A Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in Italy has been associated with food handler contamination, based on findings from a study.

The outbreak was because of the contamination of food from an asymptomatic food handler. Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is caused by the ingestion of preformed staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs), produced by enterotoxigenic strains of

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The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public alert for certain chicken salad sold under the Trader Joe’s brand because of possible contamination with pieces of hard plastic.

There is concern that consumers have the ready-to-eat chicken/slaw product in their homes because it has use-by dates running
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Following a consumer complaint, Willow Tree Poultry Farm is recalling more than 52,000 pounds of chicken salads and dips because of potential contamination with foreign materials.

Specifically, the products may contain pieces of hard white plastic, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The 26 tons of
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A Texas subsidiary of California’s Taylor Farms is recalling more than a half ton of H.E.B. brand salads because they do not comply with federal law requiring that seafood, a known allergen, be declared on food labels.

The specific seafood involved is anchovies, which are an ingredient in the company’s
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Lean Culinary Services LLC of Hollywood, FL, is recalling about 220 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad because the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product. Some of it carries the Whole Foods Market brand logo.

The FSIS reports all of the chicken

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Ron’s Home Style Foods, located in Houston, Wednesday recalled 6,912 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Routine FSIS inspection discovered the possible contamination on Nov. 13.

“FSIS is concerned

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New Seasons Market of Portland, OR, is recalling an undetermined amount of its branded “Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad” because of undeclared peanuts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Peanuts are a known allergen and federal law requires them to be declared on product
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