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Six grocery chains across 12 states recall snacks for Salmonella

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Chocolate covered pretzels and other snacks with long shelf lives are being recalled from hundreds of stores by at least six grocery chains across a dozen states because of possible Salmonella contamination, The snacks — some in party trays themed for the football playoff season — were produced by Palmer Candy Co. using an ingredient… Continue Reading

Dutch Valley recalls snack mix because of Salmonella fears

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Dutch Valley Food Distributors Inc. is recalling 5-pound bags of cappuccino snack mix because of possible contamination with Salmonella in one of its ingredients. The Myerstown, PA, company sold the candy mix to consumers nationwide via the Internet and distributed the recalled product to 22 states, according to a recall notice on the Food and… Continue Reading

Tupperware recalls seasoning; Salmonella risk from milk plant

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People who bought Tupperware brand chipotle seasoning mix after Aug. 2, 2016, are urged not to use it because of potential Salmonella contamination from a powdered milk ingredient. Tupperware U.S. Inc. of Orlando, FL, posted the recall with the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, joining almost 20 other companies that have recalled foods because of… Continue Reading

Twinkies recalled because of powdered milk Salmonella issue

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This week a seasonal version of the iconic American snack cake — Hostess Twinkies — joined dozens of other foods as a victim of a secondary recall because of Salmonella contamination at a powdered milk plant. Hostess Brands LLC of Kansas City, MO, initiated a nationwide recall of its “Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies” late Monday… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak traced to hazelnuts from Oregon farm

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Oregon officials are warning consumers to check their homes for hazelnuts from the Schmidt Farm and Nursery farm stand and to immediately discard them because they have been named the cause of a Salmonella outbreak. The warning Friday from the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division reported five people have been confirmed in the outbreak… Continue Reading

Texas team develops oral vaccine against Salmonella

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Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed an oral vaccine against the foodborne pathogen responsible for the most hospitalizations and deaths in the United States. It will likely take about five years before the Salmonella vaccine is available to the public, said lead researcher Ashok Chopra, professor of microbiology and… Continue Reading

Mikesell’s chips recalled for Salmonella risk in seasoning

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Mikesell’s Potato Chip Co. is recalling its 2.25-ounce bags of “Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella from powdered milk used in the seasoning. There is concern that the recalled chips are in stores and consumers’ homes because they have sell-by dates well into in February 2017. Mikesell’s… Continue Reading

Tips to help expectant moms safely ring in the New Year

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Editor’s note: This column by Luis Delgadillo of the food safety education staff at the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service was first published by USDA on Dec. 22. Most expectant mothers know about the dangers of consuming alcohol while pregnant and opt for sparkling juices instead of champaign to toast the New Year. But, many… Continue Reading

Feds waited 8 months to reveal cucumber Salmonella outbreak

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The fourth Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh cucumbers since 2013 sickened people in at least eight states and spurred a national grocery chain to pull mini cucumbers from shelves this past spring — but federal officials didn’t go public about it until this week. In a report dated today, eight months after the outbreak, scientists… Continue Reading

Route 11 recalls chips for powdered milk Salmonella risk

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A Virginia company is recalling four months worth of sour cream and chive flavored potato chips because powdered milk used in the seasoning has been recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination. Route 11 Potato Chips of Mount Jackson, VA, posted the recall with the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, but did not indicate how… Continue Reading