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Chopped Romaine Lettuce Recalled for E. coli; 35 people infected in 11 states

April 13, 2018 by


Information collected to date indicates that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified. Advice to Consumers( Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce […]

Produce Recalled at Giant and Martin’s for Metal Pieces

May 19, 2017 by


BrightFarms is initiating a recall of packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm. The affected BrightFarms branded products are sold at the Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle, Peapod and Martin’s Food Markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, […]

Foods you should never put in the freezer

October 13, 2015 by


By Sheela Prakash It’s been said before that a stocked freezer is the best and easiest way to win in the kitchen. And that’s true—most of the time. But there are a handful (well, a couple of handfuls) of foods that get strange when frozen and then defrosted. Here are a few of them: 1. […]

Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods’ Produce Rating System

June 12, 2015 by


by Dan Charles Nobody really likes to be graded. Especially when you don’t get an A. Some organic farmers are protesting a new grading system for produce and flowers that’s coming into force at Whole Foods. They say it devalues the organic label and could become an “existential threat.” The rating system is called “Responsibly […]

CDC Warns Do Not Eat Caramel Apples

December 23, 2014 by


Update: 12/22/2014 A total of 29 people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 10 states: Arizona (4), California (1), Minnesota (4), Missouri (5), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (3). Illness onset dates range from October 17, 2014, to November 27, […]

USDA Files Action against Pangea Produce Distributors

November 5, 2014 by


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) filed an administrative action under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) against Pangea Produce Distributors Inc. The Florida company allegedly failed to make payment to three produce sellers in the amount of $262,199 from October 2010 through December 2013. Pangea Produce Distributors Inc. will have an opportunity to request […]

Where’s the micro? Whole Foods to introduce produce ratings program

October 8, 2014 by


by Doug Powell It’s just too easy to make fun of the adjective-embracing data devoid Whole Foods Market, Inc. The company is going to introduce a produce ratings program on Oct. 15, said John Mackey, co-chief executive officer of the Austin, Texas-based retailer. “Organic is not enough,” he said Oct. 1 during the GE Capital […]