Entries by Carla

Blendtopia Recalls Frozen Smoothie Products for Possible Listeria

Blendtopia has issued a recall for Superfood Smoothie Kits that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth and premature delivery of an infected newborn. At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of any illnesses. The […]

Nuts ‘N More Peanut Spread Recalled for Listeria Risk

Nuts ‘N More brand peanut spread has been recalled for potential Listeria contamination. At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of reports of illness. Nuts ‘N More Plain Peanut Spread was distributed to retail locations in AL, AZ, FL, IN, MA, ME, RI, VA and in  Canada and the UK. The […]

Lipari Expands Listeria Recall for Premo and Fresh Grab Wedge Sandwiches

Lipari Foods of Warren, MI is again expanding its Listeria recall of wedge sandwiches sold under the brand names Premo and Fresh Grab. The recall now includes all sandwiches with a “Best By” date of 2/6/20 or before.  Please click the preceding link to see a complete list of all the recalled sandwiches. Although the […]

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce from Salinas, CA Ends

The end of the lettuce-growing season in Salinas, CA has brought about the end of a months-long E. coli outbreak linked to romaine from that area, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency has also lifted the public health alert about Salinas-grown romaine lettuce. The romaine E. coli outbreak, which […]

Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Salad E. coli Outbreak Ends with 10 Sick

The E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp salad kits has ended with 10 people from five states sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although these kits contain romaine lettuce from Salinas, CA, this outbreak was caused by a different strain of E. coli O157:H7 than the one associated […]

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Lipari Listeria Recall for Premo and Fresh Grab Sandwiches

For the second time in three months, Lipari Foods has issued a Listeria recall, this time for Premo and Fresh Grab brand wedge sandwiches. No illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall, the company said. However, consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness […]

Another Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak Linked to Sprouts

A Jimmy John’s E. coli outbreak linked to clover sprouts has sickened customers in Iowa. A recall has been issued for the sprouts, produced by Sprouts Unlimited of Marion Iowa, which were also sold at Fareway and Hy Vee stores. The food safety risk associated with raw sprouts is well-documented. Since 2000, sprouts have been […]

Sprouts Unlimited Clover Sprouts Recalled for E. coli, Illnesses Reported

Sprouts Unlimited of Marion, IA has issued a recall for clover sprouts after health officials in Iowa linked them to an E. coli outbreak. The recalled products were sold at Hy Vee, Fareway Foods and Jimmy John’s restaurants in Iowa. The recalled product was sold in pint containers with a blue Sprouts Unlimited label on […]

Romaine E. coli Outbreak Grows, 138 Sick, 13 with HUS

The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, CA has grown to include 138 patients, 13 of whom have a form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last updated the outbreak on December 4, the outbreak has grown to include two more […]

Almark Hard-Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak Sickens 7, 1 Dead

A hard-boiled egg Listeria outbreak has sickened seven people in five states, killing one of them. Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, which sells the eggs nationwide to foodservice operators, has not issued a recall for them so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning against selling serving or using these […]

Fresh Express Salad E. coli Recall and Outbreak in Canada

Fresh Express salad has been recalled in Canada after being linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 16 people in Canada. Consumers who have these salads at home should not eat them as E. coli can cause serious illness and death. The Fresh Express recall in Canada includes all packages of Sunflower Crisp […]

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix Recall

Tailor Cut Produce of New Brunswick, NJ, has issued a recall for its Fruit Luau mix containing chunks of pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydew after hospital patients and nursing home residents in southeastern Pennsylvania who ate it developed Salmonella infections.  The Pennsylvania Salmonella outbreak includes 31 people at four facilities. The company distributes its products to […]