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Indonesia: Some U.S. apples banned
Indonesia banned the import of two types of apples from California, the US, on Monday, as they allegedly contained harmful Listeria bacteria. The apples — Gala and Granny Smith — distributed by Bidart Bros. of Bakersfield’s packing house, have triggered a Listeria outbreak across 11 states in the US that.....
Listeria Recall: Frozen Fruit
Inventure Foods has issued a precautionary recall of its Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.....
Vietnam: US apple imports not contaminated
Nearly 90 percent of the US apples imported by Vietnam are sourced from the State of Washington, said the department.The US Embassy in Vietnam will continue providing information and working closely with relevant agencies for any possible contaminated apples to be recalled.Currently, the department is still.....
Hungary: 6,283 Euro in fines to fruit and veg distributors
This year's 5,045 winter seasonal food inspections in Hungary, conducted between 1 and 31 December 2014 across the country, have resulted in 69 warnings and 145 violations, for which a total of 68,422 Euro in fines have been imposed by the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH).The purpose of the seasonal.....
No cases of infection from eating apples in Malaysia
Imported prepacked whole caramel apples are not available in Malaysia and there are no reported cases of Listeria monocytogenes infection due to eating apples so far, says the Health Ministry.Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the bacteria would not be able to get into apples.....
Malaysia bans imports of Gala, Granny Smith apples from US
Malaysia has stopped the import of two brands of apples from California because of fears that they could be tainted with the Listeriosis bacteria, reported Malaysian media.Agriculture minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry had received a notice from the US authorities that the Gala red apples and.....
First caramel apple listeria lawsuit filed
Attorney Bill Marler of Seattle’s Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Safeway Inc., in the Superior Court of Santa Cruz on behalf of James Raymond Frey, 87, and the estate of his deceased wife, Shirlee Jean.....
COAG requests temporary ban on Turkish fruit and veg imports
Given the constant sanitary alerts triggered by fruits and vegetables from Turkey, the Spanish Coordinator of Grower and Farmer Organisations (COAG) has asked the European Commission (EC) to temporarily close the entry of Turkish products in Europe while this alarming situation is investigated.In just 15.....
Philippines recalls U.S. imported apples
The Philippine Trade Department issued an advisory Thursday recalling imported gala and granny apples from the United States, warning consumers that the apples may cause serious adverse health consequences or death.The Department's Consumer Protection Group cited a report forwarded by the U.S. Food and Drug.....
China: State of food industry a 'worry'
Fresh reports out of China claim that the situation for food safety in that country has taken a dive, with the food and drug regulator describing it as “grim”.“The current situation in China with regards to food safety is weak at best, with insufficient regulation and monitoring systems that have been rocked.....
Apple slice recall in Canada
Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is recalling apple slices in all four Atlantic provinces due to listeria monocytogenes concerns.The Scotian Gold brand apple slices used apples sourced from the United States that are now being recalled due to a possible contamination, according to the Canadian Food.....
Company linked to listeria outbreak apples
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Bidart Bros. of Bakersfield, California is recalling apples shipped from its Shafter, California packing facility last year, prompted by a federal investigation of 32 listeria illnesses in 11 states, including the deaths. Those 11 states are Arizona,.....
Decrease of neonicotinoids will not currently affect apple growers
The Government of Ontario recently announced that it will decrease the usage of neonicotinoids, a group of chemicals which acts as a pesticide. The most widely used pesticide in the world, neonicotinoids target seed treatments in corn and soy bean crop by deterring pests such as aphids and root-feeding.....
Kroger brand caramel apples added to recall
Happy Apple Company of Washington, MO, is expanding its recall of caramel apples to include Kroger brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company with a best use by date between Sept. 15 and Nov. 18, 2014, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Kroger brand.....