Entries tagged with: Food Recall

Crunch Pak issues voluntary recall of apple slices

Crunch Pak is voluntarily recalling 5,471 cases of Crunch Pak Apple Slices due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. 
No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall to date. No other Crunch Pak products are affected by this recall. FDA is aware that the company is undertaking this voluntary action. 

 The company sold the recalled product to retail customers and because, in some cases, the recalled product was shipped to…  » Read more

United adds elements to Recall Ready Program

United Fresh has expanded its Recall Ready Program services with the addition of risk management webinars and training workshops. These new elements are added to the overall program that was launched at the 2013 United Fresh convention in San Diego, all designed to help produce industry companies prepare for and respond to virtually any recall event. The webinar, “Managing Risk for Contamination and Recall Events,” will provide a roadmap to safeguarding companies against catastrophic losses…  » Read more

United Day 2: Food safety front and center

Everywhere you turned during the second and final day of the United Fresh 2013 trade show and convention in San Diego, people were talking about food safety. But no one spoke of what can happen during a recall more movingly than Nelia Alamo, director of sales and marketing for Gills Onions. Her memories of a food recall incident were fresh — her company’s recall incident took place nearly a year ago, or shortly after United…  » Read more

CDC probes spring mix E. coli outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control is collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 (STEC O157 infections. Preliminary results from this ongoing investigation indicate that Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix blend produced by State Garden of Chelsea, Massachusetts, is one likely source of this outbreak. Public health investigators are using DNA “fingerprints” of E.…  » Read more

Bolthouse Farms recalls carrot chips

Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms 16-ounce Carrot Chips following a routine sampling event, conducted on October 22, by a North Carolina health official. The company was notified on October 31 that the inspection detected the possibility of salmonella in the single16-ounce bag that was tested. Bolthouse Farms has not received any reports of consumer illness or other consumer complaints related to this product. No other Bolthouse Farms products are…  » Read more
Spinach recall initiated by Kroger after bag tests positive for listeria

Spinach recall initiated by Kroger after bag tests positive for listeria

Kroger Co. is recalling Fresh Selections Tender Spinach in 10-oz. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is limited to already-expired bags with a use-by date of Sept. 16 and UPC Code of 011110916495. The product was distributed in Kroger stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio, and Southeastern Indiana, Central and Northwest Ohio and N. West…  » Read more
CDC updates count on illnesses, deaths from 2011 Jensen Farms cantaloupe outbreak

CDC updates count on illnesses, deaths from 2011 Jensen Farms cantaloupe outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has increased by three the number of people who died as a result of contracting listeria from eating contaminated cantaloupe from Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., in 2011. In an addendum to its final report issued in December, the CDC says that 33 people are known to have died as a direct result of ingesting the cantaloupe. In addition, the CDC says, 147 people were sickened.…  » Read more