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California’s Taylor Farms Recalls Some Tomatoes and Salad Kits


No sicknesses have yet been connected to a Taylor Farms recall of several lots of tomatoes and salad kits for possible Salmonella contamination. The Tracy-based Taylor Farms, located in California’s San Joaquin County, is one of the nation’s biggest producers of salad makings. On Saturday, Sept. 13, Taylor Farms issued a recall for Expo Fresh… Continue Reading

Reser’s Fine Foods Expands Recall of Products Potentially Contaminated With Listeria


Reser’s Fine Foods is again expanding its Oct. 22, 2013, recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled refrigerated ready-to-eat products were sold in retail and food-service establishments nationwide and in Canada. For a full list of recalled products, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recall page or… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms Recalls Deli Salads That Contain Reser’s Products


After Reser’s Fine Foods expanded its recall of  products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Taylor Farms Foodservice in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Texas and Tennessee are issuing a secondary recall of deli products containing components of implicated in Reser’s expanded recall. Grocers involved have been instructed to remove any remaining product from their deli case and to dispose of… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms Recalls Broccoli Salads for Listeria Risk


Taylor Farms has recalled more than 5,000 units of broccoli salad due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The packages may contain salad dressing that has tested positive for the bacteria. The products are included in boxes labeled “Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch with Bacon and Dressing,” with case codes 310151 or 310153. Production dates range… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms Recalls Broccoli Salad Kit Products for Possible Listeria


Taylor Farms in Jessup, MD, is recalling approximately 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination. The salad kits were shipped to delis in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The following products are subject to recall: 6.06-lb. boxes labeled “TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI CRUNCH WITH… Continue Reading

This Summer’s Parasites and Viruses Continue to Make People Sick

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This summer’s two prolonged outbreaks, one caused by a parasite and the other by a rare Hepatitis A virus, are continuing to add confirmed cases. Neither the parasite nor the viruses are common to North America, but both have moved in for an extended stay. As of Sept. 3, the Hepatitis A virus has sickened… Continue Reading

National Cyclospora Outbreak: What We Do and Don’t Know


Nearly two months have passed since state and federal health authorities first became aware on June 28 of two related cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa residents. Considering Iowa typically sees one or two such cases a year, the small irregularity immediately caught the attention of state health officials. Within weeks, authorities had identified several… Continue Reading

18-State Cyclospora Outbreak Spreads Parasite to 21 More Victims

FDA Says Taylor Has Stopped Shipments As Of Aug. 9

The nation’s Cyclospora outbreak peaked some time ago, but it keeps producing cases on its current plateau.  The latest count is up to at least 535 cases in 18 states, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. That is 21 more cases and an additional state since CDC’s report last… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Taylor Farms Salad, Some Served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster


The outbreak of Cyclospora in Iowa and Nebraska that has caused hundreds of confirmed illnesses has been linked to Mexican-grown Taylor Farms salad mix, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some of the contaminated salad mix was served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, according to the Des Moines Register. Other restaurants… Continue Reading

Organic Baby Spinach Recalled Nationwide Over E. coli Concerns


Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. is recalling select Organic Baby Spinach products over concerns they may be contaminated with (EHEC) Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli. Symptoms of the diseases caused by EHEC include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that may in some cases progress to bloody diarrhea. Fever and vomiting may also occur. According to a company press release… Continue Reading