Food Safety News

January 2022, Power Greens Packaged Salad E. coli Outbreak 

By Maeve Swinehart | February 16, 2022 |

On January 6, 2022, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 linked to Nature’s Basket Power Greens and Simple Truth Organic Power Greens. Both salad blends contain organic spinach, mizuna, kale, and chard and were sourced from Salinas and Imperial Valley, CA…

June 2020, Red Seaweed Outbreak

By Maeve Swinehart | December 11, 2021 |

In 2020, red seaweed was associated with an outbreak of E. coli O7:H4 in Japan. Imported in 2017, the red seaweed was contaminated with a strain of E. coli that carries the astAgene for enteroaggregative E. coli heat-stable enterotoxin 1 (EAST 1). The gene was detected in fecal specimens of patients and usually causes relatively mild symptoms.   According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), symptoms of E. coli food poisoning include stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, and sometimes a…

November 30, Tahini Recall

By Maeve Swinehart | December 8, 2021 |

On November 8, 2021, the International Golden Foods, Inc (IGF) in Bensenville, IL voluntarily recalled a certain lot code of Al Kanater brand tahini due to a potential contamination with Salmonella. The contamination was revealed through random sampling results by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Consumers that have purchased the recalled product should not eat or cook the product and discontinue use and return to store of purchase for a full refund. Retailers that have further distributed…

October 29th, Dole Fresh Recall

By Isabelle Yates | November 9, 2021 |

On October 29th, 2021, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. announced a voluntary recall for several cases of garden salad resulting from a possible health risk of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses linked to the cases have been reported, but the recall stems from a single sample of garden salad testing positive in a random sampling performed by the Department of…

October 20, Whole, Fresh Onion Recall

By Maeve Swinehart | October 25, 2021 |

On October 20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported an ongoing investigation of outbreaks of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions. The FDA identified ProSource Produce, LLC (also known as ProSource Inc) of Hailey, Idaho and Keeler Family Farms of Deming, New Mexico as supplied of…

October 8, Seafood Recall

By Maeve Swinehart | October 21, 2021 |

On October 8, 2021, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported a Salmonella outbreak linked to seafood distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in Colorado. The seafood types include Haddock, Monkfish, Bone-in Trout, Grouper, Red Snapper, Red Rock Cod, Ocean Perch, Pacific Cod, Halibut, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon Portions, Lane Snapper, Tilapia, All Natural Salmon Fillet, Pacific Sole,…

October 12, Soy and Bean Sprout Recall

By Anthony  Vicino | October 13, 2021 |
Bean Sprouts

On October 5th, 2021, Fullei Fresh announced a voluntary recall for both their bean sprouts and soy sprouts because of possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes. This is a voluntary recall done out of precaution, and other products are not considered at risk due to separate growth and processing departments for each product. Both the organic and conventional versions of…

October 2, 2021 Lobster Recall

By Anthony  Vicino | October 5, 2021 |
Lobster Cooked

On October 2nd, 2021, The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) as well as Greenhead Lobster Products announced the recall of 5749lbs of frozen cooked lobster meat due to contamination concerns related to Listeria monocytogenes. The concerns stem from detection of Listeria during a routine sampling. The recall was issued in abundance of caution due to potential for contamination. This is…

March 29th, 2021 Hummus Recall

By Carley VanNorman | March 31, 2021 |
A container of hummus with peta bread.

On March 29th, 2021 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall involving Sabra Dipping Company. They are recalling their 2,100 cases of their Classic Hummus because it can potentially be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious infection in individuals with compromised immune systems like pregnant women,…

March 2021 Turkey Sandwich Recalls

By Carley VanNorman | March 20, 2021 |
A turkey sub in a white background.

Within the month of  March 2021 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall involving various brands of turkey sandwiches. The main brands involved in the recall are MG Foods and Fresh to You. These sandwiches are bein recalled because they could be contaminated with listeria. For a full list of items being recalled,…