Archive of December, 2021

Listeria monocytogenes in Veggies Caused a Chain Reaction Across US and Canada
A variety of minimally processed vegetables produced by Mann Packing of Salinas, California were recalled because of a possibility of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  The refrigerated and frozen vegetables were sold throughout the US and Canada. The recall of the vegetables from Mann Packaging impacted ten supermarket chains and several producers that used Mann Packaging products in their products. This huge recall is solely based on a single positive sample found during random sampling by Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Origin The FDA announced that on October 19 that the Salinas, California-based Mann Packaging company, one of the largest suppliers of fresh...
One Year Later: Is there an Effect of FSMA on FDA Food Recalls in 2017?
In 2011 the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law and started to be implemented in September of 2016.We looked at the recall statistics during similar periods in 2016 and 2017.  As in previous years, allergens and microbial contamination lead the reasons for recalls in both years. The early data does not show a significant impact of the new FSMA rules on recalls due to allergens. The total recalls due to microbial contamination were 60% higher in 2016 as compared to 2017. Could it be a result of the new FSMA regulations? Original Believe of the Impact...
New Recalls: GreenCore USA Recalls Sandwiches due to Listeria; Vermont Livestock recalls Ground beef due to E. coli; Frozen Peas Recalled by Pinnacle Foods
In the last couple of months, there were very few recalls due to microbial contamination. However, a couple of recalls were announced in the last few days. GreenCore Recall of Sandwiches due to Listeria monocytogenes On September 29, 2017, the FDA announced that GreenCore had recalled a variety of sandwich salads (egg salad sandwiches, ham salad sandwiches, and seafood) because Listeria monocytogenes (LM) was found after a routine inspection by the FDA at the Rhode Island plant environment. LM was not found in any of the products of the company. The sandwiches were distributed to American Food and Vending, Hannaford Brothers, Target, and Turkey...