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08/04/2016 02:40 PM EDT

Coopersville, MI — Out of an abundance of caution, Grassfields Cheese LLC, is conducting a voluntary recall of approximately 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans.

08/04/2016 04:44 PM EDT

JM Exotic Foods, Inc. is recalling ground turmeric because samples from our supplier were found to contain elevated levels of lead. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not set a specific limit on lead in spices, there is a limit of 0.1 PPM in candy.

08/04/2016 10:24 AM EDT

In response to Grassfields Cheese LLC’s organic cheese recall, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling the product from select stores in the Midwest and South out of an abundance of caution. Grassfields Cheese issued the recall due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans.

08/04/2016 09:41 PM EDT

JML Ingredients, Inc. of East Petersburg, PA is recalling IQF Cut Green Beans, 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. 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.

Grossglockner Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To MisbrandingGrossglockner Inc., a Canandaigua, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 204 pounds of fully cooked, not shelf stable, pork sausage banger products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

 Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 068-2016, Santana’s Black Label Gourmet Beef Jerky Recalls Beef Jerky Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection (Jul 29, 2016).
08/01/2016 03:25 PM EDT

CARY, Ill., USA, July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sage Products announced today it is voluntarily initiating a nationwide recall of one lot of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths to the distributor and health care facility/user level. The recall is being initiated due to product contamination with the bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia.

07/31/2016 07:03 AM EDT

Out of an abundance of caution, Hampton Creek is undertaking a voluntary recall of 6 SKU’s of baking mixes that contain the Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder. The ingredient, which makes up less than 1.31% of the mixes, tested positive for Salmonella in a company-initiated testing program.

07/29/2016 08:25 AM EDT

Chapel Hill Creamery in Chapel Hill, NC, has announced a voluntary recall of all Chapel Hill Creamery cheese products because of a potential association with an outbreak of Salmonella infections. Health officials have identified recent cases of Salmonella infection in persons who consumed Chapel Hill Creamery products.

07/28/2016 05:07 PM EDT

Gel Spice, Inc. is recalling one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder because the product contains elevated lead levels.

07/29/2016 05:39 PM EDT

ConAgra Foods of Chicago, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling additional package codes of Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

07/29/2016 05:03 PM EDT

SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is voluntarily recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women