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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

Allergy alert for Whole Foods yogurt and granola parfaits

The Whole Foods Market®  store in Dedham, MA  has issued an allergy alert on single-serve organic vanilla yogurt parfait cups with strawberries and granola, because the granola contained almonds, which were not declared on the label. One allergic reaction has been reported. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of… Continue Reading

Whole Foods closes kitchens under shadow of FDA findings

Whole Foods Market is closing down all three of its regional kitchens that prepared ready-to-eat food — including the one in Everett, MA, that netted the grocery chain an FDA warning letter citing Listeria problems — and will be using outside suppliers instead. The move comes almost a year after inspectors from the Food and… Continue Reading

Small recall of chicken salad at Whole Foods stores in east

Attleboro, MA-based Willow Tree Poultry Farm Inc. is recalling 204 pounds of chicken salad products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The consumer ready product containers are labeled as chicken salad with the USDA mark of inspection, but actually contain an egg salad product, according to the Jan…. Continue Reading

Whole Foods recalls chocolate croissants from 51 stores for undeclared egg

Certain Whole Foods Market stores in the Mid-Atlantic region are voluntarily recalling batches of chocolate croissants because the product contains eggs and the ingredient was not declared on the product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this… Continue Reading

Detroit officials, Whole Foods work to limit Hepatitis A cases

Public health officials in Detroit are investigating two cases of Hepatitis A infection and urging anyone who recently ate food prepared at a Whole Foods Market store there to consider getting a post-exposure vaccination. City officials and corporate officials with the Austin, TX-based grocery store chain reported late this week that an employee at Whole… Continue Reading