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Club Chef, Kroger fruit/veggie snacks recalled for Listeria risk

Snack products with freshcut vegetables and fruit packaged under Club Chef and Kroger’s Fresh Selections brands are being recalled from 15 states because Listeria monocytogenes was found in the Club Chef production facility. “The recall is being initiated as a precaution because positive test results for the presence of Listeria were identified by the company… Continue Reading

Sam’s Club bakery supplier denies it is endangering consumers

Orange Bakery Inc., whose customers include Whole Foods Market and Sam’s Club, this week denied claims in a federal civil case that allege the company stopped required food safety testing and has been forging third-party certifications for more than a year. The bakery company, based in Irvine, CA, has several facilities across the U.S. It… Continue Reading

Citing Food Safety Risk, Retailer Removes Unrefrigerated Caramel Apples From Stores

The Kroger Co. of Cincinnati, OH, announced Thursday, Oct. 15, that its retail grocery stores would withdraw from sale unrefrigerated caramel apples that have been pierced with dipping sticks due to new scientific evidence that the product, if left unrefrigerated, may present a health risk. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading

Kroger Recalls Seasonings for Possible Salmonella Contamination

The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella. A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated… Continue Reading

Settlement Reached for 66 Victims of 2011 Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

A settlement was recently reached between 66 victims of the 2011 Listeria outbreak linked to Jensen Brothers cantaloupe and some of the 20 defendants. The terms of the settlement are confidential, said Williams Marler of Seattle-based Marler Clark, a food-safety law firm. “The matter was resolved by mutual agreement of the parties,” Marler said. (Marler Clark underwrites Food… Continue Reading

Consumer Marketing Win: Ending ‘Humanewashing’

Opinion

Earlier this year, Cassandra White of Clarkston, GA, gathered more than 165,000 signatures for a Change.org petition asking Kroger to stop misleading customers. Kroger’s Simple Truth Natural Chicken bore the words “raised in a humane environment.” White said, “When I go to the grocery store, I read the labels carefully because I want to know… Continue Reading

FDA: Plant Inspections Reveal Salmonella

Environmental samples taken in July by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors at two different locations within the nSpired Natural Foods Inc. nut butter manufacturing facility in Ashland, OR, tested positive for Salmonella, according to agency inspection reports. The samples were taken at a bakery “during the manufacturing of dried pasteurized almonds lot 5461,”… Continue Reading

Food Safety to the Rescue

The Key to Donations of Fresher, More Nutritious Food

Who doesn’t love a good rescue story? But now imagine one that involves rescuing millions and millions of pounds of nutritious foods from being taken to landfills and sending them to hungry people instead. Welcome to Grocery Rescue, a program that redirects perishable foods that stores identify as unmarketable but still safe for people to… Continue Reading

Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened

Six brands of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall, announced Tuesday, includes peanut and almond butter products sold by Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and… Continue Reading

Kroger Claims Primus Has Primary Liability for Deadly Listeria Outbreak

Sues Third Party Auditor Used By Jensen Farms

It was called an unusual move last year when the Colorado cantaloupe growers who relied upon the Primus Group sued their third-party food-safety auditor, claiming that the inspector the company sent them provided misleading advice and “erroneously” represented himself as having “professional” expertise. Last week, however, a third-party auditor being sued over an outbreak of… Continue Reading