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Raw Pork Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

by Derek Merman  Comments (0)
Fifty-six people in Washington are sick with Salmonella poisoning after consuming raw pork. All of the cases are in Washington, and are spread out between eight counties in the state. A majority of the cases...

Tuna Recalled Amidst Salmonella Infections

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Frozen Yellow Fin Tuna Chunk Meat, produced by Osamu Corporation, has caused two people to become sickened by Salmonella. The tuna was imported from Indonesia and was sold to AFC Corporation. AFC Corporation then distributed...


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Food Poisoning Updates

Chobani Recall

9/11/2013 and 10/7/2013

The Food Poisoning Lawyer at the principal office located in Houston, Texas, learned today from the FDA that Chobani, Inc. has voluntarily recalled Greek yogurt products after they were linked to 89 consumer complaints of illness after consumption.



Reser’s Recall

October 22, 2013

Reser’s Recall – Original Recall

Reser’s Fine Foods manufactures, distributes and sells a variety of pre-prepared deli salad, side dish, entrée, dip, spread, snack, and dessert products. On October 22, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Reser’s recall of about 109,000 cases of the company’s ready-to-eat refrigerated products. On that same date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Information System (USDA FSIS) announced an additional Reser’s recall of about 28,000 lbs. of meat products. Both recall announcements were prompted by the risk that the products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

recall page on the FDA website

E. Coli found in beef products sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and Puerto Rico

February 5, 2014

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) revealed today that more than 15,000 lbs of beef products manufactured by Fort Worth Texas-based PFP Enterprises have been recalled because of possible contamination with E. Coli. The FSIS, which is a division of the USDA, discovered the problem during a Food Safety Assessment when it found some beef trim that tested presumptively positive for several non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strains through the company’s testing program.  The company apparently failed to follow through with its testing of the beef and allowed beef affected with E. Coli to be shipped to retail stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and Puerto Rico.

Listeria found in Bluebell Ice Cream

March 17 and March 27, 2015

On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, voluntarily expanded its recall to include all of its products currently on the market because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  Samples taken by the firm showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenesin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17 and March 27, 2015. 


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