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Popcorn, Indiana Brand Under Voluntary Recall

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Due to fears of listeria contamination, 700,000 bags of popcorn made by the company called Popcorn, Indiana.

The recalled flavors are: aged white cheddar, almond biscotti, American cheese, apple crisp, bacon ranch, black-and-white drizzle, caramel, caramel roasted peanuts, chocolate peanut butter, cinnamon sugar drizzle, dark fudge chocolate chip drizzle, kettlecorn, salt and pepper and wasabi reserve. The affected products have “Best By” dates of Feb. 4, 2013 through March 12, 2013. You can check your UPC codes here.

If you own a recalled bag of popcorn, return it to the store where you purchased it and get a refund.

Image: Popcorn, via Shutterstock

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Report: Listeria Guidelines Ignored by Cantaloupe Farm Inspectors

Friday, January 13th, 2012

The outbreak of the bacteria listeria that claimed 30 lives, sickened 146, and triggered one miscarriage this summer and fall could have been avoided if inspectors had properly reported violations they observed at the cantaloupe farm where the outbreak originated. reports:

The FDA cited “serious design flaws” and a “lack of awareness” of safety standards at Jensen Farms as the likely sources of the bacterial contamination behind the deaths. But in a report issued this week, congressional investigators found the company that conducted a July safety audit at the farm, Bio Food Safety, gave it near-perfect marks despite finding three “major deficiencies.”

In particular, it noted that the company washed its cantaloupe in water that was not treated with chlorine or any other anti-bacterial additive — a process the FDA said was inconsistent with its recommendations and “a probable cause of the contamination.” The inspector did not take points off for the finding, the report states.

The Centers for Disease Control declared the outbreak to be over, issuing its final report on the matter in December.  Earlier this month, some brands of kosher cheese were recalled because of listeria concerns.

Image: Cantaloupe slice, via Shutterstock.

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Ocean Spray Voluntarily Recalls Some Packages of “Craisins”

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Ocean Spray has issued a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Craisins, the dried cranberry snack popular with adults and children alike, because there is a chance the food is contaminated with small hair-like fragments of metal.  In a statement, the company said the fragments are “unlikely to cause consumer injury,” and no injuries, reactions, or adverse affects have been reported by customers so far.  Said the company, “Ocean Spray issued the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our consumers.”

If you are concerned your Craisins may be affected, read on for a full list of the UPC codes that have been recalled.


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Chicken Nugget Brand Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

More than 18,000 pounds of Pilgrim’s Pride brand ready-made chicken nuggets and fillets have been recalled due to concerns that the product is contaminated with listeria, a bacteria that can cause symptoms of food-poisoning and is especially dangerous to pregnant women.

Here are the details of the recall, according to

Pilgrim’s Pride has recalled 18,312 pounds of chicken nuggets and chicken fillets sold at Dollar General stores in nine states.

Contamination with potentially deadly listeria bacteria was detected in the fully cooked products.

In a separate recall, also due to listeria contamination, Flying Foods has recalled some 7,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken, turkey, beef, and pork products sold in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Some of the products were sold in Starbucks stores, which on Monday removed all Flying Foods products from their shelves.

On July 20, Pilgrim’s Pride recalled 11,240 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products:

  • 10-pound boxes containing two 5-pound bags of “Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Breaded White Chicken Nuggets Shaped Patties.” There is a date code of 11471010 ink-jetted on the box, which bears the establishment number P-7091A inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each 5-pound bag is marked with the date code and P-7091A. This product was shipped to distribution centers in Texas and New Jersey for further distribution to other food service vendors.
  • 30-pound boxes containing six 5-pound bags of “Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Fillet with Rib Meat.” There is a date code of 11801050 and a Use By Date of Dec. 26, 2011 ink-jetted on the box, which bears the establishment number P-20728 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The inner bags are marked with the code date and Use By Date. This product was shipped to distribution centers in Ohio for further distribution.

On July 26, Pilgrim’s Pride added 7,072 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken to the recall:

  • 16-pound boxes containing eight 2-pound bags of “Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Breaded Nugget Shaped Patties with Rib Meat.”
  • The 16-pound boxes have a date code of 11531010 ink-jetted on the box, a best-by date of “JUN 02 2012,” and the establishment number “P-7091A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • Each 2-pound bag is marked with the date code and “P-7091A.” These bags were shipped to Dollar General stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Use’s Product Recall Finder to check on other recently issued recalls.

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