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Category: Food Poisoning

Processed Meat Recalls Involving Contaminants Like Metal and Plastic Significantly Increase

By Brian Chase on January 13, 2020 - No comments

Processed Meat Recalls Involving Contaminants Like Metal and Plastic Significantly Increase

Pieces of metal, hard plastic, rubber and even glass are getting increasingly mixed and baked into processed meat products triggering a record number of safety recalls. According to the Washington Post’s analysis of federal records, in 2019 alone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced 34 recalls involving 17 million pounds of meat products after such foreign objects were found in them. That is a significant increase from a decade in 2009 when there were only five such recalls involving 1 million pounds of meat. …Read the rest »

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Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Produce from New Jersey Company

By Brian Chase on January 3, 2020 - No comments

Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Produce from New Jersey Company

More than 90 illnesses caused by salmonella have been linked to a New Jersey-based produce company. According to a USA Today news report, the potential source of the outbreak comes from Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has announced. …Read the rest »

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Boiled Eggs Sold at Trader Joe’s, Wal-Mart and Costco Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

By Brian Chase on December 27, 2019 - No comments

Boiled Eggs Sold at Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart and Costco Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

A recall concerning hard-boiled eggs and egg salads linked to a deadly listeria outbreak has been expanded to include major retailers nationwide including Wal-Mart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Costco and ShopRite. According to a CBS news report, the expanded recall includes popular brands and organic fare such as Egglands Best, Pete & Gerry’s and Vital Farms. Earlier this week, Georgia processor, Almark expanded a recall to include all hard-boiled egg products from a facility in Gainesville. …Read the rest »

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Romaine Lettuce from California Causes 138 Cases of E. Coli Food Poisoning Nationwide

By Brian Chase on December 20, 2019 - No comments

Romaine Lettuce from California Causes 138 Cases of E. Coli Food Poisoning Nationwide

Dozens of people across the country have been hospitalized after eating romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, region. According to Newsweek, there have been at least 138 cases of food poisoning reported in 25 states across the country, from California on the West Coast to North Carolina on the East Coast – including 72 hospitalizations. Each of these cases has been linked to an E. coli outbreak first announced in November. The most recent case was reported on Dec. 1, 2019. …Read the rest »

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White Castle’s Frozen Sliders Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

By Brian Chase on December 11, 2019 - No comments

White Castle's Frozen Sliders Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

As we head into the holiday season, food manufacturers’ listeria woes continue. The latest is White Castle, the company known for its hamburgers, which is recalling a limited number of its frozen sandwich products because of listeria concerns. According to a Business Insider news report, the voluntary recall includes six-pack cheeseburgers, hamburgers, jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16-pack hamburgers and cheeseburgers with expiration dates between Aug. 4 and Aug.17 …Read the rest »

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Flour Products Recalled for E. coli Contamination

By Brian Chase on December 9, 2019 - No comments

Flour Products Recalled for E. coli Contamination

Flour products from Hodgson Mill and UNFI Wild Harvest have been voluntarily recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. According to a Newsweek report, Hodgson Mill announced a recall of its five-pound bags of Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour with best-by dates of Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 2020. UNFI has announced a recall of its five-pound bags of Wild Harvest Organic All-Purpose Unbleached Flour with a best-by date of Jan. 8, 2020. So far, neither company has reported any illness as a result of these products. …Read the rest »

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Ready-to-Eat Sushi Salads and Spring Rolls Recalled for Listeria Contamination

By Brian Chase on December 6, 2019 - No comments

Ready-to-Eat Sushi Salads and Spring Rolls Recalled for Listeria Contamination

Ready-to-eat sushi, salads and spring rolls sold by major retailers across much of the United States are being recalled by Fuji Food Products due to possible listeria contamination. According to a CBS News report, the contaminated products have been distributed in 31 states including Washington D.C. The contaminated products were also sold to retailers like Trader Joe’s, 7-Elven, Walgreens, Food Lion, and Superior Foods. …Read the rest »

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Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Packaged Salads Recalled for Potential E. Coli Contamination

By Brian Chase on November 22, 2019 - No comments

Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Packaged Salads Recalled for Potential E. Coli Contamination

Missa Bay has recalled 97,272 pounds of packaged salads that were shipped to 22 states and sold by large retailers such as Aldi and Sam’s Club. According to Consumer Reports, the romaine lettuce in these salad kits and bowls may be contaminated with E. coli. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had previously announced that 17 people in eight states have been sickened by the bacteria. Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad, a packaged salad kit sold at Sam’s Club, has been identified as a possible cause of the illnesses in Maryland. …Read the rest »

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Whole Foods Recalls 70 Food Items Due to Listeria Contamination

By Brian Chase on November 14, 2019 - No comments

Whole Foods Recalls 70 Food Items Due to Listeria Contamination

Whole Foods has issued a food safety recall for 70 different product including more than 20 salad bar items and 28 hot bar dishes due to possible listeria contamination. According to a news report, among the potentially contaminated items are General Tso’s chicken, green veggie pesto pizza and a variety of prepackaged salmon dinners. …Read the rest »

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Mann Packaging Company Recalls Vegetable Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

By Brian Chase on November 8, 2019 - No comments

Mann Packaging Company Recalls Vegetable Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

The Mann Packaging Company is voluntarily recalling more than 100 vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada for possible listeria contamination. According to a CNN news report, the recall was issued in response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding potential listeria contamination. The packages have a “Best If Enjoyed By” date of Oct. 11, 2019, to Nov. 16, 2019. …Read the rest »

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