Spotlight on Food Protection

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Potentially Linked to Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix, Winter 2019

December 6, 2019FDA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Javiana in Pennsylvania. Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes from Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey, are a potential source of this outbreak.RecommendationFood service and institutional food operators […]

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State testing finds Listeria risk; salmon filets under recall nationwide

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling some of its packages of “CAPITAN K” salmon slightly salted pieces because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.“The contamination was discovered after sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Market Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria […]

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Virginia Agencies Investigating Reports of Illness among Men Who Took Dietary Supplement V8

​VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS, Contact: Elaine Lidholm, www.vdacs.virginia.gov For Release: Aug. 22, 2019Contact:  Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686 Virginia Agencies Investigating Reports of Illness among Men Who Took Dietary Supplement V8 (Richmond, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is advising consumers not to purchase or use a product sold under […]

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Kroger Yellowfin Tuna linked to four Scombroid poisoning cases in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture this weekend issued a public health alert after Kroger stores at Austin Landing and Cornerstone sold fresh yellowfin tuna steaks linked to four Scombroid poisoning cases in Montgomery and Franklin counties.The fish labeled “Tuna Yellowfin Steak Fresh Wild Caught” with sell-by dates of Sept. 3 and Sept. 5 was purchased from […]

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Dole recalls baby spinach products after state test shows Salmonella in a sample

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. announced a 10-state recall of baby spinach because of potential contamination with Salmonella. According to the recall notice posted on The Food and Drug Administration’s website, the recall was issued due to a sample of baby spinach that yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in […]

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