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February 22, 2021

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cheese

A New Jersey company has recalled a total of 17 soft cheese products after being linked to a Listeria outbreak.  To date, at least seven people have been hospitalized and investigation as to what cased the problem is ongoing.

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February 15, 2021

Recalls Down in 2020…What’s Next in Food Safety?

While recalls were down in 2020 due to multiple factors including less regulatory insight and increased sanitation in facilities. However, the FDA “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” blueprint has some increased regulation on the horizon to help further food safety for consumers. 

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February 11, 2021

Packaged Basil is the Newest Leafy Green Being Recalled

Basil distributed in 10 midwestern states are the center of a recall over fear of contamination with the parasite Cyclopspora . Over 3,000 units are affected and while no reports have been made of any illnesses correlated to the basil, consumers are instructed to dispose and not consume it. 

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January 27, 2021

Popular Frozen Entrée Recalled

Lean Cuisine parent company, Nestle, is issuing a recall for over 92,200 pounds of the Baked Chicken Meal. Consumer complaints of white plastic found in the product in December spurred the current recall. 

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January 20, 2021

Popular Frozen Food Recalled Over Glass Contamination

Nestle has recalled over 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets. Glass and plastic has been found due to consumer complaints and the company is concerned that many affected lots could be in freezers nationwide since this product has a best by date of February 2022.

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January 12, 2021

Ice Cream Distributed in Northeast Recalled

A popular ice cream flavor distributed by Weis Markets in seven states in the northeast covering 200 stores has been recalled. Metal equipment has been found and reported.

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December 3, 2020

Leafy Green Recall Roundup

The FDA has issued three recalls for baby spinach, fresh organic basil and cut vegetables sold across the country. Untimely in lieu of the Thanksgiving holiday being celebrated and many Americans spending more time cooking at home. 

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November 20, 2020

Surprising Source as Leading Cause of Food Recalls

When discussing food recalls, what comes to mind most often is a foreign object found or an outbreak due to a pathogen such as a bacteria. However, for many years, undeclared allergens have been the leading cause of US food recalls.

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November 12, 2020

E. coli Outbreak Once Again Linked to Romain Lettuce

The romain lettuce E. coli outbreaks of the last two years are a not so distant memory. Additional multi-state outbreaks have been identified in October and the newest surfacing in Michigan. Multiple patients across six states have been admitted to hospitals. 

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October 1, 2020

Salmonella Linked to Dried Fungus

A California based company has recalled all dried fungus distributed across the country and Canada. There have been 41 reported cases in 10 states including 4 hospitalizations. Ramen eaten at restaurants has been identified in four illness clusters.  

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