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String of cheese recalls continues, as does Listeria probe

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Five more brands of cheese are under nationwide recall, this time by Ohio distributor MDS Foods Inc., because of Listeria monocytogenes found in finished cheese made by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC. Although the MDS Foods recall is dated Feb. 11, it was not available on the Food and Drug Administration website until Monday afternoon. It… Continue Reading

Sara Lee recalls cheese; 3rd-party plant has history of Listeria

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Sara Lee Deli brand cheese is the latest on a growing list of product recalls because of Listeria found in cheese manufactured by Deutsch Käse Haus LLC of Middlebury, IN, which was warned in 2010 about Listeria monocytogenes in its plant. In addition to the Sara Lee cheese, since Thursday, three brands of cheese produced… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms recalls Signature, HEB salads; Listeria in cheese

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Secondary recalls related to Listeria discovered by Tennessee officials in cheese have begun, with Taylor Farms recalling more than three tons of chicken salad and pork products because they contain recalled Sargento cheese. The recalled Taylor Farms products — packaged under the Signature Cafe and the H-E-B brands — have use-by dates through Feb. 19,… Continue Reading

7-Eleven sandwiches recalled because of Sabra listeria recall

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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

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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

UPDATED: Officials confirm outbreak linked to Taylor Farms

Minnesota health officials confirmed Monday that they detected and investigated a Salmonella outbreak beginning in April continuing into this month that they linked to Taylor Farms Organic Kale Medley Power Greens sold at Sam's Club locations in the state. Federal officials also detected a person in Virginia sickened by the same strain of Salmonella and are monitoring the situation for additional victims.

UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman with the FDA responded to Food Safety News after this story was posted. Information on the distribution of the implicated salad and the FDA’s involvement in the outbreak investigation has been added below. One produce company is falling on its sword and another has become mum on the topic of an… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Secret outbreak investigation targeted packaged salads in April

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UPDATE May 16, 2016: A spokeswoman for Pacific Coast Fruit Co. responded to Food Safety News today regarding the outbreak statement the company posted May 6 and later removed from its website. “This alert was pulled from our website Saturday pending confirmation of some additional information from Taylor. We are sorry for any inconvenience this posting may have caused,” Jaynelle… Continue Reading

Produce industry questions Chipotle protestors’ motivation

Protestors affiliated with the Teamsters union handed out leaflets outside two Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in California Thursday. They cited food safety concerns about fresh produce supplier Taylor Farms. Produce industry trade groups were quick to defend Taylor Farms, saying the protests were a publicity stunt related to a labor dispute.

Protests at two Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants Thursday by individuals purporting to be food safety advocates were actually publicity stunts staged by the Teamsters to cast a shadow on fresh produce supplier Taylor Farms, according to industry associations. The day before the protest, the union cited Taylor Farms’ food recalls, alleged food safety violations at the… Continue Reading

Protestors plan demonstrations at two California Chipotles

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Advocates plan protests for high noon Thursday at two Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in California to raise awareness about what they say are food safety problems at Taylor Farms, which supplies tomatoes to Chipotle, according to the Teamsters. “In the wake of numerous food poisoning outbreaks at the fast-casual Mexican food chain, safety advocates and workers… Continue Reading