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05/07/2016 10:37 AM EDT

4 Frendz, LLC., a Clarkston, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products due to under-processing and potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.

 05/07/2016 10:23 AM EDT

La Autentica Foods, LLC., a Hialeah, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 117,350 pounds of meat tamale products that may be adulterated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

 05/06/2016 04:54 PM EDT

Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co., of Chicago, ILL is voluntarily recalling a variety of Millville Protein Chewy Bars products because they 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

05/06/2016 08:00 PM EDT

ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas and Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Corn due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken because the Watts Brothers and Trader Joe’s recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.

05/07/2016 08:50 AM EDT

Tasty Toppings, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of its Dorothy Lynch Home Style Dressing. The product poses no health risks to consumers. Fat Free Dorothy Lynch Dressing is not included in the recall.

05/07/2016 08:47 AM EDT

Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. (SIFI) of Corvallis, Ore., is voluntarily recalling 10 oz. Stahlbush IQF Green Bean retail packages because it has 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.

05/07/2016 05:44 AM EDT

Pulmuone Foods USA is initiating a voluntary recall across three of its Noodle products because these items may contain milk as an undeclared allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products. No incidences have been reported.

05/07/2016 05:40 AM EDT
As part of the ongoing recall of CRF Frozen Foods vegetables, Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is voluntarily recalling items containing organic peas it received from CRF Frozen Foods. These products include Central Market Organic Peas and Mixed Vegetables, HEB Organic Mixed Vegetables, Sweetfrost Mixed Vegetables, and Woodstock Organic Mixed Vegetables due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 5,176,844 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials

05/06/2016 02:28 PM EDT

Publix Super Markets Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for Wheatberry Salad. The product is available in plastic containers available in the Publix Delis. The sunflower kernels used in the salad are involved with the larger nationwide recall due to Listeria monocytogenes.

05/06/2016 02:47 PM EDT

Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is recalling specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. We have been notified by SunOpta, our sunflower seed supplier, that the company has issued a voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016

Rep. DeLauro Demands Dole Answer for Listeria Outbreak

Rep. DeLauro Demands Dole Answer for Listeria Outbreak

Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released a statement last week demanding that Dole answer for continuing to distribute contaminated salads to store … Read More >>

Listeria Frozen Vegetable Recall at Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Meijer

Listeria Frozen Vegetable Recall at Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Meijer

May 4, 2016 By Frozen vegetables under recall after being linked to a Listeria outbreak were sold at Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Meijer and other stores, … Read More >>

05/05/2016 09:05 PM EDT

Pita Pal Foods, LP of Houston, Texas is recalling Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad and Chipotle Quinoa Salad because it has 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.

05/06/2016 09:33 AM EDT

ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas and Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Corn due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken because the Watts Brothers and Trader Joe’s recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.

05/05/2016 07:12 PM EDT

Hickory Harvest Foods, under advice from its sunflower kernel supplier, SunOpta, is recalling a limited number of products that have the potential to be contaminated with Usteria monocytogenes, an organism which 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 pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

 

05/03/2016 10:31 AM EDT

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.

05/04/2016 07:31 PM EDT

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products. No customer illnesses have been reported to date

Market District Voluntarily Recalls Bulk Sunflower Seeds05/04/2016 07:16 PM EDT

Giant Eagle supplier SunOpta has informed the company that sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section of its Carmel Market District have been voluntarily recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

Recall of Certain Sunflower Kernel Products Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes 

SunOpta is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

05/04/2016 07:58 PM EDT

Brown & Haley of Tacoma, Washington is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain lots of Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavor that may be impacted by sunflower seeds 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

05/04/2016 07:18 PM EDT

Giant Eagle supplier SunOpta has informed the company that sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section of four Pittsburgh area Market District stores have been voluntarily recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination. The affected product was sold in the bulk foods sections of the Waterworks, Township of Pine, Shadyside and South Hills Village Market District locations with a PLU of 65167.

A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 033-2016, Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Materials Contamination (Apr 29, 2016).
Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods Firm Recalls Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad With White Meat Chicken Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, a Vallejo, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 33,610 pounds of Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
05/03/2016 05:13 PM EDT

On April 15, 2016, Cook Medical initiated a voluntary recall of 4,146,309 catheters with Beacon Tip technology. Catheters with Beacon Tip technology have been found to exhibit polymer degradation of the catheter tip, resulting in tip fracture and/or separation, which have resulted in 30 Medical Device Reports to date.

CDC Informs About Cronobacter in Infant Formula

CDC Informs About Cronobacter in Infant Formula

 the CDC issued a new report informing consumers about the possible presence of Cronobacter, formerly called Enterobacter sakazaki, a … Read More >>

 

04/29/2016 09:59 PM EDT
04/30/2016 09:02 AM EDT

The Republic of Tea is dedicated to the health and wellness of each and every citizen (customer). As such, we are issuing a voluntary recall of our Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea in response to a possible health risk.

04/17/2015 07:24 PM EDT

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.