A new study has found that fluctuations in temperature during transportation and retail sale of leafy greens negatively impacts both the product’s quality and microbial safety. In a study published in the February issue of Journal of Food Protection, researchers looked at the growth of E. coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in commercially bagged…

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released a complete list of retailers known to have been shipped recalled salad and wrap products. The products consist of ready-to-eat salads and wraps with fully-cooked chicken and ham that have been recalled by Glass Onion Catering due to the potential of contamination by E. coli O157:H7.…

Taylor Farms in Jessup, MD, is recalling approximately 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination. The salad kits were shipped to delis in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 6.06-lb. boxes labeled “TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI CRUNCH

Nell Townsend was perplexed when she woke up the morning before her family vacation and didn’t have any energy. The retired 65 year-old from Jacksonville, FL, leads an active life, travels often and never gets sick. But on this particular June morning, she just felt lethargic, apathetic and not herself. As it turned out, Townsend…

Approximately 300 people in England and Scotland were sickened in an outbreak of Cryptosporidium in May of 2012, announced public health authorities this week. The parasite that caused the outbreak is thought to have originated in ready-to-eat bagged salad mixes, said England’s Health Protection Agency in a report published Tuesday. “The strongest association with infection…

The Rhode Island Department of Health has warned Target customers not to eat certain deli salad items under the Market Pantry and Archer Farms brand names, as they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was initiated because the products were made with chopped onions processed by Gill’s Onionsthat were recalled last month…

The July 18 recallof chopped onions from one California farm has rippled through the food chain and triggered numerous other product recalls in the ensuing weeks due to fears the onions were contaminated with Listeria. Food Safety News has been tracking those recalls as they’re announced, compiling them into several stories over the last…