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FDA report shows cheese maker knew of Listeria in facility

Two dead in Listeria outbreak traced to raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery in New York

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The owner of Vulto Creamery, whose raw milk cheese has killed at least two people in a multi-state Listeria outbreak, had been getting positive results for the pathogen from his equipment and production plant for at least 20 months before he initiated a recall in March. Inspections of Johannes H. Vulto’s cheese-making operation in Walton,… Continue Reading

Updated Food Recall Warning – Wholesome Farms brand Sundae Cup products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

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The food recall warning issued on April 11, 2017 by Canada has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.There is no identifying code on the individual unit; it appears only on the shipping boxes (case of 48). If you have… Continue Reading

Season’s Choice sweet peas recalled by ALDI stores for listeria

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ALDI, based in Batavia, IL, has recalled  Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas in cooperation with Lakeside Foods, Inc. over fear  that the products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been associated with the products, which were sold in ALDI stores in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.   The frozen… Continue Reading

Recall of ice cream cups expands; Listeria found by CFIA

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A recall of Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national foodservice supplier Sysco Corp. is being expanded to include a second flavor because government tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, and expanded it Tuesday to include strawberry sundae cups…. Continue Reading

Frozen burritos recalled because of positive Listeria tests

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Menu Del Sol brand frozen burritos that have 11 months of shelf life left are under recall after tests showed positive results for Listeria monocytogenes. The multi-national company Sigma Alimentos Congelados produced the burritos and posted the recall notice late Friday night with the Food and Drug Administration. The company distributed the frozen bean and… Continue Reading

Positive Listeria test results spur ice cream recall in Canada

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Foodservice operations in Canada are being warned not to serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corp. because federal tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled the Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, according to a notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency… Continue Reading

New York consumer alert: Listeria in Winters Grass raw milk

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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Friday warned consumers in Oneida County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Winters Grass Farm because of positive tests for Listeria contamination. The Winters Grass Farm is on Butler Road in Sauquoit, NY.  The ag department did not yet know… Continue Reading

Multiple brands of fresh guacamole recalled for Listeria

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H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. of British Columbia is recalling three brands of fresh guacamole from retailers because tests by the Canadian government found Listeria monocytogenes in the product. The recall, posted Thursday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), came one day after the “best before” date of March 22 on the implicated guacamole. Retailers in British Columbia and possibly… Continue Reading

Supreme frozen meat pizzas sold at Walmart recalled for Listeria

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RBR Meat Company Inc., located in Vernon, CA, has recalled  approximately 21,220 pounds of frozen pizza product sold at Walmart  that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The supreme frozen pizza item was produced on Feb. 23, 2017. The recalled products include: 50.6-oz…. Continue Reading

Widow names raw milk creamery in wrongful death lawsuit

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The Walton, NY-based Vulto Creamery has been named in the wrongful death of Richard Friedman by the Listeria victim’s widow, Vermont resident Veronica Friedman. Mr Friedman died last Nov. 2 after suffering a massive stroke caused by the Listeriosis infection he suffered from eating the raw milk cheese manufactured by the Vulto Creamery. The cheese… Continue Reading