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  1. Warning on Banquet Pot Pies

    Oct. 10, 2007 -- Check your freezer for Banquet or generic store-brand turkey or chicken not-ready-to-eat pot pies with "P-9" printed on the side of the package. If you have any those pot pie products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says to throw them out or don't eat them as health offic

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  2. Topps Expands Ground Beef Recall

    Oct. 1, 2007 -- For the second time in a week, health officials are urging consumers to check their freezers for recalled frozen ground beef products from Topps Meat Co. Topps on Saturday expanded its Sept. 25 ground beef recall. The Topps recall now includes 21.7 million pounds of frozen hamburgers

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  3. Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. coli

    Sept. 26, 2007 -- Topps Meat Co. has recalled more than 331,000 pounds of its frozen ground beef patties because of possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.  According to news reports, the CDC says that two people in New York and one in Florida have been confirmed to have fallen ill due to E. c

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  4. E. Coli Risk Spurs Dole Salad Recall

    Sept. 18, 2007 -- Get ready to check your refrigerator again for a recalled food product. Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling all salad bearing the label "Dole Hearts Delight" sold in the U.S. and Canada with a "best if used by" date of Sept. 19, 2007, and a production code of "A24924A" or "A24924B"

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  5. Salmonella Spurs New Spinach Recall

    Aug. 29, 2007 -- The California-based company Metz Fresh is voluntarily recalling certain bags of its fresh spinach after finding salmonella in a batch of spinach during the company's routine testing. Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps in people. Most people recover

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  6. Baby Carrots Recalled

    Aug. 23, 2007 -- Bags of baby carrots sold by King Sooper, Ralphs, Publix, and Trader Joe's have been recalled because of possible Shigella contamination. The recalled products are: 7-ounce and 8-ounce bags of baby carrots labeled "Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" with a sell-by date of

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  7. Botulism Recall Widened

    July 23, 2007 -- Botulism risk has spurred the FDA and Castleberry's Food Co. to widen Castleberry's canned goods recall. The recall now includes more than 80 canned goods for people and four products for pets. All of those products are made by Castleberry's Food Co., but they bear various brand nam

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  8. Keep Food Poisoning off Summer Menu

    July 13, 2007 -- Food poisoning sent at least 10 people to the hospital and sickened more than 100 others at this year's Taste of Chicago food festival. All of those people ate at the Pars Cove Persian Cuisine booth at the Taste of Chicago festival, which was held in Chicago from June 29 to July 2.

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  9. Veggie Booty Recalled Due to Salmonella

    June 29, 2007 -- The FDA is warning consumers not to eat Veggie Booty snack food because of possible contamination with Salmonella wandsworth, bacterium that causes gastrointestinal illness. Veggie Booty is a snack of puffed rice and corn with a vegetable coating. Its marketer is recalling all poten

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  10. FDA: Don't Eat Monkfish

    May 25, 2007 -- The FDA today warned consumers not to buy or eat monkfish because it may actually be puffer fish containing a potentially lethal toxin called tetrodotoxin. The FDA's warning comes after two people in the Chicago area became ill after eating homemade soup containing the mislabeled mon

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