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Category: Food Poisoning

FDA Suspends Routine Food Inspections Due to Coronavirus

By Brian Chase on March 25, 2020 - No comments

FDA Suspends Routine Food Inspections Due to Coronavirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is stopping all routine surveillance inspections of facilities that manufacture food and other products that the agency regulates, officials said. According to a report on Eater.com, this change, which comes a week after the FDA announced the suspension of most foreign inspections, affects domestic inspections traditionally conducted every few years based on risk analysis. …Read the rest »

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Frozen Berries Recalled for Potential Norovirus Risk

By Brian Chase on March 20, 2020 - No comments

Frozen Berries Recalled for Potential Norovirus Risk

WinCo Foods LLC is recalling frozen blackberries and berry medley products manufactured by Washington-based Rader Farms because both products have the potential to be contaminated with norovirus. According to a news alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), WinCo Foods has removed the recalled products from store shelves. The products were distributed to WinCo Foods stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Utah. …Read the rest »

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Sushi Shrimp Recalled for Risk of Vibrio Infection

By Brian Chase on March 20, 2020 - No comments

Sushi Shrimp Recalled for Risk of Vibrio Infection

A food safety recall was issued for tail-on butterfly shrimp sold at sushi bars in supermarkets across 40 states including California due to a risk of bacterial contamination. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the AFC Distribution Corp. recalled the products, also known as Sushi Ebi, because it may be contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus. No illnesses have been reported so far. …Read the rest »

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Four Dead, 30 Hospitalized After Listera Outbreak Linked to Enoki Mushrooms

By Brian Chase on March 12, 2020 - No comments

Four Dead, 30 Hospitalized After Listera Outbreak Linked to Enoki Mushrooms

Four people have died and 30 others have been hospitalized after reportedly eating enoki mushrooms imported from Korea, which may have been contaminated with listeria bacteria. According to a CNN news report, the mushrooms were recalled by Sun Hong Foods on March 9 for listeria contamination. …Read the rest »

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FDA Says Jimmy John’s Served Vegetables Linked to E. coli and Salmonella

By Brian Chase on February 26, 2020 - No comments

FDA Says Jimmy John's Served Vegetables Linked to E. coli and Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain saying certain vegetables it served were implicated in five E. coli and salmonella outbreaks over the past seven years. According to a CNN news report, the letter accuses the chain of engaging in a pattern of receiving and selling tainted fresh produce, especially sprouts and cucumbers. Jimmy John’s restaurants have been implicated in multiple outbreaks that have spanned seven years and have affected consumers in at least 17 states, FDA officials said. …Read the rest »

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Report Says Supermarkets Do Not Do a Good Job of Letting Consumers Know about Product Recalls

By Brian Chase on February 21, 2020 - No comments

Report Says Supermarkets Do Not Do a Good Job of Letting Consumers Know about Product Recalls

A new study has found that supermarkets don’t do a good job of notifying consumers about foods that have been recalled from their store shelves. According to a USA Today news report, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group surveyed 26 of the largest grocers in the country including Kroger, Safeway, Food Lion, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods and Target, about their practices for notifying consumers about food recalls. Most stores declined to respond to the survey, the group says in its report titled “Food Recall Failure.” …Read the rest »

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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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