US Food Safety exclusive – expanded recalls this week

Posted on September 30, 2011 by


Cantaloupe Recall Expanded to three additional states

In an exclusive interview with US Food Safety, a spokeswoman for Jenson Farms explained why the initial cantaloupe recall was expanded. According to the spokeswoman, three more states were added because there was a manual change order at the shipping point. The bill of lading was changed manually. Instead of going to one state, the cantaloupes went to three states: Indiana, Louisiana and Wisconsin. Because it was a manual change, the change order was not readily apparent and did not go into the computer. All customers were notified.

Organic Tomatoes Recall Expanded Nationwide

The recall of Limited Edition Organic Grape Tomatoes and Fresh & Easy Organic Grape Tomatoes is expanding its geographic scope from eighteen states to nationwide. The reason for the recall is possible Salmonella contamination. The volume of cases from the original production lot has not changed, however, there is a possibility that some customers may have distributed the organic grape tomatoes beyond the original 18 states. Therefore, the company is extending the recall nationwide. The recall also includes Canada.

Chopped or Shredded Romaine Lettuce Recall Expanded to 19 states

True Leaf Farms is expanding its recall of romaine from 90 cartons to 2,498 cartons of chopped or shredded romaine because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial recalled product was shipped between September 12 and 13 to a retail food service distributor in Oregon who further distributed it to at least two additional states, Washington and Idaho.

At the request of the FDA, the recall notification is expanded to cover additional product shipped to wholesale food service distributors in 19 states and Alberta, Canada. The states include Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Vermont. All the romaine affected by this recall has a use by date of 9/29/11.

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