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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.

Posted in: Reports and Recalls
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- ...

Posted in: Reports and Recalls
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 ...

Posted in: Reports and Recalls
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.

Posted in: Reports and Recalls
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 ...

Posted in: Reports and Recalls