May 2, 2016

Foster Poultry Farms Chicken Nuggets Recall for Foreign Objects

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, La.  is recalling frozen, fully cooked chicken nuggets for foreign materials. The recalled product was produced on Feb. 22, 2016 and March 8, 2016 and shipped to distributors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington state. The recall includes 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it. The fully cooked, frozen chicken breast nuggets were sold in 5-lb. bags labeled FOSTER FARMS “Breast Nuggets - Nugget Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat”  with best by dates of 2/21/17 and 3/8/17; and 10-lb. bulk boxes containing FOSTER FARMS “Fully Cooked Breast Nuggets - Nugget Shaped … [Read more...]

Justice Department Launches Investigation of Dole Listeria Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Dole Listeria outbreak, according to a statement on the company's website. Listeria outbreaks in the U.S. and Canada were linked to salads produced at the company's plant in Springfield, Ohio. Thirty three people were sickened between July 2015 and January 2016, four people died. Years before the outbreak, Dole found Listeria at the plant, Food Poisoning Bulletin was first to report in March 2016 by obtaining records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The documents show the company found Listeria in the plant in early 2014 and “infrequently” before that. The records, dating back to a 2012 inspection triggered by a Listeria recall show FDA investigators noted the plant is not constructed in a … [Read more...]

Supreme Elixir, Kid’s Juice, Xtreme Fiber Detox Recall for Undeclared Allergens

World's Choice Products Inc. of San Diego has issued a recall for Supreme Elixir, Kid's Juice and Xtreme Fiber Detox because they contain undeclared milk and soy allergens. People with allergies or sensitivities to milk or soy should not consume these products as they risk serious or life-threatening reaction if they do. The recalled products, 32 fluid ounce “Supreme Elixir” drink, with lot numbers 15094, 15258, 15310, 15483, 16053 and 16091; 32 fluid ounce “Kid's Juice” drink, with lot numbers 15104 and 15326; and 1 pound and 8 ounce “Xtreme Fiber Detox,” with lot numbers 15174, 15372, 15423, 15538 and 16051 are recalled. They were sold nationwide through mail order. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recall was issued after the FDA found whey protein in … [Read more...]

Second Fatality Attributed to Ohio Church Potluck Botulism Outbreak

A second fatality has been associated with the botulism outbreak linked to a potluck meal at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Ohio one year ago,  according to WSYX/WTTE in Ohio. Marcella Barbee, 65, died in November 2015 after contracting botulism at the April 2015 potluck, according to the report. Previously, one fatality had been reported in connection with the outbreak that sickened 29 people who attended a potluck at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Ohio. The outbreak is the largest botulism outbreak to strike the U.S. in 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Botulism is caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum which is found in soil and dust. Symptoms include: double vision, blurred vision, … [Read more...]

Bi-Lo, Harveys, Winn Dixie Bakery Creme Cakes Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Bakery sliced creme cakes are being recalled by Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores, for undeclared peanut. Consumers with peanut allergies or sensitivities should not eat these products as they risk allergic reaction if they do. The 32 ounce Bakery Crème Cakes and 14 ounce Bakery Sliced Crème Cakes were sold at all BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. The recalled products were sold between April 11, 2016 and April 26, 2016, with UPC codes of 205509000005, 205510000001, 205473000001, 205508000006, 205476000008, 205506000008, 205474000000 and 269740000002. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. And all recalled products … [Read more...]

Old Home Creme Cakes Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Old Home Kitchens of Bogart, Ga. has issued a recall for lemon creme cake, vanilla creme cake and strawberry swirl creme cake because they contain undeclared peanuts. Consumers with an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts should not eat these products as they risk a severe or life-threatening reaction if they do. The recalled product, "Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Lemon Crème Cake" has the production code 16104; the "Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Vanilla Crème Cake" has the production code 16104;  and the  "Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Strawberry Swirl Crème Cake" has the production code 16098. They were sold in multiple retail locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, … [Read more...]

Re VITA Lize Liquid Vitamin Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

Schaffner Distributing Pronutri LLC. is recalling Re-VITA-lize tropical orange flavor liquid vitamin for undeclared soy and milk. Consumers who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk or soy should not use this product as they risk severe allergic reaction if they do. The recall includes lot number 15554. It was distributed through retail stores and direct delivery in California, Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Texas, and Iowa. The product is packaged in a 32 ounce white plastic bottle with the name Re-VITA-Lize Tropical Orange Flavor.  The lot number appears on the side of the bottle. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recall was issued after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that the product contained whey protein which contains the … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreaks in Australia and US Highlight Risk of Sprouts

Salmonella outbreaks in the U.S. and Australia highlight the danger of sprouts.  In South Australia, 223 people have been sickened with Salmonella St Paul infections after eating bean sprouts. Forty three of them have been hospitalized. In the U.S., a Salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has sickened 13 people in four states, hospitalizing five of them. Sprouts are a known source of food poisoning that have been the source of more than 40 outbreaks over the last 20 years, causing 2,405 illnesses, 171 hospitalizations, and three deaths federal health officials say. Some of these outbreaks were linked to sprouts contaminated with Salmonella, others were linked to sprouts contaminated with E. coli or Listeria. The warm, humid environments with nutrient-rich soils that are ideal … [Read more...]

After Deadly Salad Listeria Outbreak, Dole Restarts Production at Springfield Plant

After being linked to a salad Listeria outbreak, Dole’s plant in Springfield, Ohio has reopened, according to a press release on the company's website. The outbreak included 19 confirmed cases in the U.S. and one fatality. In Canada, 14 people were sickened and three of them died, although health officials in Canada have not been determined if Listeria was the cause of those deaths. All case patients in both countries were hospitalized. One illness was reported in a pregnant woman. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency completed their investigations of the Springfield, plant, according to the statement. Production has restarted and will ramp up in the coming weeks.  “We’re grateful for the support of all our employees … [Read more...]

Chick Fil A Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Chick-fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookies, produced by CSM Bakery Solutions, are under recall for undeclared peanut allergen. Consumers who are allergic to peanuts or who have a sensitivity, should not eat these cookies as they risk severe or life threatening reaction if they do. No illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall. The recalled products were sold at Chick-fil-A Restaurants nationwide. They include lot number 1000146515 with best by date Sep/25/2016; lot number 1000146526 with best by date Oct/08/2016;  lot number 1000148294 with best by date Sep/13/2016; lot number 1000153626 with best by dateSep/26/2016; lot number 1000155869 with best by date Sep/26/2016 and lot number 1000157620 with best by date Oct/03/2016. The recall was initiated after CSM discovered the … [Read more...]

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