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  • When is sanitary history too ripe for the jury?

    Does a company’s sanitary record figure into its possible criminal conduct when involved in an outbreak of foodborne illness? That question is being disputed during the pre-trial stage of the United States v. Paul Kruse. Pre-trial motions are scheduled for July 22 in the Texas Western District court in Austin. Kruse, 67, is the retired...

  • Hey, CDC, I have 175 people you should talk to

    Happy 4th of July! Over the last week and a half, I have spoken to, and been retained by, over 175 people linked to the consumption of Daily Harvest products – specifically (but not exclusively), the French Lentil + Leek Crumbles. We are presently testing about 40 samples and have offered samples to the FDA...

  • Marler Clark retained by family of Illinois woman who died from Listeria after eating Ice Cream in Florida

    As of June 29, 2022, a total of 23 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 10 states. Of the 22 people with information, 20 sick people reported living in or traveling to Florida in the month before they got sick, although the significance of this is still under...

  • Hey, Daily Harvest, who made the Crumbles and where did you get the Tara?

    Inquiring minds, and people with acute liver failure, would like to know. After speaking with over 175 people in the last week who have suffered nearly identical symptoms, and who primarily ate the Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles, we are sill at a loss as to what toxin, chemical, etc., are causing these...

  • WHO chiefs discuss local food safety issues

    Regional World Health Organization (WHO) leaders used World Food Safety Day to highlight topics important in their countries. Takeshi Kasai, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, said traditional markets are a key part of the food system. “They play an important economic, cultural and social role in the Asia Pacific region and are a source...

  • Foods to avoid this Independence Day and tips to avoid holiday food poisoning

    It’s the Fourth of July weekend and with that comes the expectation of lots of food, time with friends and family and fireworks. Prep for the heat, review firework safety and read the following food safety tips to keep everyone safe this Independence Day.  Holiday events are often inter-generational affairs, which means that those most...

  • Canadian agency posts recall of king oyster mushrooms because of Listeria

    Kam Ding Investment Ltd. is recalling King Oyster Mushrooms sold under the TWA Fungi brand because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency tested a sample of the mushrooms and found the pathogen. The agency is recommending that consumers and businesses do not use, sell, serve, or...

  • Onions recalled due to Listeria Risk

    A&M Farms of Lyons, Georgia, is voluntarily recalling select whole Vidalia onions packed on one pack line between June 20 – June 23, 2022, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened...

  • FDA warns against using Plug Heist Trap House ‘homemade’ infant formula

    The FDA has sent out an alert for parents and caregivers of infants who consume infant formula advising them to stop using “homemade” infant formula from Plug Heist Trap House. The manufacturer was marketing this product as an infant formula with no product labeling and did not submit the required pre-market notification to the FDA....

  • Mystery Listeria Outbreak linked to living and/or traveling to Florida

    CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are collecting different types of data to identify the food source of a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. The investigation has not yet identified a food linked to illness. As of June 29, 2022, a total of 23...

  • Salmonella contamination not unusual in chicken

    One-third of samples tested by Consumer Reports showed Salmonella contamination of ground chicken, including product from one of the nation’s largest producers. The investigation by the non-profit consumer watchdog group included testing of 75 samples of ground chicken from Perdue and other companies. Purdue sells under its own brand and supplies chicken to Trader Joe’s...

  • FDA doesn’t name food behind outbreak, but Daily Harvest company president does

    The FDA is investigating an outbreak of “adverse events” related to a frozen food that has been recalled, but the investigation notice does not identify a specific product. As of June 29 there have been107 people who reported what the Food and Drug Administration is referring to as adverse events. Traceback, testing and on-site inspections...

  • Caribbean working on climate-related food risks

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is conducting a climate risks and food safety baseline assessment. The exercise will determine the resilience of food and water safety and health and agriculture-related sectors in response to the effects of climate change in the region. Objectives include identifying strengths, gaps, and opportunities in the surveillance and outbreak...

  • Two dozen people sick, one dead in new outbreak of Listeria infections

    Officials with the CDC have identified a new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes that has sickened people in 10 states, killing one. “Of the 22 people with information, 20 sick people reported living in or traveling to Florida in the month before they got sick, although the significance of this is still under investigation,”...

  • FDA says: Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled French Lentil + Leek Crumbles from Daily Harvest

    Key Facts Total Adverse Illness Events: 133 Hospitalizations: 42 Deaths: 0Last illness onset: June 21, 2022 States with Adverse Illness Events: Illnesses have been reported in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,...

  • FDA officially names Daily Harvest crumbles as being under investigation for illnesses

    Two weeks after the company began receiving reports of liver failure the FDA has announced it is investigating an outbreak of “adverse reactions” to Daily Harvest brand French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. As of June 28 the Food and Drug Administration had received at least 133 reports of what it calls adverse events from consumers...

  • SCOTUS isn’t reviewing the “Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner,” Checkoff Program

    The U.S. Supreme Court does not see any reason to review the Beef Check-off. It’s a victory for USDA and the nation’s largest beef organization. Since its creation by the 1985 Farm Bill, the Checkoff has assessed A $1 per head fee on selling all live and domestic cattle. The Checkoff assessment became mandatory when...

  • FDA appears to weigh in on the Daily Harvest Mystery Outbreak

    Although the FDA does not out Daily Harvest by name, over the last week I have directed over 100 people to report their illnesses to the FDA. Of note is that a recall was initiated and the only frozen food recall in the last week has been the Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles....

  • FDA tightens import restrictions on certain cantaloupe, seafood, dried fruit

    The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page with links for...

  • Everything you need to know about the American hotdog by FSIS

    Editor’s Note: Just ahead of the long Fourth of July weekend, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is out with “Americana: The Hot Dog.” We are reposting it because you can never know enough about hotdogs. Whether you call it a frankfurter, hot dog, wiener, or bologna, it’s a cooked sausage and a year-round...

  • Covid 19 and the rise of artisanal butcheries

    By Kitt Tovar Jensen  Not only did the novelty of the pandemic cause national concern, but so did shortages of food and other basic supplies. Although a multitude of brands and meat products flood stores, there are relatively few companies providing the products. In fact, 85 percent of U.S. cattle are slaughtered by just four...

  • Faces of Food Safety: Meet Summer Addo of FSIS

    Summer Addo, Ph.D., is an enforcement, investigations and analysis officer (EIAO), and has been with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s Office of Field Operations for more than 11 years. In her current role, she conducts public health risk evaluations for meat and poultry establishments and makes recommendations regarding enforcement actions. Addo performs on-site,...

  • Restructuring the Food Program at FDA

    Editor’s Note: FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf delivered remarks in June to the FDLI Annual Conference. Here are excerpts from his prepared remarks that addressed food safety. “One issue that’s been front and center, highlighted by the recent challenges related to the supply of infant formula, is the need to adequately fund, revamp and restructure...

  • First lawsuit filed against Daily Harvest

    A Tulsa, OK resident is the first to sue Daily Harvest over its contaminated “Frech Lentil + Leek Crumbles” product. The first plaintiff is Carol Ann Ready, suing New York-based Daily Harvest in federal court for the Southern District of New York. Daily Harvest has received approximately 470 reports of illness or adverse reactions to...

  • Marler Clark files first of hundreds of lawsuits against Daily Harvest

    We have been retained by nearly 100 individuals who have suffered nearly identical symptoms – liver and gall bladder disfunction with exceeding abnormal liver function. Many have been hospitalized, undergoing numerous tests and procedures, including surgery.  Some things for people to know: Protect your heath. Seek prompt medical care. DO NOT, as Daily Harvest suggested,...

  • Wegmans recalls Vidalia onions over Listeria concerns

    Wegmans is recalling Vidalia Onions from its stores because of potential Listeria contamination. The potentially impacted product was sold from June 23 through June 24. There is concern that consumers may have the onions in their homes because of their long shelf life. Recalled product: Vidalia Onions sold by the pound May have a 4-digit...

  • Gelato recalled in Ontario after testing find norovirus contamination of raspberries

    Angelo’s Italian Market Inc. is recalling Gelato Artigianale al gusto di Raspberry Gelatois from the marketplace because of possible norovirus contamination of the raspberries used in this product. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. The recalled product has been sold at Angelo’s Italian Market Inc. in London, Ontario. Recalled product:...

  • Solicitor General of United States finds Prop 12 violates Interstate Commerce Clause

    National Pork Producers Council v. Karen Ross is a case that might be destined for the World Trade Organization, not the U.S. Supreme Court. After all, it seems to involve a non-tariff trade barrier, harming other states. But the analogy falls apart because California is not trying to sell more pork than its neighbors; it...

  • Marler Clark files First Lawsuit against Daily Harvest in New York Federal Court

    We have been retained by nearly 100 individuals who have suffered nearly identical symptoms – liver and gall bladder disfunction with exceeding abnormal liver function. Many have been hospitalized, undergoing numerous tests and procedures, including surgery. GENERAL ALLEGATIONS The 2022 Outbreak Linked to Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Bowls 3.1       According to the U.S....

  • When did Daily Harvest first learn that its French Lentil + Leek Crumbles were causing Liver Failure?

    On April 28, 2022, Daily Harvest announced the launch of Crumbles, a versatile plant-based crumble made entirely from real ingredients like lentils, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Of note, some “influencers” received the product earlier and became part of the statistics of the hundreds with severe liver disfunction.  A key question is when Daily Harvest was made...

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