Food Safety News

August 15, 2020
Cyclospora cases from bagged salad mix continue on the upswing
The outbreak of parasitic infections linked to Fresh Express bagged salad mix has grown by 49 new laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora, upping the total to 690 people, up from 641. The latest report is current as of Aug. 12, 2020, and it updates the previous report of July 24, 2020. Laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections associated with this outbreak... Continue Reading
August 14, 2020
Recall in NZ after raw milk link to Campylobacter infection
Lindsay Farm is recalling raw drinking milk in New Zealand after one person needed hospital treatment for a Campylobacter infection. Rachel Eyre, Hawke’s Bay medical officer of health, said illness from the raw milk was Campylobacter, but more tests were being undertaken by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) to identify the strain. Dr.... Continue Reading
August 14, 2020
Farms growing red cabbage and iceberg lettuce for Fresh Express are suspects in Cyclospora outbreak
A  traceback investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified several farms in the U.S. that may have provided products used in the Fresh Express salads that were recalled over Cyclospora. Multiple farms in Florida were identified in the FDA traceback. FDA analyzed water samples from two public access points along a regional... Continue Reading
August 14, 2020
Trace amounts of COVID-19 virus found by Chinese cities on packages of frozen foods
City food inspectors from Shenzhen and Xian, China report finding traces of the COVID-19 virus on the packaging for imported chicken wings and shrimp. China in June stepped up its scrutiny of imported food, saying the possibility that it could spread infections could not be ruled out. Two months later, local testing claims to have... Continue Reading

Recalls

August 13, 2020
Serafin Fishery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovies, Eggs, Milk and Soy in Salmon Dip and Whitefish Dip
Serafin Fishery is recalling its 8-ounce containers of Salmon Dip and Whitefish Dip because they may contain undeclared anchovies, eggs, milk and soy. People who have allergies to anchovies, eggs, milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these produc
August 12, 2020
Smith's Recalls Cheese Dips Because of Possible Health Risk
Smith's is recalling cheese dips sold at their stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
August 12, 2020
Fred Meyer Recalls Cheese Dips Because of Possible Health Risk
Fred Meyer is recalling cheese dips sold in our delis because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
August 12, 2020
Kroger Mid-Atlantic Recalls Cheese Dips Because of Possible Health Risk
Kroger Mid-Atlantic is recalling cheese dips sold at stores located in Virginia, West Virginia and the eastern portions of Tennessee (Johnson City/Kingsport), Kentucky (Ashland) and Ohio (Belpre/Marietta/Proctorville) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella