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UPDATE: Producer, others recall frozen vegetables for Listeria

UPDATED CONTENT: National Frozen Foods Corp. responded late Friday evening to requests for comment from Food Safety News, providing a recall notice for frozen peas and mixed vegetables it packages under 13 brands. The recall came after company testing “revealed that the finished products may potentially be contaminated” with Listeria monocytogenes. The company also confirmed that… Continue Reading

Pita Pal recalls salads with corn linked to Listeria outbreak

Ripples of recalls continue to come from food manufacturers and retailers for products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from frozen vegetables and fruits that have been linked to an outbreak that started in 2013 and is ongoing. Late Thursday Pita Pal Foods LP of Houston recalled several fresh vegetable salads and corn relish… Continue Reading

Hepatitis outbreak linked to frozen organic fruit sold at Costco

Canadian officials have linked an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak to a frozen organic fruit blend of berries and cherries sold exclusively at Costco stores. Nature’s Touch is recalling its “Organic Berry Cherry Blend” because of the outbreak. Canadian health officials are particularly concerned that consumers may have the product, which has a “Best Before” date… Continue Reading

Temperature Control: A Critical Food Safety Element

A critical element of food safety is maintaining proper temperatures from the field to the fork. In practical terms, this means keeping produce cold enough to inhibit pathogen growth or spoilage from the time it leaves the farm or orchard until it’s in the customer’s possession. It also means cooking certain foods at high enough temperatures for long… Continue Reading