September 30, 2016

Dole Bagged Spinach Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Dole brand bagged spinach is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The recalled products have the code  A27409B & A27409A, an "Enjoy By" date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976. No other bagged salads are included in the recall. No illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall. But consumers who have purchased theses salads should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness. The product code and "Enjoy By" date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in 13 states: Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin. The recall was initiated after a … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Foodservice Spinach Recalled for E. coli and Salmonella

Taylor Farms foodservice spinach has been recalled for Salmonella and E. coli, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The recall, issued last week,  does not appear on the company's website or on the Food and Drug Administration's site, but the company has notified its customers. The problem was discovered by MDARD during routine testing. A sample of pre-packaged, ready-to-use bagged salad for foodservice was tested on April 7 and the results, positive for Salmonella and non-shiga toxin producing E.coli, came back on April 13,  MDARD spokeswoman Jennifer Holton told Food Poisoning Bulletin today. A recall notice sent to one customer, Hearn Kirkwood, on April 13 said the recall was being initiated for products with a code date of YTF092A27 … [Read more...]

Roundup of Frozen Spinach Listeria Recalls

A batch of organic spinach that tested positive for Listeria has triggered a number of recalls this week. Consumers who have purchased frozen spinach or products containing frozen spinach recently should check recall  information carefully and discard recalled products as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Illnesses associated with these products had not been reported at the time of the recalls, however listeriosis can take up to 70 days to develop. Symptoms of an infection include: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Children, seniors, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk. Listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Recalled frozen cut or chopped spinach … [Read more...]

La Terra Fina Organic Spinach Dip Recalled for Listeria

La Terra Fina is recalling spinach dips sold at Costco and Smart & Final stores for possible Listeria contamination. No illnesses has been reported at the time of the recall, but consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness or death. The recall was issued after La Terra Fina received a recall notice from its organic spinach supplier of possible Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to Costco stores in the Northwest, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions and Smart & Final stores along the West Coast only. Symptoms of a Listeria infection, which can take up to 70 days to develop, include headache, stiff neck, muscle weakness, dizziness and gastrointestinal symptoms. Young children, pregnant … [Read more...]

Cadia, Meijer, Wild Harvest, Wegmans Frozen Spinach Recalled for Listeria

Cadia, Meijer, Wild Harvest and Wegmans brands of  frozen spinach are being recalled for potential Listeria contamination. Coastal Green Vegetable Company LLC of Oxnard, CA  supplied the spinach to Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington which distributed the product sold under those four brand names. Cadia is the store brand for Tops Markets. Wild Harvest is a Supervalu brand. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Children, seniors, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk. Listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Symptoms of an infection include: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. These … [Read more...]

Target Recalls Taylor Farms Spinach For E. coli

Target is among the retailers recalling Taylor Farms spinach products for potential contamination with E. coli. Walmart, Sam's Club and grocery stores operated by the Kroger company in Texas and Louisiana including King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4Less, FoodsCo, QFC and Smith’s have also recalled the products. The organic baby spinach was sold under five brand names: Central Market Organics, Full Circle Organic, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic and Taylor Farms Organic. The recalled spinach sold at Target stores was Taylor Farms Organic baby spinach in 16 oz trays with the UPC number 0-30223-04780-3 and a best by date of 2/24/2013. This product was sold by Target and other retailers in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL,GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, … [Read more...]

Sam’s Club, Walmart and Kroger Recall Spinach For E. coli

Sam's Club, Walmart and some Kroger stores are recalling Taylor Farms organic baby spinach products sold under a a variety of names  due to possible contamination with E.coli. The brand names under recall include Central Market Organics, Full Circle Organic, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic and Taylor Farms Organic. Recalled Simple Truth Organic baby spinach was sold at stores owned by the Kroger company. They include King Soopers, City Market, Fry's, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4Less, FoodsCo, QFC and Smith's in Texas and Louisiana.  At this time,  illnesses have not been reported in association with the recalled products. But consumers who have purchased any of them  should not eat them as E.coli can cause serious illness.  Symptoms of an E.coli infection include abdominal … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Recalls Organic Spinach Baby Spinach For E. coli

Taylor Farms is recalling organic baby spinach products sold under a a variety of names due to possible contamination with E. coli. The brand names being recalled include Central Market Organics, Full Circle Organic, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic and Taylor Farms Organic. The recalled Central Market Organics baby spinach was sold in 16 oz. trays with the UPC number 0-41220-18534-4 and a best by date of 2/24/2013. This spinach was sold in retail stores in Texas. The recalled Full Circle Organic baby spinach was sold in 16 oz trays with the UPC number  0-36800-28875-1 with a a best by date of 2/24/20013. This spinach was sold in California. The recalled Marketside Organic baby organic spinach was sold in 5 oz trays with the UPC number 6-81131-32898-2 and a best by date of … [Read more...]

Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to Wegmans Organic Spinach Mix

The multistate E. coli 0157H7 outbreak linked to Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix blend has sickened at least 20 people in five states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put together consumer advice to hopefully contain the outbreak and prevent the spread of the bacteria through cross-contamination and person-to-person contact.   The product was recalled on November 2, 2012. It has since been withdrawn from the market. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. The product comes in 5-ounce and 11-ounce packages. You can bring the salad back to Wegmans for a refund, or dispose of it in a sealed trash container. People most at risk for serious complications from an E. coli 0157:H7 infection include small children, the elderly, and those with … [Read more...]

Fresh Express Spinach Recall Is The Sixth In 16 Months

The Fresh Express spinach recall issued last week for possible Salmonella contamination is the company's sixth recall for salad greens in the last 16 months. FIve of the last six recalls were issued on or after expiration dates and  occurred after  the company began using  "Fresh Rinse," an eco-friendly rinsing method the company introduced in May 2011 in lieu of chlorine washes. Fresh Express, based in Charlotte N.C., is a leader in the bagged salad market, producing over 40 million pounds of salad each month. Three of the last six recalls have been for possible Salmonella contamination and three have been for possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes. Two of the recalls were for spinach, the other four were for romaine.  No illness have been reported in connection with the … [Read more...]

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