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Hy-Vee pulls pasta salad after reports of 20 illnesses in 4 states 7.18.18

UPDATED — The CDC posted an alert at 11:30 a.m. EDT July 18 warning consumers to not eat recalled Hy-Vee salad associated with a Salmonella outbreak. The agency reports 21 people across five states are confirmed infected with the outbreak strain. Five people have been hospitalized. Also, the FDA posted an alert on social media at... Continue Reading

Poke kits recalled from Aldi because of temperature violations 7.18.18

AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits are being recalled from some Aldi stores in North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia because they were stored at incorrect temperatures. The poke kits are required to be held at freezing temperatures to ensure safety, however, the Aldi stores displayed and sold the products from their cooler sections. Because they... Continue Reading

Food processors to agree to cease production over Listeria scare 7.18.18

Operators of two New York food processing companies agreed to stop preparing foods until they can comply with federal food safety laws and regulations. The action comes after Listeria monocytogenes was found in food preparation areas of their jointly owned processing facility. The companies process a variety of foods, including a variety of ready-to-eat foods... Continue Reading

Australia links Listeria death to Europe’s frozen veg outbreak 7.18.18

Australian authorities have identified a fatal Listeria infection in their country that is linked to a deadly outbreak from frozen vegetables in five European countries. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services said the case, reported earlier this year, has been tied to the strain in Europe that has infected at least 47 and... Continue Reading

Stefano’s recalls 12 tons of calzone after consumer is injured 7.18.18

Consumer complaints about an injury from sharp, clear plastic in Stefano’s brand calzone have sparked a recall. Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods in Charlotte, NC, is recalling 24,048 pounds of pepperoni five cheese calzones that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard, sharp, clear plastic, according to the... Continue Reading

Beautiful Pig products recalled for lack of required inspections 7.18.18

The Beautiful Pig Inc. in Longview, WA, has recalled an undetermined amount of more than 20 different ready-to-eat and raw pork and beef products because they were produced, packed and distributed without the benefit of inspection. The products were also under U.S. retention when shipped without approval, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food... Continue Reading

New Seasons recalls chicken salad for undeclared peanuts 7.18.18

New Seasons Market of Portland, OR, is recalling an undetermined amount of its branded “Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad” because of undeclared peanuts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Peanuts are a known allergen and federal law requires them to be declared on product labels. The ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad was produced on July... Continue Reading

EU follows up on meat safety recommendations made to Brazil 7.18.18

A follow-up audit by EU authorities in Brazil has found measures have been put in place to prevent a repeat of the meat scandal uncovered last year, but some areas still need further action. A criminal investigation, Operation “Carne Fraca,” revealed alleged bribery of food inspectors in beef and poultry plants to allow sale of... Continue Reading

Widely distributed potato chips recalled for undeclared soy 7.17.18

An undeclared soy allergen has caused the recall of select expiration dates of Utz Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips by Utz Quality Foods LLC. Ute officials initiated the recall after the company found a certain number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening... Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak at seniors’ facility linked to two deaths 7.17.18

A Salmonella outbreak at a senior citizens’ home in a German town has been linked to two deaths. At least 23 people have been confirmed with salmonellosis in the outbreak. Since June 26, two nurses and 21 residents of the Alten-und Pflegeheim Karlslust facility in Storkow have fallen ill. Salmonella Panama was detected in eight of... Continue Reading

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