Frozen Vegetables Recalled Again

Frozen vegetables have been recalled once again, this time by National Frozen Foods Corp. The Seattle based company released the voluntary recall on June 17, 2016, after concerns arose that some of their products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products include frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables. Six brands were affected… Read more »

Listeria Causes Meat and Poultry Recall

On May 11, Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. issued a recall for more than 47 million pounds of meat and poultry products after it was alerted that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall is connected to the huge CRF Frozen Foods recall, which has led to the recall of more than 300 products…. Read more »

Dole Restarts Salad Production, Also Under Investigation

Towards the end of April, Dole announced that they were resuming production at their Springfield, Ohio facility. The company did not disclose what was done to the facility to make it clean, as well as what methods they plan to implement to prevent further outbreaks. The facility was closed after Dole became involved in a… Read more »

CDC Links Frozen Vegetables to Listeria Outbreak

On May 3, 2016, the CDC announced that they have been investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes associated with frozen vegetables. Dating as far back as September 2013, a total of 8 people have been sickened by frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods. All 8 people needed  to be hospitalized. Two people have died… Read more »

Refrigerated Salads Recalled For 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 »

Listeria Causes Apple Recall in Texas

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 »

Frozen Broccoli Recalled

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 »

The Dole Listeria Outbreak Is Over

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 »

Canada Ends Dole Listeria Investigation

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 »

CDC Links Raw Milk to Listeria Outbreak

On March 18, 2016, the CDC announced that they have linked raw milk from Miller’s Organic Farm to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that occurred in 2014. There were 2 people sickened in this outbreak, 1 in Florida and 1 in California. Both people required hospitalization, and the person sickened in Florida died as a… Read more »