Food Safety News

September 17, 2021
CFIA testing leads to Enoki mushroom recall because of Listeria concerns

Covic International Trading Inc. is recalling Jongilpoom brand enoki mushrooms because of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The products were distributed in Alberta and British Columbia. The recall information does not include expiration dates. Recalled product: Brand Product Size UPC Codes Jongilpoom Enoki... Continue Reading

September 17, 2021
Dressing sold at Aldi stores in 30 states recalled for risk of botulism poisoning

Drew’s Organics LLC of Chester, VT, is recalling one lot code of Aldi Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing because of a processing issue that could allow for microbial growth. The recall was initiated after Drew’s Organics observed a color difference in the Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing after manufacturing. Investigation revealed out-of-specification pH... Continue Reading

September 17, 2021
New food delivery models subject of FDA virtual summit scheduled for October

Not so long ago, there was a time when going to grocery stores or restaurants was about the only way you could get food. Oh, big cities offered deliveries of pizza and Chinese food. But that was about it. Then came the pandemic, and everything changed. And some of those changes are looking like they’ll... Continue Reading

September 17, 2021
FDA collecting, testing samples of cantaloupe for Salmonella, Listeria

The FDA recently announced it is conducting a year-long testing project on freshcut, also called pre-cut, cantaloupe. In addition to testing for the foodborne pathogens of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the sampling “assignment” includes inspections reviewing preventive controls and identifying possible sources and routes of contamination, according to the announcement from the Food and Drug... Continue Reading

Recalls

September 16, 2021
Drew's Organics, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Aldi Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing for Potential Clostridium botulinum Contamination
Drew's Organics, LLC of Chester, VT is voluntarily recalling one lot code of Aldi Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing due to a processing issue that could allow for microbial growth.
September 16, 2021
Baker Farms Recalls Various Brand Name of Kale Due to Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
Baker Farms is recalling their Baker Farms, Kroger & SEG Grocers brand names of Kale, 1 lb plastic bags with BEST BY 09-18-2021 107020-21832 due to contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,
September 16, 2021
The Kroger Co. Issues Voluntarily Recall on 16-Ounce Kroger Bagged Kale Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is voluntarily recalling its 16-ounce Kroger bagged kale product, produced by Baker Farms, due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly
September 14, 2021
Buurma Farms Inc. Recalls Plain (Flat) Parsley Due to Possible Health Risks
Buurma Farms Inc. of Willard, OH, is voluntarily recalling 320 boxes of its Plain Parsley after testing showed possible contamination with Shiga-toxin producing E.coli. The product being recalled is Buurma Plain (flat leaf) Parsley with a harvest date of August 30, 2021 from their Gregory, Michigan