September 27, 2016

FDA Test Confirms Listeria in Bagged Salad from Dole’s Springfield Plant

Results on a test performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a bagged salad made at Dole's facility in Springfield, Ohio confirm the presence of Listeria. The FDA's finding, follows tests performed last week by the Canadian Public Health Agency confirming Listeria in bagged salad from the Dole Springfield plant. The company told U.S. health officials that it stopped production at the plant on January 21, 2016 and began the process of withdrawing products made at the plant from the market. On January 27, 2016, the company stated it was recalling all packaged salads produced in its Springfield, Ohio, facility for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not eat, and restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell these recalled packaged salads which can … [Read more...]

Salads Ready-Made for Trader Joe’s Caused 2013 E. coli Outbreak

In October and November 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated with public health officials in California, Washington and Arizona to trace an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 to two kinds of pre-packaged, ready-to-eat salads made for Trader Joe's grocery stores by Glass Onion Catering. The agencies continued their laboratory surveillance of the outbreak, uncovering 33 confirmed illnesses, including 28 E. coli case patients in the state of California. The molecular pattern of the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 had never been seen before in the United States, the CDC said. It was linked to two types of salads produced by Glass Onion: Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken and Mexicali Salad with Chili Lime Chicken. On Nov. 10, 2013, the company … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Broccoli Salad Recalled for Undeclared Allergen, Nuts

Taylor Farms of Swedesboro, NJ is recalling approximately 377 pounds of Signature Café Broccoli Kale Salad with Chicken product because it contains an undeclared allergen, walnuts. There have been no reports of illness but people with allergies to tree nuts should not eat this product as it may cause a serious allergic reaction. The walnuts are packaged in a cupped packet inside the salad container. The recalled product was packaged in a 9.75-oz. plastic clam shell packages with "Use by" dates of “10/23/14,” “10/25/14,” and “10/27/14” on the lid of the product. The packages are stamped with “P-34513” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The recalled salads were produced on 10/17/14, 10/19/14, and 10/21/14 and distributed to retail stores in Delaware, District of Columbia, … [Read more...]

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