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Outbreak tied to strawberries slowing; victims sue Sysco Corp.

New cases of Hepatitis A infections linked to strawberry smoothies have slowed so much that the state hardest hit, Virginia, is no longer providing daily updates. In a weekly update, posted Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 107 people who have tested positive for Hepatitis A reported drinking  smoothies Tropical Smoothie Café prior to… 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

Reser’s Fine Foods recalls deli salads of various brands

Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, OR, is recalling 19 refrigerated salad products from 29 states in the U.S. and one Canadian province because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Reser’s initiated the recall April 10 after notification from one of its ingredient suppliers that one lot of its fresh-cut onions could be contaminated with the pathogen…. Continue Reading

Del Monte, Sysco brand cantaloupe recalled after Salmonella test

Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd. is recalling Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes because of possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled melons, according to the Feb. 18 recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. “Food contaminated with… Continue Reading

Sysco to Pay $19.4 Million in Unrefrigerated Storage Sheds Settlement

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has agreed to pay $19.4 million to settle all claims with the state of California stemming from the company’s now-discontinued practice of using unrefrigerated sheds for short-term food storage. In an investigative report aired last fall, NBC San Francisco found that the world’s largest food distributor was routinely making fresh food deliveries… Continue Reading

Subway Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Supplier

The source of the outbreak of Salmonella at Illinois Subway restaurants in late April and June may have been a food distributor in the central part of the state, authorities said Thursday. In a final, 69-page report on the outbreak, the Illinois Department of Public Health said it could not identify the exact source of… Continue Reading

PMA, Sysco Bring Food Safety Training to Orlando

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA), Sysco Corporation and Primuslabs.com will hold a local grower training in Orlando, FL on October 13. The one-day workshop is designed to help local growers explore the challenges of implementing a company food safety plan, meet the requirements of restaurant and retail outlets, and above all, protect their business and bottom… Continue Reading