June 25, 2016

Sunflower Seed Listeria Recall Roundup

Updated June 25, 2016.  A May 4 sunflower seed Listeria recall by SunOpta has triggered a cascade of others.  Here is a roundup of the Listeria recalls for sunflower seeds or products containing them. There is now a listeriosis outbreak; at least two people are sick. First Source sunflower seed products are associated with this outbreak. Consumers should check product information carefully as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of an infection, which can take up to 70 days to develop, include high fever, muscle aches, neck stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery and infection in newborns. Others at heightened risk are young children, seniors and those with … [Read more...]

Atlantic Spice Recalls Sunflower Seeds, Snack Mixes for Listeria

Atlantic Spice Company Inc. of North Truro, MA has issued a recall for 16 ounce packages of Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix snacks because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was issued after the sunflower seed supplier, SunOpta, issued a recall. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The recalled snacks were distributed at the Atlantic Spice retail store and nationally through mail orders. They were packaged in 16 ounce, clear plastic package marked with the numbers 15 and 11 at the top right and the following product code and lost numbers: Product #746 Sunflower Seeds Roasted … [Read more...]

Lance Oyster Crackers Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Snyder’s-Lance Inc. has issued a recall for Lance brand oyster crackers. The recall was issued after the company was notified by its wheat flour supplier, Grain Craft, that certain lots of flour that may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue. Consumers with peanut allergies should not eat these products.   The recalled product was sold nationwide to restaurants and other institutions. At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of illness. … [Read more...]

Salmonella Recall for Macadamia Nuts Sold at Whole Foods in CA, NV, OR, WA

Marin Foods Specialties Inc has issued a recall for raw macadamia nuts sold at Whole Foods stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington for possible Salmonella contamination. People who have purchased these nuts should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness. The product,  labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts,”  was packaged in 6 oz clear plastic tubs with “best by” dates ranging from  8/21/16 through 11/6/16, and a UPC code of 99948200132. Those most at risk for Salmonella infection include young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of an infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In some cases, the infection can travel to the bloodstream producing more severe illnesses … [Read more...]

Bolthouse Farms Protein Drink Recall for Spoilage

Bolthouse Farms has issued a recall for protein drinks and Mocha Cappuccino products for premature spoilage. Consumers who have purchased the products should not drink them as illnesses have been reported. The recalled products may have a lumpy appearance, an unpleasant and an off odor. The recalled flavors of Protein Plus drinks include: chocolate, vanilla bean, coffee, coconut, strawberry, banana honey almond butter. The recalled mocha cappuccino drinks is Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein. The specific recall information for the Protein PLUS drinks is as follows: Protein PLUS Chocolate 325ml/11 oz 0-71464-01868-9; Protein PLUS Chocolate 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-30650-2; Protein PLUS Chocolate 946ml/32oz 0-71464-30651-9; Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 325ml / 11 oz … [Read more...]

Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kits Recalled for Undeclared Nuts

Fresh Express Inc. of Orlando has issued a recall for some Caesar salad kits that may contain undeclared walnuts. Consumers with an allergy or sensitivity to nuts should not eat these salads as they risk allergic reaction if they do. About 2,449 cases of the recalled products, which were sold in 7.6 ounce packages, were distributed to 19 states primarily in the Southeast. They have the product code G163B13A, Use-By Date June 26 and UPC Code 0 71279 30100 6.   … [Read more...]

Sandwiches Delivered to School Districts Nationwide Recalled for Listeria

Sandwiches delivered to school districts nationwide have been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Let’s Do Lunch, Inc., dba Integrated Food Service (IFS) issued a recall for the sandwiches after the FDA investigators found Listeria in environmental samples collected "on several different occasions." The recalled sandwiches include turkey, ham and cheese subs; Italian subs, BBQ rib sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chili dogs, sliders and more.  To see the complete list, click the preceding link At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, symptoms of a Listeria infection can take up to 70 days to develop. They include high fever, muscle aches, neck stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can … [Read more...]

GNP IDs Employee Who Tampering Triggered Recall, FBI Inestigates

GNP has identified the employee whose tampering triggered a recall of 55,000 pounds of chicken, a company spokesperson told the St. Cloud Times today. The FBI is investigating. On June 18, the Cold Spring, MN-based company issued a recall for 55,608 pounds of chicken products for possible contamination with dirt and sand. Most of the recalled products were sold to institutional clients, but one, Just BARE Whole Chicken with a a use-by/freeze-by date of June 26, was sold at retail stores. The individual responsible for intentionally contaminating the products has been identified and fired. No charges or arrests have been made.The FBI has joined the investigation. … [Read more...]

Weekly Food Recall Roundup: June 19, 2016

This week's recalls include expansions of secondary Listeria recalls linked to SunOpta sunflower seeds, a new frozen vegetable Listeria recall, recalls for undeclared allergens and extraneous materials. Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop and include: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and sti Food Recalls in the U.S. Pathogens Green Cuisine has issued a recall for “Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company issued the recall after being notified by its supplier, Green Cuisine is issuing this voluntary recall after being notified by their supplier, National … [Read more...]

Gold ‘n Plump, Just Bare Chicken Recalled for Extraneous Material

GNP Company of Cold Spring, Minn. is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The products, including wingettes, drummies and boneless, skinless chicken breasts were sold under the brand names Gold 'n Plump and Just Bare from June 6 to June 9, 2016. The recall was issued after the company discovered sand and dirt in some of the chicken packages. Consumers who have purchased these products recently should check the long list of recalled products by clicking the preceding link. … [Read more...]

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