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Kroger, Safeway Will Nix GMO Salmon Regardless of FDA Decision

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Kroger and Safeway, the largest retail grocery companies in the U.S., have reportedly agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon. The decision was released Monday by a coalition of food safety, consumer, health and fishing groups. The two grocery chains are now part of more than 9,000 stores across the country that have rejected carrying… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outreak Linked to Foster Farms Grows to 338 Cases

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At least 338 in 20 states and Puerto Rico have been found to be ill with Salmonella in connection to an outbreak from chicken produced by Foster Farms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is up 21 illnesses from the last reported number of 317. At least 40 percent… Continue Reading

Kroger Stores Remove Foster Farms Chicken From Shelves

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In light of the revelation that at least 278 people in 18 states have fallen ill with Salmonella from Foster Farms chicken since March, the poultry grower has said it has remedied the situation and will not recall any products. But that has not stopped the Kroger Co. from removing the implicated Foster Farms chicken… Continue Reading

Kroger Ice Cream May Contain Undeclared Allergen

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The Kroger Co., a Cincinnati-based grocery store chain, announced Tuesday that it was recalling its house brand of french vanilla ice cream – sold in 11 states – because the product may contain pecan, a known allergen that is not listed on the label. The recalled product, labeled as Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream,… Continue Reading

Sprouts: Yanked from One Menu, Back on Another

Out at Kroger, reinstated at Jimmy John's

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October has dealt sprout growers a bittersweet mix of news. Most recently, Kroger – the nation’s largest grocery retailer – stopped carrying sprouts in all stores under its corporate umbrella Monday. That means consumers will no longer find fresh sprouts at grocers such as City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less or Fred Meyer,… Continue Reading

Kroger to Stop Selling Sprouts

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Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the U.S., announced on Friday that its stores will no longer carry sprouts, one of the foods most commonly associated with foodborne illness outbreaks. “After a thorough, science-based review, we have decided to voluntarily discontinue selling fresh sprouts,” said Payton Pruett, Kroger’s vice president of food safety in a… Continue Reading

Spinach Recalled for Listeria Risk

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Kroger has initiated a recall of spinach sold at locations in the Midwest and eastern part of the country because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Ohio-based grocery chain issued a recall of its Fresh Selections Tender Spinach sold in 10 oz. bags Tuesday. According to the company, the affected spinach was… Continue Reading

Cantaloupe Death Brings Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Louisiana’s 26th Judicial District Court in Bossier Parish on behalf of the estate of Francis Gilbert, who died after eating Colorado-grown cantaloupe last year that was contaminated with Listeria. The lawsuit, brought by the personal representative of the estate, Kathleen Buchanan, names the cantaloupe distributor, Frontera Produce,… Continue Reading

Allergy Alert: Kroger’s Moose Tracks Ice Cream

Peanuts aren’t listed as an ingredient on some containers of Kroger’s Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream, so the grocery chain is recalling the ice cream that was sold in 10 states. People who are allergic to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume the ice cream, but for consumers… Continue Reading