Feb. 18, 2008 -- Americans already have eaten most of the 143.4 million pounds of beef involved in this week's biggest-ever U.S. meat recall. Yet the U.S. Department of Agriculture says consumers are at little risk -- even if they did eat the meat. It's a confusing issue. Here's WebMD's guide to wha
Feb. 18, 2008 -- It's the largest beef recall in U.S. history: 143 million pounds of beef "voluntarily" recalled by Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company of Chino, Calif. The beef, produced from February 2006 until the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended operations at the meat plant on Feb. 2,
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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.