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IN Firm Recalls Raw Frozen Pet Food for Possible Listeria Contamination

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J.J. Fuds Inc. of Valparaiso, IN, is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by… Continue Reading

After Man’s Death, Doctors Give Food Safety Advice to Liver Transplant Recipients

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After overseeing a routine, uneventful liver transplant in a 52-year-old man in July 2013 at a hospital in Marseille, France, Dr. Catherine Sartor and her colleagues expected him to fully recover without complications. When the patient’s liver condition began worsening five days after surgery, they suspected his body was rejecting the new organ and adjusted… Continue Reading

Rader Farms Recalls Three Fresh Start Blends for Potential Listeria Contamination

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Inventure Foods Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, is recalling its Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend and Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion blends because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. There are no known illnesses linked to consumption of Rader Farms Fresh Start Blends to date. The recalled blends themselves… Continue Reading

Queseria Bendita Expands Recall to Four Types of Soft Cheeses, Plus Sour Cream

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Queseria Bendita LLC of Yakima, WA, is recalling all lots of Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson and Cotija fresh soft cheese products and Sour Cream to include those with best-by dates up to 4/16/2015 because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson, Cotija fresh soft cheese products and Sour Cream were… Continue Reading

1 Death Reported in WA Listeria Outbreak Linked to Soft Cheese

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State health and agriculture officials in Washington state are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of Latin-style soft cheese produced by Queseria Bendita of Yakima, WA. As of Jan. 16, 2015, a total of three… Continue Reading

Bidart Bros. Sets Up Claim Center for Those Impacted by Listeria Outbreak


Bidart Bros. of Bakersfield, CA, announced Monday that it has launched an online information and claim center to allow those impacted by the recent outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to the company’s apples to file claims. Those who have been injured or who would like to file a loss claim can go here to start the process…. Continue Reading

CDC Update: 7 Deaths Among Listeriosis Victims Linked to Caramel Apples

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On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a seventh death among the 32 illnesses reported in the multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to caramel apples. According to CDC, Listeriosis contributed to at least three of the deaths reported to date. Since the last case count update, one additional death was reported…. Continue Reading

Update: Bidart Brothers Recalls 2014 Granny Smith and Gala Apples in U.S. and Canada


Bidart Brothers has recalled all Gala and Granny Smith apples shipped from its Shafter, CA, packing facility during 2014. This action came Jan. 6 in a letter from the company to its customers, which stated that tests conducted Dec. 23, 2014, on its apple packing production line had confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The… Continue Reading

CA Cold-Smoked Salmon Products Recalled Due to Listeria Risk

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Santa Barbara Smokehouse in Santa Barbara, CA, has initiated a voluntary recall of two batches of cold-smoked salmon manufactured in August and September 2014, and all cold-smoked salmon packed between Dec. 17 and 24, 2014, after learning about Listeria monocytogenes contamination in product-surveillance samples and environmental samples collected at the processing facility. No illnesses have been associated with the… Continue Reading

Kroger Brand Caramel Apples Added Into Happy Apples Expanded Recall

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Happy Apple Company of Washington, MO, is expanding its recall of caramel apples to include Kroger brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company with a best use by date between Sept. 15 and Nov. 18, 2014, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Kroger brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company… Continue Reading