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Hines Walnut Halves & Pieces Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Hines Nut Company of Dallas, TX, has announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989. The product was supplied by Gold State Nut Company of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. There is a possibility these nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was packaged and distributed as follows:… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Market Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella Contamination


Whole Foods Market of Austin, TX, is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Based upon routine testing conducted by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts tested positive for Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product was labeled… Continue Reading

Conway Dressing Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Conway Import Co. Inc. of Franklin Park, IL, is recalling Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing and Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was a result of a recall by Frontier Co-op for a possible health risk from organic garlic powder. The recalled product was distributed… Continue Reading

Schnucks Recalls Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad for Salmonella Risk

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Schnuck Markets Inc. of St. Louis, MO, is recalling the Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad sold in its Deli/Chef’s Express departments from April 2-14, 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed to 99 Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. The product would have been… Continue Reading

Raw Milk From Pennsylvania Dairy Tests Positive for Salmonella


The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is warning the public not to consume raw milk from the Breezy Meadows Dairy in Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, PA, because of the risk of Salmonella contamination. Instead, consumers are being advised to discard it immediately. Raw (unpasteurized) milk collected April 7, 2015, during routine sampling by a commercial laboratory tested positive for the… Continue Reading

Pine Nuts Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Delicious pine nuts isolated on white

Hannaford Supermarkets of Scarborough, ME, and Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago announced Thursday they are recalling certain packages of pine nuts due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of Salmonella in a certain package of pine nuts,… Continue Reading

Update: 38 Salmonella Cases Linked to Catered Events at Arizona Winery


Catered events on March 18 and 19 at the Windmill Winery in Florence, AZ, have now been linked to 38 suspected Salmonella cases, according to the Pinal County Public Health Services District. The first report of illness related to a March 19 wedding was called in April 1 by the bride’s mother. Four wedding participants were reportedly… Continue Reading

FDA Finds ‘Encouraging’ News in Antimicrobial Resistance in Retail Meat


According to a federal report released Monday, there’s some “encouraging” news regarding antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens. The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System’s (NARMS) published its 2012 Retail Meat Report and an interim report for 2013 solely focused on Salmonella. The reports stated that there was a decrease in third-generation cephalosporin resistance among poultry meats in… Continue Reading

DeCosters Get Three Months in Jail, One Year of Probation

Judge expects them to appeal


Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, were each sentenced Monday in a Sioux City, IA, federal courtroom to three months in jail and one year of supervised probation. The sentences, handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett, came in response to guilty pleas from the DeCosters and their Quality Egg LLC… Continue Reading

Texas Pecan Co. Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Products Containing Them for Salmonella Risk

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Texas Pecan Company Inc. of Dallas, TX, is voluntarily recalling certain packages of macadamia nuts and products containing them because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was noted after routine sampling tests by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella in the Macadamia Nuts received from the… Continue Reading