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FDA: Plant Inspections Reveal Salmonella


Environmental samples taken in July by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors at two different locations within the nSpired Natural Foods Inc. nut butter manufacturing facility in Ashland, OR, tested positive for Salmonella, according to agency inspection reports. The samples were taken at a bakery “during the manufacturing of dried pasteurized almonds lot 5461,”… Continue Reading

Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened


Six brands of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall, announced Tuesday, includes peanut and almond butter products sold by Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and… Continue Reading

E. Coli Cases Linked to Chicken Salads, Wraps Now at 32 in Four States


At least 32 people in four states are now ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating salads and wraps sold at Trader Joe’s and other retailers and produced by Glass Onion Catering, according to the latest update by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number ill by state is as follows: Arizona… Continue Reading

FSIS Releases List of Retailers in E. Coli Salad and Wrap Recall

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The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released a complete list of retailers known to have been shipped recalled salad and wrap products. The products consist of ready-to-eat salads and wraps with fully-cooked chicken and ham that have been recalled by Glass Onion Catering due to the potential of contamination by E. coli O157:H7…. Continue Reading

Whole Foods Recalls Grain Salads in Response to Glass Onion E. Coli Cases


In response to the recalls issued by Glass Onion Catering, Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling ready-to-eat Artichoke Wheatberry Salad and Southwest SooFoo Salads for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Customers may have purchased the Artichoke Wheatberry Salad and Southwest SooFoo Salad from the fresh deli case, salad bar and/or in pre-packed pint or half-pint… Continue Reading

26 E. Coli Cases in CA, WA and AZ Linked to Salads and Wraps

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Glass Onion Catering and Athertone Foods in Richmond, CA, are voluntarily recalling ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which has infected at least 26 patients in California, Washington and Arizona. Based on epidemiological information, 15 of them reported… Continue Reading

Single Whole Foods Store in Seattle Recalls Kale for Listeria


A single Whole Foods Market store in Seattle is recalling prepackaged fresh kale due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The store is the Roosevelt Square location at 1026 NE 64th St. The product was sold in rectangular plastic calmshells labeled Whole Foods Market Kales Mixed OG (Organic), PLU 0258622, with packed-on dates of 9/15/13… Continue Reading

Listeria Risk Prompts Cheese Recall


Supermarket chain Whole Foods is recalling a French cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Austin, TX-based retailer issued a voluntary recall of Trois Comtois Morbier cheese sold at its locations Wednesday after being alerted of the Listeria risk by the cheese’s producer — Trois Comptois of Poligny, France. Whole Foods sold… Continue Reading

Greens Grower and Whole Foods Team Up for HACCP Certification


“It’s been a road.” That’s how Jeff Miller, owner of Willie Green’s Organic Farm, a diversified 85-acre farm in western Washington, described the three-year process it took to get a “certified thumbs-up” for the strict food safety practices he has put into place for his salad greens and baby leaf spinach. In doing that, Miller… Continue Reading

Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Aldi Say ‘No’ to GMO Salmon


A collection of supermarket chains pledged on Wednesday not to sell a breed of salmon slated to become the first genetically engineered (GE) animal to reach store shelves. The companies, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Aldi, together comprise more than 2,000 retail store locations – a little more than 5 percent of the total… Continue Reading