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Consumer Marketing Win: Ending ‘Humanewashing’

Opinion

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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