Day: April 8, 2016

NZ: Fears kiwifruit could be tainted with lubricant

New Zealand Herald: Zespri has put 1.7 million trays of export kiwifruit on hold after traces of mechanical lubricant were found on some plastic tray liners, sparking concerns some fruit could be at risk of contamination. The contaminant on the Chinese-manufactured liners was spotted during the kiwifruit packing process and forced the unloading of a ship docked at the Port of Tauranga.

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Day: April 8, 2016

US: Listeria spurs company to recall fresh, sliced apples

Food Safety News: Sliced fresh apples — packaged alone and with other fresh-cut fruits and vegetables — are under recall by the Fresh From Texas company because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Photos of all of the recalled products are included with the notice on the FDA website.

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