Although it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular, partly because it provides those with ties to Mexico to celebrate its customs and culture and partly because of the marketing efforts of the fresh produce industry.

Cinco de Mayo mealThe annual remembrance of the Mexican army’s 1862…

Jose Madrid Salsa of Zanesville, OH, has recalled its mild salsa because the jars are not properly sealed and therefore present a health risk. Improperly sealed jars can lead to product spoilage or contamination by the bacteria that cause botulism. Jose Madrid salsa jarAn unknown number of jar lids may have been convex instead of vacuum sealed, according…

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain cheese and salsa products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition LLC of Coon Rapids, MN, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the products. Parkers Farm is cooperating with the department’s investigation…

The California Deaprtment of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat Harry’s Berries Salsa or Harry’s Berries Dilled Beans, produced by Gean Farms Inc. in Oxnard because they may be susceptible to contamination of Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that causes botulism. Gean Farms is voluntarily recalling their products after state health officials discovered the…

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…

1. A Massachussetts-based maker of sauces and salad dressings is recalling certain products because they contain chopped onions that were recalled last month for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Ken’s Foods Inc. of Marlborough, Mass. is recalling its tartar sauce, barbecue sauce and coleslaw – each sold under different brand names – because they contain…

Club Chef is recalling certain salsas because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The potential for contamination was noted after a random test by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a store in Ohio revealed the presence of Salmonella in a case of Jalapeno peppers. Jalapeno peppers are one of the ingredients in the salsa.…

My cousin’s wife introduced our family to this amazing ‘salsa’ recipe a few years ago, and it’s been a hit at every BBQ I’ve been to since I started bringing it as one of my staples.  You can serve it with chips or use it as a coleslaw substitute, as a side dish with almost …

Con Queso and salsa distributed in Arizona and Washington are being recalled by a Phoenix company after a routine inspection by the Food and Drug Administration found that the products were not processed according to acidified food regulations.

Mama Rose’s Gourmet Foods is voluntarily recalling its Cilantro Con Queso, Garlic Con Queso, Viper Venom Con …

TV’s role in the Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak of 2008, which wreaked havoc with the nation’s tomato crop, is the subject of a new academic study by Texas Tech University.

Published in the November issue of Food Protection Trends, produced by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the study uses “framing theory” to examine how …

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new study highlighting the increasing frequency of salsa and guacamole-based foodborne illness outbreaks.

This study, which was presented by the CDC at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, analyzed all of the foodborne illness outbreaks since the CDC began keeping records in 1973.…