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For Blue Bell, a Deja Vu Recall

Two flavors may be contaminated with listeria

(Newser) - Blue Bell is now about as synonymous with listeria as it is with ice cream—and apparently for good reason. Following a listeria outbreak last year and the discovery of the bacteria at one of its facilities in January, the company says it's voluntarily recalling two ice cream flavors... More »

Clif Bars Recalled Over Listeria Fears

Possibly tainted sunflower kernels have led to approximately 40 recalls since May

(Newser) - Clif Bar is recalling three of its products over concerns they're contaminated with listeria from tainted sunflower kernels, Fortune reports. People shouldn't eat Mojo Mountain trail mix bars, Sierra Trail Mix energy bars, and Nuts & Seeds energy bars with best-by dates between this month and 2017. It'... More »

Massive Recall Covers Food Sold as Long Ago as 2014

It affects consumers across North America

(Newser) - Authorities are warning people to check their freezers—for food bought as far back as 2014. It's one of the largest food recalls in recent memory, affecting well over 400 products from CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco, Wash., sold under more than 40 different brand names in all 50... More »

1 Dead in Listeria Outbreak Tied to Packaged Lettuce

Some Dole salads are recalled

(Newser) - Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC said 12 people in six states have been hospitalized in the outbreak since July after eating salads sold under the names Dole, Fresh... More »

Listeria Found at Blue Bell—Again

The DOJ just launched an investigation into the ice cream maker last week

(Newser) - Only a week after the US Justice Department announced it was investigating Blue Bell Creameries over a fatal listeria outbreak last spring, the ice cream maker revealed the bacteria had again been found in one of its facilities, Reuters reports. Blue Bell stopped production and issued a mass recall in... More »

DOJ Opens Criminal Investigation Into Ice Cream Maker

Blue Bell linked to three fatal listeria cases last year

(Newser) - The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into ice-cream-maker Blue Bell after its frozen treats were linked to 10 listeria cases—three of them fatal—last year, CNN reports. According to the Wall Street Journal , prosecutors are looking into what Blue Bell executives knew about the listeria... More »

Ex Blue Bell Workers Detail Gross Plant Conditions

Dripping vents, slimy cardboard sleeves, and more

(Newser) - The Houston Chronicle spoke to 14 ex-employees at Blue Bell's flagship plant in Texas, and they tell truly disturbing stories of conditions at the plant where listeria-contaminated ice cream treats were produced. Some of the details:
  • Even after one machine had been cleaned, what the Chronicle calls a "
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Don't Wash Your Spinach? You May Not Want to Read This

Even if you do wash, bad news for you

(Newser) - If you don't wash the pre-washed spinach you buy from the store, you may want to stop reading. Actually, even if you do wash your spinach, you still may want to stop here. According to new findings by food safety researchers out of the University of California, Riverside , bacteria... More »

Blue Bell 'Crankin' Out Ice Cream' Again

Ala. plant gets all-clear from health officials

(Newser) - Blue Bell can resume production and sale of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant, the state's Department of Public Health says. An inspection found that Blue Bell's creamery in Sylacauga, Alabama, meets all state public health standards, and the finding leaves no state objection to resumed production... More »

Enter the Black Market for Blue Bell Ice Cream

You may be able to find it on Craigslist

(Newser) - Drugs and weapons, sure. What you don't expect to find on the black market: ice cream. After a listeria outbreak forced Blue Bell to recall its ice cream products, however, a black market for the items has indeed sprung up online, ABC News reports. A pint of the brand'... More »

FDA: Blue Bell Knew About Deadly Bug in 2013

Company failed to change procedures after listeria detected

(Newser) - Blue Bell Creameries could have done a lot more to prevent a deadly listeria outbreak, according to newly released Food and Drug Administration reports. The company knew about a serious listeria problem at one of its production plants years before an outbreak linked to the company's products killed three... More »

Another Ice Cream Maker Recalls All Products

Listeria found in sample from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

(Newser) - A second ice cream company has shut down production after health officials found listeria in a sample of its frozen treats. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio said on its website that it recalled all its frozen products after the discovery. The action follows a similar shutdown by Texas-based... More »

Blue Bell Creameries Recalls All Products

2 more ice cream samples test positive for listeria

(Newser) - Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall last night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. The company "cannot say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to its... More »

Latest Listeria Recall: Sabra Hummus

No illnesses linked with Sabra recall, at least so far

(Newser) - About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide are being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination. Listeria is a food-borne illness that can cause high fevers and nausea in minor cases, but the infections can be fatal to people with weakened immune systems and young children, as well... More »

3 Deaths Linked to Tainted Ice Cream

Blue Bell announces first recall in its history

(Newser) - The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the Texas icon's first product recall in its 108-year history. A total of five people developed listeriosis in Kansas after eating products from one production line at the Blue... More »

No. 1 Source of Salmonella Cases: Not Meat

In fact, seeded veggies are the worst culprit, feds find

(Newser) - Salmonella might be an illness you think about when you're tempted to eat cookie dough ; it's probably not something that worries you when picking out zucchini. But in fact, seeded vegetables were the top source of salmonella illnesses in a federal food study that focused on the years... More »

CDC: Beware Caramel Apples

Prepackaged varieties are linked to 4 deaths

(Newser) - Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in several states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then. But the commercially produced variety can have a shelf life... More »

Costco, Trader Joe's Peaches, Plums Recalled

California packing company says it has fixed the listeria risk

(Newser) - Watch out for those plums and peaches: A California packing company has recalled fruit sent to big stores around the country after internal testing revealed possible listeria contamination. The recall affects whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums, and pluots sent to stores, including Costco, Trader Joe'... More »

Sam's Club Recalls Smoked Salmon

Listeria concerns prompt move in 42 states

(Newser) - If they're serving smoked salmon at the New Year's Eve party, it might pay to find out where it's from. Walmart's Sam's Club is recalling packages sold in 42 states because of concerns about listeria, reports the LA Times . The product in question is from... More »

800 Wheels of Ricotta Cheese Recalled

Tainted cheese linked to 1 death, 14 illnesses in US

(Newser) - US health officials say imported Italian ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses including at least one death. The ricotta salata cheese distributed by Forever Cheese Inc. of New York is linked to illnesses in 11 US states and the District of Columbia, according to the... More »

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