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FDA warns against Apple Tree goat cheeses because of Listeria

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

A federal consumer advisory warns the public against eating goat cheese products made by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, PA, because Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed in the company’s products and production facility. The cheeses were sold in Washington D.C. and Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia through the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria at Royal Seafood Baza Inc.; herring recalled

To see all of the photos of recalled products provided by Royal Seafood Baza Inc., click on the image.

Royal Seafood Baza Inc. has stopped production and is recalling an undisclosed volume of 22 different herring products with shelf lives through February 2017 because federal inspectors found Listeria in the company’s plant. The refrigerated, ready-to-eat herring products are packaged for retail sale to consumers and in bulk for wholesalers, according to the Staten Island,… Continue Reading

Sobeys recalls broccoli slaw after its test positive for Listeria

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Sobeys Inc.’s  recall of Compliments brand Broccoli Slaw for possible Listeria contamination may shortly  be followed by other products. No illnesses have yet been reported that are associated with either this recall or the testing that brought it about. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: More data against fresh, raw sprouts

Opinion

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LiveScience reporter Sara G. Miller covered a recent FDA presentation on the risks of sprouts at IDWeek. According to Miller, “sprout contamination continues to pose a serious public health concern,” the researchers from the Food and Drug Administration wrote in their report. According to FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE), from 1996 to August 2016,… Continue Reading

7-Eleven sandwiches recalled because of Sabra listeria recall

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Fresh deli sandwiches made by two different companies and distributed to 7-Eleven stores in 16 states are under recall because they contain Sabra brand hummus that has been recalled because inspectors found Listeria at a Sabra manufacturing plant. By the time the recalls for the sandwiches were posted with the Food and Drug Administration late… Continue Reading

Snack trays recalled because of Sabra hummus Listeria scare

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Vegetable snack trays packaged under the Taylor Farms and Schnucks brands are being recalled because they contain hummus from Sabra Dipping Co. LLC that was recalled after inspectors found Listeria in a production facility. The only Taylor Farms or Schnucks products included in this recall are “Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Hummus Snack Trays,” respectively, according… Continue Reading

Listeria found in hummus plant sparks cautionary recall

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Colonial Heights, VA-based Sabra Dipping Co. LLC Saturday recalled hummus products made prior to Nov. 8 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in… Continue Reading

Dr. Bob’s closes in wake of ice cream recalls for Listeria

Although the recall notice for the Manila Sky Purple Yumm ice cream (above) states all ice cream products produced this year at the manufacturing facility have been recalled, neither FDA nor Dr. Bob's of Upland LLC had posted any recall information as of Wednesday night.

California ice cream manufacturer Dr. Bob’s has reportedly closed down operations after federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in the production facility and finished product, spurring secondary recalls of five brands of high-dollar ice cream shipped across the country. Repeated attempts to reach the company and its owner, Robert Small, have been unsuccessful since the operation… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: A little dab’ll do ya when it comes to Listeria

Opinion

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Those nerds at the FDA and CDC have been at it again, thank goodness. They took a crazy close look at the Listeria outbreak traced to Blue Bell Creameries ice cream and found evidence supporting the long-held assumption that very small amounts of the pathogen can lead to serious infections in some groups of people. Though… Continue Reading

Miami cheese company owner draws 15-month prison term

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The owner of Miami-based cheese company Oasis Brands Inc. is the most recent company executive to be sentenced for criminal violations related to pathogen-contaminated food linked to a deadly outbreak. U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. sentenced Christian Rivas on Monday to serve a total of 15 months in federal prison. Rivas negotiated a… Continue Reading