Health News

Fruit Recall Affects Retailers Nationwide
Opting for fruit is usually a healthy option, but consumers across the country may be thinking twice about some produce this week. A nationwide recall of certain fruits has been issued.
Whole Foods Recalls Made-in-Store Items Due to Listeria Risk
Whole Foods Market has recalled certain made-in-store food products that were prepared with stone fruits from Wawona Packaging Company due to possible contamination with a foodborne illness.
Earth Circle Issues Carob Powder Recall
Earth Circle Organics, (River Canyon Retreat, Inc., dba) has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.
Wegmans Recalls Desserts Due to Potential of Listeria
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several in-store baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines, and/or plums.
Wawona Packing Recalls Fruits Due to Potential Listeria Contamination
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12, 2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Germs Remains an Issue in US
Foodborne illnesses can be unpleasant enough, but when they are resistant to the antibiotics meant to treat them, the situation can become much more serious.
Slight Mad Cow Risk Leads to Recall
Talk of mad cow disease tends to make people nervous - with reason - even when the risk is low. Such concern has led to a recent recall of beef products.
Chia Products Tied to Salmonella Outbreak
Although Salmonella outbreaks are often linked to animal products, any food item can carry the bacteria. In an ongoing outbreak, a common health food item is the likely source.
FDA Eases Fears of Ban on Wood-Aged Cheese
Reports that the Food and Drug Administration was banning the use of wooden boards to age cheese sent shockwaves through the artisanal cheesemaking industry. But the FDA is claiming it has not called for any such ban.
Clarification on Using Wood Shelving in Artisanal Cheesemaking
Recently, you may have heard some concerns suggesting the FDA has taken steps to end the long-standing practice in the cheesemaking industry of using wooden boards to age cheese.