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Listeria monocytogenes

FDA warnings: Tacoma fish factory, St. Paul bakery cited

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Listeria monocytogenes growing on equipment and other surfaces in a Tacoma, WA, fish processing plant and filthy conditions with evidence of insect infestations in a St. Paul, MN, bakery earned business owners warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration recently. In the most recent batch of warning letters made public by the FDA, federal… Continue Reading

Pezzetta brand cheese recalled in Canada for Listeria risk

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Canadian officials have found Listeria monocytogenes in a test sample of Pezzetta brand Montasio DOP cheese and are warning people to not eat the product, which is being recalled. Complicating the situation is the fact that the labeling on the recalled cheese is inconsistent, according to the recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s… Continue Reading

Organic pesto recalled after test shows Listeria contamination

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Routine pathogen testing revealed Listeria contamination in The Farming Fish brand of organic basil pesto with watercress, spurring the Oregon company to recall the product, which was distributed to retailers in the state. In addition to recalling the implicated lot, the company is recalling additional production runs as a precautionary measure and changing the way… Continue Reading

Listeria concern brings recall of ham by Memphis company

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Memphis-based Fineberg Packing Co. Inc. has recalled 8,822 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are… Continue Reading

FDA report shows cheese maker knew of Listeria in facility

Two dead in Listeria outbreak traced to raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery in New York

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The owner of Vulto Creamery, whose raw milk cheese has killed at least two people in a multi-state Listeria outbreak, had been getting positive results for the pathogen from his equipment and production plant for at least 20 months before he initiated a recall in March. Inspections of Johannes H. Vulto’s cheese-making operation in Walton,… Continue Reading

Recall of ice cream cups expands; Listeria found by CFIA

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A recall of Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national foodservice supplier Sysco Corp. is being expanded to include a second flavor because government tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, and expanded it Tuesday to include strawberry sundae cups…. Continue Reading

Frozen burritos recalled because of positive Listeria tests

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Menu Del Sol brand frozen burritos that have 11 months of shelf life left are under recall after tests showed positive results for Listeria monocytogenes. The multi-national company Sigma Alimentos Congelados produced the burritos and posted the recall notice late Friday night with the Food and Drug Administration. The company distributed the frozen bean and… Continue Reading

Edamame soybeans in pods recalled for Listeria fears

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Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. (“AFC”) of Rancho Dominguez, CA has recalled its Edamame Soybeans in Pods for possibility being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were packaged by AFC Franchisees and sold, under refrigeration, in 8.0 oz (227 g) packages and identified as “Edamame – Soybeans in Pods”.  To further identify the recalled product,… Continue Reading

Whole Foods expands its Vulto Creamery related recall

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Vulto Creamery’s expanded recall of raw milk cheeses has led Whole Foods Market to expand its recall to include Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber cheeses sold in eight stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. The cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. As of March 10, 2017, Vulto Creamery is… Continue Reading

2 dead in multi-state Listeria outbreak traced to Vulto cheese

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Two people are dead and four others are confirmed sick with a strain of Listeria monocytogenes found in cheese made from unpasteurized raw milk. Vulto Creamery is recalling the cheese from retailers and distributors nationwide. It’s been more than five months since the first outbreak victim became sick on Sept. 1, 2016, but federal officials… Continue Reading