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Category: Reports and Recalls

The recent recall of fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots (a plum/apricot hybrid) makes this a good time to think about what consumers should do if they have, or think they may have, any of the recalled products.

Tagged Produce | Recall | Fruit

Government officials are investigating a cluster of illnesses associated with Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor sold in 5- and 25-pound bags. Out of an abundance of caution, the FDA is warning food service companies and consumers not to use any Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice products sold in 5- ...

Tagged Rice

Outbreaks caused by eating contaminated sprouts--“sproutbreaks”--have occurred every year in the United States since at least 1995. These episodes have taught us that sprouts are a risky food to eat.

Sprouts were found to be the cause of a devastating outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing ...

Tagged Sprouts | Raw | Outbreak

In response to my recent blog, Drinking Raw Milk: It’s Not Worth the Risk, we received a number of questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our readers, along with my answers.

Tagged Raw Milk

In my role as chief medical officer in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, I am responsible for providing oversight for medical issues relating to food safety that may arise, including product recalls. A food recall occurs when a company removes a food product from the market ...