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FDA confirms euthanasia agent pentobarbital in dog food

Pet owners warned to avoid certain Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog food

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The Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and pet caretakers not to feed their pets with certain lots of Evanger’s and Against the Grain dog food after confirming the presence of the euthanasia agent pentobarbital in both products. Following discussions with FDA, Evanger’s announced a voluntary recall Feb. 3 of five lots of… Continue Reading

Saputo pulls gouda from stores in latest Listeria recall

Saputo cheese

Multi-national dairy giant Saputo Inc. is the latest company to issue a nationwide recall of its cheese products because state inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in another brand of cheese made by a Saputo supplier. Montreal-based Saputo is recalling specialty gouda cheese packaged under two brands — Great Midwest and Dutchmark. The Great Midwest branded cheese… Continue Reading

Whole Foods, other stores pull squash noodles for Listeria

recalled Veggie Noodle Co butternut spirals

Veggie Noodle Co. of Austin, Texas is voluntarily recalling its Butternut Spirals because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The freshcut vegetable company distributed the spiral cut butternut squash to Whole Foods Markets and other retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. “The potential contamination of the Butternut Spirals was… Continue Reading

FDA warns U.S. consumers about baby food recall in Canada

recalled PC Organics baby food

In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. residents to be aware of a baby food recall posted in recent days by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which reports illnesses have been reported in relation to the PC Organics products. “The FDA is issuing this recall notice from the Canadian Food… Continue Reading

Almost 100 tons of chicken, Vienna sausage recalled for MSG

recalled Great Value mini chicken sausages

Almost 200,000 pounds of Vienna sausage and other chicken sausage products, including some packaged under Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand, are under recall because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that is not declared on their labels. Century Packing Corp., based in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, distributed the products to retailers and institutional foodservice operations, including schools,… Continue Reading

String of cheese recalls continues, as does Listeria probe

To view photos of all of the products recalled by MDS Foods Inc., please click on the image.

Five more brands of cheese are under nationwide recall, this time by Ohio distributor MDS Foods Inc., because of Listeria monocytogenes found in finished cheese made by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. Although the MDS Foods recall is dated Feb. 11, it was not available on the Food and Drug Administration website until Monday afternoon. It… Continue Reading

Sara Lee recalls cheese; 3rd-party plant has history of Listeria

recalled Sara Lee cheese

Sara Lee Deli brand cheese is the latest on a growing list of product recalls because of Listeria found in cheese manufactured by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC of Middlebury, IN, which was warned in 2010 about Listeria monocytogenes in its plant. In addition to the Sara Lee cheese, since Thursday, three brands of cheese produced… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms recalls Signature, HEB salads; Listeria in cheese

For more details on the Taylor Farms recall of H-E-B and Signature Cafe, please click on the image.

Secondary recalls related to Listeria discovered by Tennessee officials in cheese have begun, with Taylor Farms recalling more than three tons of chicken salad and pork products because they contain recalled Sargento cheese. The recalled Taylor Farms products — packaged under the Signature Cafe and the H-E-B brands — have use-by dates through Feb. 19,… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Listeria in cheese; recalls by Sargento, Meijer, others

To view photos of all of the recalled Sargento cheese products, click on the image.

UPDATED Content: A previous version of this news story incorrectly identified the owner of cheese manufacturer Deutsch Kase Haus LLC, which was sold by Guggisberg Cheese to the Michigan Milk Producers Association in fall 2016.  Routine, random testing by Tennessee food inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in colby cheese and has triggered recalls of a variety… Continue Reading

Illnesses reported; Loblaw expands recall of organic baby food

recalled PC Organics baby food

An undisclosed number of illnesses in Canada have been linked to PC Organics brand baby food, spurring Loblaw Companies Ltd. to expand its Feb. 3 recall to include 31 more products because of risk of botulism poisoning. “A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth… Continue Reading