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Sunland Organic Peanut Butter Plant to be Auctioned on Thursday


What began 18 months ago with the recall of organic peanut butter involved in a Salmonella outbreak will end later this week when the shuttered Sunland Inc. processing plant goes on the auction block. In September 2012, when Trader Joe’s recalled its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, manufactured in Portales, NM, by Sunland, the processing… Continue Reading

Organic Basil Sold at Trader Joe’s Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Risk


Infinite Herbs LLC of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling one lot of its 2.5-ounce packages of Organic Basil sold at Trader Joe’s because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall only affects one specific lot of Infinite Herbs brand Organic Basil packaged in 2.5-ounce clamshells bearing the “Date Packed 02/21 20422″. The “Date Packed” information can… Continue Reading

The 10 Biggest Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2013

Chicken and fresh produce lead the pack


Editor’s note: 2013 saw dozens of well-publicized foodborne illness outbreaks. While many of them were found to have sickened a handful of individuals, a few stood out as especially wide in scope. Food Safety News has compiled a list of 10 of the biggest U.S. outbreaks in 2013. Please note that the list excludes Norovirus outbreaks and… Continue Reading

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Salads Declared Over With 33 Sick


The outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to ready-to-eat salad products produced by Glass Onion Catering and sold at Trader Joe’s has ended, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 33 people in four states fell ill, with seven hospitalized. Two patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a kidney disease… Continue Reading

E. Coli Cases Linked to Chicken Salads, Wraps Now at 32 in Four States


At least 32 people in four states are now ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating salads and wraps sold at Trader Joe’s and other retailers and produced by Glass Onion Catering, according to the latest update by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number ill by state is as follows: Arizona… Continue Reading

FSIS Releases List of Retailers in E. Coli Salad and Wrap Recall

Chicken salad

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released a complete list of retailers known to have been shipped recalled salad and wrap products. The products consist of ready-to-eat salads and wraps with fully-cooked chicken and ham that have been recalled by Glass Onion Catering due to the potential of contamination by E. coli O157:H7…. Continue Reading

26 E. Coli Cases in CA, WA and AZ Linked to Salads and Wraps

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Glass Onion Catering and Athertone Foods in Richmond, CA, are voluntarily recalling ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which has infected at least 26 patients in California, Washington and Arizona. Based on epidemiological information, 15 of them reported… Continue Reading

Sunland’s Creditors Invited to Nov. 12 Meeting in Roswell, NM


The nation’s largest organic peanut butter company and the first food business to ever lose its federal registration during an outbreak of foodborne illness now finds itself in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Sunland, Inc.’s financial meltdown has left the remote eastern New Mexico town of Portales in mourning over the loss of jobs and a market… Continue Reading

Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Aldi Say ‘No’ to GMO Salmon


A collection of supermarket chains pledged on Wednesday not to sell a breed of salmon slated to become the first genetically engineered (GE) animal to reach store shelves. The companies, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Aldi, together comprise more than 2,000 retail store locations – a little more than 5 percent of the total… Continue Reading

2012 Reader’s Choices: Most Popular Food Safety News Stories


Editor’s Note:  With only a few days of 2012 remaining, it’s time to take a look back at the year.  That’s what we will be doing today and tomorrow. We are going to begin with your choices for 2012, those stories that drew the most readership at Food Safety News.   We are calling these the… Continue Reading