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7-Eleven sandwiches recalled because of Sabra listeria recall

Fresh deli sandwiches made by two different companies and distributed to 7-Eleven stores in 16 states are under recall because they contain Sabra brand hummus that has been recalled because inspectors found Listeria at a Sabra manufacturing plant. By the time the recalls for the sandwiches were posted with the Food and Drug Administration late… Continue Reading

Snack trays recalled because of Sabra hummus Listeria scare

Vegetable snack trays packaged under the Taylor Farms and Schnucks brands are being recalled because they contain hummus from Sabra Dipping Co. LLC that was recalled after inspectors found Listeria in a production facility. The only Taylor Farms or Schnucks products included in this recall are “Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Hummus Snack Trays,” respectively, according… Continue Reading

Maytag Dairy taking months to clean up Listeria problem

Iowa-based Maytag Dairy Farms remains closed and is not expected to resume operations until at least fall in the wake of six recalls earlier this year after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in its blue cheese. The Newton, IA, company issued the initial three recalls Feb. 13, 18 and 26, followed by recalls from three retailers… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Reser’s recall goes international; Pictsweet leaves retailers to notify consumers

UPDATED April 14, 2016: The Food and Drug Administration is working with Oregon Potato Co. on the recall of bulk shipments of onions that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Pasco, WA, company sells only bulk quantities of its products, therefore the FDA has not posted a recall notice. “Oregon Potato notified its customers directly of… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Frozen vegetables recalled because of Listeria

UPDATE April 12: Several other retail grocery chains have recalled certain Pictsweet brand frozen vegetables because of possible Listeria contamination from onions. Those retailers include Giant Food, Wegmans, Martin’s, Tops, Stop & Shop and Food Lion. Pictsweet Co. officials have not responded to requests for comment and have not posted any recall information on their website… Continue Reading

Few Walmart Stores Sold Chamberlain Cantaloupes

A small number of Walmart stores in undisclosed states carried cantaloupes from Chamberlain Farms, the farm suspected to be the source of a Salmonella outbreak that killed 2 people and sickened at least 204 in 22 states in July and August. No illnesses have been connected to cantaloupes purchased from Walmart, but a spokeswoman for… Continue Reading

CDC Revises St. Louis Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Report

Last fall’s multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infection linked to romaine lettuce served mostly at Schnucks salad bars sickened 58 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in an update on the investigation Friday. Two people were removed from the case count, last reported on Dec. 7, 2011,  after advanced molecular testing… Continue Reading

Source of St. Louis Outbreak Remains a Mystery

Sampling many more food items has not yet produced a source for the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in the St. Louis area, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) acknowledged late Thursday. The agency leading the growing team of local, state and federal health officials reported that it was zero for 55 tries… Continue Reading