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Giant, Martin’s, Stop & Shop recall frozen corn for Listeria risk

Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and Stop & Shop Supermarkets are all recalling store branded Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination from an unnamed supplier. The corn was sold in 16 oz. bags from the Frozen Vegetable Set, End Cap or Frozen First Case in Giants, Martin’s, and Stop & Shop stores, according to the recall notice on the Giant website. There is… Continue Reading

Chicken tikka masala recalled because of positive Listeria test

Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods in Hayward, CA, is recalling 264 pounds of chicken tikka masala products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen, cooked, ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken tikka masala were produced on Nov. 7. The recalled products can be identified by… 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

Irish raw milk cheese recalled around world because of Listeria

A Listeria related recall in mid-October of organic, raw milk cheddar cheese announced by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has made it half way around the world, with authorities in Hong Kong posting a recall this week of the cheese sold under the brand of The Little Milk Co. No such announcements have yet… Continue Reading

Listeria positive prompts recall of frozen, organic green beans

Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC of Front Royal, VA, recalled two years worth of its frozen organic whole green beans today because Connecticut inspectors got positive results for Listeria monocytogenes on a random sample from a retailer. The frozen food company reported it distributed the frozen, organic green beans to retailers in a dozen states,… Continue Reading

True North recalls Toppers brand salmon for Listeria risk

True North Salmon Co. Ltd. is recalling True North Seafood Co. branded “Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes” seasoned with lemon and dill because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The problem was discovered during routine testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which is advising that no one should consume the recalled product. Consumers can identify the… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Six deadliest U.S. foodborne outbreaks

Although the United States is know world-wide as having one of the safest food supplies, there have been instances where some of the foods most commonly consumed in our country have resulted in tragedy. Jack-in-the- Box E. coli Outbreak – 1992 – 1993 708 ill, 171 hospitalized and 4 dead An outbreak of E. coli… Continue Reading

More than 14 tons of pork and chicken burritos and wraps recalled for Listeria

Denver’s Chelsea Food Services, known as Journey Cuisine,  is recalling approximately 28,064 pounds of pork and chicken burritos and wrap products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and chicken burritos and wrap items were produced on various dates… Continue Reading

Listeria found at catering facilities for airlines at LAX, Denver

Listeria has grounded certain food services in recent days for some American Airlines and United Airlines flights. Different foodservice providers are involved. In both cases, Listeria bacteria was found at food preparation areas. The Gate Gourmet catering facility at LAX airport, which provides foods, beverages and related services to American Airlines and other carriers. Officials… Continue Reading

Ripples of recalls for freshcut produce; FDA sets up web page

King Soopers, Paragon Foods, Pacific Coast Fruit, recall products made with Mann vegetables

With more companies posting recalls for freshcut vegetables daily — including products sold to schools — the impact of Mann Packing’s Oct. 19 produce recall continues to ripple through the North American food chain. At least nine retailers and three produce companies initiated U.S. recalls in recent days because their products were made with freshcut… Continue Reading