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Listeria monocytogenes

Ruth’s salad maker warned for Listeria in production facility

B & H Foods in North Carolina is on notice from the FDA because the same strain of Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed repeatedly during the past five years at its facilities. “Based on FDA’s analytical results for the environmental sample and inspectional findings documented during the inspection, we have determined that your RTE (ready-to-eat) food products are adulterated within the meaning… Continue Reading

Yorgo’s recalls all Greek-style foods after Listeria testing

Trader Joe's dip, sauce among more than 40 products implicated in expanded recall

All Greek-style food products manufactured by  Yorgo’s Foods Inc. in Manchester, NH are now being recalled because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes. It’s an expansion of the Yorgo’s Nov. 10 recall, which originally involved only select varieties of Hommus and Baba Ghannouj. The expanded recall involves products distributed to retail stores nationwide.  Most of the… Continue Reading

Yorgo’s Foods recalls hommus, baba ghannouj for Listeria risk

Yorgo Foods Inc. is recalling select varieties of its “Hommus” and “Baba Ghannouj” because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The problem was discovered by Food and Drug Administration inspectors during environmental sampling at the Manchester, NH, facility, which identified Listeria in the processing environment. The FDA is advising that no one should consume the implicated products. Yorgo Foods distributed the recalled “Hommus” and… Continue Reading

Firm ripened Comté cheese recalled in Canada for Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall yesterday of firm ripened Comté cheese at the request of Agropur Cooperative. The company cited possible Listeria contamination as the reason for the recall. Agropur Cooperative distributed their Agropur Import Collection brand cheese to unidentified stores located across the nation. No other details about how the possible contamination was discovered were included in the recall notice. “The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)… Continue Reading

Cooperstown Cheese Co. raw milk cheese positive for Listeria

New York inspectors today confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in Toma brand raw milk cheese, prompting them to warn consumers against eating the product made by Cooperstown Cheese Co. LLC. The company recalled the cheese “from customers” on Oct. 6, but neither the company nor the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets posted that recall information… Continue Reading

Sandwiches recalled for Listeria from Target, Walgreens, others

Fresh, ready-to-eat egg salad and ham salad sandwiches, as well as a seafood stuffing mix, are under recall from several retailers and a vending machine company because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in the Greencore USA LLC facility where the products were made. Greencore is recalling sandwiches distributed between Sept. 24 and 27 to American… Continue Reading

Clarification: King Soopers recalls chicken salad for Listeria risk

Editor’s note: The Kroger Co. clarified the recall information in a special statement issues after this story was published. The implicated chicken salad was distributed only to King Soopers stores. This story has been updated to reflect that information. The Food and Drug Administration posted the statement here.  A regional grocery store chain owned by the Kroger… Continue Reading

Raw milk cheese tied to listeria cases; moms-to-be at high risk

At least two people in Rhode Island have developed infections from Listeria monocytogenes, causing public health officials to warn against eating soft cheese referred to as queso fresco. An alert posted Wednesday by the Rhode Island Department of Health did not include any details about the two victims, but specifically urged pregnant women to not… Continue Reading

Breakfast Best brand sausage recalled for Listeria concerns

Fair Oaks Farms LLC in Pleasant Prairie, WI, has recalled 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties after its internal testing returned positive results for 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…. Continue Reading

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

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