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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

FDA finds Listeria throughout onion processing plant in WA

Oregon Potato Company logo and field

Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently found Listeria monocytogenes in an onion processing facility in Washington state where some wholesale vegetable products, recalled in April, may be linked to several illnesses. The Oregon Potato Co., doing business as Freeze Pack, was told in a July 15 warning letter from FDA’s Seattle District Office that, following a March inspection of its processing… Continue Reading

Ossie’s herring salads recalled for potential Listeria contamination

Ossie's pickled lox

SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were sold at the firm’s eight retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey. The recalled products were packed in plastic deli containers with a UPC Code… Continue Reading

Texas puts Blue Bell Creameries on a short leash; imposes fine

eyes of texas on Blue Bell

Owners of Blue Bell Creameries LP have agreed to pay a fine in Texas in relation to a deadly Listeria outbreak, but possibly more significant is that health officials will have the company on a short leash for 18 months. The agreement between Blue Bell and the Texas State Department of Health Services requires the… Continue Reading

Check again: New lots added to frozen vegetable recall

recalled Watts Brothers Farms frozen veg

Dozens of additional lots of frozen organic vegetables distributed to Costco stores nationwide are under recall with the ConAgra Foods’ expansion of a recall of Watts Brothers Farms branded products. Organic mixed vegetables, organic sweet corn and organic peas are included in the expanded recalled and may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses had… Continue Reading

FDA: Listeria found in Reser’s NC plant has been there since 2013

Inspectors find three different strains at food facility

Reser's plant in North Carolina

Oregon-based Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. has recently recalled salad products because of the Listeria risk posed by an outsourced ingredient. Now the company has its own problems with the stubborn bacteria at a manufacturing facility in North Carolina. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told company president and CEO Mark Reser in a July 1 warning letter that the… Continue Reading