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FDA finds Listeria in facility; fish company recalls salmon

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A New York company is recalling an undisclosed amount of smoked salmon from retailers and restaurants because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes at the company’s production facility. Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of Mt. Kisco, NY, recalled two lots of whole Atlantic smoked salmon and four lots of sliced Atlantic salmon Monday, according to a notice posted… Continue Reading

Blue Bell recalls ice cream for Listeria; blames supplier

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Within days of heralding their products’ return to grocery stores in three states, officials with Blue Bell Creameries quietly recalled two flavors of cookie dough ice cream from 10 states because of Listeria concerns. Discovered to have had Listeria monocytogenes problems at its production facilities in recent years, Blue Bell remains under federal investigation related… Continue Reading

FDA closes SM Fish; Listeria at facility matches sick people

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Federal officials have effectively closed down a New York company after repeatedly finding Listeria in its food production plant, reporting that one of the seven strains of the pathogen in the facility genetically matches infections in at least four people. The Food and Drug Administration has suspended the food facility registration of SM Fish Corp…. Continue Reading

Goat cheese — some unpasteurized — recalled for Listeria

To see labels for all of the recalled varieties of goat cheese from Apple Tree Goat Dairy, click on the image.

Samples of goat cheeses collected Aug. 29 by Pennsylvania officials tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes but the Apple Tree Goat Dairy’s recall notice was not posted by federal officials until Tuesday. The Richfield, PA, goat dairy has recalled feta, gouda, pasteurized chèvre and French herb chèvre cheeses because of the Listeria test results, according to… Continue Reading

Kellogg Co. recalls Eggo waffles after routine test shows Listeria

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The Kellogg Co. is recalling 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles from 25 states after routine testing by the company revealed Listeria monocytogenes in the toaster waffles. All of the recalled Eggo waffles are Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat flavor, according to a notice posted by the company. No other Eggo products are implicated. As of Monday, the… Continue Reading

OSSIE’S ready-to-eat salads recalled for potential Listeria risk

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SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat salads because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were sold at the firm’s seven retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey between Aug. 1, 2016, and Sept. 9, 2016. The recalled products were packed… Continue Reading

Protecting vulnerable populations goal of new FSA guidance document

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New non-binding guidance for reducing the risk to vulnerable groups from contracting listeriosis was released Tuesday for the United Kingdom by the country’s Food Standards Agency. The guidance applies directly to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and it is also being promoted by the independent Food Standards Scotland through its website. The guidance is for health… Continue Reading

Victim warns expectant moms about food safety complications

Baby born prematurely with listeriosis after mother ate contaminated cantaloupe

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Almost 5 years old now, Kendall Paciorek is right on track. She can walk, run, talk and say her ABCs. And while that normal progression of abilities common to many children her age might not seem all that impressive, to her mother and father Michelle Wakley-Paciorek and Dave Paciorek, it’s “a miracle.” Little Kendall was… Continue Reading

Possible pasteurization failure spurs cottage cheese warning

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Wisconsin officials are warning of a possible pasteurization failure and advising the public to not eat a specific lot of cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery. The consumer alert is for 4 percent cottage cheese from the cooperative in Westby, WI. The implicated lot was sold on or before Aug. 26 in plastic containers… 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