All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘listeria’

Fruit Recall Expands Due To Listeria Risk

Several weeks ago a Listeria scare caused a fruit recall. The Wawona Packing Co. in Cutler, California claimed that they found traces of Listeria on some of the machinery used to package certain fruits. The company assured customers that there had not been any Listeria found in the fruit or any reported illnesses, and said that the voluntary recall was …

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Fruit In Fear Of Listeria

Trader Joe’s has recalled several types of fruit produced by the Wawona Packing Company. Wawona recently found traces of Listeria in its production equipment and has asked several stores to remove their products from the shelves. The recall applies to “certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 …

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Trader Joe’s Recall Also Affects Other Stores

The Trader Joe’s recall that has fresh produce going to waste all over the nation is not actually just affecting Trader Joe’s. The alert is also for Costco, Kroger, and Wal-Mart stores, including Sam’s, among others. According to the recall statement, “Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white …

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Fruit Sold at Costco and Trader Joe’s Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in the Central Valley of California, has voluntarily recalled white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines and various plum varieties. The whole fruits were packed between June 1 and July 12, and distributed to Trader Joe’s and Costco stores. The Food and Drug Administration issued a statement on the matter: “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July …

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Hummus Recall Issued For Possible Listeria Contamination

Prepared food manufacturer Lansal, Inc. announced on May 19 that it is voluntarily recalling 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to a concern about the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems, according to a Food and Drug Administration press release. The companies …

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Hummus Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination

Food manufacturer Lansal has made the decision to voluntary recall over seven tons of hummus due to the fear of listeria contamination. The recall was announced on Thursday and directly impacts Target and Trader Joe’s stores. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products were removed from the stores as a …

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The Major Foodborne Illnesses Circling The U.S.

Foodborne illness is becoming more common and more dangerous in the U.S. and in the rest of the world. The mass food production required to feed the more than 7 billion people on the planet cannot be monitored closely enough to warrant safe food processing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 48 million people in …

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Listeria: Farmers Get Probation for Deadly Outbreak

The deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 was caused by cantaloupes that were contained in a Colorado packing house with a dirty floor and dirty processing equipment. The foodborne illness killed 33 people and sickened 147 others. It was the deadliest food outbreak in almost 100 years. Today, brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen, the cantaloupe farmers that were responsible for the …

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Listeria Arrests: Farmers Charged After Outbreak

There was a recent outbreak of Listeria in a Colorado town, resulting in the arrests of two farmers. The arrests happened on Thursday and are involved in what is being considered the deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in our country in at least 75 years. The charges are being brought against two farmers of cantaloupe, who unknowingly grew and shipped …

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Listeria Outbreak: Farmers Arrested for Role

In 2011, the United States saw one of its worst food-borne sicknesses in its history: 33 people were killed and 147 more faced serious illness. Yesterday, the two men responsible for the outbreak, Eric and Ryan Jensen, were arrested and charged for a misdemeanor account of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The charge is a rare one. The U.S. …

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Dole Recall: Bagged Salad May Make You Sick

Dole Fresh Vegetables, makers of bagged salads and pre-chopped vegetables, has recalled over 1,000 cases of their salad, citing a possible contamination of listeria. The recall comes after the bacteria was found in a case in North Carolina. Dole’s official statement: This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Marketside Leafy …

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