There are another 84 people sick, 26 more in hospitals, and one more state involved in an outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections associated with fresh onions from Mexico.

In its first update since Oct. 29, the CDC reports there are at least 892 people sick across 38 states and Puerto
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According to investors, the food safety of fresh produce comes down to pride, potential, partnership and priorities.

Sysco, Tanimura & Antle and grower groups California Fresh Fruit Association and Washington State Tree Fruit Association have contributed $250,000 each to the Center of Produce Safety’s (CPS) latest research capital campaign. All
Continue Reading CPS research gets significant financial boost from buyers, sellers, growers

Food companies must be proactive in building and implementing crisis management plans, and be prepared to evaluate and update them, with followup training when necessary.

That’s the consensus of panelists discussing crisis plans during a virtual Food Safety Summit education workshop today, May 13.

Mary Lynn Walsh, a regional director
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Thomson International Inc. is recalling all of its onions, regardless of color, from all 50 states. Similar to a recall in Canada, the U.S. recall is because of links to a Salmonella Newport outbreak that has sickened a total of 510 people across both countries. 

Of the infected people, 396
Continue Reading Thomson recalls all onions from the entire U.S. because of link to Salmonella Newport outbreak

Mann Packing Co. Inc. has recalled dozens of fresh vegetable products sold by some retailers in the United States and Canada. Brands in the U.S. subject to recall include Del Monte, Trader Joe’s, Walmart Marketside, Kroger and HEB.

The recall is a response to notifications by the Food and Drug
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A nationwide recall of freshcut vegetables continues to expand with dozens of products and multiple brands now on the list. Products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes are cole slaw, riced cauliflower, green beans, noodles, kale salads and more.

Some of the products do not expire for 10 days or more,
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A supplier to the country’s largest foodservice supplier, Sysco, is recalling more than 3 tons of “Philly Beef Steak” after the producer’s internal testing showed possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. 

The supplier had not yet reported complete distribution information as of the posting of the recall yesterday. 

No illnesses had
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A recall of Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national foodservice supplier Sysco Corp. is being expanded to include a second flavor because government tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, and expanded it Tuesday
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Foodservice operations in Canada are being warned not to serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corp. because federal tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled the Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, according to a notice on
Continue Reading Positive Listeria test results spur ice cream recall in Canada