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Spice Recalled by California Company After FDA Testing

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Miravalle brand Achiote Molido Ground Annatto spice in 0.75-ounce packages are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination after product testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No illnesses have yet been associated with the recalled product. El Monte, CA-based Miravalle Foods Inc. said the recalled 0.75-ounce packages of Ground Annatto were distributed in… Continue Reading

Former Michigan Farmers’ Coop COO Faces Felony Involving ‘Adulterated’ Soy Products

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The former chief operating officer of a rural Michigan farmers’ cooperative has been charged with one felony count of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. According to a story published Thursday in the Huron Daily Tribune, JoAnn Rutkowski of the former Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative in Ubly, MI, was indicted for causing the introduction of… Continue Reading

Organic Black Peppercorns Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, issued a recall of store-branded organic black peppercorns on Friday, saying that the product could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella. The grocery chain reportedly said the product was being recalled from all stores. No illnesses have been reported. Sprouts said the recall was issued after a sample taken… Continue Reading

WA Firm Recalls Products for Unapproved Canning Procedure, No Permit

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A European-style market and deli in Washington state is recalling all lots of its canned tomato juice and adjika (a spicy dip) produced in its Auburn and Tacoma stores since September 2013. Marvel Food & Deli officials stated that the action was taken “as a precaution for the safety of its customers” because the canning… Continue Reading

TX Firm Recalls Salted Fish for Possible Botulism Contamination

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Lao Thai Nam Corp. of Dallas, TX, has recalled Number One Sompa Salted Fish because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Number One Sompa Salted Fish was distributed… Continue Reading

Organic Basil Sold at Trader Joe’s Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Risk

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Infinite Herbs LLC of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling one lot of its 2.5-ounce packages of Organic Basil sold at Trader Joe’s because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall only affects one specific lot of Infinite Herbs brand Organic Basil packaged in 2.5-ounce clamshells bearing the “Date Packed 02/21 20422″. The “Date Packed” information can… Continue Reading

Okanagan’s Choice Cheese Recalled in Canada for Listeria Risk

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Castle Cheese Inc. of Lumby, B.C., is recalling Okanagan’s Choice Cheese brand shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible contamination with Listeria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to… Continue Reading

Dole Expands Bagged Salad Recall to the U.S. Over Listeria Concerns

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Dole Fresh Vegetables has expanded to the U.S. its voluntary recall of bagged salad after initially issuing a recall in Canada. The concern is that some of the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar… Continue Reading

Kirkland Signature Sliced Fruit Recalled From Costco for Potential Salmonella

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Oregon Freeze Dry Inc. of Albany, OR, has voluntarily recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit produced exclusively for Costco Wholesale Stores. In cooperation with Costco, the company issued the recall after determining that the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Precautionary recall measures began on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Consumers who may… Continue Reading

FDA Suspends Registration of Cheese Manufacturer Over Health Risk

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For the second time since gaining the authority to do so, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday suspended the registration of a food facility – this time Roos Foods Inc., the maker of cheese and sour cream that caused an outbreak of Listeria in Maryland and California that included one death. The facility’s… Continue Reading