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Dole Fresh Vegetables announces precautionary recall of limited number of salads

Dole Fresh Vegetables has voluntarily recalled a limited number of cases of Dole American Blend salad in 12-ounce bags, coded A275208A or B, with a use-by date of Oct. 17 and UPC 7143000933, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. The product code and use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the…  » Read more

Fresh Ideas: Guilt by association takes toll

These are not easy times for cantaloupe growers. Each time there’s an outbreak of illness associated with cantaloupe, the entire industry suffers. When the most recent involving cantaloupe grown at Chamberlain Farm in Indiana that sickened more than 200 in 22 states made news, growers in Rocky Ford, Colo., were just getting into their season. Still reeling from last year’s deadly listeria outbreak from cantaloupe harvested at Jensen Farms 90 miles away in Holly, Colo.,…  » Read more
Unsanitary conditions outlined in Indiana cantaloupe outbreak

Unsanitary conditions outlined in Indiana cantaloupe outbreak

A report released by the FDA shows that inspectors reported a variety of sources of contamination when they inspected Chamberlain Farms Produce, Inc., of Owensville, Ind., in August. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists Chamberlain Farms as the source of cantaloupe infected with salmonella that sickened a total of 270 people in 26 states. Of those, 101 had to be hospitalized. Three died in Kentucky. Inspectors who visited the farm tested cantaloupe still…  » Read more
Minnesota fresh-cut company recalls some products that include DFI melons

Minnesota fresh-cut company recalls some products that include DFI melons

Cut Fruit Express, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling some packaged fruit products containing cantaloupes, distributed through Sept. 5, since they contain cantaloupe which have been recalled by supplier DFI Marketing Inc., due to potential contamination with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported specific to the Cut Fruit Express Products that are the subject of this voluntary, precautionary recall. The voluntary recall extends only to products with certain use-by dates and sold…  » Read more
28,000 cases of cantaloupe recalled after positive sample for salmonella

28,000 cases of cantaloupe recalled after positive sample for salmonella

DFI Marketing Inc. of Fresno, Calif., is voluntarily recalling cantaloupe because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella was found on a single sample of cantaloupe during routine testing conducted at a wholesale produce distribution center (terminal market) as part of a USDA testing program. Through the company’s recall and trace back systems, it has been determined the suspected cantaloupes include approximately 28,000 cartons of bulk-packed product. The cantaloupes wee packed in…  » Read more
Spartan Stores conduct voluntary recall after routine tests show positive for listeria

Spartan Stores conduct voluntary recall after routine tests show positive for listeria

Spartan Stores is initiating a precautionary recall of certain deli products, many containing fresh-cut produce, due to concerns of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contact. This recall is the result of a routine surface swabbing conducted by the FDA which resulted in positive samples of Listeria monocytogenes. No products have been identified as coming into contact with the Listeria monocytogenes organism. The deli products were distributed to Family Fare, D&W Fresh Markets, Glen's, VG's and a limited…  » Read more
California growers focus on getting their cantaloupe safety message out

California growers focus on getting their cantaloupe safety message out

California melons will begin bearing a “Buy California Grown” sticker in an effort to distinguish the state’s crop from others. Steve Patricio, president of Westside Produce and the California Cantaloupe Advisory Board and a grower himself, said that contamination outbreaks like the recent one surrounding melons grown at Chamberlain Farms in Indiana and a recall of melons from Burch Farms in North Carolina after samples tested positive for listeria – not to mention last year’s…  » Read more