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FDA finds Listeria throughout onion processing plant in WA

Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently found Listeria monocytogenes in an onion processing facility in Washington state where some wholesale vegetable products, recalled in April, may be linked to several illnesses. The Oregon Potato Co., doing business as Freeze Pack, was told in a July 15 warning letter from FDA’s Seattle District Office that, following a March inspection of its processing… Continue Reading

CRF frozen veg plant looks to reopen; Listeria cause unknown

Federal officials haven’t updated their reports on the Listeria outbreak related to the CRF Frozen Foods Inc. production plant in Pasco, WA, or revealed the root cause of contamination in the facility, but newspapers in the area are reporting the operation may soon reopen. The reports are good news for more than 300 employees, some… Continue Reading

Problems found at frozen veg plant linked to outbreak

Damaged equipment at a frozen food plant — described by federal inspectors as being impossible to clean — could be a contributing factor in a Listeriosis outbreak that began in 2013 and is ongoing. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the CRF Frozen Foods LLC plant in Pasco, WA, from March 14-17, according… Continue Reading

Secondary recalls over those Listeria contaminated veggies are piling up

The expected “secondary” recalls from the Listeria outbreak identified in March, and which may date as far back as 2013, are piling up. In March, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta connected reports on eight people from California, Maryland, and Washington who shared Listeria infections that could be linked to… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Frozen vegetables recalled because of Listeria

UPDATE April 12: Several other retail grocery chains have recalled certain Pictsweet brand frozen vegetables because of possible Listeria contamination from onions. Those retailers include Giant Food, Wegmans, Martin’s, Tops, Stop & Shop and Food Lion. Pictsweet Co. officials have not responded to requests for comment and have not posted any recall information on their website… Continue Reading