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Canadian research finds that soy can limit growth of Listeria

Raw soybeans in bowls

Recent research from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has found that soy can limit the growth of some bacteria, such as Listeria and Pseudomonas, and that it does it better than chemical-based agents. “Current synthetic-based, chemical-based anti-microbial agents kill bacteria indiscriminately, whether they are pathogenic or beneficial,” researcher Suresh Neethirajan, Ph.D, told CBC News…. Continue Reading

Costco Canada caught up in recall of frozen organic vegetables


Possible listeria contamination in organic peas has caused Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. to issue its second frozen organic food recall in eight days. Organic by Nature brand frozen sweet peas are the implicated food this time, following Costco’s April 15 recall of Nature’s Touch brand organic berry cherry blend. The frozen organic fruit is linked… Continue Reading

Norven brand herring recalled in 10 states for Listeria concerns


A Brooklyn, NY, company is recalling Norven branded herring in oil because a sample tested by U.S. officials showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Two sizes of plastic containers from a single lot are included in the recall by OLMA-XXI Inc. of Brooklyn. The company reports shipping the recalled fish to distributors and retailers in 10 states…. Continue Reading

UPDATED: Reser’s recall goes international; Pictsweet leaves retailers to notify consumers


UPDATED April 14, 2016: The Food and Drug Administration is working with Oregon Potato Co. on the recall of bulk shipments of onions that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Pasco, WA, company seels only bulk quantities of its products, therefore the FDA has not posted a recall notice. “Oregon Potato notified its customers directly of… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Frozen vegetables recalled because of Listeria


UPDATE April 12: Several other retail grocery chains have recalled certain Pictsweet brand frozen vegetables because of possible Listeria contamination from onions. Those retailers include Giant Food, Wegmans, Martin’s, Tops, Stop & Shop and Food Lion. Pictsweet Co. officials have not responded to requests for comment and have not posted any recall information on their website… Continue Reading

Reser’s Fine Foods recalls deli salads of various brands

Recalled products include various potato salads, macaroni salads and tuna salads sold under the following brands:  Reser's, Safeway, Walmart, Savemart, Stonemill Kitchens and Sysco. The Reser branded products can be identified by coding on the edge of the lid, as shown above.

Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, OR, is recalling 19 refrigerated salad products from 29 states in the U.S. and one Canadian province because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Reser’s initiated the recall April 10 after notification from one of its ingredient suppliers that one lot of its fresh-cut onions could be contaminated with the pathogen…. Continue Reading

CFIA extends warning period for packaged salmon product

recalled-Fjord-Laks-marinated salmon

Marinated salmon sold only in Quebec was first recalled in January for packages with “Best Before” dates up to and including Feb. 14. A second “notice not to consume” for the product has now extended that date to all “Best Before” dates up to and including April 20, 2016. Potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes is… Continue Reading

Listeria spurs company to recall fresh, sliced apples


Sliced fresh apples — packaged alone and with other fresh-cut fruits and vegetables — are under recall by the Fresh From Texas company because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The voluntary recall initiated Wednesday is for sliced apples sold by H-E-B grocery stores in Texas, according to a recall notice on the Food and… Continue Reading

Michigan’s S. Serra Cheese accepts permanent injunction


During much of the 18 months it was in court, it appeared that the Clinton, MI-based S. Serra Cheese Co. was going contest an injunction against it brought by the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court in August 2014. But a permanent injunction has now been entered against the Macomb County company and its co-owners… Continue Reading

Listeria found in Wylwood brand frozen broccoli

This product photograph is posted on the FDA website with a recall notice for Wylwood brand frozen broccoli. The broccoli is recalled in 11 states because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Frozen broccoli packaged under Save-A-Lot’s exclusive Wylwood brand is being recalled in 11 states after a random test by Ohio officials found Listeria monocytogenes. The Ohio Department of Agriculture collected the frozen broccoli for testing at the retail store level, so there is concern that consumers may have packages of it in their homes. The… Continue Reading