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The frozen food recall that started out in the U.S. on April 23 with the recall of 15 frozen organic vegetable products, has taken on a life of its own, growing to include hundreds of products. The recall has now spread to the United Kingdom.

Listeria fears behind Papa John's Salads and Produce recall

Papa John’s Salads and Produce is recalling approximately 373 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Health Canada says GM salmon are 'safe and nutritious'

Health authorities in Canada announced Thursday that they have approved the sale of genetically modified salmon in Canada, making salmon the first genetically altered animal approved for consumption in the country.

1,400 bottles of luxury Burgundy under hammer at 'unique' auction

More than 1,400 bottles of "grand crus" from Burgundy's renowned Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wine estate will be auctioned off in Geneva Sunday in a sale expected to make millions.

Quaker Oats recall: Granola bars over Listeria in Canada and U.S.

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars in the U.S. and in Ontario, Canada because of fears of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

'Soviet chic' restaurant favoured by KGB spies reopens in Moscow

Moscow's Aragvi restaurant, once the legendary haunt of KGB spies and cosmonauts, has reopened with its Soviet-era grandeur restored.

FDA releases CRF inspection report — Numerous flaws found

The FDA released an inspection report dated March 17, 2016 showing that numerous equipment flaws were identified at the CRF Frozen Foods facility in Pasco, Wash. The company has been linked to a massive nationwide recall over Listeria fears.

Listeria is to be first target in launch of CDC's PulseNet 2.0

PulseNet 2.0, a new tool in the detection of pathogens in food-borne illnesses is being released to 30 state laboratories next year, with the remaining states getting the technology the following year.

Quality Champagne no riddle for 'remueurs': turn bottles by hand

In a humid, dimly lit cellar of French Champagne house Ruinart, Cyril Guisant turns by hand some 60 bottles tilted downward in an A-frame-shaped rack.

Many more products added to recall over Listeria contamination

The current recall of frozen vegetables and fruits over Listeria contamination continues to expand as more and more companies are added to the Food and Drug Administration's list.

Pilgrim's Pride recalls additional 5.2 million pounds of chicken

Waco, Texas-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is recalling approximately 5,176,844 pounds of fully-cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday.

Update on current recall of foods and snacks over Listeria fears

The list of companies and brands included in the two current recalls over contamination with Listeria monocytogenes is growing by leaps and bounds.

Update: Contaminated sunflowers in Trader Joe's salads recall

A voluntary recall of 33,610 pounds of Trader Joe's Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat has been issued by Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, according to a news release issued this afternoon.

Snack products in U.S. and Canada recalled over Listeria concerns

Treetop Foods and SunOpta Inc. are voluntarily recalling about 100 different snack products nationwide and in Canada due to possible Listeria contamination of sunflower seeds in the products.

Listeria outbreak spurs CRF to expand frozen food recall

Hundreds of frozen food products sold under dozens of brand names are being recalled in all 50 states and Canada over listeria fears. Two people have already died from listeria infections linked to the recalled products.

Quaker Oats accused of using weed killer in production

Quaker Oats is being sued for millions by a man from Brooklyn who claims they use a dangerous weed killer during production.

Op-Ed: Another chicken recall due to plastic and rubber pieces

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, Louisiana is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully-cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic and rubber.

Sugar content lowered in yogurt while keeping it sweet

Microbiologists in Denmark have altered the bacteria involved with yogurt production to create a "naturally" sweetened yogurt with a low sugar content.

Pilgrim's Pride expands recall of chicken products — Health risk

Waco, Texas-based Pilgrim's Pride, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a "high health-risk" expanded recall of about 4.5 million pounds of chicken products.

Op-Ed: How serious is a food recall due to Listeria contamination?

The recent recall notices issued for frozen vegetables and frozen fruit blend in Canada and the U.S. are just one of a number of tools the CFIA and FDA/FSIS uses to warn the public about possible bacterial contamination of food products.

Recall alert for frozen vegetables in U.S. and Canada — Listeria

Fifteen frozen organic vegetable products have been recalled in at least 35 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces because of the possibility of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Reinheitsgebot, Germany's beer purity law is 500 years old

The world's oldest consumer protection law will be 500 years old on April 23. While most people have never heard of Germany's Reinheitsgebot, it is a beer purity law that ensures real German brews contain only three ingredients.

EU maintains threat of seafood import ban against Thailand

The European Union is maintaining its threat to ban seafood imports from Thailand because the global exporter is still not doing enough to improve its fisheries and labor practices.

California book club settles race bias lawsuit against wine train

A group of mostly African American women kicked off a tourist train in the Napa Valley for being too loud have settled a race-discrimination lawsuit against the private railroad.

Australia develops first approved gluten free barley

Australia has produced the first World Health Organization approved “gluten free” barley. This will allow for a broader range of gluten free products to be produced, including beer.

Op-Ed: FDA issues import alert on shrimp and prawns from Malaysia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an import alert on Malaysian shrimp and prawns on Monday. This means that all imports of the seafood products under the alert will be detained without inspection.

Nationwide recall of peach and mixed fruit due to glass fragments

Milky Way International Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of its NICE! brand sliced peaches and mixed fruit due to possible glass fragments in the product.

CFIA and PCAH issue food, public health notice for Hepatitis A

The Canadian Food Inspection Service (CFIA) and Nature's Touch have issued a recall of the company's Berry Cherry Blend from the marketplace due to possible contamination of the product with Hepatitis A.

Chick-fil-A has kicked one ingredient off its menu

Chefs at Chick-fil-A's test kitchen have been tweaking the menu lately, experimenting with new salads and healthy side-dishes. In doing this, the company has decided to nix iceberg lettuce, and has unofficially banned it from the test kitchen.

Listeria threat widens - FDA and Pictsweet not talking

With the latest recall over listeria contaminated chopped onions, Reser's Fine Foods has been the only company to voluntarily issue a recall notice to the public about its products. Pictsweet and the FDA are still remaining silent.

Chef Jameson Watermulder picks where to eat in Toronto this year Special

Toronto is known as one of the most multicultural cities on earth, a distinction its earned through its diverse population demographic.

Salute! Italy toasts booming wine trade

As he swirls a glass of yellowy green wine made from the trendy pecorino grape, Fabio Centini purrs with enthusiasm.

Strawberries now top the list as most contaminated produce

Strawberries finally knocked apples out of first place on the "Dirty Dozen" list of the most pesticide contaminated produce, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Listeria on onions warning — Recall widens to include Pictsweet

A recall notice has been issued for at least two Pictsweet frozen vegetable blends due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of the chopped onions in the products.

Op-Ed: Weird foods 2016 — The new depths of delirium, or good ideas?

Nobody in the food industry would be totally surprised if someone came up with a roast house brick, or a fillet of drywall as a new food fad. The creativity is there; it’s the sanity which seems to be missing.

Reser's Fine Foods recalls deli salads in 29 states and B.C.

Beaverton, Oregon-based Reser's Fine Foods is recalling 19 refrigerated salad products in 29 states and the Canadian province of British Columbia due to the possibility of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Is fake shrimp the next big seafood invention?

A biotech company on the West Coast is about eight months away from releasing lab-grown popcorn shrimp on the public. America's most popular seafood will not contain any seafood.

Beekeepers claim Canadian honey is mixed with imported honey

Billy Bee honey, as well as its parent company, McCormick Canada are in the hot seat this week after Canadian beekeepers accused the food company of abandoning Canada's bee industry in favor of cheaper imports.

Canada Food Inspection Agency recalls and alerts for Friday

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an updated notice on not consuming a particular brand of marinated salmon and a recall notice on a Spanish cheese for possible Listeria contamination.

Sourdough Starter: a 'living' food you will learn to love

Making a good sourdough starter it's just like creating life. The simplest, and probably oldest, bread-making method has became the latest trend in homemade food-making. In Sweden you can even hire a sitter to watch over your sourdough.

Fresh from Texas recalls fresh apple products over Listeria risk

Fresh From Texas, a supplier of fresh food products for H-E-B stores in Texas has issued a voluntary recall of its apple products because of the risk of Listeria contamination.
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