Celery_406x250Costco, Target and Starbucks are some of the many retailers pulling products containing celery off the shelves because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Taylor Farms Pacific of Tracy, CA, is recalling certain products which may include celery which could potentially contain the pathogen. Last week, a sample of Celery and Onion…

A California company is voluntarily recalling one day’s production of diced and slivered onions and a mix of diced onion and celery because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA issued the recall after it was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a random…

The insurance company for San Antonio-based Sangar Fresh Cut Produce says its own fine print is enough to excuse it from paying a $1.1 million default judgment to the family of a man killed by Listeria-contaminated celery.

Hermilo Castellanos, 81, was one of five people who died in Listeriosis outbreak last fall where 10 people …

The widow of a man who died from a Listeria monocytogenes infection has sued Sangar Fresh Cut Produce in a Texas court.

Elizabeth Castellano claims her husband, Hermillo Castellano, died as a result of eating contaminated celery from the San Antonio-based plant.

According to the complaint, Castellano was in a hospital with a previous condition …

A court date between SanGar Fresh Cut Produce and the Texas Department of State Health Services scheduled for today has been cancelled.

“It means the closure order stands,” says Carrie Williams, the department’s press officer.

The State of Texas closed the SanGar produce processing plant in San Antonio on Oct. 20 and State Health Services …

Reacting to recent news of illnesses caused by celery and cheese, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), chairwoman of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees the Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture budgets, urged Congress to pass pending food safety legislation.
 
“Food safety is literally a matter of life and death–five people have …

Another day brings more bad news for still-closed SanGar Fresh Cut Produce.   This time it was the release of the FDA Form 483 report containing observations of the federal food safety inspectors who were in the San Antonio produce distribution plant from Oct. 14 to 26.

It came out after FDA said its own …

As SanGar Fresh Cut Produce in San Antonio enters a third week of being closed by order of the Texas Department of State Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found more evidence of contamination in the processed celery and inside the plant.

SanGar’s products and/or facility have now been linked to 7 of …

After third-party audits turned out to be embarrassments for Peanut Corporation of America and Wright County Egg, the independent inspection industry must be hoping the “third strike” won’t come at a now closed Texas produce plant.

SanGar Produce & Processing Co. has its independent lab retesting the San Antonio produce processing facility that Texas health …