GHGA LLC is voluntarily recalling select freshcut products made from whole cantaloupe subject to a previously announced product recall initiated by Sofia Produce LLC dba Trufresh because of potential Salmonella contamination.

All GHGA freshcut fruit products associated with the recalled whole cantaloupe associated with the outbreak have expired, however consumers

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As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

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Chang Farm, of Whatley, MA, is expanding their May 8 recall to include all Mung Bean Sprouts and Soy Bean Sprouts within expiry because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

The company is expanding the recall in response to a notification by the Massachusetts Food Protection Agency that a Mung Beans

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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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On Feb. 28, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to Sun Sprouts-brand alfalfa sprouts grown by SunSprout Enterprises of Fremont, NE, is over.

CDC reports a total of 63 illnesses, with 10 people requiring hospitalization. Illnesses were

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The Food and Drug Administration has begun traceback efforts related to a multi-state outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes.

The source of the outbreak continues to be listed as unknown by the FDA even though it has begun product traceback.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there

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Experts have identified and evaluated ways to reduce foodborne illness associated with sprouts.

They reviewed studies as well as guidelines from authorities and industry associations with findings published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

In 2019, the Codex Alimentarius

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