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Edamame recall announced by AFC; sold in more than 25 states

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. (AFC) is now recalling several lots of edamame (soybeans) upon learning they might be infected with Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA reports that the company learned of the possible contamination during random testing performed under its Quality Assurance Program. The recalled edamame, identified on the packaging as “Edamame – Soybeans in Pods,” is dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017 with UPC code 0-23012-00261-9. The products were refrigerated and sold at designated sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias and corporate dining centers in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, ... Read More

Frozen pizza recall linked to potential Listeria monocytogenes; sold only by Walmart stores

RBR Meat Company Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), is recalling more than 21,000 pounds of frozen pizzas after learning they might be “adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.” RBR’s Marketside Supreme Frozen Pizzas were sold at select Walmart locations in a 50.6-oz. box comprising of single shrink-wrapped 16-inch pizzas. The recalled pizza’s label should read “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with its lot code being 20547. The pizzas were shipped to Walmart distribution centers in Washington, Utah, Nevada and California. According to the USDA, the frozen pizza recall qualifies as a Class ... Read More

Vulto Creamery named in wrongful death lawsuit following raw milk cheese recall

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York after a woman linked her husband’s death to the Vulto Creamery raw milk cheese recall. According to Food Safety News, Vermont resident Veronica Friedman filed the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late husband Richard Friedman, alleging he suffered a massive stroke caused by a Listeriosis infection he procured from ingesting the recalled raw milk cheese last year. “People think of food poisoning as inconvenient rather than really dangerous,” said William D. Marler of Seattle, who is an attorney for Ms. Friedman, as ... Read More

Vulto Creamery cheese recall linked to two deaths; FDA investigation announced

After a reported two deaths and six hospitalizations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an investigation of a listeriosis outbreak in connection with Vulto Creamery’s soft raw cheese recall. Vulto Creamery announced its cheese recall earlier this week, stating that its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses tested positive for Listeria monoytogenes. Though the cheeses were available nationwide, the majority of the affected products were sold in locations like California, Chicago, Portland and the District of Columbia. Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by the ingestion of Listeria monocytogenes through contaminated food. The illness ... Read More

Sargento announces cheese recall expansion; severs ties with supplier Deutsch Kase Haus

Sargento Foods Inc., one of the largest cheesemakers in the nation, is expanding its initial recall of specialty Longhorn Colby cheese to include products packaged on the same lines as the cheeses recalled last week. The recalled cheese may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes, according to its supplier Deutsch Kase Haus. Sargento axed its relationship with the supplier due to the cheese recall. “Out of concern for the health and well-being of Sargento consumers, the company has also terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied Sargento with the affected Longhorn Colby cheese,” the company stated in regards to ... Read More

Guggisberg cheese recall announced due to potential Listeria monocytogenes; seven states affected

Guggisberg Cheese Inc. has announced a recall of several types of Colby type cheeses and sizes upon learning they may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. Those with weaker immune systems, such as children and frail or elderly adults, are at particular risk of serious infections from exposure to the dangerous bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the recalled cheese products were manufactured by both Guggisberg Cheese and Deutsch Kase Haus LLC, but sold under the Guggisberg label. The following Guggisberg products are included in this cheese recall: Product Size (May be purchased at the deli counter ... Read More

Sargento cheese recall targets certain products potentially exposed to Listeria monocytogenes

Sargento Foods Inc., an American food producer popular for its wide selection of cheese products, has announced a recall of specialty Longhorn Colby cheese due to potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes are responsible for causing serious and sometimes fatal infections in both young children and frail or elderly adults, especially those with weakened immune systems. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the cheese supplier Deutsche Kase Haus LLC notified the Sargento earlier this year, prompting the company to recall not only the aforementioned cheese, but also any cheese packaged on the same production line. The ... Read More

Drumstick recall announced by Nestle USA due to possible exposure to Listeria monocytogenes

Nestlé USA, the largest food company in the world in terms of revenues, has announced a recall of certain Nestle Drumsticks ice cream cone products due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Listeria monocytogenes is responsible for causing serious and sometimes fatal infections in both young children and frail or elderly adults, especially those with weakened immune systems. The Drumstick recall specifically identifies the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, both of which were manufactured at the company’s Bakersfield, Calif., production facility. Each cone weights approximately 4.6 fluid ... Read More

Listeria monocytogenes: what you need to know about the bacteria causng food recalls

Listeria monocytogenes has been the cause of countless food recalls, but how does this potentially fatal bacteria infect our foods in the first place? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Listeria can be found naturally in both soil and water where wild animals can easily transfer it without showing immediate signs of carrying. Listeria can then transfer to raw ingredients or produce that have come into contact with contaminated soil or animal manure that has been used as a fertilizer. Once the Listeria-infected ingredient reaches a food processing factory, the bacterium may live for years on ... Read More

Hot dog recall announced due to listeria contamination risk

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Bar-S Foods is in the process of recalling more than 370,000 pounds of various ready-to-eat chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The hot dog recall encompasses approximately 373,000 pounds Bar-S Foods products. Produced from July 10 through July 13, the recalled chicken and pork products were sold with establishment No. “ESP. P-81A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The following Bar-S food products are included in this hot dog recall: 16-ounce/1-pound packages of “Bar-S Classic Bun Length Franks ... Read More