Aloha Premium Protein Powder Recall, Consumers Ill with Staphylococcal Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning Victims with Staph Infection Leads to Protein Powder Recall A recent protein powder recall was issued by Project Healthy Living for it's Aloha Premium Protein Powders after the company received 17 reports of consumers falling ill with "transient gastrointestinal symptoms consistent with staphylococcal food poisoning.”  These powders were distributed nationally between November 2014 and January 2015. The entire line of protein powders, from 14-servings to single servings, in both vanilla and chocolate, are under product recall … [Read more...]

Costco Smoothies Under Food Recall for Listeria

Frozen Smoothies from Costco Under Food Recall for Potential Listeria Rader Farms brand frozen smoothies are under food recall due to potential listeria, so many major retailers, including Costco, have notified their consumers. Inventure Farms Inc, based in Phoenix, Arizona, has issued a food recall to retailers across the US and Canada that its Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion frozen smoothies should not be consumed due to potential listeria … [Read more...]

Food Recall for Apples at Root of Listeria Outbreak

FDA Ties Listeria Outbreak to Apples, Issues Food Recall On January 9th, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that it had conducted tests on several food products after a major listeria outbreak was tied to prepackaged caramel apples, and the safety agency found that California-grown apples were the cause of the problem. The FDA has issued a food recall for Bidart Brother’s apples, which have the same strains of listeria on them as those found in the caramel apple listeria outbreak. “The results are devastating to the Bidart family,” … [Read more...]

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Candied Apples Kills 5

Serious Listeria Outbreak in Prepackaged Candied Apples Leads to 5 Deaths A serious listeria outbreak has led to the deaths of 5 people and hospitalizations in 21 others, and has been linked back to prepackaged candied apples. The Centers for Disease Control reports that, between October and November this year, 28 people in 10 states in the US have been infected with listeria because of the candied apples, and developed listeriosis, which is a life-threatening illness. The listeria outbreak is so dangerous that the CDC urges consumers to not … [Read more...]

Moldy Yogurt Noted 2 Months Before Chobani Food Recall

Idaho Dept of Agriculture Saw Moldy Yogurt - Chobani Greek Yogurt - 2 Months Before Food Recall An investigative report into the timeline of the Chobani Greek yogurt food recall showed that the company may have known about moldy yougurt problems for two months before it issued a food safety recall. The yogurt, which numerous consumers noted had a problem with “bloating” in the package, and which reportedly smelled sour or “off,” and which was found to have a fungus that sickened 300 people, may have been contaminated for at least two months … [Read more...]

Williams-Sonoma Issues Food Recall for Pesto Due to Botulism

Possible Botulism Found in Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Leading to Food Recall For many consumers, fall is a return of all things pumpkin, from pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin seed trail mix. Williams-Sonoma, a high-end retail store selling everything from gourmet foods to furniture to linens, has issued a food recall for one of its popular fall products – Pumpkin Seed Pesto – after the product tested positive for botulism. The food producer, California Olive & Vine, issued the food recall for Pumpkin Seed Pesto sold through Williams-Sonoma after … [Read more...]

Pet Food Recall for Salmonella in Raw Foods

Bravo Issues Pet Food Recall After Salmonella Detected With more pet food recalls occurring across the country, more pet food manufacturers are becoming sensitive to testing for food-borne pathogens like salmonella and listeria. On Monday, September 29th, Bravo issued a pet food recall for selected raw turkey and chicken food products for both dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The recalled pet food was distributed across the country starting on November 14th, 2013 through distributors and sold … [Read more...]

Carob Powder Food Recall Expanded Due to Salmonella

More Carob Powder and Carob Brownies Under Food Recall for Potential Salmonella Manufacturer Glaser Organic has issued an expanded version of their original food recall for carob powder items, to include additional carob powder products, as well as carob brownies. Glaser said in a press release that the products might have been contaminated with salmonella, but no illnesses or deaths have been reported from ingestion of these products. The items specifically under the expanded food recall include: RAW CAROB POWDER 8 ounces Lot# … [Read more...]

Sam’s Club Chicken Salad Under Food Recall for Potential Listeria

Chicken Salad Kits Sold at Sam’s Club Under Food Recall for Potential Listeria Infection The US Department of Agriculture announced that chicken salad kits, mainly sold at Sam’s Club, are under a voluntary food recall for potential listeria contamination which could result in food poisoning. The chicken Caesar salad kits were produced by APPA Fine Foods, based in California. They were in 11-ounce, clear plastic containers and 6.5-pound boxes labeled "APPA Fine Foods/Sam's Club Daily Chef Chicken Caesar Salad Kit." The food recall covers … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Under Food Recall for Salmonella

Major Retailers of Nut Butters Under Food Recall for Salmonella On Tuesday, August 19th, the Food and Drug Administration announced that peanut butter and almond butter are under food recall for salmonella, due to a possible salmonella contagion. Major retailers like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are pulling the all-natural nut butters from manufacturer nSPIRED Natural Foods. The producer issued the voluntary food recall after receiving notification from the USDA. Other brands affected by the food recall were Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha, … [Read more...]