Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The event, from May 7-10 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, includes certification courses; a trade show with exhibitors from industry, academia and government; an extensive list of seminars and panel discussions; and

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is recalling Traditional Medicinals brand tea due to the risk of Salmonella contamination, according to an April 17 recall notice posted on Wegmans’ website. The recalled “EveryDay Detox Lemon Tea” and “Organic Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea Caffeine Free Tea” is labeled with an expiration date of Jan. 2021, according to the…

Pressure kills bugs. Anyone who’s ever stepped on a creepy crawly and heard that familiar crunch knows that.

Cornell high-pressure pathogen killerIt takes a lot more pressure than a pair of penny loafers, though, to kill microscopic pathogens like E. coli and Listeria, and Cornell University is proving its heavy-weight status as a food safety leader with its…

Over the past two weeks, foods sold at a number of major retailers, including Target, Costco and Wegmans, have been recalled for containing spinach at risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While health authorities have not been able to trace back the contaminated spinach to a specific farm, all of the food products used…

Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain based in Gates, NY, has recalled 12-oz. bags of frozen spinach due to potential Listeria contamination. The company stated Saturday that its supplier, Twin City Foods Inc. of Stanwood, WA, had notified Wegmans of the possibility of contamination. Wegmans organic frozen spinachThe recalled product is 12-oz. Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About…

J & G Foods Inc. of Sutton, MA, is recalling approximately 33,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday. The ground beef products were produced on Dec. 23, 2014. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 1-lb.

A California packing company has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall for several conventional and organic varieties of stone fruits packed between June 1 and July 12 because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing Co. of Cutler, CA, issued a voluntary recall on Saturday of conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines,…