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Listeria-Tainted Sunflower Kernels Prompt Papa John’s Salad Recall

Papa John’s Salad and Produce Inc. is voluntarily recalling Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration because the recalled products contain sunflower kernels that are part of the recent SunOpta sunflower kernel recall expansion. SunOpta’s recall can… Continue Reading

38 Sickened in UK E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Prepackaged Salad

Health officials in England are tracking an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to prepackaged salad that has sickened 38 people. The Verocytotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC) cases were first identified in early August 2015 by whole genome sequencing. As of Sept. 3, the cluster includes 38 confirmed cases, with one additional probable case and four possible cases for… Continue Reading

Dole Brand Salad Recalled in Canada Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is recalling Dole brand Italian Blend salad from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. The following product is known to have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and may have been also been distributed in other provinces: Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product Universal Product Code Dole Italian… 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

Fluctuating Temperatures Increase E. Coli, Listeria Risk in Leafy Greens

A new study has found that fluctuations in temperature during transportation and retail sale of leafy greens negatively impacts both the product’s quality and microbial safety. In a study published in the February issue of Journal of Food Protection, researchers looked at the growth of E. coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in commercially bagged salad… Continue Reading

FSIS Releases List of Retailers in E. Coli Salad and Wrap Recall

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released a complete list of retailers known to have been shipped recalled salad and wrap products. The products consist of ready-to-eat salads and wraps with fully-cooked chicken and ham that have been recalled by Glass Onion Catering due to the potential of contamination by E. coli O157:H7…. Continue Reading

Taylor Farms Recalls Broccoli Salad Kit Products for Possible Listeria

Taylor Farms in Jessup, MD, is recalling approximately 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination. The salad kits were shipped to delis in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The following products are subject to recall: 6.06-lb. boxes labeled “TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI CRUNCH WITH… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Can Cause Weeks of Illness Before Being Identified

Nell Townsend was perplexed when she woke up the morning before her family vacation and didn’t have any energy. The retired 65 year-old from Jacksonville, FL, leads an active life, travels often and never gets sick. But on this particular June morning, she just felt lethargic, apathetic and not herself. As it turned out, Townsend… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Infections Rise to 514

Residents of 17 states ill with cyclospora infections; 30 hospitalizations counted

At least 514 people have been found ill from Cyclospora infections since June across 17 states, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Of those ill, 30 have been hospitalized. New Hampshire is the latest state to include a case. The case count by state is now as follows: Arkansas… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Outbreak Hits 480

At least 480 people have been found ill from Cyclospora infections since June across 16 states, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Curiously, the CDC’s case count has still not caught up with illnesses reported out of Texas yesterday, where at least 171 people were sickened. The case count… Continue Reading