New York officials are alerting consumers to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in Ding Hao brand “Bean Sprouts,” packaged by Chang Farm in South Deerfield, MA, and distributed through Bean Sprouts Trading Inc. located in Brooklyn, NY.

The affected Ding Hao brand “Bean Sprouts” is packaged in a 10-pound flexible

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The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is warning consumers to avoid using raw milk from a farm in Jefferson County because of possible salmonella contamination.

According to the department, consumers should not consume unpasteurized raw milk from Next Generation Farm which is located at 9922 County Route
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Laboratory tests are ongoing in relation to an outbreak of campylobacteriosis among patrons of a New York restaurant. The Wild Ginger restaurant in Cortland is closed until further notice.

The Cortland County Health Department notified the public about the outbreak on Nov. 7  via its Facebook page. The alert also
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The Food and Drug Administration recently sent warning letters to a seafood processor in Chile, Greece, and India and a Ready-To-Eat (RTE) salad, sandwich, and institutional meals manufacturing facility in New York because inspectors found significant violations of U.S. food safety laws at their operations.

Businesses have 15 days to
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Another company is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar 95g made from sockeye salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

AWERS Inc. of Bellevue, WA, says the Grained Salmon Caviar 95g was distributed in California, New York, Oregon,
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Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. announced a 10-state recall of baby spinach because of potential contamination with Salmonella. According to the recall notice posted on The Food and Drug Administration’s website, the recall was issued due to a sample of baby spinach that yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a
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For a month now people in New York have been testing positive for parasitic infections that health officials say appear to have a foodborne vector.

There are currently 11 laboratory-confirmed patients infected with the Cyclospora parasite, according to an alert from the New York State Department of Health. At least
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Mecox Bay Dairy LLC, a company based in New York, is recalling an undisclosed volume of its “Mecox Sunrise” washed-rind Tomme style cheese because state inspectors found Listeria contamination.

The company did not provide any other identifying product codes or labeling information in the recall notice, however, some packages
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The agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos, which escaped being banned nationally a couple of years ago, soon won’t be legally available in New York or Hawaii.

In 2018, Hawaii enacted legislation to ban chlorpyrifos beginning in 2022. Now, the New York Senate and Assembly have approved legislation that will ban chlorpyrifos from
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