Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development

Federal officials are reporting that a deadly multi-year outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections traced to romaine lettuce is over.

As of March 8 the patient count stood at 10 with one person in Pennsylvania having died, according to statements from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease
Continue Reading FDA, CDC declare deadly, multi-year romaine-related Listeria outbreak over

International Golden Foods Inc. (IGF) of Bensenville, IL, is recalling some of its Al kanater brand tahini because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 

The product was distributed nationwide and is sold in 16-ounce jars. The jars are labelled “Al kanater Tahini” with lot codes printed on
Continue Reading State sampling finds Salmonella in tahini; company initiates nationwide recall

State officials are warning the public to not eat or drink any raw milk products from a Michigan farm because it is unlicensed and in violation of state laws.

Inspectors from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) conducting a routine check at a convenience store in Clare,
Continue Reading Michigan officials seize raw milk butter, warn public against Shetler farm products

Sesame oil packed in August 2020 is now under recall because of positive Salmonella test results. The product labels do not have expiration dates.

Mediterranean Food Inc. of Warren, MI, is recalling its 2-pound plastic jars of “Alqosh Sesame Oil” after receiving notice of the problem found during routine testing
Continue Reading Salmonella test prompts recall of sesame oil; expiration date unknown

Officials are investigating another outbreak of E. Coli O157: H7 infections of unknown origin. It’s the third such outbreak reported in three weeks. Although the CDC says the cause is unknown, it also says recalled romaine lettuce has tested positive for the outbreak strain of the pathogen.

On Nov. 6,
Continue Reading Another E. coli outbreak linked to romaine; illnesses span 6 states