Gentro Foods Inc. is recalling Eagle brand corn (frozen) from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results.

According to the CFIA, the products were distributed in Ontario, Canada and possibly other provinces and territories.

Recalled products:

EagleCorn (frozen)1.75 kg0 55722 96964 702/01/2025

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

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Scientists have developed a method to detect two types of mycotoxins in wheat products.

Researchers from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and CNR-National Council of Italy developed the method based on infrared spectroscopy to find Deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat bran and Ochratoxin A (OTA) in durum wheat. Research on DON was published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. The work on OTA is published in the Food Chemistry journal.

Wheat is the most consumed cereal worldwide and Europeans are among the highest per-capita consumers. It can be found in bread, pasta, breakfast cereals,
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Del Monte Foods is recalling more than 64,000 cases of canned corn that was not properly processed, which can result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens that can lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.

The multinational corporation sent the recalled Fiesta Corn with Red & Green Peppers to “multiple distributors and retail locations in 25 states and 12 international locations,” according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration yesterday.

Although FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced in recent months that the agency would begin providing the public with lists of retailers who receive recalled food
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Two food-producers using corn as an ingredient recalled ready-to-eat salad products Friday over possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Houston-based GHSW, LLC and Caito Foods, LLC  in  Indianapolis were among a growing list of companies recalling food out of fear of the dual contaminants.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) also on Friday said Canada’s McCain Foods was the supplier of the tainted corn in many of the recalls being announced in the U.S.  Hy-Vee also named McCain Foods as the supplier for caramelized mushrooms and dried tomatoes also thought to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria.

Houston’s GHSW  

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Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and Stop & Shop Supermarkets are all recalling store branded Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination from an unnamed supplier.

The corn was sold in 16 oz. bags from the Frozen Vegetable Set, End Cap or Frozen First Case in Giants, Martin’s, and Stop & Shop stores, according to the recall notice on the Giant website.

There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the recalled product in their homes. According to the recall notice on the Stop & Shop website, the recalled products have a
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Corn that was earlier recalled at the behest of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now led to the recall of 117,350 pounds of meat tamale products from the Hialeah, FL-based La Authentic Foods, LLC., as USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service picked up the scent of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. The recalled heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable tamale in corn husk items were produced from Sept. 4, 2015 to April 26, 2016. Products subject to the recall include: meatamale_406x250• 20-oz. PLASTIC BAG packages containing four pieces of “TAMAL EN HOJA TAMAL IN CORN HUSK.” •
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Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell-by dates 04/21/16 are being recalled by manufacturer Greystone Foods LLC and Publix Supermarkets because of possible Listeria contamination. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall. Today's Harvest labelOn April 16, Birmingham, AL-based Greystone shipped the potentially contaminated product to a Public Supermarkets warehouse in Lakeland, FL, and the manufacturer does not think any contaminated products left the facility. Nevertheless, Publix is removing the brands from its retail shelves as a precaution. Listeria is a sometimes deadly pathogen that is special threat for the elderly, young
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I am a strong supporter of labeling GMO foods. Consumers have the right to know. That’s enough of a reason to support California’s Prop. 37. There is no need to muddy the waters with difficult-to-interpret science. My e-mail inbox was flooded with messages yesterday about the new long-term rat study reporting that both GMO corn and Roundup (glyphosate herbicide) increase mammary tumors in mice. The study, led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, concludes:

The results of the study presented here clearly demonstrate that lower levels of complete agricultural glyphosate herbicide formulations, at concentrations well below officially set safety limits, induce severe

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Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) is a “highly pure food grade powder derived from milk lactose” with uses including being an ingredient in dietary supplements for kids. Since as early as May 10, 2012,  Westchester, IL-based Corn Products International Inc. has recalled the GOS manufactured in South Korea and sold  in 44.1 lb. plastic bags for food use only in the U.S. Corn Products issued the recall in early May because almost 20 tons of GOS may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The ingredient was distributed to eight states and Canada, Czech Republic, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Corn Products initiated the recall
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Let this be the last word on the Iowa caucuses.

Believe me, no one is happier to have this quadrennial event over.  For years, we’ve seen presidential candidates from both parties go to Iowa and make like pigs, rolling around in the mud or doing any other trick to endear themselves with the Hawkeye caucuses. 

Were it not for those Iowa voters and all those busloads of starving presidential candidates, we never would have seen $45 billion in ethanol subsidies paid to the corn industry over the past 30 years.

Now the 45-cent per gallon ethanol subsidy is ending, and

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