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Settlement could be near in Safeway loyalty card food safety case

Settlement negotiations could be nearing conclusion in a federal civil case that pits consumers against Safeway Inc. in a quest for increased communication from the retailer during food recalls. The case seeks an order forcing Safeway to use loyalty card data to notify customers about recalls of food they have purchased. If the consumers prevail,… Continue Reading

Deli Sandwiches With Cucumbers Sold in Alaska Safeway and Carrs Stores Recalled

In cooperation with the Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce recall of cucumbers that may be contaminated with Salmonella Poona, Safeway is voluntarily recalling made-to-order deli sandwiches with cucumbers produced by Andrew & Williamson and sold in nine Safeway and Carrs stores in Alaska. No illnesses have been associated with Safeway or Carrs sandwiches. Safeway stated… Continue Reading

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