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Casa Sanchez expands guacamole recall for Listeria risk

Casa Sanchez of Hayward, CA, has expanded its recent recall of a limited amount of guacamole to include all of its “Real Guacamole” and “Spicy Guacamole” products  because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial Nov. 16 recall involved only select lot numbers of the “Real Guacamole” distributed in the San Francisco Bay area. The expanded recall covers products distributed to… Continue Reading

Casa Sanchez Foods recalls guacamole because of Listeria risk

Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of “Real Guacamole” because testing by the Food and Drug Administration confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product. “The current manufacturing process of this product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the issue,”… Continue Reading

Make sure your Cinco de Mayo menu doesn’t include pathogens

Although it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular, partly because it provides those with ties to Mexico to celebrate its customs and culture and partly because of the marketing efforts of the fresh produce industry. The annual remembrance of the Mexican army’s 1862… Continue Reading

Multiple brands of fresh guacamole recalled for Listeria

H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. of British Columbia is recalling three brands of fresh guacamole from retailers because tests by the Canadian government found Listeria monocytogenes in the product. The recall, posted Thursday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), came one day after the “best before” date of March 22 on the implicated guacamole. Retailers in British Columbia and possibly… Continue Reading

Listeria Test Leads to Avocado Dip Recall

A California company is recalling various guacamole dips because the avocados used in them may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Fresh Food Concepts, Inc. of Buena Park was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that routine sampling of its Layer Dip products revealed that the imported avocado pulp contained the bacteria, the… Continue Reading

Texas Officials Compelled to ID Outbreak Source

A Central Texas television news station had to file a Freedom of Information Act request to learn the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in April that included five confirmed infections and six suspected cases. KXXX, News Channel 25, reported earlier this month that the Bell County Public District initially declined to identify… Continue Reading

Salsa, Guacamole Common Causes of Food Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new study highlighting the increasing frequency of salsa and guacamole-based foodborne illness outbreaks. This study, which was presented by the CDC at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, analyzed all of the foodborne illness outbreaks since the CDC began keeping records in 1973. … Continue Reading