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Make sure your Cinco de Mayo menu doesn’t include pathogens

Although it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular, partly because it provides those with ties to Mexico to celebrate its customs and culture and partly because of the marketing efforts of the fresh produce industry. The annual remembrance of the Mexican army’s 1862… Continue Reading

Salsa Recalled for Potential Botulism Risk

Jose Madrid Salsa of Zanesville, OH, has recalled its mild salsa because the jars are not properly sealed and therefore present a health risk. Improperly sealed jars can lead to product spoilage or contamination by the bacteria that cause botulism. An unknown number of jar lids may have been convex instead of vacuum sealed, according to… Continue Reading

Parkers Farm Recalls Cheese and Salsa Products for Potential Listeria

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain cheese and salsa products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition LLC of Coon Rapids, MN, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the products. Parkers Farm is cooperating with the department’s investigation… Continue Reading

Harry’s Berries Products in CA Recalled for Botulism

The California Deaprtment of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat Harry’s Berries Salsa or Harry’s Berries Dilled Beans, produced by Gean Farms Inc. in Oxnard because they may be susceptible to contamination of Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that causes botulism. Gean Farms is voluntarily recalling their products after state health officials discovered the… Continue Reading

Roundup: Recalls Linked to Chopped Onion Listeria Risk

The July 18 recallof chopped onions from one California farm has rippled through the food chain and triggered numerous other product recalls in the ensuing weeks due to fears the onions were contaminated with Listeria. Food Safety News has been tracking those recalls as they’re announced, compiling them into several stories over the last two… Continue Reading

More Products Containing Recalled Onions Taken off Market

1. A Massachussetts-based maker of sauces and salad dressings is recalling certain products because they contain chopped onions that were recalled last month for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Ken’s Foods Inc. of Marlborough, Mass. is recalling its tartar sauce, barbecue sauce and coleslaw – each sold under different brand names – because they contain diced… Continue Reading

Salsa Recalled Over Jalapeno Salmonella Concerns

Club Chef is recalling certain salsas because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was noted after a random test by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a store in Ohio revealed the presence of Salmonella in a case of Jalapeno peppers. Jalapeno peppers are one of the ingredients in the salsa…. Continue Reading