Tag Archives: listeria

Fewer Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Being Reported, Few Being Solved

The U.S. Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) released its most recent summary of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States. The reports found that 818 foodborne outbreaks were reported in the US in 2013, which is consistent with the 800-850 outbreaks reported in past years. The number of reported outbreaks has actually declined in -->

Stomach Bug Outbreak: Should We Wash Bagged Lettuce?

When we purchase a bag of “pre-washed” lettuce, we expect it to be pre-washed and have no trace of parasites. However, a recent report has been released stating that nearly 400 people have been sickened due to packaged salad mixes. What’s even more alarming is the fact that state and federal officials are refusing to -->

Food Co. Recalls Gouda Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

According to the FDA on June 3, Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company LLC of Trumansburg, NY is recalling 12 wheels of GOUDA cheese manufactured on December 20, 2012. he results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration product sampling revealed the presence of GOUDA Cheese contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Type 1. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism -->

Cantaloupe Contamination: Why Are They So Often Responsible For Foodborne Illness Outbreaks?

Cantaloupes contaminated with salmonella and Listeria have been reported over the past few months and years. Cantaloupes seem more likely than any other fruits and vegetables to carry pathogens. If you believe that you or a member of your family have been sickened due to contaminated produce, please contact us immediately. Visit our food poisoning -->

Veggie Patch Recall due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

According to a FDA notice on November 30, VEGGIE PATCH® is voluntarily recalling two of its products—The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel, due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and occasionally fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune -->

Forever Cheese Announces an Expanded Cheese Recall

According to a press release issued on September 26, Forever Cheese Inc. is notifying consumers of an expanded recall of all Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese, originally announced on September 14 due to possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly -->

Peterson Company Recalls Cheese for Possible Health Risk in Two States

According to a press release issued on September 17, Peterson Company is recalling their Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese that came from its supplier Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY. Forever Cheese recalled this product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young -->

Whole Foods Recalls Cheese in 21 States and in Washington, D.C.

According to a press release issued on September 12, Whole Foods Market announced that it is recalling its ricotta salata sold in 21 states and Washington, D.C. that came from the supplier Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, NY.  Forever Cheese recalled this product because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism -->

Gills Onions Issues Recall on Products Because of Possible Health Risk

July 25, 2012  Gills Onions has extended an earlier voluntary recall on diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by-dates on or before August 3, 2012.  The FDA recently conducted investigations in the Gills Onion Facility where they identified Listeria.  The recalled products were shipped to retailers in Canada, and the -->

Sartori Inspirations Issues Recall on Ciolo Products Because of Possible Health Risk

July 24, 2012 Sartori Inspirations, manufacturer of the Ciolo and Piccolo line of artisanal pesto, dips, tapenades and spreads, initiated a recall on items containing onions from Gills Onions, which may be contaminated by Listeria.  The items potentially affected are sold at Whole Food Markets located in CO, TX, CT, WA, and MD.  Items containing -->