Federal officials say a Listeria outbreak that spanned a decade is over. Two people died as a result of their infections.

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated the outbreak. It began in June 2014 and continued through December 2023. A total of

Continue Reading CDC declares deadly Listeria outbreak over; cheese from Rizo-López was cause

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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Continue Reading Soft cheese, cantaloupes, pig ears among items flagged for more import scrutiny

The Food and Drug Administration has developed a new strategy to improve the safety of soft Queso Fresco cheeses in response to several outbreaks traced to such cheese.

In 2021 the FDA investigated a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to El Abuelito Cheese products that sickened at least 13 people

Continue Reading Public health officials take steps to ensure the safety of soft Queso Fresco type cheeses

The federal government has closed some foodborne illness outbreak investigations in the past week.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released even less information when it closed its investigation into an outbreak than it did when it announced it. Of infections caused by E. coli O157:H7 the agency merely

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Mounet Group brand Labneh soft unripened cheese in vegetable oil is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism poisoning.

There is concern that consumers may have the product in their homes because its expiration date is not until Aug. 15, 2023, according to a

Continue Reading Unripened, soft cheese recalled because of the possibility of botulism poisoning

A weekly update of outbreak investigations posted by the FDA shows one investigation has ended and another outbreak has one additional patient.

The Food and Drug Administration along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Florida state officials have been investigating an outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes

Continue Reading FDA reports closing ice cream investigation; continues with work on other outbreaks

The Food and Drug Administration has updated information on its investigation into an outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes associated with Brie and Camembert cheeses to include additional retailers that received the recalled products.

The outbreak has sickened at least six people from coast to coast with five having required

Continue Reading Retailer list updated for cheeses traced to outbreak of infections from Listeria

The FDA is continuing to investigate several foodborne illness outbreaks and has added a new one to its list.

As of Oct. 26, there had been 10 patients confirmed in the new outbreak of infections from E. coli O157:H7. The Food and Drug Administration has initiated traceback but has not

Continue Reading Outbreak investigations continuing; one new investigation added to FDA’s list

Cut Fruit Express of Inver Grove Heights, MN is recalling Caribou Coffee Fruit and Cheese Plate 6.2oz because of potential contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.

Caribou Coffee Fruit and Cheese Plate, item #3818, was distributed from Caribou Stores at the MSP Airport Caribou locations in the MSP Airport, Minnesota, according to

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