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Whole Foods, restaurants sold cheese linked to E. coli outbreak

E. coli that is infecting restaurant diners in Michigan matches bacteria found in recalled Grassfields Cheese products and has spurred public health officials to warn consumers nationwide because the cheese was also sold at retail stores and online. Grassfields Cheese LLC of Coopersville, MI, issued a nationwide recall Wednesday of 20,000 pounds of its cheeses… Continue Reading

MI firm recalls 20,000 pounds of cheese linked to 7 E. coli illnesses

Grassfields Cheese LLC of Coopersville, MI, is recalling about 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). The recalled products have been linked to seven cases of E. coli infection. The family-owned company stated that it was voluntarily recalling the cheeses “out of an abundance of caution,” according… Continue Reading

MI Agriculture Officials Warn Public About E. Coli Risk From Apple Cider

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a consumer advisory for Uncle John’s Old Fashioned Apple Cider produced by Uncle John’s Cider Mill located in St. Johns, MI, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria (STEC). No illnesses have been reported to date. However, consumers… Continue Reading

Michigan Officials Warn Public About Products Made in Unlicensed Facility

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning consumers who may have purchased products labeled with any of the following names to dispose of all products immediately because they were manufactured in an unlicensed facility not using required controls for the safe production of processed foods: Brandy’s “Jam”boree-N-More Brandy & Dutch Weigand Pier… Continue Reading

Sabra Recalls 30,000 Cases of Classic Hummus for Possible Listeria Risk

Sabra Dipping Co. LLC of White Plains, NY, has recalled 30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. After routine inspections at a Kroger outlet in Port Huron, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials reportedly learned about the risk of contamination in the prepackaged product. The department… Continue Reading

Michigan Market Recalls Turkey Lunch Meat for Potential Listeria

Earl’s Meats in Holland, MI, is recalling turkey lunch meat sold between Feb. 24 and March 3 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The amount recalled was very small, said Earl Bosch, owner… Continue Reading