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  1. Peanut Butter Recalled by NSpired Natural Foods

    Aug. 21, 2014 -- Possible salmonella contamination has led NSpired Natural Foods to recall peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butter products. The recalled products include Arrowhead Mills peanut butters, Maranatha almond butters and peanut butters, and nut butters sold under the Kroger, Saf

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  2. Plums, Peaches Recall Expanded by Calif. Company

    Aug. 4, 2014 -- A recall of fresh, whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots is being expanded by Wawona Packing Company of California due to possible listeria contamination. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors, and people with weak im

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  3. Fruit Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

    July 22, 2014 -- Packaged fresh fruit sold at Costco, BJ's, Trader Joe's and other retailers has been recalled because of concerns of possible contamination with the life-threatening bacteria listeria, according to published reports. The voluntary recall includes peaches, plums, nectarines and pluot

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  4. Drug Resistance Among Food-borne Germs a Mixed Bag

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news about antibiotic resistance among the germs that cause foodborne illnesses, a new U.S. government report released Tuesday shows. "Our latest data show some progress in reducing resistance amo

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  5. Velveeta Recalled From Walmart Stores

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay) -- Velveeta cheese products are being recalled from Walmart stores in as many as a dozen states because they don't have an adequate amount of preservatives, Kraft Foods Group Inc. says. The company said insufficient levels of sorbic acid in the 260 recalled cases of

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  6. Beef Products Recalled Over Mad Cow Concerns

    June 13, 2014 -- More than 4,000 pounds of beef products are being recalled by a Missouri company due to the slight chance that they may expose people to mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. The products were produced by Fruitland American Meat and distributed to restaurants in

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  7. Sprouted Chia Seeds and Clover Linked to Outbreaks

    June 13, 2014 -- Two outbreaks involving foods made from either sprouted chia seeds or clover have sickened more than 70 people in the United States and Canada, and more than 10 of them have been hospitalized. A salmonella outbreak has been linked to a powder made from sprouted, ground chia seeds an

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  8. Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Norovirus, the so-called "cruise ship virus," is more often caused by infected restaurant workers than outbreaks on the high seas, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. Just 1 percent of more than 1,000 food-borne outbreak

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  9. More Salmonella Cases Tied to Foster Farms Chicken

    May 28, 2014 -- Salmonella poisoning linked to Foster Farms chicken has been confirmed in 50 more people, bringing the total to 574 cases in 27 states since March 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Since the last agency update in April, there have been an average

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  10. Recalled Hummus and Dip Could Pose Listeria Risk

    May 23, 2014 -- Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products are being recalled by Lansal, Inc. due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young, frail and elderly people. The company has told wholesalers and retailers to halt s

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