Hormel Foods Sales LLC is voluntarily recalling two varieties of PLANTERS products that were produced at one of its facilities in April. 

These products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company did not report how the contamination was found.

There have

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environment, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT have developed a process to kill germs on almonds and nuts by using compressed carbon dioxide to decontaminate food.

The advantage of this process is that almonds retain their characteristic flavor and quality, according to the research report.
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The United States has limited controls to manage aflatoxin contamination in peanuts for export to Europe, according to findings from an audit carried out because of regular detection of non-compliances.

Officials from DG Sante, the European Commission’s unit for food safety and health, said there was scope to develop and
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