December 17, 2018

FDA Found Listeria at Reser’s Halifax NC Facility

After two Listeria recalls, more bad foods for Reser's Fine Foods. Investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say Listeria has "maintained a presence" at Reser's facility in Halifax, NC since 2013, according to an FDA warning letter to the company made public this week. Salads produced by Reser's Fine Foods were recalled for Listeria in 2013 and earlier this year. During FDA inspections in 2013, 2014 and 2015 environmental samples collected from the plant were positive for Listeria. Samples collected on November 3-5, 2015, confirmed that some positive samples were from food contact surfaces. Four environmental swabs from inside the processing room were positive for Listeria. The FDA conducted  Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on six Listeria isolates … [Read more...]

Listeria Recall for Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad

Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with white meat chicken is being recalled for Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods,  of a Vallejo, Calif., issued a recall for the product after a supplier of sunflower seeds notified them that the seeds, which are an ingredient in the salad, may be contaminated with Listeria. Ghiringhelli is recalling approximately 33,610 pounds of two products. One labeled Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat, was produced April 26 through May 1, 2016, and has “USE BY” dates of 05/02 through 05/07. The other, labeled “Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat; Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries … [Read more...]

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