Current News and Investigations from our Food Safety Legal Team

Biltmore Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon Sold at Publix Recalled for Listeria Risk

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon sold at Publix has been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The problem was discovered during…
Mecox Sunrise Cheese Recall

Mecox Surnrise Raw Milk Cheese Recalled for Listeria Risk

Mecox Bay Dairy, LLC of Brideghampton, NY has issued a recall for Mecox Sunrise washed-rind Tomme style cheese for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this cheese, made from unpasteurized milk, should not eat it as…
Raw oysters restaurant

Vibrio, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Norovirus Raw Oyster Outbreak

Raw oysters served at restaurants in California and Nevada are the source of an outbreak that has sickened 16 people in five states. Two of them required hospitalization. The oysters, which are contaminated with Vibrio, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter…
Raw ground turkey Salmonella

Butterball Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Ends with 7 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Butterball ground turkey has ended after sickening seven people in three states with Salmonella Schwarzengrund infections. One person was hospitalized. The outbreak was ongoing while another Salmonella…
Raw oysters restaurant

Vibrio in Raw Oysters Sickens 12 in California

A Vibrio outbreak linked to raw oysters has sickened 12 people in California. The oysters, which were harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, were contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio albensis, Shigella, norovirus…
May 2019 Tyson Chicken Strips Recall

Foreign Matter Food Contamination Injures 3, USDA Announces New Recall

Tyson Foods recalls almost 12 million pounds of frozen chicken strips due to possible foreign matter contamination. The USDA's FSIS issued a statement that the recall is an expansion of a March 21st, 2019 recall that identified 69,000 pounds…
Raw ground turkey Salmonella

CDC: Turkey Salmonella Reading Outbreak is Over, Kind of

The CDC said this week that the raw turkey Salmonella outbreak has ended, but illnesses are likely to continue because contamination with the outbreak strain is so widespread throughout the industry. On April 30, 2019, in its final update…
Listeria

FDA Finds Listeria at 19 Ice Cream Production Facilities, Salmonella at 1

After a series of ice cream Listeria recalls and a deadly outbreak, the FDA decided to study the Listeria hazards associated with the commercial production of ice cream. The results of the study show that some makers still aren't doing enough…
Raw ground bef

Are Schools and Hospitals Part of E. coli O103 Outbreak?

Are Kentucky schools and hospitals part of the E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened 177 people in 10 states? So far, two firms K2D Foods and Grant Park Packing have issued recalls for ground beef. But the meat produced by each firm ended…

Yes, E. coli in Flour is a Thing and Other Reasons Not to Eat Dough

A spate of recent flour recalls is highlighting a food safety issue that isn't well-known: E. coli in flour.  Most people have heard how Salmonella in eggs can make eating cookie dough or cake batter a recipe for illness, but many have not…
Scoop of flour from a bag

More Flour Made from ADM Wheat Linked to E. coli Outbreak Recalled

An ongoing E. coli  outbreak has been linked to ADM Milling wheat in Baker's Corner flour sold at ALDI stores. Now, another flour made with the contaminated wheat is being recalled. King Arthur issued a recall for specific lots of 5-pound…
Kirkland Berries Hepatits A

Hepatitis A Risk in Townsend Farm Blackberries Affects, Kroger, Costco

Hepatitis A risk in Townsend Farms blackberries has affected frozen berry mixes sold at Kroger and Costco stores. Consumers who have purchased Private Selection triple berry mixes at Kroger and Kirkland Signature triple berry blends should not…
Karawan Tahini Salmonella Recall

Karawan Tahini Recall Expanded, Product Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

A recall for Karawan brand tahini products, which has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak, has been expanded to include all sizes of the product produced between December 2018 and April 2019. Consumers, restaurants and food service operators…