Whole Foods Market has recalled one lot code of 4-oz packages of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (cold smoked and sliced) because the product may contain Listeria Monocytogenes, which can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Boutique food chain Trader Joe's has issued a nationwide safety recall for its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, said the Food and Drug Administration. The concern over possible salmonella contamination in the 16-ounce jars of the peanut butter staple underscores the need for the Food Safety Modernization Act—a toughened safety bill whose implementation has been stalled by the U.S. government for the past nine months, says Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports.
An article out last week about organic food argued, among other things, that while organic meat does have lower levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than conventionally raised meat, that really doesn't mean much since bacteria are killed during cooking anyway. Our response: Hogwash.
A new review of previous research on organic food is getting a lot of media attention for concluding that the published literature "lacks strong evidence" that organic food is significantly more nutritious than conventionally grown food. But news reports covering the findings may be oversimplifying or distorting what the study really found, according to our in-house experts, and consumers shouldn't be misled into believing that there isn't a benefit to paying more for organics, particularly for certain populations.
More than 600,000 single-serve coffeemakers have been recalled by Mr. Coffee in the U.S. and Canada because a build-up of steam in the coffeemaker's water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open, spitting out hot coffee grounds and water. There have been 61 reports of burns to consumers' faces, upper torsos and hands and 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, according to the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Food and Drug Administration says not to eat cantaloupes from Burch Equipment in North Carolina because of possible Listeria contamination. Burch Equipment shipped 580 cases of whole cantaloupes on July 15, to New York and Maine.
Dole Fresh Vegetables has recalled 1,077 cases of bagged salads because of a possible Listeria risk, including Kroger Fresh Selection bagged lettuce products and Walmart's Marketside bagged lettuce products.
Two foods—organic baby spinach and yeast—are being recalled after safety regulators found the presence of Salmonella, which can cause deadly illness among the young, old and people with weakened immune systems.
Following the U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement last week of a new case of mad cow disease in California, Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today called on the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration to take new measures to detect and prevent mad cow disease in U.S. beef and dairy cows.
Kraft Foods Group, is recalling Planters Cocktail Peanuts sold in 12-ounce canisters because there is a possibility that the peanuts were exposed to water not intended for use in food during the production process. Approximately 3,000 cases of the recalled Planters peanuts were shipped to retail customers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Kraft Foods Global is recalling 4 million T Discs, the small single-serving packages used with Tassimo coffee brewers. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, the Tassimo T Discs can become clogged during brewing and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds onto consumers and bystanders.
A House bill introduced today aims to limit levels of arsenic and lead in fruit juices. When the bill was announced, the sponsors cited Consumer Reports’ investigation into the issue, which found high levels of arsenic and lead in the juices we tested.
Shipments of orange juice from Canada have been stopped at the border after testing by the Food and Drug Administration found low levels of the fungicide carbendazim, which is banned in the U.S. and was previously found in orange juice product shipments from Brazil.
After fungicide was discovered in orange juice products from Brazil, the Food and Drug Administration blocked orange juice product imports, so that it could test for the fungicide carbendazim, which studies have linked to a higher risk of liver tumors in animals.
Leasa Industries, of Miami, FL is recalling 346 cases of its Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts because of potential Salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration reported today.
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