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Southeastern Grocers recalls SEG freshcut produce for Listeria
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Southeastern Grocers recalls SEG freshcut produce for Listeria

Multiple media outlets reported Sunday that Listeria concerns prompted Southeastern Grocers LLC to recall freshcut produce products from BI-LO, Harveys, Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Más grocery stores. However, no recall information had been posted by the Food and Drug Administration, Southeastern Grocers or any of the retailers as of 11 p.m. EDT Sunday. The recalled products...

September 5, 2017September 9, 2017by
Salmonella risk spurs breading/batter mix recall in Canada
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Salmonella risk spurs breading/batter mix recall in Canada

Shore Lunch brand fish breading and batter mix is under nationwide recall in Canada because of possible Salmonella contamination. To view the full-sized photo of the recalled product on the CFIA’s website, please click on the image. A recall in another country spurred the action in Canada, but the other country was not named by...

September 4, 2017September 4, 2017by
Papaya Salmonella cases top 200; more farms implicated
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Papaya Salmonella cases top 200; more farms implicated

To view the full-sized map on the CDC’s website, please click on the image. The victim count in ongoing Salmonella outbreaks traced to papayas from Mexico has topped 200, with U.S. officials not only reporting they linked two more farms to sick people, but that they expect to identify even more farms and victims. Infections...

September 3, 2017September 3, 2017by
Sixteen tons of chicken sausage recalled for undeclared milk
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Sixteen tons of chicken sausage recalled for undeclared milk

Lynn, MA-based Demakes Enterprises Inc. has recalled 32,228 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. The buffalo-style chicken...

September 1, 2017September 1, 2017by
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St. Kitts Launches Probe Of Herpes Vaccine Tests On U.S. Patients

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has launched an investigation into the clinical trial for a herpes vaccine by an American company because it said its officials were not notified about the experiments. The vaccine research has sparked controversy because the lead investigator, a professor with Southern Illinois University, and the U.S. company he...

September 1, 2017September 1, 2017by
Papaya pathogen problems persist
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Papaya pathogen problems persist

The CDC posted this photo with its outbreak notice, describing maradol papayas as large, oval fruits that weigh 3 or more pounds, with green skins that turn yellow when the fruit is ripe. The flesh inside the fruit is salmon-colored. Photo courtesy of CDC Salmonella — the pathogen behind an ongoing foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened...

August 30, 2017August 30, 2017by
Bacteria, undeclared milk top causes for recalls in 2Q
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Bacteria, undeclared milk top causes for recalls in 2Q

Courtesy of Stericycle After three consecutive quarters with 200 or more food recalls under the Food and Drug Administration’s jurisdiction, the second quarter of 2017 broke the trend. From May through June this year the there were 178 food recalls of FDA-regulated products in the U.S., according to a report compiled by Stericycle Expert Solutions...

August 29, 2017August 29, 2017by
Canadian pork bellies shipped to Hawaii recalled for lack of inspection
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Canadian pork bellies shipped to Hawaii recalled for lack of inspection

Toronto-based Ronald A. Chisholm, Ltd. has recalled approximately 12,169 pounds of skinless pork belly products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. The recalled...

August 27, 2017August 27, 2017by
Blossom Foods recalls beef for misbranding and allergens
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Blossom Foods recalls beef for misbranding and allergens

Blossom Foods, LLC,  located in Oakland, CA, is recalling approximately 15,092 pounds of beef, chicken and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.  The frozen...

August 27, 2017August 27, 2017by
New York dairy recalls cheese after positive test for Listeria 
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New York dairy recalls cheese after positive test for Listeria 

A Cayuga County, NY, dairy is recalling three kinds of cheese because it has tested positive for Listeria, which can cause serious infections. Photos from the Hillcrest Dairy Facebook page show the company’s logo and some of its products. A food safety alert posted by the New York State Department of Agriculture warns consumers not to eat “Old Fashioned...

August 25, 2017August 25, 2017by