I.M. Healthy soy nut butter

After 25 years doing food litigation, I am seldom surprised by the announcement of a foodborne illness outbreak. It was no different last Friday when Indiana announced a multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to cut fruit — mainly melons sold at large retailers in several states. Over the years, people in government or in various parts…

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It was a year when there was finally a climax to…

After sickening more than 30 people with E. coli O157:H7 – including several kids with acute kidney failure – you would think that all this tainted product would be off the market – but no.

So one must ask, Food and Drug Administration, companies, what are you doing?

I received this from a hero Thursday…

SoyNut Butter bankruptcy factsThe SoyNut Butter Co. has filed for bankruptcy, citing an E. coli outbreak linked to its I.M. Healthy brand peanut butter substitute and manufacturer Dixie Dew Products as the causes for its financial failure.

The Glenview, IL, soy butter company’s president and 90-percent shareholder Stephen Grubb listed some victims of the E. coli outbreak as…

Although the government has posted its final update on the E. coli outbreak traced to SoyNut Butter Co. products — reporting 32 people across a dozen states confirmed sick —  there is an ongoing threat and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is repeating earlier warnings.

illustration I.M. Healthy soy nut butter“The recalled SoyNut Butter products have long shelf…

ICYMI, as the texters say, the FDA finally came clean about a dirty food production operation, naming Dixie Dew Products Inc. as the manufacturer of soy-based goo marketed as an allergen-free alternative to peanut butter.

illustration transparencyThe revelation Friday evening came weeks after FDA inspectors found filthy conditions, insect infestation and broken food safety equipment at…

The FDA has finally named and shut down the manufacturer of soy nut butter implicated in an ongoing nationwide E. coli outbreak, noting that records and employees at Dixie Dew Products Inc. revealed food safety violations going back at least 15 years.

closed_406x250Federal officials say they believe all of the potentially contaminated products made with…

recalled 20 20 protein bars SoyNut butterAs federal officials remain silent on sales and distribution details about a soy-based peanut butter substitute linked to a nationwide E. coli outbreak, secondary recalls of products made with the tainted soy butter have begun, leaving consumers to wonder how long they will have to wait for companies to voluntarily reveal how many more foods…

Almost 90 percent of the victims in the ongoing E. coli outbreak traced to a soy substitute for peanut butter are children.
Almost 90 percent of the victims in the ongoing E. coli outbreak traced to a soy substitute for peanut butter are children.

With the victim count at more than two dozen and expected to increase, lab reports show little doubt that I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter products are implicated in…