Listeria Found in Blue Bell Facilities

On January 7, 2016, Blue Bell released a statement updating the public on their efforts to improve food safety protocols at their facilities. They reported that they still find Listeria in the facility environment, but no batches have tested positive for the bacteria. As part of their improved protocols, Blue Bell tests every batch of… Read more »

Warning Issued for Raw Feta Cheese

The FDA has issued a warning about raw feta cheese because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This cheese was produced by Osage Lane Creamery in Pataskala, Ohio. The cheese is made with unpasteurized goat milk. Pasteurization is a process that heats the milk in order to kill potential pathogens. The FDA found Listeria monocytogenes… Read more »

Tasso Recalled After Potential Listeria Contamination

Fourteen pounds of Cajun Hickory Smoked Pork Tasso has been recalled after concerns arose that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The pork tasso was tested by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The affected product was produced by Comeaux’s Inc. in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The recalled tasso was produced… Read more »

Blue Bell Under Federal Investigation

On December 30, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that they are investigating the Listeria outbreak associated with ice cream produced by Blue Bell. The FDA’s investigation revealed a myriad of issues at all three of Blue Bell’s production facilities. These facilities are located in Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas. Facilities had samples test positive for… Read more »

Green Beans Recalled Due to Listeria

The FDA has issued a recall regarding green beans produced by Lakeside Foods. These green beans were sold under two labels. The first recalled product are Giant Eagle French Style Green Beans. These green beans can be identified with the UPC code 3003400978 and a Best By date of 9/2017. They are packaged in 16… Read more »

Beef Sticks Recalled Amidst Listeria Concerns

  The Edgewood Locker has recalled about 207 pounds of beef sticks with cheese as a result of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The company, which is based in Edgewood, Iowa, distributed the beef sticks to retail locations in Edgewood, Iowa and Farley, Iowa. Recalled products are marked with the lot number 348 and a… Read more »

Listeria Concerns Amidst Frozen Vegetable Recall

During the week of December 9th, the FDA reported two recalls associated with Listeria contamination. The recalls were announced in a weekly report, which is not the usual technique employed by the FDA. All recalled products were distributed to Save-A-Lot retail stores in Missouri. The first product is 12 ounce packages of Mixed Vegetable Steam… Read more »

Granny Smith Apples Recalled After Positive Test

On November 2, 2015, Northstar Produce Inc. recalled 33 cases of Granny Smith Size 175ct apples. The St. Louis Park, Minnesota company issued the recall after testing showed that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and/or E. coli. These apples were sold in tray packs at a local Minnesota discount food store.  The… Read more »

Adolf Meats Issues Recall Due to Listeria Contamination

On October 26, 2015, Adolf Meat Products issued a voluntary recall of 224 pounds of meat after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Hartford, Connecticut company produced the affected items on October 20, 2015. Meats affected by the recall include 14 pounds of Smoked Kielbasa, 100 pounds of Ham, 40… Read more »

Crab Seized Amidst Listeria Concerns

On October 21, 2015, U.S. Marshalls seized about 5,000 cases of frozen crab at the request of the FDA. The ready to eat frozen Jonah crab products were distributed by Rome Packing Company Incorporated. FDA inspections uncovered poor sanitary conditions and inadequate temperature control between November 2014 and January 2015. Swabs taken from the manufacturing… Read more »