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CDC adds salad to Listeria questionnaire in wake of outbreak

The salad production facility in Springfield, OH, was highlighted in Dole’s 2010 corporate report.

The investigation into a multi-year, multi-state listeriosis outbreak traced to package salads from Dole might have yielded results several months earlier had sick people been asked if they had eaten leafy greens, according to a report published Thursday. Nineteen people across nine states were sickened in the U.S. from July 2015 through January this year…. Continue Reading

3 brands of frozen corn recalled in 15 states because of Listeria

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A Pennsylvania company is recalling three brands of its frozen corn that were distributed to 15 states because a package sampled from a retail store tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Cambridge Farms LLC of Lancaster, PA, has ceased the production and distribution of the frozen corn and is working with the Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

Sam’s Club bakery supplier denies it is endangering consumers

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Orange Bakery Inc., whose customers include Whole Foods Market and Sam’s Club, this week denied claims in a federal civil case that allege the company stopped required food safety testing and has been forging third-party certifications for more than a year. The bakery company, based in Irvine, CA, has several facilities across the U.S. It… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Raw milk — a different kind of choice/life debate

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Discussing pros and cons of unpasteurized milk, from left, Theodore Beals, Jeffrey Farber, Jeff Kornacki and Joseph Heckman at the IAFP 2016 Conference in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS — Organizers billed the raw milk debate at the annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection as an “Amicable Exchange of Experts.” To the extent that the experts refrained from name calling and the use of profanity, the IAFP program was correct. In fact, after taking turns at the podium, the… Continue Reading

Ingredient supplier recalls frozen green beans for Listeria

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A Pennsylvania frozen produce company has recalled an undisclosed volume of frozen, cut green beans because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall notice from JML Ingredients Inc. of  East Petersburg, PA, is dated July 22, but it was just posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website Thursday evening. “The recall was the… Continue Reading

Texas puts Blue Bell Creameries on a short leash; imposes fine

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Owners of Blue Bell Creameries LP have agreed to pay a fine in Texas in relation to a deadly Listeria outbreak, but possibly more significant is that health officials will have the company on a short leash for 18 months. The agreement between Blue Bell and the Texas State Department of Health Services requires the… Continue Reading

Check again: New lots added to frozen vegetable recall

recalled Watts Brothers Farms frozen veg

Dozens of additional lots of frozen organic vegetables distributed to Costco stores nationwide are under recall with the ConAgra Foods’ expansion of a recall of Watts Brothers Farms branded products. Organic mixed vegetables, organic sweet corn and organic peas are included in the expanded recalled and may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses had… Continue Reading

School lunch supplier expands recall as precaution over Listeria

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Let’s Do Lunch, the Gardena, CA, school lunch supplier doing business as Integrated Food Service (IFS), has expanded its July 19 recall, this time providing lists of all recalled products, the identities of all IFS distributors, and the names of all the schools involved. The reason for the expanded recall remains the same: The products have “the… Continue Reading

Giant recalls Own Brands 3 bean salad because of Listeria

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Giant Food Stores Inc. is recalling store branded 3 bean salad because an unnamed ingredient from an unnamed supplier may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The salad may have been sold in bulk or in 1-pound prepackaged containers from service deli cases and/or from “Grab 7 Go” deli cases in Giants and Martin’s stores, according… Continue Reading

Distributor recalls potato salad weeks after use-by dates

recalled Evies potato salad

Potato salad sold through Amazon Fresh from April through mid-June is being recalled more than two weeks after its latest use-by date because it contained frozen peas that were recalled June 17 for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Maryland-based Hearn Kirkwood, a foodservice distributing company, is recalling “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Macaroni Salad” in a secondary recall to… Continue Reading