A former Pasco, WA, vegetable processing plant shut down last year after a deadly Listeria outbreak is reopening under new ownership and a new name.

The plant was owned by CRF Frozen Foods and is set to reopen as a new joint venture between J.R. Simplot and CRF’s parent company, R.D. Offutt, according to the…

UPDATED CONTENT: National Frozen Foods Corp. responded late Friday evening to requests for comment from Food Safety News, providing a recall notice for frozen peas and mixed vegetables it packages under 13 brands. The recall came after company testing “revealed that the finished products may potentially be contaminated” with Listeria monocytogenes. The company also

Canadian officials have linked an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak to a frozen organic fruit blend of berries and cherries sold exclusively at Costco stores. recalled-natures-touch-frozen-organic-fruit Nature’s Touch is recalling its “Organic Berry Cherry Blend” because of the outbreak. Canadian health officials are particularly concerned that consumers may have the product, which has a “Best Before” date…

A critical element of food safety is maintaining proper temperatures from the field to the fork. In practical terms, this means keeping produce cold enough to inhibit pathogen growth or spoilage from the time it leaves the farm or orchard until it’s in the customer’s possession. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-saleswoman-counter-offering-cheese-organic-supermarket-customer-image46778591It also means cooking certain foods at high enough…