by in Salmonella

CVS Pharmacy recently issued a voluntary recall for Gold Emblem Abound brand organic spiced herbal tea. The recall occurred after one of the ingredients in the tea tested for Salmonella bacteria. Herbal tea involved in the recall was packaged in 1.4 ounce cartons, and can be identified by the UPC number “050428541043” and a Best… Read more »

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The University of Rochester, in New York, has announced that an outbreak of Norovirus has occurred on their campus. There are at least 120 students sickened in the outbreak so far. Most of the cases of illness are in students who live on RIver Campus, while others attended the Eastman School of Music. The first… Read more »

by in Listeria

On April 10, 2016, Reser’s Fine Foods issued a recall for 19 different salads after concerns arose that onions used in the salads may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. A variety of salads were recalled, including potato salad, macaroni salad, and tuna salad. A full list of recalled products can be found here. Products… Read more »

by in Food Borne Illnesses, Listeria

On April 5, the apple producer Fresh from Texas issued a voluntary recall for multiple products that contain sliced red apples. Internal company testing revealed that these apples may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. After the positive test, production was promptly stopped. The recalled apples were sold to HEB and distributed to retail locations… Read more »

by in Food Borne Illnesses, Listeria

On April 1, 2016, Alimentos Congelados S.A. issued a voluntary recall for Frozen Broccoli Cuts. Some 1,800 cases of product have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and North… Read more »

by in Food Borne Illnesses, Listeria

On March 31, 2016, the CDC declared that the outbreak of LIsteria monocytogenes linked to prepackaged Dole salads is now over. The final case count rests at 19 people sick. These illnesses were spread across 9 states, including Connecticut with 1 case, Indiana with 1 case, Massachusetts with 1 case, Michigan with 4 cases, Missouri… Read more »

by in Food Borne Illnesses, Listeria

Health officials in Canada have announced the conclusion of their investigation into the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Dole salads. The investigation is ending because the source of the outbreak has been identified and the responsible products have been recalled. A total of 14 people were sickened in Canada because of the outbreak across… Read more »