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Publix, Wal-Mart, Palmer brand snacks recalled for Salmonella

Salmonella problems at Valley Milk Products LLC powdered milk plant again blamed

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Five weeks after the U.S. Marshals Service raided a powdered milk factory at the request of FDA, seizing more than 4 million pounds of product because of possible Salmonella contamination, down-stream food companies are still initiating recalls, the latest being the iconic Palmer Candy Co. The 149-year-old, family-owned candy company based in Souix City, IA,… Continue Reading

Powdered milk forces Albertsons, HEB, Safeway bakery recalls

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More than 60 bakery products — including custom-made cakes — are under recall by grocery retailers Albertsons, Safeway and HEB because they were made with powdered milk from Valley Milk Products LLC, which is under recall because of Salmonella. “Valley Milk Products has voluntarily recalled the milk product due to possible Salmonella contamination. Dawn Food Products… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Cookie dough recall hits Weight Watchers frozen desserts

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UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman for Weight Watchers provided the following statement. “To clarify, the voluntary recall of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae is being issued by Kraft Heinz Company, the manufacturer and marketer of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products. Once Kraft Heinz identified the issue, it immediately began an investigation and… Continue Reading

Ashby’s Sterling ice cream 6th brand recalled for cookie dough

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House of Flavors Inc. is recalling Ashby’s Sterling brand ice cream because it contains cookie dough that was recalled in September after Blue Bell Creameries’ internal testing found Listeria monocytogenes. Ashby’s Sterling Peanut Butter Landslide ice cream in 3-gallon containers with the item number 7305 and lot number 16195 is the only product under recall… Continue Reading

Chocolate Shoppe expands listeria-related ice cream recall

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Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company Inc. of Madison, WI, has expanded its Oct. 11 recall to include additional lots of several flavors and sizes of ice cream because they contain cookie dough that has been recalled because of Listeria monocytogenes. Various ice cream shops, online outlets and grocery stores in 16 states received the lots… Continue Reading

Recalls expand as SunOpta reopens sunflower seed plant


More granola and snack products — including Quaker Oats, Planters and Clif Bar brands — are being recalled across the U.S. and Canada because of potential Listeria contamination as production resumes at the SunOpta Inc. plant responsible for the recalls. The Toronto-based, self-described organic/non-GMO company announced its own expanded recall for more products — including… Continue Reading

Publix Recalls Fruit and Grain Salad for Listeria Risk


Publix Super Markets issued a voluntary recall of a fruit and grain salad sold at its stores Tuesday because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company is recalling certain lots of its Publix brand Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad, produced by Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens, and distributed to stores in  Alabama, Florida,… Continue Reading

Publix Recalls Cake Products for Listeria Risk


Publix Super Markets is recalling 45 varieties of cakes that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cakes were distributed at Publix stores in Florida between November 11 and November 15, 2012. Counties where the affected products were sold include Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange,… Continue Reading

Publix Supermarkets Recalls Romaine Hearts Sold in South


Ten-ounce plastic bags of chopped hearts of romaine supplied to Publix Supermarkets by Ready Pac and sold under the Publix Hearts of Romaine brand are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. A sample of the product tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was positive for Listeria, a sometimes-deadly pathogen that also can… Continue Reading

Publix Recalls Spinach Dip for Listeria in Florida

Publix Super Markets Monday recalled spinach dip for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall. The potential contamination  was discovered during routine microbial testing conducted by Publix.  The recalled 16-ounce containers of prepackaged spinach dip were sold at Publix retail deli departments with a UPC of 41415-00062 and… Continue Reading