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Dole Expands Bagged Salad Recall to the U.S. Over Listeria Concerns

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Dole Fresh Vegetables has expanded to the U.S. its voluntary recall of bagged salad after initially issuing a recall in Canada. The concern is that some of the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar… Continue Reading

Listeria-Connected Cheese Recall Expands to Sour Cream

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Roos Foods, the company whose cheese products are connected to a Listeria outbreak that has killed one person, has expanded its ongoing recall to include sour cream. The company is now recalling its Crema Pura Mexicana Cultured Sour Cream, produced in Kenton, DE. Last week, the company recalled 16 different cheese products under four brand names…. Continue Reading

Cheese Sickens 8 in MD and CA with Listeria;1 Dead

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This article was updated Feb. 24 with further recall information.  At least eight people have been sickened with Listeria monocytogenes infections after eating cheese produced by Roos Foods under a number of brand names, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seven patients were hospitalized in Maryland, while one person in California… Continue Reading

Apple Slices Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that Crunch Pak®, a Cashmere, WA, company, was recalling more than 5,000 cases of Crunch Pak® Apple Slices due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The apple slices subject to recall were shipped to regional distribution centers and sold to retailers. According to the announcement, the recall is… Continue Reading

Reser’s Fine Foods Recalls More Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

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This article was updated to include an expanded list of recalled products issued Oct. 26, 2013. The Reser’s Fine Foods recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products announced Oct. 22 was expanded on Saturday, Oct. 26, to include all products produced between Sept. 5 and Oct. 9, 2013, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  The packages of… Continue Reading

Government Maps Out Routes in Case Against Jensen Brothers

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The two brothers charged in one of the nation’s most deadly outbreaks of foodborne illness will return to U.S. District Court in Denver on Oct. 22. Their trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 2. In the end, their fate may rest on the routes their cantaloupe took once it became part of interstate commerce. Since… Continue Reading

Garden Fresh Foods Recalling Ready-to-Eat Chicken, Ham Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee, WI, is recalling more than 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service sent out an announcement about this recall on Wednesday evening. These products are being recalled in association with a recall… Continue Reading

Michigan Company Recalls Cantaloupes For Possible Listeria Contamination

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Two produce recalls involving two West Michigan companies have prompted the Kent County Health Department to spread the word about Listeria. Both recalls happened within the past month. Food Safety News reported Aug. 18 that Buurma Farms had recalled fresh cilantro sold to distributors in MI and shipped to outlets there and in IL, OH… Continue Reading

Consumers, Retailers Told to Discard Raw Milk from Pennsylvania Dairy

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has warned consumers and retailers who bought raw milk from Green Acres Jersey Farm in Lebanon, PA, to immediately discard it due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination found in a recent sample. The raw milk sample was collected from the farm July 29 during required routine sampling by a commercial laboratory… Continue Reading

Listeria Risk Prompts Cheese Recall

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Supermarket chain Whole Foods is recalling a French cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Austin, TX-based retailer issued a voluntary recall of Trois Comtois Morbier cheese sold at its locations Wednesday after being alerted of the Listeria risk by the cheese’s producer — Trois Comptois of Poligny, France. Whole Foods sold… Continue Reading