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Six grocery chains across 12 states recall snacks for Salmonella

Chocolate covered pretzels and other snacks with long shelf lives are being recalled from hundreds of stores by at least six grocery chains across a dozen states because of possible Salmonella contamination, The snacks — some in party trays themed for the football playoff season — were produced by Palmer Candy Co. using an ingredient… Continue Reading

Seven brands of black beans recalled because of ink pen

Faribault Foods Inc. is recalling 15-ounce cans of black beans after a consumer found part of an ink pen in a can. Seven brands are included, but only one production code is implicated in the recall of no-salt-added black beans, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. The code… Continue Reading

Maytag Dairy taking months to clean up Listeria problem

Iowa-based Maytag Dairy Farms remains closed and is not expected to resume operations until at least fall in the wake of six recalls earlier this year after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in its blue cheese. The Newton, IA, company issued the initial three recalls Feb. 13, 18 and 26, followed by recalls from three retailers… Continue Reading

Hy-Vee Caught Up in Trail Mix Listeria Recall

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling six trail mix products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The products include Hy-Vee Caramel Cashew Honey Crunch Trail Mix, Hy-Vee Dark Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix, Hy-Vee Mountain Trail Mix, Hy-Vee Mountain Trail Mix To Go, Hy-Vee Berry Trail Mix… Continue Reading

Food Poisoning Cases Should Result in More Disclosure

Opinion

(This editorial was first published Nov. 14, 2015, in the Des Moines Register and is posted here with permission.) More than 50 people were sickened by cooked taco meat that was served to the staff at Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School last month. The cooked meat was purchased from a grocery store shortly before it… Continue Reading