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Snapchill Canned Coffee recalled due to potential botulism


Posted: 06/21/2024
Whether it’s hot brewed coffee, iced, or pre-made and purchased, coffee is one of the most popular beverages consumed in the United States. For consumers that rely on pre-made canned coffee, a large nation-wide recall was just announced yesterday by the FDA. Snapchill LLC bottles canned coffee beverages for hundreds of different companies across the country, and it was....

FDA Announcement concerning tara flour


Posted: 05/17/2024
In June 2022, the meal kit company Daily Harvest voluntarily recalled their French Lentil + Leek Crumbles after over 400 reports of gastrointestinal and liver issues in consumers – with a number of complainants having to undergo emergency gallbladder surgery. Some symptoms after ingesting the product included: stomach pains, fever, chills, itching in hands and feet, and even jaundice. As....

Ground beef recall due to potential E. coli contamination


Posted: 05/03/2024
On Wednesday 5/1/24, the USDA announced a ground beef recall affecting over 8 tons of product due to potential E. coli contamination. While there are currently no reports of illness from the ground beef, the Cargill brand packages were sold at Walmart in 11 states on the east coast and Washington DC. E. coli can be found in the intestinal....

Listeria: Concerns, Symptoms, and Recalls


Posted: 03/11/2024
There are many bacteria to be concerned about with food, and one of them is Listeria. Listeria moncytogenes is a bacteria that “can be found in moist environments, soil, water, decaying vegetation and animals, and can survive and even grow under refrigeration and other food preservation measures” (1). It is linked with a wide variety of commonly consumed items:....

Listeria Outbreak - Fresh Express and Dole packaged salads


Posted: 12/26/2021
Packaged salads from Fresh Express and Dole have been linked to two listeria outbreaks in the US.  Listeria is a bacteria that can cause a deadly infection, with symptoms like headaches and fever. The companies are recalling several of their products after 22 people were hospitalized.  Fresh Express and Dole are recalling several of their packaged salads after....

Fresh Express salad recall includes 90 products — all from same plant


Posted: 06/30/2020
Check it out! https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/06/fresh-express-salad-recall-includes-90-products-all-from-same-plant/ ....

Dried cranberries recalled in Quebec for E. coli O157:H7


Posted: 06/24/2020
https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/06/dried-cranberries-recalled-in-quebec-for-e-coli-o157h7/ ....

Oskri Recalls All Nut Butters For Listeria!


Posted: 01/30/2019
Oskri Corporation has expanded its recall of multiple nut seed butters for Listeria. The products were shipped to 17 states and are available for purchase on the company's website. The FDA has warned Oskri about unsanitary conditions in recent years. Please click the link below for full details. Nut Butters Recall ....

Fresh Necatarines, Peaches And Plums Recalled For Listeria!


Posted: 01/28/2019
1,727 cartons of fresh peaches, 1,207 cartons of fresh nectarines and 365 cartons of fresh plums have been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. The produce was shipped to retailers like Aldi, Costco and Walmart in several states. Pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems are at greater risk for severe illness from Listeria infections.   ....

Gold Medal Unbleached Flour Recalled for Salmonella!


Posted: 01/24/2019
General Mills has recalled all 5lb bags of Gold Medal brand unbleached flour with UPC 000-16000-19619-0 and use by date of 4-20-20 for Salmonella. Please click link below to read full article. Gold Medal Recall ....
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