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January 16, 2015 at 5:59 PM

1 dead, 2 ill from listeria outbreak linked to Yakima cheese maker

One death has been reported from an outbreak of listeria linked to consumption of Latin-style soft cheese produced by a Yakima company, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Three types of Queseria Bendita-brand cheese have been recalled after one person died and two others were hospitalized in King, Pierce and Yakima counties, the health…


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December 24, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Caramel apple company issues recall after listeria outbreak

From Seattle Times staff reporter JoNel Aleccia: A Missouri firm is recalling caramel apples produced from August through November after they were linked to an outbreak of listeria food poisoning that killed five people and sickened two dozen more in 10 states, including a teen boy in Washington. The Happy Apple Company of Washington, Mo., issued a voluntary…


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May 22, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Hummus sold at Trader Joes and Target recalled

Prepared-foods manufacturer Lansal announced a recall Thursday of 14,860 pounds of hummus and other dip products from stores that include Target and Trader Joe’s, due to a threat of a listeria contamination. The Massachusetts-based company said the recall was only a precaution. A list of the recalled products can be found at: Listeria can cause serious…


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November 4, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Reser’s Fine Foods expands product recall over possible Listeria contamination

Because of possible contamination with  Listeria monocytogenes, Reser’s Fine Foods has expanded it’s recall of its chicken, ham and beef products from its Topeka, Kansas, facility to include all products produced in Topeka between Sept. 5 and Oct. 25. Previously the date range for recalled products was Sept. 5 to Oct. 9. The recalled products were…


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September 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Possible listeria contamination in Whole Foods’ organic kale

Prepackaged kale sold at Whole Foods’ Roosevelt Square store that was packed Sept. 15 through Sept. 20 could be contaminated with listeria, which can cause fatal infections. (Courtesy Whole Foods) Whole Foods Market is advising shoppers who bought prepackaged, organic kale at its Roosevelt Square store in Seattle to discard the product because of a…


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July 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Whole Foods recalls cheese; 1 dead, others sickened

NEW YORK  — Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one. It is unclear whether any of those sickened were in Washington state, but the cheese was sold in at least some…


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December 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Company recalls Lascco and Nathan’s cold-smoked salmon products

The Associated Press Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced a precautionary recall of two cold-smoked salmon products because of possible Listeria contamination. The products were distributed in 12 states, including Washington. The products are the 3-ounce Nathan’s Brand Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon and the 4-ounce Lascco Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon. The products were distributed to retailers and…


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