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CFIA: Safeway Recalls Cucumbers for Salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that Safeway is recalling field cucumbers and various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers purchased from Safeway. The action is due to possible Salmonella contamination on cucumbers that were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The recall applies to fresh field cucumbers sold in… Continue Reading

CDC Update: 7 Deaths Among Listeriosis Victims Linked to Caramel Apples

On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a seventh death among the 32 illnesses reported in the multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to caramel apples. According to CDC, Listeriosis contributed to at least three of the deaths reported to date. Since the last case count update, one additional death was reported…. Continue Reading

CDC Update: 32 Listeria Illnesses in 11 States, 2 in Canada Linked to Caramel Apples

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) again updated information regarding the multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to caramel apples. As of Dec. 30, there were 32 illnesses reported in 11 states, including 31 hospitalizations and six deaths. According to CDC, Listeriosis contributed to three of the deaths reported to date, but it… Continue Reading

Caramel Apple-Linked Listeria Outbreak and Recalls: What You Need to Know

On Dec. 19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to commercially produced and prepackaged caramel apples that has sickened — and hospitalized — at least 29 people in 10 states. Until further notice, CDC and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are advising consumers not… Continue Reading

First Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples

The first wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in California against Safeway Inc. over those commercially produced and prepackaged caramel apples now the subject of a 10-state Listeria outbreak responsible for five deaths so far. The wrongful death action naming Safeway Inc. as the defendant was filed by James Raymond Frey on behalf of his… Continue Reading

Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened

Six brands of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall, announced Tuesday, includes peanut and almond butter products sold by Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and… Continue Reading

Judge: Lawsuit by Safeway Customers Seeking Recall Notification Can Proceed

Card Holders Bring Class-Action Lawsuit

The nation’s second-largest grocery chain might have to notify shopper card holders in California about certain food recalls under a putative class-action lawsuit a San Francisco judge has allowed to proceed. Safeway’s motion for a summary judgment in the case that dates back to early 2011 was denied in an April 7 order signed by… Continue Reading

Kroger, Safeway Will Nix GMO Salmon Regardless of FDA Decision

Kroger and Safeway, the largest retail grocery companies in the U.S., have reportedly agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon. The decision was released Monday by a coalition of food safety, consumer, health and fishing groups. The two grocery chains are now part of more than 9,000 stores across the country that have rejected carrying… Continue Reading

Salads Recalled From Canadian Stores For Potential Listeria Contamination

Safeway and Buy-Low Foods in Canada are recalling Caesar salad products due to possible Listeria contamination. The following products were sold at Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market in Alberta and British Columbia, and at Safeway and St. Martin’s Family Foods in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food… Continue Reading

E. coli Illness Connected to Recalled Burgers in Canada

A case of E. coli infection has been connected to frozen beef burgers recalled by the Canadian division of Safeway grocery stores last week, Canadian health officials announced on Wednesday. At least one patient in the Regina, Saskatchewan area has fallen ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating a frozen burger under one of two… Continue Reading