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Listeria monocytogenes

Backroad Country brand nuts, snacks recalled for Listeria risk


Troyer Cheese Inc. of Millersburg, OH, is recalling nuts and nut mix products distributed to 31 states because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following four products sold under the Backroad Country brand are subject to the recall, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration website: Cranberry Nut… Continue Reading

Three more companies recall products containing sunflower kernels

Sunrich Naturals sunflower kernels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted three more recalls of food items containing sunflower kernels. Two of the recalls were posted Tuesday, May 24, and another was posted May 20. All three of the recalling firms indicated that no related illnesses have been reported to date. The two most recent recalls involve… Continue Reading

First Source Recalls Products With Sunflower Kernels due to Listeria Risk

Roasted sunflower seeds in dish

First Source, a bulk distributor and packer of candy and other gourmet specialty items based in Tonawanda, NY, is recalling the following items because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes: 15 LBS Alpine Valley Fitness Mix with lot code BD 161021 15 LBS Alpine Valley Yogurt Fruit/Nut Mix with lot code BD… Continue Reading

Problems found at frozen veg plant linked to outbreak


Damaged equipment at a frozen food plant — described by federal inspectors as being impossible to clean — could be a contributing factor in a Listeriosis outbreak that began in 2013 and is ongoing. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the CRF Frozen Foods LLC plant in Pasco, WA, from March 14-17, according… Continue Reading

47 million pounds of meat and poultry products caught in big veggie recall

This is one of dozens of meat and poultry products recalled because they contain vegetables from CRF Frozen Foods, which recalled products because they were linked to a multi-state listeriosos outbreak.

Another recall, this time for more than 47 million pounds of meat and poultry products, was announced Wednesday in connection with the CRF Frozen Foods recall linked to a multi-state Listeria outbreak With establishments in Los Angeles, Fort Worth, TX, Carthage, MO, and Portland, OR, Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. is recalling 47,112,256 pounds of not-ready-to-eat meat… Continue Reading

Congresswoman wants FDA to shut down Dole salad plant


The senior Democrat on the U.S. House committee that oversees funding for the Food and Drug Administration wants the agency to shut down the Dole salad facility that is under investigation for a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. The outbreak spans the U.S. and Canada, was ongoing from May 2015 through spring this year and sickened… Continue Reading

Sunflower seed Listeria threat causes recalls of salad, trail mix


Diverse foods, ranging from Trader Joes’ broccoli and kale chicken salad to Brown & Haley Mountain Thins trail mix, were added today to the 100 or so snack products recalled Tuesday because of Listeria-contaminated sunflower seeds. Also added to the recalls today were bulk sunflower seeds sold at some of Giant Eagle’s Market District stores… Continue Reading

Snacks, nuts, protein bars recalled for Listeria concerns


About 100 different snack products including brands such as Planters, Great Value, Meijer, Publix, Roundy and HyVee are being recalled nationwide because of possible Listeria contamination related to sunflower seeds. All but two of the recalled products — including all of the store brands — are manufactured by TreeHouse Foods Inc. of Oak Brook, IL…. Continue Reading

Listeria outbreak spurs CRF to expand frozen food recall


CRF Frozen Foods has expanded its recall of certain frozen fruits and vegetables to include everything produced in its Pasco, WA, facility since May 2014 after learning seven people have become sick with Listeria infections. Two have died. More than 350 products sold under 42 brands are included in the recall. The products were sold… Continue Reading

Dole salad scandal spurs calls for stronger FDA

Dole Field Greens

Reactions have been varied to the news that Dole Food Co. knowingly produced and shipped salads from a contaminated facility, ranging from criticism of the FDA to an admission by Dole’s management that the company is being investigated by the Justice Department. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, is the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee responsible… Continue Reading