September 2009

The California Department of Public Health warned consumers not to eat “Queen Victoria” and “Tubby” bunched spinach because they may be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious illness. 

The 12-count and 24-count spinach bunches were bound with a twist tie which says“PLU 4090 UPC 33383-65200.” The twist tie associated with the “Queen Victoria” label

A mid-summer Salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 124 people across the country probably was due to contaminated lettuce.

At least that’s the opinion of William Keene, senior epidemiologist at Oregon’s Public Health Division.

The outbreak ran from mid-July to mid-August with one cluster of cases being in the Portland area where seven became sick

Salmonella-related recalls lately have been all over the spice rack. This time, parsley is on the recall list, but no illnesses have yet been associated with it.

Moorpark, CA’s Muranake Farms Inc. is recalling 1,005 cases of 60-count bunched parsley because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Muranaka Farm’s has a trace recall program that

Kilwin’s Quality Confections, Inc. of Petoskey, MI, on Sept. 10 recalled all of our seven ounce packages of chocolate-covered peanuts, and bulk chocolate-covered peanuts, sold in our retail stores prior to April 1, 2009.

These package may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail

Two California produce shippers have recalled thousands of cases of green onions supplied by an onion farm in Mexicali, Mexico, over fears the onions could be contaminated with salmonella.

U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors found salmonella in a routine test taken in New York last month. No illnesses have been reported.

Officials notified the

Red pepper spice sold by retailers in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana is being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.
A Beaumont, TX -based coffee and spice packager issued the red pepper recall.
The Texas Coffee Co. said 3- and 8-ounce packages of Texjoy red pepper are being recalled because of potential contamination by salmonella