EFI strawberry pickerWho better than the people in the front lines to recognize and call out the enemy?

That’s the underlying strategy of an approach to food safety that relies on farmworkers to spot possible problems in growing fields and packing sheds. Such problems include deer droppings in the field, manure drift from a nearby field, dirty…

More than 30 gift baskets and other gift snack collections sold by Sam’s Club, Costco and catalog-internet sales nationwide are under recall because they include Blue Cheese Savory Twists that could be contaminated with Salmonella because of an ingredient made with powdered milk.

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It’s not just for travelers and people at risk anymore.

I spent the last day meeting with the family of a woman that died too young from complications of Hepatitis A after eating tainted scallops from the Philippines. I represent nearly 80 others from that same outbreak – many who have been hospitalized, and even…

Less than a year after Costco recalled chicken salad that sickened people across seven states another outbreak linked to the club store’s rotisserie chicken salad has been revealed — more than a month after the suspect food was sold. This product photo is posted with the public health warning regarding Costco chicken salad. This product photo is posted with the public health warning regarding Costco…

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece by Bill Marler was first published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Aug. 7. In a state dependent on tourism, foodservice workers should be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. My bet is Baskins-Robbins, Sushi Shiono, Taco Bell, Costco, Chili’s, Hawaiian Airlines and Tamashiro Market would now agree. According to the Hawaii Department…

UnknownFSAThe UK’s Food Standards Agency announced that Costco Wholesale is updating its recall to include its Dr. Praeger’s brand Frozen Organic Veggie Burger because the products might contain Listeria monoctyogenes. The company has previously recalled its Organic by Nature brand Organic Vegetable Medley. Brand name: Dr. Praeger’s Product: Frozen Organic Veggie Burger Pack size: 12-pack…

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says consumers should not consume the recalled product. In addition, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. has indicated that some Costco warehouse locations did provide free food samples…

To curb an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak traced to frozen organic fruit sold at Costco stores in Canada, the retailer is offering free vaccinations to consumers, as it did in 2013 when a similar outbreak was linked to another frozen fruit product. SyringeShotVaccineMain The current outbreak linked to Nature’s Touch brand frozen organic “Berry Cherry Blend”…