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Dole salad scandal spurs calls for stronger FDA

Dole Field Greens

Reactions have been varied to the news that Dole Food Co. knowingly produced and shipped salads from a contaminated facility, ranging from criticism of the FDA to an admission by Dole’s management that the company is being investigated by the Justice Department. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, is the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee responsible… Continue Reading

Dole knew of Listeria; feds launch criminal investigation

Dole Food Co.

UPDATED CONTENT 6:37 p.m. EDT — The U.S. Department of Justice in investigating Dole in relation to the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, according to a news release posted on the company’s website. “Dole has recently been contacted by the Department of Justice in connection with its own investigation, and we will be similarly cooperating with the DOJ… Continue Reading

Dole restarts salad facility; mum on Listeria cleaning process

The salad production facility in Springfield, OH, was highlighted in Dole’s 2010 corporate report.

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has resumed production at a salad facility that was linked to a deadly nine-month Listeria outbreak without revealing what was done to clean the plant or to prevent future contamination of food processed there. A statement on Dole’s website says investigations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Frozen veggies recalled in U.S., Canada for listeria


Fifteen frozen organic vegetable products distributed to retailers in at least 35 states and four Canadian provinces are under voluntary recall because of potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, posted the recall Friday because random samples of frozen organic peas and corn tested by Ohio health officials returned positive results… Continue Reading

Norven brand herring recalled in 10 states for Listeria concerns


A Brooklyn, NY, company is recalling Norven branded herring in oil because a sample tested by U.S. officials showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Two sizes of plastic containers from a single lot are included in the recall by OLMA-XXI Inc. of Brooklyn. The company reports shipping the recalled fish to distributors and retailers in 10 states…. Continue Reading

UPDATED: Reser’s recall goes international; Pictsweet leaves retailers to notify consumers


UPDATED April 14, 2016: The Food and Drug Administration is working with Oregon Potato Co. on the recall of bulk shipments of onions that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Pasco, WA, company seels only bulk quantities of its products, therefore the FDA has not posted a recall notice. “Oregon Potato notified its customers directly of… Continue Reading

Murcia al Vino cheese recalled in Canada after Listeria test


Vegajardin brand Murcia al Vino cheese is being recalled after Canadian officials detected Listeria monocytogenes in the product during routine testing. Retailers in British Columbia received the cheese from A. Bosa & Co. Ltd., according to the recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website. The recalled cheese has a very long shelf life… Continue Reading

Listeria spurs company to recall fresh, sliced apples


Sliced fresh apples — packaged alone and with other fresh-cut fruits and vegetables — are under recall by the Fresh From Texas company because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The voluntary recall initiated Wednesday is for sliced apples sold by H-E-B grocery stores in Texas, according to a recall notice on the Food and… Continue Reading

2 million base pairs later: CDC stands by DNA evidence


Last month, when health officials reported they discovered a pathogenic connection between raw milk from a Pennsylvania dairy and two illnesses in 2014 — one in California and the other in Florida — a wave of disbelief and condemnation began rippling out from the raw milk community. News stories about the announcement from the Centers… Continue Reading

Listeria found in Wylwood brand frozen broccoli

This product photograph is posted on the FDA website with a recall notice for Wylwood brand frozen broccoli. The broccoli is recalled in 11 states because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Frozen broccoli packaged under Save-A-Lot’s exclusive Wylwood brand is being recalled in 11 states after a random test by Ohio officials found Listeria monocytogenes. The Ohio Department of Agriculture collected the frozen broccoli for testing at the retail store level, so there is concern that consumers may have packages of it in their homes. The… Continue Reading