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  • Fruit sold at Costco, Walmart, Aldi and other stores nationwide is recalled

    01/28/2019 7:07:22 PM PST · by Califreak · 47 replies
    Today ^ | Get the latest from TODAY Sign up for our newsletter SUBSCRIBE Jan. 28, 2019, | Meghan Holohan
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Jac. Vandenberg is recalling 1,727 cartons of peaches, 1,207 cartons of nectarines and 365 cartons of plums because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The fresh peaches, nectarines and plums were sold at Aldi, Costco, Fairway Market, Hannaford, Market Basket and Walmart nationwide. Some of the peaches and nectarines were sold as bulk items and have a PLU sticker with the numbers 4044, 3035 or 4378. The Aldi peaches and plums were sold in two-pound bags with brand Rio Duero, EAN numbers 7804650090281, 7804650090298 or 7804650090304. Costco sold nectarines in a four-pound plastic...
  • FDA warns unwashed avocado skins could lead to Listeria poisoning

    12/24/2018 10:18:15 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 24, 2018 | Kaylin Jorge
    The Food and Drug Administration is issuing a warning to avocado eaters: wash the produce before consuming. A recent FDA report said that eating unwashed avocados can lead to Listeria poisoning or salmonella. While the consideration may seem odd, since consumers don't eat the peel of an avocado, washing the avocado is the only sure way to prevent bacteria and dirt from transferring from the peel, to the knife, to the inside portion. According to the report, 0.74 percent of the 1,615 tested avocados were confirmed to show the prevalence of salmonella. Another 361 avocados were tested for listeria pathogens,...
  • Panera Bread Recalls All Cream Cheese Products Over Listeria Fear

    01/29/2018 7:28:25 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 29, 2018 | David Meyer
    The bakery-café chain panera Bread has issued a nationwide recall of its cream-cheese products, after samples showed evidence of the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium. Listeria infections kill hundreds of people each year and are particularly dangerous for pregnant women and their unborn children (hence the recommendation that pregnant women should avoid soft cheeses). Panera (PNRA, +0.00%) was keen to point out that the bacterium was only found in samples of one variety of its cream cheese, made on one particular day—samples from the production days before and after seemed to be fine. However, better safe than sorry, so Panera is recalling...

    10/23/2017 12:54:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    Full Title: MANN PACKING RECALLS MINIMALLY PROCESSED VEGETABLE PRODUCTS BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK SALINAS, Calif. – October 19, 2017 – Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of our products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products. The recalled product...
  • Listeria Pathogen Can Be FataL

    04/10/2017 12:00:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/10/17 | Jack Dini
    Meat contaminated with Listeria will not show signs of spoilage, such as sliminess or odor. You can't smell a food and tell it it is safe Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can cause a potentially fatal disease in people with vulnerable immune systems. Listeria infection is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning in the United States. About 1,600 people get sick from Listeria each year and about 260 die. 1 A number of food borne outbreaks in recent years have been attributed to Listeria. In 2016, a total of 358 frozen food products were recalled amid a Listeria outbreak...
  • Blue Bell Recalls Some Ice Cream After Listeria Scare

    09/22/2016 5:54:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 21, 2016
    Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas-based company announced Wednesday. Blue Bell said it was recalling half gallons and pints of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and half gallons of Blue Bell Cookie Two Step made at its Sylacauga, Alabama, creamery after intensified internal testing found the cookie dough from Garner, Iowa-based Aspen Hills Inc. potentially tainted, according to a Blue Bell statement. No illnesses have been reported from the...
  • CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products (FDA)

    05/04/2016 1:03:09 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 12 replies
    FDA ^ | 5/2/2016 | FDA
    PASCO, Wash. – As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal...
  • Blue Bell to Cut 1,400, or 37 Percent, of Workforce

    05/15/2015 2:58:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 5/15
    Approximately 1,400 employees to be furloughed -- 37 percent of Blue Bell workforceBlue Bell Creameries says they'll be laying off a third of their workforce due to the extended timeline to return to production after a listeria outbreak forced the company to recall all products and close its plants. "Due to the extended timeline required to ensure the highest quality and safety of Blue Bell’s products when the company resumes production, and because supply and distribution will be limited for some time to come," Blue Bell Creameries CEO and President Paul Kruse said in a news release Friday. Kruse announced,...
  • Blue Bell Voluntarily Recalls All Of Its Products Due To Possible Health Risk

    04/20/2015 8:41:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 115 replies
    News 360 ^ | April 20, 2015
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After concerns about Listeria contamination, Blue Bell Ice Cream has voluntarily recalled ALL of its products currently on the market. The recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at all of its facilities. A press release from the Brenham, Texas-based company say the products “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” In the statement Blue Bell CEO and president Paul Kruse said, “We’re committed to doing the...
  • 5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    12/19/2014 5:11:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said today.. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Eleven of the cases are in the Midwest: five in Missouri, four in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin.
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    07/22/2014 8:03:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 9:07 AM EDT
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure. …
  • FDA Bans Wood from Cheese-Making; Industry Decries 'Devastating Development'

    06/11/2014 6:07:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies ^ | June 10, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it will not allow cheese makers use wooden boards to age their cheese - a ruling that would effectively wipe out artisanal cheeses.The FDA's ruling came to light after several cheese makers in New York were cited - despite state laws that allow the use of wood boards."Reports showed that the porous structure of wood made it susceptible to the colonization of bacteria on the surface and inside the wood," Monica Metz, the branch chief for the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Dairy and Egg Branch, wrote...
  • One Dead, Seven Sickened in Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cheese

    02/22/2014 2:54:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/21/14
    One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the death occurred in California. Seven additional illnesses were reported in Maryland.
  • 5 Moroccans reminded me of the 4 recent listeria recalls besides the Colorado cantaloupe

    10/19/2011 12:04:36 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 2 replies
    Self | Oct. 19, 2011 | Stayfree
    River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of 2,154 cases of various bagged salad products due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Giant Eagle has been informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the presence of listeria monocytogenes in a routine random sample test of Giant Eagle Farmer's Market eight ounce package of Shredded Iceberg Lettuce, produced by River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. of Depew, New York is recalling approximately 4,800 individual packages of FRESH CUT CANTALOUPE AND CUT MIXED FRUIT CONTAINING CANTALOUPE because...
  • For Listeria victims, sudden turns for the worse

    10/01/2011 10:41:45 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 112 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 1, 2011 | Dan Elliott
    DENVER (AP) — Charles Palmer is a hardy 71-year-old former Marine and Vietnam veteran who trains cockatiels to say "Semper Fi" and "Whatcha doin', man?" He also loves fruit — and especially melon for lunch. "He's never one to get sick," said his wife, Tammie. The Colorado Springs man ate a cantaloupe that was purchased in mid-August, his wife said. Within several days, he was overcome by an excruciating headache. The next morning he was extremely weak and gripped by dry heaves, his wife recalled. "I started slapping his face and saying, 'You've got to talk to me,' but he...
  • CDC confirms 13 dead in listeria cantaloupe outbreak

    09/27/2011 9:43:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 20 replies
    msnbc ^ | 9/27/2011 | JoNel Aleccia
    At least 13 people are dead amid 72 sickened in 18 states in an outbreak of listeria food poisoning tied to contaminated cantaloupes, federal health officials said Tuesday. The latest confirmed as of Monday morning, according to Centers for Disease Control. But they may well rise in the still-widening outbreak that now ranks as the deadliest in the United States in more than a decade. Listeria is a common bacterium that typically causes mild illness in healthy people, but can cause severe illness in older people and those with compromised immune systems. It also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in...
  • Turkey Recall 2010: Turkey Recalled Due to Listeria

    11/15/2010 7:35:51 PM PST · by bgill · 7 replies ^ | November 15th, 2010 | Jaclyn Gallucci
    Just in time for Thanksgiving, New Braunfels Smokehouse in Texas has recalled nearly 3,000 pounds of turkey due to possible listeria contamination on Sunday... The recalled products were distributed across the United States in August. The following items are affected: 1-pound packages of “New Braunfels Smokehouse Sliced Smoked Turkey” with package code “2210” on the label 4 to 6 lb. packages of “New Braunfels Honey-Glazed Spiral Sliced Smokehouse Hickory Smoked Boneless Breast of Turkey” with package code “2180” on the label 4 to 6 lb. whole breast packages of “Stegall Boneless Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast” with package code “2210” on...
  • NY Ag Officials Cry "Wolf" Over Raw Milk

    06/09/2009 8:06:54 AM PDT · by davidgumpert · 6 replies · 497+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | June 9, 2009 | David E. Gumpert
    We all know the story of the shepherd boy who found entertainment in telling villagers his flock of sheep was being attacked by a wolf. The first time the boy sought help, the villagers came running, only to find the boy was joking. The same thing happened a second time. Then, when a wolf finally did attack, the villagers ignored the shepherd, and he lost his entire flock to the wolf. Is a modern-day version of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” unfolding in New York? You decide.
  • 7-Eleven burritos recalled

    12/31/2008 11:38:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies · 1,094+ views ^ | 12-31-2008 | Staff
    A Denver firm has recalled about 172 pounds of burritos that may be contaminated with Listeria monocyto genes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday. The recall by Home Fresh Sandwich Distributors Inc. involved 5.3-ounce packages of "7-Eleven Fresh to Go burrito with potatoes, bacon, eggs & Montery Jack cheese" with a best by date of "Thursday 1225." Consumers may have purchased these burrito products on Dec. 24 and 25. The food-safety service has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.
  • The Raw Milk Inspectors Come Calling, Again, at California's Largest Raw-Milk Dairy

    09/09/2007 12:46:10 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 35 replies · 2,149+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | Sept. 9, 2007 | David E. Gumpert
    The sense of déjà vu was eerie. First the California Department of Food and Agriculture posted a press release on its site: It had ordered a recall of raw cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy Co. Then the Associated Press came out with a story...