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Packer Insight — Recalls, Fresh Summit and retail perspective

Editor-in-chief Tom Karst, news editor Chris Koger and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss news items of note this week, from a Fresh Summit sneak peek to a recall roundup to columns from industry veterans.

Canadian agency recalls Sunsprout microgreens

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat Alfalfa & Radish Micro-greens from Sunsprout after a routine test found the presence of salmonella.

Recalled salsa contains onions from Thomson International

Salsa joins the list of recalled food caught up in a nationwide advisory on onions because of an outbreak of Salmonella Newport.

Progressive Produce recalls onions from Ralph’s, Trader Joe’s

Progressive Produce LLC., Los Angeles, is recalling a limited amount of red and yellow onions it distributed to retailers in the Western U.S.

Listeria on packing equipment sparks Freshouse citrus, potato recall

Freshouse II LLC, Salisbury, N.C., is recalling citrus and potatoes that were packed on equipment on which Listeria monocytogenes was detected during routine testing.

U.S. salmonella cases jump; Publix recalls bulk red onions

Another retailer has recalled products containing onions that came from a California grower because some of the onions from the company have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Newport.

Taylor Farms recalls items containing onions linked to outbreak

Taylor Farms Texas, Dallas, has recalled seven products and the USDA has issued a public health alert for six other items from the company because they all contain onions linked to a salmonella outbreak.

United Fresh schedules food safety web seminars

United Fresh has food safety web seminars scheduled on a variety of topics, starting with a look at the FDA’s recent unveiling of its blueprint for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.

Sysco recalls red onions in Canada in salmonella outbreak

Sysco Canada is recalling red onions imported from the U.S., naming the onions as the possible source of a salmonella outbreak, and Canadian health officials are advising people not to eat the onions.

Cyclosora infections continue to mount as source remains unknown

An outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked garden salads continues to grow as health officials seek where the ingredients were grown.