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Listeria test prompts Mann’s vegetable recall in Canada, U.S.

Mann Packing of Salinas, CA, is voluntarily recalling freshcut vegetable products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing issued this recall in response to a positive result found during random test by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products. In addition to… Continue Reading

Freshcut veggies recalled across U.S. and Canada for Listeria

Implicated brands include Mann's, Walmart, Trader Joe's, HEB, Sysco and more

Neither U.S. nor Canadian officials had posted it as of Thursday night, but a news release from Mann Packing Co. Inc. recalled almost 150 freshcut vegetable products nationwide in both countries because of a positive test showing Listeria contamination. The recall includes a wide variety of “minimally processed vegetable products” packaged under several brands, including… Continue Reading

CLIF bars recalled after consumers report allergic reactions

Trader Joe's, Stop & Shop issue their own recalls of CLIF bars with undeclared nuts

Cliff Bar & Co. is recalling three flavors of granola bars — two marketed as children’s products — because of undeclared nuts and consumer complaints about allergic reactions. The product labels do not declare the presence of peanuts or tree nuts, but the CLIF Builder’s bars and CLIF Kid Zbars may contain peanuts, almonds, Brazil… Continue Reading

Wildway, Trader Joe’s grain-free granola recalled for Listeria

Trader Joe’s and Wildly LLC are recalling their grain-free granola because a supplier notified them that an ingredient used in the granola “has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.” San Antonio-based Wildly LLC posted the recall with the Food and Drug Administration June 14, naming its own branded grain-free granola and the Trader… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s recalls ice cream because of bits of metal

For the second consecutive month, Trader Joe’s is recalling ice cream. All lot codes of the retailer’s branded Matcha Green Tea flavored ice cream are under recall because they could be contaminated with small pieces of metal. Although no injuries or illnesses had been reported as of June 10 when Trader Joe’s posted the recall notice, the company is urging consumers to discard the product immediately. The recall… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s recalls applesauce because it may contain glass

Trader Joe’s is recalling three varieties of its applesauce because of the potential presence of glass pieces. Two of the products were sold at Trader Joe’s stores nationwide, according to the recall notice on the grocer’s website. The Trader Joe’s notice, posted Sunday, did not indicate how the problem was discovered or whether there have… Continue Reading

FDA warns California firm about pistachios linked to Salmonella outbreak

A California company has been warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fully document any manufacturing changes it makes so that two Salmonella strains found in its pistachios and linked to a multistate outbreak this past spring will not recur. The FDA warning letter, dated Oct. 7, was addressed to Stewart Resnick, owner of The Wonderful Company based… Continue Reading

CDC calls an end to investigation over pistachio outbreak

The outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg associated with Wonderful Pistachios that touched nine states is apparently over. It sickened 11 people and sent two to hospitals. There were no deaths. As a result of the outbreak investigation, Lost Hills, CA-based Wonderful Pistachios on March 9, 2016 recalled a limited number of flavors and… Continue Reading