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Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. is recalling GPM brand Pea Shoots from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Golden Pearl Mushrooms distributed the raw pea shoots to retailers in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which…
Belmont Meat Products is recalling Kirkland Signature brand Harvest Burger, “Veggie Burgers” because they may contain pieces of metal, according to a recall notice posted Thursday on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. Kirkland Signature is Costco’s trademarked house brand. The Canadian company distributed the Kirkland Signature brand Harvest Burger products to British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and “possibly national” retail locations. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace. Consumers can use…
The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has filed a civil action against Amos Miller and Miller’s Organic Farm in Bird-in-Hand, PA. It is not the first time that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has enlisted the Department of Justice (DOJ) to get Miller to comply with some of the federal government’s basic food safety laws and regulations. The last time the DOJ went up against the “ethical…
The United States is one of more than 30 countries that received cheese from France potentially contaminated with Listeria. Listeria monocytogenes was detected in Coulommiers, a type of cheese, from France. The product was part of a mass recall of raw and pasteurized cheese made by Fromagère de la Brie. Santé publique France, the public health agency, identified two cases of listeriosis in women who consumed cheese made by Fromagère de la Brie at its…
The former director of a French meat processor has been sentenced to six months in jail for his role in the 2013 horse meat scandal. Jacques Poujol, ex-director at Spanghero, was found guilty of fraud by a French court and given 24 months with 18 of these suspended. The court ordered €100,000 ($112,000) that was found at his home to be confiscated. He will also not be able to engage in professional activity related to…
Owners of Tiger Brands plan to fight a class action lawsuit relating to the company’s part in the 2017-2018 Listeria outbreak in South Africa. The lawsuit is being brought against the company by Richard Spoor Attorneys and LHL Attorneys. The Seattle firm of Marler Clark LLP is serving as a consultant for the case attorneys. The listeriosis outbreak began at the start of 2017 and was declared over in September 2018 with 1,065 confirmed cases…
Deli-sliced meats and cheeses are to blame for a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections involving eight people, one of whom has died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Wednesday announced a state and federal investigation into the Listeria outbreak is underway. Both the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service( FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have joined the effort. Listeria specimens from ill people were collected from Nov. 13, 2016,…
Consumer Reports has identified 11 brands of bottled water, out of more than 130 that either self-reported or were tested by the consumer organization, that contain detectable amounts of arsenic. ” Of those, six had levels of 3 ppb (parts per billion) or higher,” according to Consumer Reports (CR) officials announced. “These brands are Starkey owned by Whole Foods, Peñafiel owned by Keurig Dr. Pepper, Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water, Volvic owned by Danone, and…
Weis Markets is recalling its Weis Quality Banana Puddin’ Ice Cream in seven states because it contains egg, a known allergen, that is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. According to the recall notice posted on the FDA’s website Wednesday evening, the product’s ingredient label fails to list an egg allergen “due to a supplier error.” People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of a…
Climate change is likely to have considerable impact on food safety, placing public health at risk, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first publication on the topic, WHO officials said changing rainfall patterns and increases in extreme weather events and the annual average temperature are impacts of climate change. This will affect persistence and occurrence of bacteria, viruses, parasites, harmful algae, fungi, and their vectors, and the patterns of corresponding foodborne diseases…