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Patrons of this Meijer store should get hepatitis A vaccines

Michigan officials made an urgent appeal Thursday for anyone who has eaten baked goods from a specific Meijer grocery store to immediately seek medical attention because an employee there has been confirmed with a hepatitis A infection. A narrow window of opportunity exists for people to receive post-exposure treatment to prevent infection. Those at risk… Continue Reading

Meijer stores expands cheese recall over Listeria concern

Meijer, the Grand Rapids, MI-based retail chain, has expanded a recall originally announced on Feb. 10 to now include its Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese and its pre-wrapped Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette due to a potential cross contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese was… Continue Reading

String of cheese recalls continues, as does Listeria probe

Five more brands of cheese are under nationwide recall, this time by Ohio distributor MDS Foods Inc., because of Listeria monocytogenes found in finished cheese made by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. Although the MDS Foods recall is dated Feb. 11, it was not available on the Food and Drug Administration website until Monday afternoon. It… Continue Reading

Sara Lee recalls cheese; 3rd-party plant has history of Listeria

Sara Lee Deli brand cheese is the latest on a growing list of product recalls because of Listeria found in cheese manufactured by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC of Middlebury, IN, which was warned in 2010 about Listeria monocytogenes in its plant. In addition to the Sara Lee cheese, since Thursday, three brands of cheese produced… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms recalls Signature, HEB salads; Listeria in cheese

Secondary recalls related to Listeria discovered by Tennessee officials in cheese have begun, with Taylor Farms recalling more than three tons of chicken salad and pork products because they contain recalled Sargento cheese. The recalled Taylor Farms products — packaged under the Signature Cafe and the H-E-B brands — have use-by dates through Feb. 19,… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Listeria in cheese; recalls by Sargento, Meijer, others

UPDATED Content: A previous version of this news story incorrectly identified the owner of cheese manufacturer Deutsch Kase Haus LLC, which was sold by Guggisberg Cheese to the Michigan Milk Producers Association in fall 2016.  Routine, random testing by Tennessee food inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in colby cheese and has triggered recalls of a variety… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Those Spinach-Related Recalls

Over the past two weeks, foods sold at a number of major retailers, including Target, Costco and Wegmans, have been recalled for containing spinach at risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While health authorities have not been able to trace back the contaminated spinach to a specific farm, all of the food products used spinach processed by… Continue Reading

Few Walmart Stores Sold Chamberlain Cantaloupes

A small number of Walmart stores in undisclosed states carried cantaloupes from Chamberlain Farms, the farm suspected to be the source of a Salmonella outbreak that killed 2 people and sickened at least 204 in 22 states in July and August. No illnesses have been connected to cantaloupes purchased from Walmart, but a spokeswoman for… Continue Reading