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Cooperstown Cheese Co. raw milk cheese positive for Listeria

New York inspectors today confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in Toma brand raw milk cheese, prompting them to warn consumers against eating the product made by Cooperstown Cheese Co. LLC. The company recalled the cheese “from customers” on Oct. 6, but neither the company nor the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets posted that recall information… Continue Reading

New York consumer alert: Listeria in Winters Grass raw milk

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

New cases slow as Mighty Taco outbreak hits 160 illnesses

At least 160 people who say they ate at Mighty Taco locations in New York are confirmed in a foodborne illness outbreak possibly linked to refried beans. Public health officials in Erie and Niagara Counties say they are working with the state’s health and agriculture departments to determine what pathogen is the culprit. Erie County… Continue Reading

Salmonella Found in Raw Milk Sample From New York Farm

Consumers are being warned not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Jerry Dell Farm at Freeville in Tompkins County, NY, because it could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella. According to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, no illnesses associated with the product have been reported. A routine sample of the milk… Continue Reading

Cold Smoked Steelhead Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack with a blue-and-gold label due to contamination, or possible contamination, with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was initiated after sampling by food inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Subsequent analysis of the product by food laboratory… Continue Reading