Companies, including Trader Joe’s and Costco, recall products because they were made with cheese and other products linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak.

Rizo Lopez Foods of Modesto, CA, produced the cheese and other products causing the problem. The company’s cheese has been determined by DNA typing to be the

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As part of an ongoing investigation into a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections, the FDA has identified additional brands of frozen strawberries that could be contaminated. Five new products have been recalled.

The new findings include frozen strawberry products sold at Walmart, Costco and HEB stores under the Great

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The FDA, along with CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, state, and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB, purchased between March

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H-E-B has initiated a recall for two brownie products because of the potential for metal fragments in the products, following consumer complaints. 

The company recall, posted by the Food and Drug Administration, involves H-E-B Bakery brand “Two Bite Brownies” and H-E-B brand “Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites Party Trays.”
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Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is recalling all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads described below processed at its Springfield, OH, and Soledad, CA, production facilities containing iceberg lettuce, because of a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

Dozens of products are subject to this recall. Some of the products were
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A supplier is recalling an unrevealed volume of tomato basil soup because a piece of glass was found in the product.

Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods is recalling 31.4-ounce jars of H-E-B brand  “Creamy Tomato Basil Soup,” according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
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Food companies must be proactive in building and implementing crisis management plans, and be prepared to evaluate and update them, with followup training when necessary.

That’s the consensus of panelists discussing crisis plans during a virtual Food Safety Summit education workshop today, May 13.

Mary Lynn Walsh, a regional director
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ROSEMONT, IL — The opening session today of the virtual Food Safety Summit covered what a range of sectors did in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Epidemiology, regulatory, distribution, manufacturing, foodservice and retail sectors were represented.

Lee-Ann Jaykus, from North Carolina State University, spoke about the SARS-COV 2 virus in
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Mann Packing Co. Inc. has recalled dozens of fresh vegetable products sold by some retailers in the United States and Canada. Brands in the U.S. subject to recall include Del Monte, Trader Joe’s, Walmart Marketside, Kroger and HEB.

The recall is a response to notifications by the Food and Drug
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Williams Foods LLC, packaging products under Great Value and HEB brand names, is recalling two varieties of taco seasoning mix because of the risk of Salmonella contamination, according to a  recall notice posted on the FDA’s website.

Walmart’s “Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix” and “HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced
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