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Sandwiches recalled for Listeria from Target, Walgreens, others

Fresh, ready-to-eat egg salad and ham salad sandwiches, as well as a seafood stuffing mix, are under recall from several retailers and a vending machine company because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in the Greencore USA LLC facility where the products were made. Greencore is recalling sandwiches distributed between Sept. 24 and 27 to American… Continue Reading

Alexa, order my online grocery list

This is Part 1 of a special series sponsored by Par Technologies Corp. Watch for Part 2 on Sept. 11

As Amazon turned its key in the doors of nearly 500 Whole Foods stores across the U.S. and U.K. on Aug. 28, the online sales giant opened the gate to one of the biggest omnichannel vessels in the retail food industry. Omnichannel, is the practice of companies utilizing multiple sales channels — think mobile apps,… Continue Reading

Target just says ‘no’ to Just brand from Hampton Creek Inc.

Apparently the “Just” brand of plant-based mayo and other processed foods will not be returning to the shelves of a Target store near you any time soon, according to the CEO of Hampton Creek Inc., which produces the products. Saying he was surprised, Josh Tetrick, who co-founded San Francisco-based Hampton Creek in 2011 with Josh… Continue Reading

Target pulls Just Mayo, all Hampton Creek foods from shelves

Retailer notified FDA of concerns about bacterial contamination and adulteration of products

Target has pulled all Hampton Creek products, including “Just Mayo,” pending further review because of food safety concerns. Officials with the country’s second largest retailer have been in contact with the Food and Drug Administration regarding their concerns, but the federal agency is not providing specific details — yet. “The decision to remove Hampton Creek… Continue Reading

SoyNut Butter Co. bankrupt because of E. coli outbreak

Dixie Dew Products expected to liquidate next; retailers Target, Amazon, etc., also could be liable

The SoyNut Butter Co. has filed for bankruptcy, citing an E. coli outbreak linked to its I.M. Healthy brand peanut butter substitute and manufacturer Dixie Dew Products as the causes for its financial failure. The Glenview, IL, soy butter company’s president and 90-percent shareholder Stephen Grubb listed some victims of the E. coli outbreak as… Continue Reading

CDC Final Update: 19 Infections Linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

The outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad appears to be over. According to the final report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 people across seven states were sickened. The most recent illness in this outbreak reported to CDC started on November 3, 2015. Most illnesses were reported… Continue Reading

Recalled Diced Celery and Onion Blend May Not Be E. Coli Source

Taylor Farms Pacific may have been a little too quick to recall its diced celery and onion blend over the Thanksgiving weekend. The latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing has been unable to confirm E. coli in the product. As of Nov. 23, 19 people have been infected with E. coli O157:H7, and epidemiological… Continue Reading

Retailers Remove Products With Celery Due to E. Coli Concerns

Costco, Target and Starbucks are some of the many retailers pulling products containing celery off the shelves because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Taylor Farms Pacific of Tracy, CA, is recalling certain products which may include celery which could potentially contain the pathogen. Last week, a sample of Celery and Onion Diced… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Those Spinach-Related Recalls

Over the past two weeks, foods sold at a number of major retailers, including Target, Costco and Wegmans, have been recalled for containing spinach at risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While health authorities have not been able to trace back the contaminated spinach to a specific farm, all of the food products used spinach processed by… Continue Reading

Big Retailers Ordered to Stop Selling ‘Adulterated’ and ‘Mislabeled’ Herbal Supplements

The New York Attorney General’s office has ordered four major retailers — Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC — to stop selling “adulterated” and “mislabeled” herbal supplements that independent lab tests show do not contain ingredients as stated on the labels. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent cease-and-desist letters Monday to the heads of all four companies… Continue Reading