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Five Additional Days Added to Wawona Fruit Recall

Still No Confirmed Illnesses Associated With the Recall


Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, CA, is adding fruit produced on five additional days to the recall of whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots. The company originally recalled fruit packed between June 1 and July 12, 2014, for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The expanded recall now extends that… Continue Reading

Texas Firm Recalls Sandwiches and Wraps for Possible Listeria Contamination


Great American Marketing of Houston, TX, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS- and FDA-regulated ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The sandwich and wrap products were produced on July 15, 2014, and then shipped to retail locations in… Continue Reading

Aussie Listeria Tests Led to Recall of Likely Already Consumed California Fruit


Back in the day, before the fresh fruit and produce industry managed to kill it, the Microbiological Data Program (MDP) came under fire from growers for not providing timely results, sometimes resulting in recalls of fruit that consumers had already eaten. That was 18 months ago and MDP — the joint venture of about 10… Continue Reading

Fruit Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination, Wegmans Recalls Fruit Desserts


A California packing company has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall for several conventional and organic varieties of stone fruits packed between June 1 and July 12 because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing Co. of Cutler, CA, issued a voluntary recall on Saturday of conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines, white… Continue Reading

Cheese Distributed in Ontario and Quebec Recalled for Potential Listeria

Recalled cheese

A cheese recall issued on June 24, 2014, was updated Tuesday to include an additional product. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Unicer Foods Ltd. is recalling “Queijo de Mistura” Cheese, a product of Portugal, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should… Continue Reading

Canadian Recalls: Tahini and Two Types of Cheese

Al Koura tahini

Recent food recalls in Canada include Al Koura and Al Fakher brands of tahina (tahini) sold by Sesameco in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba, and Quebec, respectively; Le Moutier Goat Cheese, sold at Choices Markets in British Columbia and possibly nationally, and Bravo Queijo de Vaca Cheese, distributed in Ontario and Quebec. Sesameco recalled… Continue Reading

Illinois Firm Recalls Smoked Salmon for Possible Listeria Contamination


Vita Food Products of Chicago, IL, has voluntarily recalled 1,878 pounds of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was sent to Hannaford grocery stores in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire; H-E-B grocery stores in Texas, and Publix grocery stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and… Continue Reading

Gouda Cheese Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

Mountain Gouda

Smith’s Country Cheese of Winchendon, MA, is recalling 21 wheels of Waxed Gouda because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Waxed Gouda wheels were distributed in Massachusetts by wholesale distributors and further sold to retail stores. The wheels are coated in red wax and wrapped in transparent wrap with various… Continue Reading

Cheesemakers Sound Alarm Over FDA Stance on Wooden Shelves for Aging


If headlines over the past 48 hours have been any indication, the world of artisanal cheesemaking has narrowly dodged a huge setback for the centuries-old practice of aging cheese on wooden shelves — at least for now. “Cheese World Fears Crackdown on Wood Boards,” stated one headline, while another asked, “Is the FDA Waging a… Continue Reading

304 Containers of Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad With Chives Recalled for Possible Listeria

Trader Joe's Egg White Salad With Chives

Lansal Inc. (doing business as Hot Mama’s Foods) announced Sunday that it is voluntarily recalling 304 containers (approximately 114 pounds) of Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad with Chives packaged in 6-ounce plastic containers due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Egg White Salad with Chives was distributed to Trader Joe’s grocery stores in… Continue Reading