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Listeria monocytogenes

Blue Bell recalls ice cream for Listeria; blames supplier

recalled Blue Bell ice cream Sept 2016

Within days of heralding their products’ return to grocery stores in three states, officials with Blue Bell Creameries quietly recalled two flavors of cookie dough ice cream from 10 states because of Listeria concerns. Discovered to have had Listeria monocytogenes problems at its production facilities in recent years, Blue Bell remains under federal investigation related… Continue Reading

FDA closes SM Fish; Listeria at facility matches sick people

Ossies Herring from SM Fish Corp.

Federal officials have effectively closed down a New York company after repeatedly finding Listeria in its food production plant, reporting that one of the seven strains of the pathogen in the facility genetically matches infections in at least four people. The Food and Drug Administration has suspended the food facility registration of SM Fish Corp…. Continue Reading

Goat cheese — some unpasteurized — recalled for Listeria

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

Samples of goat cheeses collected Aug. 29 by Pennsylvania officials tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes but the Apple Tree Goat Dairy’s recall notice was not posted by federal officials until Tuesday. The Richfield, PA, goat dairy has recalled feta, gouda, pasteurized chèvre and French herb chèvre cheeses because of the Listeria test results, according to… Continue Reading

Kellogg Co. recalls Eggo waffles after routine test shows Listeria

recalled Eggo waffles

The Kellogg Co. is recalling 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles from 25 states after routine testing by the company revealed Listeria monocytogenes in the toaster waffles. All of the recalled Eggo waffles are Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat flavor, according to a notice posted by the company. No other Eggo products are implicated. As of Monday, the… Continue Reading

OSSIE’S ready-to-eat salads recalled for potential Listeria risk

Ossie's pickled lox

SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat salads because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were sold at the firm’s seven retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey between Aug. 1, 2016, and Sept. 9, 2016. The recalled products were packed… Continue Reading

Listeria prompts recall of fresh-cut vegetables in 9 states

recalled Country Fresh fresh-cut vegetables

A Texas company is recalling 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetable products from eight retail chains — including Wal-Mart, QuikTrip and Publix — after a random sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Country Fresh LLC of Conroe, TX, distributed various combinations of 45 different fresh-cut vegetable products to retailers in nine states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,… Continue Reading

CDC adds salad to Listeria questionnaire in wake of outbreak

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

The investigation into a multi-year, multi-state listeriosis outbreak traced to package salads from Dole might have yielded results several months earlier had sick people been asked if they had eaten leafy greens, according to a report published Thursday. Nineteen people across nine states were sickened in the U.S. from July 2015 through January this year…. Continue Reading

‘Resident strain’ of Listeria found at Jeni’s Ohio ice cream plant

Jeni's ice cream

Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have again found Listeria at the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams manufacturing facility in Columbus, OH. Two of the 75 environmental samples collected there on Jan. 26 were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, according to an Aug. 9 warning letter that FDA posted on Wednesday. The positive samples were taken from the… Continue Reading

3 brands of frozen corn recalled in 15 states because of Listeria

recalled Cambridge Farms frozen corn

A Pennsylvania company is recalling three brands of its frozen corn that were distributed to 15 states because a package sampled from a retail store tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Cambridge Farms LLC of Lancaster, PA, has ceased the production and distribution of the frozen corn and is working with the Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

Ingredient supplier recalls frozen green beans for Listeria

frozen green beans JML logo

A Pennsylvania frozen produce company has recalled an undisclosed volume of frozen, cut green beans because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall notice from JML Ingredients Inc. of  East Petersburg, PA, is dated July 22, but it was just posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website Thursday evening. “The recall was the… Continue Reading