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Organic pesto recalled after test shows Listeria contamination

Routine pathogen testing revealed Listeria contamination in The Farming Fish brand of organic basil pesto with watercress, spurring the Oregon company to recall the product, which was distributed to retailers in the state. In addition to recalling the implicated lot, the company is recalling additional production runs as a precautionary measure and changing the way… Continue Reading

Watercress May Be Source of British E. Coli Outbreak

British supermarket Sainsbury’s has recalled its watercress products due to concerns that the vegetable may be the cause of an E. coli O157 outbreak that has affected 19 Britons since August 1. According to a Sainsbury’s spokesperson, once the Food Standards Agency informed the supermarket their watercress was a possible source, they recalled their six… Continue Reading