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Potato Salad at Spartan Stores Recalled for Listeria in 2 states

August 31, 2013 by


Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is recalling a limited quantity of Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad In 16 oz. Packages because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad was distributed by Spartan Stores in the State of Michigan and Toledo Ohio. The affected Spartan […]

Cilantro Recalled for Listeria in Michigan stores

August 18, 2013 by


 Buurma Farms, Inc. is recalling 465 boxes of Cilantro Lot #02D312A4. Buurma Farms recalled this product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Cilantro was sold to distributors in Michigan on August 3, 2013. The product was also shipped to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The Cilantro, which was distributed through Meijer and […]

Parasite sickens 250 in Midwest; fresh produce suspected

July 24, 2013 by


by: JoNel Aleccia NBC News   More than 250 people have been sickened, mostly in the Midwest, by a rare parasite that may have contaminated fresh produce shipped across state lines, said federal health officials, who’ve stepped in to help coordinate the growing outbreak.   At least 118 cases of cyclospora infection have been reported […]

Female Farmworkers And Rape: Sexual Assault And Harassment Persist In Central San Joaquin Valley

June 25, 2013 by


Maria, a farmworker from Guatemala, says never again will she look at any supervisor with the same trust she once had. The 40-year-old mother of three was hired last November to pick pomegranates near Huron. Her supervisor told her he would pick her up an hour earlier than the rest of the crew. She was […]

Food safety frontlines fruit and veggies edition; baby steps in marketing food safety?

May 29, 2013 by


by Doug Powell Produce accounts for 46% of the estimated 48 million foodborne illnesses reported annually by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Leafy greens account are estimated to account for 41% of the produce-related illnesses. With piles of fresh strawberries beckoning consumers at markets and stores this season, an alliance of a […]