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Listeria monocytogenes

FDA warns against Apple Tree goat cheeses because of Listeria

To see labels for all of the recalled varieties of goat cheese from Apple Tree Goat Dairy, click on the image.

A federal consumer advisory warns the public against eating goat cheese products made by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, PA, because Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed in the company’s products and production facility. The cheeses were sold in Washington D.C. and Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia through the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria at Royal Seafood Baza Inc.; herring recalled

To see all of the photos of recalled products provided by Royal Seafood Baza Inc., click on the image.

Royal Seafood Baza Inc. has stopped production and is recalling an undisclosed volume of 22 different herring products with shelf lives through February 2017 because federal inspectors found Listeria in the company’s plant. The refrigerated, ready-to-eat herring products are packaged for retail sale to consumers and in bulk for wholesalers, according to the Staten Island,… Continue Reading

7-Eleven sandwiches recalled because of Sabra listeria recall

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Fresh deli sandwiches made by two different companies and distributed to 7-Eleven stores in 16 states are under recall because they contain Sabra brand hummus that has been recalled because inspectors found Listeria at a Sabra manufacturing plant. By the time the recalls for the sandwiches were posted with the Food and Drug Administration late… Continue Reading

Chicken chili soup recalled for possible Listeria contamination

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Hale & Hearty Soups LLC of Brooklyn, NY, has recalled about 455 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken chili soup that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported Tuesday. The ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product was produced and packaged on Nov. 9. The following products are… Continue Reading

Snack trays recalled because of Sabra hummus Listeria scare

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Vegetable snack trays packaged under the Taylor Farms and Schnucks brands are being recalled because they contain hummus from Sabra Dipping Co. LLC that was recalled after inspectors found Listeria in a production facility. The only Taylor Farms or Schnucks products included in this recall are “Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Hummus Snack Trays,” respectively, according… Continue Reading

Dr. Bob’s closes in wake of ice cream recalls for Listeria

Although the recall notice for the Manila Sky Purple Yumm ice cream (above) states all ice cream products produced this year at the manufacturing facility have been recalled, neither FDA nor Dr. Bob's of Upland LLC had posted any recall information as of Wednesday night.

California ice cream manufacturer Dr. Bob’s has reportedly closed down operations after federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in the production facility and finished product, spurring secondary recalls of five brands of high-dollar ice cream shipped across the country. Repeated attempts to reach the company and its owner, Robert Small, have been unsuccessful since the operation… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: A little dab’ll do ya when it comes to Listeria

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Those nerds at the FDA and CDC have been at it again, thank goodness. They took a crazy close look at the Listeria outbreak traced to Blue Bell Creameries ice cream and found evidence supporting the long-held assumption that very small amounts of the pathogen can lead to serious infections in some groups of people. Though… Continue Reading

Miami cheese company owner draws 15-month prison term

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The owner of Miami-based cheese company Oasis Brands Inc. is the most recent company executive to be sentenced for criminal violations related to pathogen-contaminated food linked to a deadly outbreak. U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. sentenced Christian Rivas on Monday to serve a total of 15 months in federal prison. Rivas negotiated a… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Cookie dough recall hits Weight Watchers frozen desserts

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UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman for Weight Watchers provided the following statement. “To clarify, the voluntary recall of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae is being issued by Kraft Heinz Company, the manufacturer and marketer of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products. Once Kraft Heinz identified the issue, it immediately began an investigation and… Continue Reading

Ashby’s Sterling ice cream 6th brand recalled for cookie dough

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House of Flavors Inc. is recalling Ashby’s Sterling brand ice cream because it contains cookie dough that was recalled in September after Blue Bell Creameries’ internal testing found Listeria monocytogenes. Ashby’s Sterling Peanut Butter Landslide ice cream in 3-gallon containers with the item number 7305 and lot number 16195 is the only product under recall… Continue Reading