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Yersinia hits Norway; previous outbreaks traced to salad

An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica has affected 18 people across Norway, according to authorities. It is the third Yersinia outbreak in the country since 2011. Folkehelseinstituttet (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) said the source of infection is being investigated and bacteria with similar DNA profiles have been detected in all cases. The outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica… Continue Reading

Mr. Roboto meets Polk Salad Annie

Chowbotics hopes to deploy Sally the Salad Robot vending machines in break rooms, cafeterias

Holy Jane Jetson. Picture this. You walk into the breakroom at work and instead of – or in addition to – the tired-looking ham/chicken/egg salad sandwiches and cans of chili, there’s a vending machine chock full of fresh romaine, kale, arugula, snow peas, fresh edamame, cherry tomatoes and more. Meet Sally the Salad Robot. Not… Continue Reading

‘Free’ trip leaves man in expensive, lifelong, parasitic nightmare

Ron and Darlene Fields had been married for 26 years when they decided to take a “free” 12-day trip to Hawaii in fall 2016. Ron was 62 then, and his construction business in Sarasota, FL, was really taking off. Darlene, who does paperwork for the company, had saved up credit card reward points so they… Continue Reading

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