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Listeria prompts recall of fresh-cut vegetables in 9 states

A Texas company is recalling 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetable products from eight retail chains — including Wal-Mart, QuikTrip and Publix — after a random sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Country Fresh LLC of Conroe, TX, distributed various combinations of 45 different fresh-cut vegetable products to retailers in nine states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,… Continue Reading

Freshcut cantaloupe recalled in Georgia because of Listeria

A Bi-Lo grocery store in Glennville, GA, is recalling freshcut cantaloupe three days after state officials notified the chain that a random sample collected at the store tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The store, at 312 S. Veterans Blvd. in Glennville, posted the recall notice with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today. The notice… Continue Reading

Flat Creek Farm Recalls Cheeses for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, GA, has recalled three lots of cheese because of potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products have lot codes 140802XAZ (Aztec Cheddar), 140702XAZ (Low Country Gouda) and 140725XGO (Aztec Cheddar). The lot codes can be found on the front of the packages. According to company records, as of Nov. 25, 2014,… Continue Reading

Flat Creek Cheeses Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

This article includes updated information issued Jan. 22.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture has issued a recall on cheese produced in Swainsboro that could be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall affects blue and cheddar cheeses sold under the  names “Heavenly Blue” and “Aztec Cheddar” and made by Flat Creek Farm & Dairy. Last month, the dairy… Continue Reading

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats Recalled For Salmonella Risk

This article has been updated to include a Nov. 12 expansion of the recall into additional states.  Dog treats sold in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and Tennessee are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were produced by Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats in Waleska, GA, and include chicken treats in various sizes… Continue Reading

Georgia Food Processors Get To Dance Around Law

Despite a tough new food safety law and more than a half million spent annually on inspections and lab work, Georgia is not achieving the food safety improvement at the state’s 740 food processing plants that its lawmakers seek. Perhaps, some say, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black did not get the memo about how serious the… Continue Reading