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Food safety training, treatments addressed in federal grants

If you think you’re got problems, try being a farmer. They’re faced with an impressive array of enemies that are waging war on their crops and their livelihoods. These adversaries don’t need sophisticated weapons. They’ve got something more deadly — an arsenal of biological ammunition. And for the most part, they’re small, very small, oftentimes… Continue Reading

Ripples of recalls for freshcut produce; FDA sets up web page

King Soopers, Paragon Foods, Pacific Coast Fruit, recall products made with Mann vegetables

With more companies posting recalls for freshcut vegetables daily — including products sold to schools — the impact of Mann Packing’s Oct. 19 produce recall continues to ripple through the North American food chain. At least nine retailers and three produce companies initiated U.S. recalls in recent days because their products were made with freshcut… Continue Reading

Triple B recalls produce because of Mann Packing listeria recall

Triple B Corp. of Anchorage, AK, which does business as Charlie’s Produce, is recalling freshcut vegetables, vegetable fry kits and trays because they include fresh produce recalled by Mann Packing because of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing of Salinas, CA, posted its recall as a news release Oct. 19. It included… Continue Reading

Whole Foods recalls salads in California because of Listeria risk

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling some salads from 10 stores in Northern California because they include fresh produce recalled by Mann Packing because of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing of Salinas, CA, posted its recall as a news release Oct. 19. It included more than 150 products sold in Canada… Continue Reading

H-E-B recalls soups because of Mann Packing produce recall

H-E-B grocery stores in Texas are recalling single-serving soups because they include fresh produce recalled by Mann Packing because of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing of Salinas, CA, posted its recall as a news release Oct. 19. It included more than 150 products sold in Canada and the United States under… Continue Reading

Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pak N’ Save recall fresh produce

Grocery stores in eight states under the Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N’ Save banners are recalling freshcut vegetable trays and cups because they include fresh produce recalled by Mann Packing because of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers are urged to check their homes for unused portions of the recalled products (see… Continue Reading

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

New dietary guidelines show potential conflict between safe and healthy

Time was that food and medicine were two different things. Food was for eating and medicine was for curing diseases. It was as simple as that. Take a look at the recently released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and you’ll see that things have changed. Food is now viewed as a form of preventive medicine… Continue Reading

Fresh Produce Responsible for Most Foodborne Illnesses in the U.S.

Fresh produce is the cause of most foodborne illnesses in the U.S., reports the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). In a study of outbreaks that occurred between 2004 and 2013, the consumer advocacy group found that fresh produce, such as cilantro, cucumbers, cantaloupes and peppers, caused 629 outbreaks and almost 20,000 illnesses. But… Continue Reading