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Today’s Harvest Brand Peas, Corn, and Broccoli Recalled for Listeria Risk

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Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell-by dates 04/21/16 are being recalled by manufacturer Greystone Foods LLC and Publix Supermarkets because of possible Listeria contamination. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall. On April 16, Birmingham, AL-based Greystone shipped the potentially contaminated product to a… Continue Reading

Frozen Vegetables, Smoothie Kits Recalled After Listeria Found in Georgia Plant

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Inventure Foods Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, has announced a recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits due to finding Listeria monocytogenes in its Jefferson, GA, facility. These recalled products did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and there are no… Continue Reading

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Recalls All Products, Temporarily Closes Stores Due to Listeria Risk

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams of Columbus, OH, announced Thursday that the company has initiated a recall of all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches for all flavors and containers because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Also, the company said it is ceasing all sales and closing all seven of its… Continue Reading

Update: CDC Reports Two More Cases in Listeria Outbreak

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Update: On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the case count of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Blue Bell products from 8 to 10. The two new reported cases are from Arizona and Oklahoma. The other cases are from Texas (3) and Kansas (5). All of these people were hospitalized, and… Continue Reading

Washington Dairy Recalls Raw Milk and Cream After Positive Listeria Test

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A raw milk dairy in Washington state has voluntarily recalled some of its raw milk and cream products after a recent routine test found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a sample of raw cream. Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt, WA, has recalled all of its raw cow’s milk and goat’s milk and cream with expiration dates… Continue Reading

Listeria Found in Raw Milk in Southern New York State

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The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets is warning consumers in Sullivan County and surrounding southern areas of the state not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Richard Dirie Farm because the product may be contaminated with Listeria. The Dirie Farm is located in Livingston Manor, NY. On April 7, an inspector… Continue Reading

CDC Update: 8 Sickened in Blue Bell-Linked Listeria Outbreak

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According to an update Wednesday night from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been eight people sickened by strains of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Blue Bell Creameries products in Kansas and Texas. The outbreak now consists of two clusters of illnesses that are likely linked to Blue Bell brand ice cream. Cluster 1… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Those Spinach-Related Recalls

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Over the past two weeks, foods sold at a number of major retailers, including Target, Costco and Wegmans, have been recalled for containing spinach at risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While health authorities have not been able to trace back the contaminated spinach to a specific farm, all of the food products used spinach processed by… Continue Reading

Sabra Recalls 30,000 Cases of Classic Hummus for Possible Listeria Risk

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Sabra Dipping Co. LLC of White Plains, NY, has recalled 30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. After routine inspections at a Kroger outlet in Port Huron, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials reportedly learned about the risk of contamination in the prepackaged product. The department… Continue Reading

Blue Bell Expands Recall of Products Made in Oklahoma Due to Listeria Risk

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Blue Bell Creameries announced Tuesday that it is expanding its recall of products that were produced in the company’s Broken Arrow, OK, plant to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints, which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and additional products manufactured on the same line. These items have the potential to be harmful to young children, frail… Continue Reading