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Transcontinental bat — California shellfish harvest ban — Food irradiation review in Europe

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. EU urged to update irradiation regs Ionizing radiation can be used to sanitize food, killing bacteria like Salmonella, Camplyobacter and E. coli, but… Continue Reading

Consumers claim dead bat found in recalled Fresh Express salad mix

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Saturday said it had received a dead bat from a consumer who claimed it was found in a packaged salad mix, sparking an investigation that has prompted the Atlanta-based agency to recommend post-exposure rabies treatment for two people. CDC said the deteriorated condition of the dead… Continue Reading

4th allergen recall for Chiquita’s Fresh Express salads in 2016

For at least the fourth time this year, Chiquita Brands International’s Fresh Express salad division is recalling bagged salads because of undeclared allergens. The Orlando-based division recalled 480 cases of Fresh Express brand “American Salad” from six Southern states because Caesar salad condiment packets containing egg, milk, wheat and anchovy may have been mistakenly included…. Continue Reading

Fresh Express cites human error in third salad recall this year

For the third time this year, Chiquita Brands International’s salad division Fresh Express is recalling salad kits because of undeclared allergen issues, this time openly blaming human error. This time the Orlando-based Fresh Express is recalling almost 2,500 cases of Caesar Salad Kits that may contain the wrong condiment packets, which contain the known allergen… Continue Reading

Fresh Express recalls bagged, chopped romaine

Chiquita Brands International’s salad division, Fresh Express Inc., is recalling bagged, chopped romaine because a production line error resulted in condiment packets for other products being included in the romaine bags. The condiments’ ingredients are not included on the chopped romaine labels and therefore pose an allergen threat for people with food allergies or sensitivities… Continue Reading

Fresh Express recalls baby spinach after finding almond in production run

recalled Fresh Express baby spinach

Fresh Express Inc. is voluntarily recalling of 350 cases of Fresh Express Baby Spinach after a piece of almond was found in the production supply. The 12-ounce packages have a product code of G010A17A and use-by date of Jan. 24, according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. The recalled bagged… Continue Reading

Fresh Express Recalls Italian Salad for Potential Listeria Risk

Fresh Express Inc.  issued a recall Friday for a limited number of cases of 10-oz. and 6-oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and a Product Code of H071A11A due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall, and no… Continue Reading

Spinach Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of spinach because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The problem was discovered after Salmonella was detected in a random sample of the spinach collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “random sample testing program,” according to the company press release. This program is… Continue Reading

Bagged Salad Recalled by Fresh Express in U.S. & Canada

Fresh Express brand Hearts of Romaine bagged salad is now being recalled in both the U.S. and Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have yet been associated with the bagged salads. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) was first to warn consumers not to eat the bagged salad as Fresh Express then issued recalls… Continue Reading

Fresh Express Recalls Expired Romaine After Positive Test

Fresh Express has recalled an expired produce product because a test on one package came back positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled 9 0z. Leafy Green Romaine Salad carry the expired use-by date of September 16. Consequently, the recalled product is no longer available in stores. Fresh Express issued the recall to cover the unlikely… Continue Reading