Chipotle Under Criminal Investigation

On January 6th, Chipotle revealed that they had been issued a subpoena by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations. The subpoena requires a myriad of documents concerning the outbreak of Norovirus that Chipotle caused in Simi Valley, California. The outbreak… 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 »


Cereal Products Recalled After Potential Salmonella Contamination

  The FDA has announced a recall for Organic Homestat Farm cereal products after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. The affected product is Organic Homestat Farm Quick Steel Cut Oats & Chia with Flax and Rye Flakes. It can be identified by the UPC code 835882006204. The products can also… Read more »


Botulism Causes Salmon Bacon Recall

A voluntary recall has been issued for Native Catch Salmon Bacon after concerns arose that the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The salmon bacon was produced by the Swinomish Fish Company, which is based in La Conner, Washington. There were two flavors of salmon bacon involved in the recall. The first product affected… 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 »


Boston College Chipotle Reopens After Norovirus Outbreak

On December 23, 2015, the Chipotle location associated with the Norovirus outbreak at Boston College reopened. Health officials cleared the restaurant after it was heavily cleaned and two rounds of samples tested negative for pathogens. Over 140 people were sickened by the restaurant, many of them students of Boston College. The source of the outbreak… Read more »


Botulism Causes Recall in Michigan

Canned foods produced by Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch in Onaway, Michigan is being recalled due to a potential botulism infection. The affected products were sold in 4 Michigan cities, including Rogers City, Posen, Indian River, and Gaylord. This recall affects many Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch products, including beef Vegetable Soup, Tomato Basil Soup,… Read more »


Cashew Recall is Latest in String of Trader Joe’s Recalls

Trader Joe’s recently issued a recall after FDA testing revealed that cashews sold by the store were contaminated by Salmonella. One lot of the Raw Cashew Pieces were recalled. Contaminated cashews were shipped out and sold nationwide. Consumers that have purchased the recalled products should throw them out. The cashew recall is just the latest… Read more »


E. Coli Causes Huge Beef Recall

On November 1, 2015, All American Meats, Inc. issued a recall for about 167,427 pounds of ground beef products after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with E. coli. The Omaha, Nebraska company produced the recalled products on October 16, 2015. Recalled meats can be identified with the number “EST. 20420” inside the USDA… Read more »