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Most food recalls in the U.S. are due to Listeria

New analysis shows that in the U.S. just under 550 food products were recalled. Of these, 275 were recalled due to microbial contamination. Listeria monocytogenes was the cause of 65 percent of the microbiological recalls.

RECALL: Aunt Jemima frozen waffle, pancake and french toast items

Parsippany - Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationwide in the United States and two products in Mexico.

Canada's Wholesome Farms Brand ice cream recalled over Listeria

Food service organizations in Canada are being warned to not serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corporation because testing showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

String of cheese recalls growing nationwide over Listeria fears

After routine testing of Colby cheese revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes January 30, a variety of Sargento, Meijer, and Amish Classics cheese products were recalled. The recall list has now expanded to include additional brands.

Sargento, Meijer and other cheeses recalled due to Listeria

Routine testing by Tennessee food inspectors has discovered Listeria monocytogenes in Colby cheese, triggering recalls of a variety of Sargento, Meijer, and Amish Classics cheese products.

Canada: Nationwide recall of Sobey's broccoli slaw over listeria

Sobey's Inc. is recalling its Compliments brand Broccoli Slaw due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall covers all provinces, with the exception of Quebec.

Sabra Dipping Co. recall prompts secondary recall of products

Following the recall of Sabra Dipping Company's select hummus products on November 19, three locations of Taylor Farms Inc. are recalling a limited number of products that contain Sabra's recalled products.

FDA finds Listeria in ice cream plant — recall details incomplete

Anaheim - Anaheim, California-based AC Creamery Inc. is recalling its 16-ounce packages of "Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Another company's brand is also being recalled.

Blue Bell cookie dough ice cream recall now includes all flavors

Brenham - Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream products made with a cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third-party supplier, Aspen Hills Inc because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Blue Bell recalls some ice cream due to Listeria contamination

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling two flavors of ice cream distributed across 10 Southern states because of concerns the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Country Fresh recalls 30,000 cases fresh-cut vegetable products

Conroe - A producer and distributor of fresh-cut vegetables and fruits is recalling approximately 30,000 cases of their vegetable products after it was discovered that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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.

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.

FDA releases CRF inspection report — Numerous flaws found

Pasco - 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.

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.

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.

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.

Starbucks breakfast sandwiches recalled over Listeria concerns

A food supplier has recalled pre-packaged breakfast sandwiches made for sale at Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma because of concerns over possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Canada recall: Some Bothwell cheeses recalled due to Listeria

Ottawa - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on Saturday issued a recall warning for certain Bothwell Brand shredded cheese products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Listeria fears spark recall of over 9,000 cases of frozen corn

More than 9,000 cases of frozen corn are being recalled by Bonduelle USA Inc., due to potential Listeria contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a press release on Monday.

Frozen corn under four labels recalled because of health risks

Brockport - A large French company that produces processed vegetables has recalled over 9,000 cases of frozen corn due to the possible contamination of the product with Listeria monocytogenes.

What pet owners should know about pet food recalls

Boulder - On Thursday, the Boulder Dog Food Company issued a voluntary recall of its Turkey Sprinkles product due to potential salmonella contamination mere weeks after the company issued a recall on its Chicken Sprinkles product.

Why is Listeria showing up more often in food recalls?

Listeria monpcytogenes, a food-borne pathogen has been the cause of 18 food recalls since March 1, 2015. Of the 88 total recalls during the same period of time, Listeria accounted for about 20 percent of the total.

Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions over food safety

Major recalls from two popular ice cream companies have raised a number of important questions about how Listeria bacteria could have gotten into the manufacturing plants, and if the two could be related.

Blue Bell Creameries expands recall to include all products

Brenham - Saying all their products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Blue Bell Creameries has expanded their recall to include everything currently on the market made at all their plants.

Eight people now sickened by Blue Bell-linked Listeria outbreak

On Thursday, Dr. Brendan Jackson, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC said tests have confirmed that three people in Texas have a similar strain of Listeria monocytogenes as the strain previously found in five Wichita, Kansas hospital patients.

Public health risk causes Blue Bell to expand ice cream recall

Brenham - In a news release on April 7, 2015, Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has announced it is expanding the recall of products that were produced at its Broken Arrow, Okla. facility because of possible Listeria contamination.

Ice cream recalled; CDC reports 3 Listeria-related deaths

Brenham - An outbreak of listeriosis has claimed the lives of three people, the CDC reports, saying that the cases are linked to Blue Bell ice cream. A total of five people were reported infected.

Listeria monocytogenes contamination of salad now less common

Refrigerated foods, like salads, are at risk from Listeria monocytogenes contamination. While the bacterium remains a risk, a new survey suggests that antibiotic resistant strains are less common.

Retail delis show persistent high rate of Listeria contamination

The rates of Listeria monocytogenes in retail food delis indicates that standard cleaning procedures are not enough to eradicate the potentially dangerous bacteria, according to a new study by researchers at Purdue University.
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Infections from Listeria hit over 1 600 people a year in the U.S. resulting in 260 deaths.
Infections from Listeria hit over 1,600 people a year in the U.S. resulting in 260 deaths.
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