The federal Food and Drug Administration has put Georgia’s cantaloupe growers on notice that inspectors will be checking out packing operations when they begin in a few weeks. The agency is concerned about recent outbreaks of listeria and salmonella in the melons. So inspectors will visit a sample of facilities looking for any unsanitary conditions.
Dole Food is recalling more than 1,000 cases of bagged salads sold at Kroger and Wal-Mart stores in six states because of the possibility of listeria contamination. The affected states are Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. No illnesses have been reported.
A company in Lawrenceville that supplies foods for some retail outlets has recalled numerous products, including sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates and salads, because of potential listeria contamination. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Lawrenceville operation of Chicago-based Flying Foods Group's recall is an expansion of one that began on July 19. The expanded recall includes products made for Core-Mark Atlanta Division, RaceTrac and Starbucks. Core-Mark Atlanta Division products were distributed to outlets in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say Flying Food Group LLC is recalling about 204 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken wraps and plates that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products subject to recall are 8.4-ounce packages of "Starbucks Chipotle Chicken Wraps Bistro Box"; and 6.3-ounce packages of "Starbucks Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box."
A federal agency says 380,000 pounds of possibly tainted deli meat products sold in sandwiches at Wal-Mart stores have been recalled by a food company in Buffalo. The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Tuesday that roast beef and ham distributed to Wal-Mart delicatessens might be contaminated with Listeria bacteria. A retail sample collected in Georgia tested positive for Listeria.