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Iowa added to list of states that received melon linked to outbreak

Retailers that received the implicated melon include Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods/Amazon

As the FDA added another state to the list of those that received pre-cut melon implicated in a salmonellosis outbreak, the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus implored federal agencies to find “what deficiencies led to this outbreak.” First reported by federal officials on June 8, the outbreak has sickened 60 people across five… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Fast moving Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Walmart, Kroger pull freshcut cantaloupe, watermelon from shelves; 32 people hospitalized

UPDATED CONTENT 6:25 p.m. EDT — The CDC is warning the public to not to eat pre-cut cantaloupe and watermelon from certain retailers and to throw it away if they don’t know where it’s from because of a new Salmonella outbreak that has already sickened 60 people. “There is good information from CDC, FDA, and industry that… Continue Reading

Salmonella found in Ziyad tahini; nationwide recall launched

Ziyad Brothers Importing is recalling tahini paste sold at Walmart and other retailers nationwide because state tests showed it was positive for Salmonella contamination. The Cicero, IL, company said in its recall notice that it had not yet received the results of confirmation testing, but it initiated the recalls a precautionary move. The Salmonella was… Continue Reading

More illnesses confirmed in Salmonella outbreak traced to eggs

Additional illnesses continue to be confirmed in an outbreak of Salmonella traced to eggs from Rose Acre Farms. Nine states have reported infected people. The farm has recalled more than 207 million eggs. Since the initial outbreak announcement on April 16, public health officials have reported a dozen more cases of Salmonella infection to the… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Giving credit when, where it’s due

Kudos to Frank Yiannas and other Walmart leaders for putting food safety on the plate

Opinion

Over the past 20-plus years I have given countless talks to food industry groups on the moral and business reasons to “not poison your customers.”   However, it has only been a handful of companies that have allowed me behind the curtain (at no charge) to talk directly, candidly and forcefully about the role of… Continue Reading

Consumer complaints spur recall of canned chicken nationwide

48 tons of Sam's Club Member's Mark canned chicken pulled for plastic pieces

Tony Downs Food Co. Inc. of Minnesota is recalling 48 tons of canned chicken packed under the Sam’s Club Member’s Mark brand because consumers have reported finding pieces of plastic in it, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The company shipped the 96, 384 pounds of canned chicken nationwide…. Continue Reading

E. coli prompts recall of more than 7 tons of ground beef, pork

Brothers Choice brand beef patties, ground beef included in list of recalled products

An Oregon company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds of ground meat after beef trim used in its production tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Interstate Meat Distributors Inc. of Clackamas, OR, notified the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service of the positive test result, which was detected by a third-party lab. The meat company… Continue Reading

Walmart, Loblaw, Metro recall popcorn in Canada; insects found

Canadian officials posted a nationwide recall of Great Value brand popcorn from Walmart stores after a consumer complained of finding insects in the product. The recalled popcorn, produced Dec. 28, 2017, is packed in 1-kilogram bags. The packaging identifies the product as “Great Value Popping Corn” according to the recall notice posted Feb. 6 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Consumers can identify the recalled Great Value brand… Continue Reading