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Superior Foods Recalls Frozen Organic Chopped Spinach Sold at Target Stores

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Superior Foods Inc. of Watsonville, CA, is recalling 8,475 cases of Simply Balanced 10-oz. Frozen Organic Shopped Spinach due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This action is based on a recall notice Superior Foods received from one of its organic frozen spinach suppliers. The recalled product was distributed nationwide at Target retail stores. The… Continue Reading

WA Firm Recalls Four Brands of Frozen Spinach Sourced From CA

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Twin City Foods Inc. of Stanwood, WA, is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes: Cadia Organic Cut Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages UPC 15369 01165 Package code: 23424 Product distributed only in California Meijer Organics Chopped Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages UPC 41250 02362 Package code:… Continue Reading

Frozen Ravioli With Spinach Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

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The Carmel Food Group of Hayward, CA, has announced the recall of certain Rising Moon Organics frozen ravioli items because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The frozen ravioli products were produced with organic spinach which was found in test results performed by the spinach supplier to show the presence of Listeria. The recall was… Continue Reading

Update: Amy’s Recall Prompted by Warning From CA Spinach Supplier

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(Update: According to the March 23 Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, CA, the Amy’s Kitchen recall of its branded products containing spinach was prompted by a recall notice from frozen vegetable processor Coastal Green Vegetable Co. of Oxnard, CA, warning customers that they might have been supplied with spinach potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Paul Fanelli, a… Continue Reading

Wegmans Recalls Bagged Frozen Spinach for Potential Listeria Contamination

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Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain based in Gates, NY, has recalled 12-oz. bags of frozen spinach due to potential Listeria contamination. The company stated Saturday that its supplier, Twin City Foods Inc. of Stanwood, WA, had notified Wegmans of the possibility of contamination. The recalled product is 12-oz. Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About… Continue Reading

3 Deaths, 5 Illnesses: Listeria Outbreak Linked to Single-Serving Blue Bell Ice Cream

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State and federal health officials are investigating five cases of Listeriosis which have been linked to single-serving ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries. The five, all adult Kansas residents, were hospitalized at the time for other reasons and reportedly became ill after a majority of them consumed Blue Bell Creameries single-serving ice cream at the hospital…. Continue Reading

Michigan Market Recalls Turkey Lunch Meat for Potential Listeria


Earl’s Meats in Holland, MI, is recalling turkey lunch meat sold between Feb. 24 and March 3 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The amount recalled was very small, said Earl Bosch, owner… Continue Reading

Texas Firm Recalls RTE Beef Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Rio Tex Wholesale Meats of Mercedes, TX, is recalling approximately 58,180 pounds of ready-to-eat beef products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The beef products were produced on various dates between March 25, 2014, and Feb. 19, 2015. The following products… Continue Reading

Agencies Develop New Model for Foodborne Illness Sources

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Understanding which foods are most commonly responsible for certain foodborne illnesses helps in developing effective prevention measures. Today, the three federal agencies involved in the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) released details of their new method for estimating the sources of Salmonella, E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter. IFSAC is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety… Continue Reading

Beefsteak Patties for Restaurants Recalled for Listeria Risk


Kenosha Beef International of Columbus, OH, is recalling approximately 21,427 pounds of ready-to-eat beefsteak patty product that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The fully cooked beefsteak patties were produced on Jan. 24, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: 35.3-lb. boxes of “Fully… Continue Reading