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South Africa Food Producer Tiger Brands Faces Class Action Over Listeria Outbreak

South Africa’s leading food producer Tiger Brands said on Wednesday it will fight a class action lawsuit over its role in the world’s largest ever listeria outbreak. The listeriosis outbreak, the infection caused by the bacteria, killed more than 200 …

Indiana Company Recalls Melon Products Linked to Salmonella

An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by …

Missouri House Approves Bill Expanding Food Producers’ Ability to Sue

The Missouri House has passed a bill that would make it easier for food producers to sue people for spreading false information about their products. Lawmakers voted 131-23 to send the bill to the Senate. The proposal would allow producers …

Blue Bell: Ice Cream Safe Despite Potential Concern

Blue Bell Creameries is seeking to reassure customers that its ice cream in safe, even as the Texas company tries to determine whether listeria has again been found at one of its plants. Blue Bell is in in the midst …

Illinois Health Officials: 70 Suspected Ill from Apple Cider

Health officials in two western Illinois counties say the count of people with suspected illness linked to apple cider has risen to 70. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that’s the updated tally from the health departments of Pike and Adams counties. …

Hormel Recalls Peanut Butter Made in Arkansas Factory

Hormel Foods Sales LLC is recalling 153 cases of peanut butter made at its Little Rock, Arkansas, factory because of the potential for metal shavings in the jars. The company issued a statement saying 153 cases of reduced fat creamy …

Texas-Based Blue Bell Gets OK to Make Ice Cream at Alabama Plant

Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries can resume production and sale of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant, the Alabama Department of Public Health announced. A state inspection found that Blue Bell’s creamery in Sylacauga, Ala., meets all state public …

Blue Bell Says Listeria Source Likely Found at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Creameries says it has likely identified the source of listeria contamination at its Oklahoma plant, but it may not be able to pinpoint a single source for the problem at its Texas plant. The Texas-based company gave the …

49,000 Pounds of Pork Sausage Recalled by Michigan Company

A Michigan-based business is recalling about 49,000 pounds of pork sausage products shipped to institutions nationwide that may be contaminated with foreign materials. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall involving Quincy Street Inc. …

Texas Grocery Chain, H-E-B, Others Pull Blue Bell Products

Texas grocery chain H-E-B is pulling all Blue Bell Ice Cream from store shelves as a precaution after a recall of some of the ice cream maker’s products that were connected to three deaths in Kansas. San Antonio-based H-E-B, with …