in Minneapolis in 2010. Pipes were observed draining directly onto the floor. During 2011, 2012, and 2014 inspections, FDA observed dripping into food preparation areas and/or a food production room. Those… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters: Drug residues in dairy cows


Two dairy operations were recently sent warning letters by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and both referred to unacceptably high drug residues in the tissues of slaughtered cows. In a June 30 warning letter, FDA’s Denver District Office told Morwai Dairy LLC of Fort Lupton, CO, that violations of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic… Continue Reading

CDC closes investigation; warns of ongoing Listeria threat


The investigation into a Listeriosis outbreak traced to frozen vegetables from CRF Frozen Foods Inc. has ended — but federal officials warn more people could still be stricken by the potentially deadly Listeria monocytogenes pathogen. “People could continue to get sick because recalled products may still be freezers and people who don’t know about the… Continue Reading