The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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Researchers from the FDA have found that processed avocados and finished guacamole can be contaminated with Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes, according to a recent report.

“The findings also underscore the need for processors and others in the processed avocado and guacamole supply chain to comply with the FDA’s Preventive
Continue Reading FDA sampling program finds Salmonella, Listeria in processed avocados, guacamole

Casa Sanchez of Hayward, CA, has expanded its recent recall of a limited amount of guacamole to include all of its “Real Guacamole” and “Spicy Guacamole” products  because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The initial Nov. 16 recall involved only select lot numbers of the “Real Guacamole” distributed in
Continue Reading Casa Sanchez expands guacamole recall for Listeria risk

Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of “Real Guacamole” because testing by the Food and Drug Administration confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product.

“The current manufacturing process of this product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate
Continue Reading Casa Sanchez Foods recalls guacamole because of Listeria risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new study highlighting the increasing frequency of salsa and guacamole-based foodborne illness outbreaks.

This study, which was presented by the CDC at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, analyzed all of the foodborne illness outbreaks since the CDC

Continue Reading Salsa, Guacamole Common Causes of Food Poisoning