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Dole salad listeria outbreak numbers increase in Canada

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The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Dole Food Co. and PC Organics packaged salad products produced from a U.S. processing facility in Springfield, Ohio. Currently, there are… Continue Reading

Marinated salmon recalled after testing positive for Listeria

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A positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes spurred A & E Distribution Inc. to recall an unspecified amount of marinated salmon packaged as Fjord Laks brand Gravlax. The Jan. 30 recall notice indicated the salmon had only been distributed to retailers in the province of Quebec. No illnesses had been reported in connection to the salmon… Continue Reading

FDA confirms Listeria in Dole packaged salad

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Federal officials say they have confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a packaged salad produced at the Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. plant in Springfield, Ohio. Dole recalled all products under multiple brands because state tests linked an ongoing seven-month outbreak to leafy greens from the facility. The Food and Drug Administration completed its analysis of the salad… Continue Reading

New illnesses in Dole salad Listeriosis outbreak

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  As federal officials reported new illnesses in a seven-month Listeriosis outbreak linked to packaged salads from Dole, the company clarified its recall of all products from its production plant in Springfield, Ohio. Fifteen people across eight U.S. states had been confirmed in the outbreak as of Wednesday. The most recent case was diagnosed Jan…. Continue Reading

Public Health Agency of Canada Confirms Listeria Link to Dole Salad

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The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Dole packaged salad products produced from a US processing facility in Springfield,… Continue Reading

Dole Recalls Lettuce from Canada

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Product distributed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island, Quebec. Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is recalling various pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits, and leafy green products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments… Continue Reading

UPDATED: CDC investigating deadly Listeriosis outbreak linked to various Dole salads

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One person has died and 12 have been hospitalized in a Listeriosis outbreak linked to Dole packaged salads. Officials from CDC announced today they have been investigating the six-state outbreak since September 2015. “Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence available to date indicate that packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio, and sold… Continue Reading

Retail deli operators unaware of Listeria recommendations

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Retail delicatessens and their food safety programs are the target of a year-long, nationwide pilot project that begins next week and seeks to determine whether best practices are being used to control Listeria monocytogenes. During a pre-pilot exercise from Dec. 8-15, 2015, inspectors visited 16 retail delis and found that retailers were not aware of… Continue Reading

Patchwork of state regs on raw milk blankets the country

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There’s more than one way to skin a cat. That’s especially true when looking at how states are tangling with the dilemma of how to regulate the sale of raw milk. Even though federal law requires any milk that’s sold across state lines to be pasteurized and prohibits the sale of raw milk across state… Continue Reading

Update: Blue Bell says Listeria threat will always remain

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UPDATE:  Blue Bell has since released another statement as a “clarification.”  “In our facilities, we have identified suspected areas where bacteria may be present but in no case have we confirmed Listeria monocytogenes.  The entire purpose of our enhanced environmental testing is to identify locations where bacteria could be found in our facility in order… Continue Reading