July 26, 2016

Kitchen Cravings Parfaits Sold at Kwik Trip Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Kwik Trip Inc. of La Crosse, WI has issued a recall for Kitchen Cravings brand Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits fro undeclared peanut. Consumers with an allergy to peanuts should not eat these parfaits. The recalled products were sold in 8.25 oz. cups at Kwik Trip stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.  The recalled Kitchen Cravings Strawberry Parfait was sold in 8.25 oz. cups with the UPC CODE 3977918435. The recalled Kitchen Cravings Mixed Berry Parfaits were sold in 8.25 oz. cups with the UPC CODE 3977918436. Both had "sell by" dates on or before 7/31/2016. The problem, that the granola may contain undeclared peanut, has been corrected. At the time of the recall no adverse reactions had been reported.   … [Read more...]

Peony Mark Biscuits Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Starway Incorporated of Brooklyn, NY is recalling Peony Mark Brand Biscuits because they contain undeclared milk and an unallowed color Ponceau 4R (E124). People with allergies or severe sensitivities to milk should not eat this product as they run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they do. Peony Mark Brand Biscuits is a product of China. It was distributed in uncoded and heat-sealed 6 oz. plastic bags nationwide. The recall was initiated after routine product sampling and subsequent analysis by the New York State Dept. of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. … [Read more...]

Kapowsin Recalls Whole Roaster Hogs for Salmonella

Kapowsin Meats Inc. of Graham, Wash. has issued a recall for whole roaster hogs that may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Consumers who have purchased these hogs should not eat or serve this meat as Salmonella can cause serious illness and death. At the time of the recall, three confirmed cases Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- infection had been reported. All three of those sickened reported eating meat from Kapowsin whole roaster hogs before they became ill. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, diarrhea that can be bloody, abdominal cramping and fever. They usually develop between six and 72 hours after exposure and last about a week. In this outbreak, those who became ill reported onset of symptoms beginning between July 5 to July 7. Last year, Kapowsin whole hogs were linked … [Read more...]

Oahu Hepatitis A Outbreak Expands, 74 Now Sick

A Hepatitis A outbreak on Oahu has expanded to include 74 people, according to the Hawaii Department of Health. Twenty six people have been hospitalized. Onset of illness dates range from June 12 to July 14. All but two of those sickened, who live on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, live on Oahu. But all were on Oahu when thy were exposed to the virus. Two food workers are among those sickened. One of them worked at Baskin-Robbins in Waikele Center on June 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27, 30, and July 1 and 3, 2016;the other at Taco Bell  Waipio,  94-790 Ukee Street, on June 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, and July 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 11, 2016. Health officials are interviewing those sickened to determined where they were exposed. Hepatitis A has a long incubation period which poses … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts USDA Public Health Alert for Kapowsin Whole Hogs

Update July 22: On July 21, Kapowsin issued a recall for the whole roaster hogs. After a Salmonella outbreak earlier this month was linked to whole hogs produced by Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Washington but no recall was issued, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today issued a a public health alert. The alert cautions consumers that the whole hogs may be contaminated with the outbreak strain Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-. Last year, Kapowsin whole hogs were linked to a Salmonella outbreak caused by an antibiotic resistant strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-. That outbreak sickened 192 people in five states, hospitalizing 30 of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of the illnesses, 184, occurred in … [Read more...]

GFS Honey Roasted Peanuts Recalled for Undeclared Tree Nuts

Krispak, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling GFS brand Honey Roasted Peanuts because they may contain undeclared Tree Nuts - Pecans. People with allergies or sensitivities to tree nuts should not eat this product as they run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The recalled nuts, labelled GFS Honey Roasted Peanuts, were distributed to Gordon Food Service distribution centers in FL., MA., MI., OH and PA. They were packaged in  38 oz PET plastic jars with the lot number 176-16 stamped above the UPC code 093901252562 and GFS reorder number. The recall was issued after the discovery of pecans mixed in with the peanuts. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported.   … [Read more...]

Theo Salted Almond Dark Chocolate Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Theo Chocolate of Seattle is Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars because they may contain undeclared milk. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk should not eat this product as they run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The recalled product, Theo Salted Almond  70% Dark Chocolate, was distributed to retail stores in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IA, ID, FL, MI, MT, ND, NH, OR, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA, and WI. The affected bars weigh 3 ounces and are wrapped in a white paper envelope with UPC is 8 74492 00170 4 and  lot number 3037431. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. … [Read more...]

Agave Dream Cappuccino Ice Cream Recalled for Listeria

Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA is recalling Cappuccino Ice Cream for potential Listeria contamination. Although no illnesses were reported at the time of the recall, people who have purchased this ice cream should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. he recall is the result of a routine sampling by the state of WA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. Agave Dream has recalled 389 cases distributed across the United States through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Romeoville, Illinois warehouse, DPI NW, Americold L.A., IWI Franklin Indiana warehouse, Haddon House … [Read more...]

Norovirus Strikes Republican National Convention

At least 11 support team members of the California delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have been stricken with a foodborne illness that appears to be norovirus, according to the Erie County Health Department.  Two of them are pregnant and required hospitalization, according to local news reports. The delegation is staying at the Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio about an hour away from the convention. Those sickened have been asked to stay put to contain the spread of illness. Norovirus is spread through person-to-person contact by consuming contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces where it can survive for up to two weeks. It takes just a small amount of the virus to make someone sick. The amount of virus that fits on the head of … [Read more...]

Health Officials Probe Illnesses in Pike County, Ohio

Pike County Health officials in Ohio are investigating a cluster of reported illnesses. Those sickened have reported symptoms including, nausea. vomiting, fever and diarrhea, according to the Pike County Health District, which has been gathered information from more than 200 people. The symptoms are consistent with food poisoning symptoms caused by bacteria or parasites, but health officials have not yet determined the source of the illnesses. The only commonality is that those sickened visited Long's Retreat Family Resort before they became ill, health officials said in a press statement. "We are exploring all avenues including but not limited to: water sources leading into the lake at Long's Retreat, the lake itself, and possible food sources from restaurants, concessions or … [Read more...]

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