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Bhu Foods recalls protein bars because of Listeria risk

Another brand of protein snacks, Bhu Foods of San Diego, is under recall because they contain organic sunflower seeds from Hudson Valley Foods Inc., which reported finding Listeria monocytogenes in its production facility in recent weeks. “As a result of a recall of sunflower seeds from Hudson Valley Foods Inc., Bhu Foods’ supplier of organic… Continue Reading

Sign of transparency: Blue Bell reopens the observation deck

Access to the observation deck at Blue Bell Creameries plant in Brenham, TX, is free and open to the public again for self-guided tours for those who want to see how ice cream is made. It was last open before the iconic ice cream company went through a crushing Listeria outbreak two years ago that… Continue Reading

Woodstock brand organic vanilla oats recalled for Listeria risk

Garden of Light Inc., doing business at Gluten Free Solutions in East Hartford, CT, has joined the list of companies recalling food because it contains ingredients from Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found Listeria monocytogenes in its facility. Hudson Valley provided an ingredient to Garden of Light, which manufactures the recalled oats for Blue Marble Brands. Hudson Valley Farms notified Garden of Light of the… Continue Reading

CFIA adds brand, additional lots to butter recall for Listeria

No illnesses have been confirmed, but Canadian officials have again expanded a recall of butter because of positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes, adding a fourth brand and 10 more lots or previously recalled brands. The new recall, posted late Tuesday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), adds the Nutrinor brand to the list that already included… Continue Reading

CFIA recalls two more brands of butter because of Listeria

Government tests that returned positive results for Listeria monocytogenes triggered the recall of two more brands of butter by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Saturday, following the Wednesday recall of St Laurent brand butter. As with the St Laurent butter, the recalled Perron brand and Beurre du Lac brand butter was sold by retailers… Continue Reading

Canadian test finds Listeria in St Laurent butter; recall initiated

Government inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of St Laurent brand butter, spurring the company Maurice St-Laurent Limitée to recall an undisclosed amount of the butter. “Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased,” according to… Continue Reading

Feds target smoked fish operation once on Oprah’s favorite list

Federal officials are seeking a court order to stop a smoked fish operation from selling food because of repeated Listeria problems at its Westchester County, NY, facility. Known as The Smokehouse of New York, the business owned by Panagiota Soublis is in the municipality of Mamaroneck, NY. It uses Oprah Winfrey’s face on its much… Continue Reading

Organic dates, snacks recalled for Listeria risk from HVF plant

United Natural Trading LLC in Edison, NJ, has joined the list of companies recalling food because it contains ingredients from Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found Listeria monocytogenes in its facility. Hudson Valley provided dates to United Natural Trading. Hudson Valley Farms notified United Natural Trading of the potential contamination, which impacts several brands distributed by… Continue Reading

Hummus recalled from Walmart, Target, HEB for Listeria risk

FDA reports supplier Hudson Valley Farms has ceased operations until the issue is resolved

Three brands of hummus with pine nut topping — including Walmart’s Marketside brand — are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes because the pine nuts were supplied by Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found the pathogen in its production facility. House of Thaller, a Knoxville, TN, company initiated the hummus recall… Continue Reading

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream gets positive close out letter from FDA

After a 2015 food-safety issue, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is back in store, with more scoop shops, flavors, and respect than before. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a close-out letter, announcing that Jeni’s corrected the problems they were previously cited for, in the initial warning letter.   The company’s revenue has resumed since a health scare at a Whole Foods store… Continue Reading