January 27, 2015

In Canada, Chinese Mung Bean Sprouts Recalled for Fecal Bacteria

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Atlantic Sprout Farm are recalling Chinese Mung Bean Sprouts because they may be contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria. Those bacteria are "indicator organisms" that give clues about the cleanliness of water. Bird or animal feces may have been in water that came into contact with the sprouts. There is no word on whether or not illnesses have been reported. The recalled products are all Atlantic Sprout Farm brand name, and are all Chinese Mung Bean Sprouts. The 325 gram size package has UPC number 7 79084 00001 4 and Best Before JAN 25, JAN 28, and JAN 30. The 454 gram size has UPC number 7 79084 00008 3, and Best Before JAN 25, JAN 28, and JAN 30. The 5 kg size package has no UPC number and the same best before dates. The 30 pound … [Read more...]

Mak Kimchi Recalled for Undeclared Shrimp

Mak Kimchi Shellfish Recall

Korean Food in Texas is recalling Mak Kimchi because it may contain undeclared shrimp (shellfish). People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled item is Mak Kimchi sold in 32 ounce and half gallon glass jars. It was distributed in Asian markets at the retail level in Plano, Texas; Carrollton, Texas, Dallas, Texas; and Lawton, Oklahoma. The UPC number is 4205313810 for the 32 ounce jars and 4205313730 for the half gallon jars. The products were sold between December 1, 2014 and January 23, 2015. If you purchased this product and are allergic to shellfish (shrimp), do not eat it. Discard or return to the place … [Read more...]

Chicken Breast Fritters Recalled for Undeclared Eggs

Prime Poultry Chicken Fritters Recall

Primecut Meats of Arizona is recalling about 17,700 pounds of chicken breast fritters products because they contain eggs, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to eggs could have a life-threatening reaction if they eat this product. No reports of illnesses have been received to date. The recalled item is 4 pound boxes of "Prime Poultry Chicken Breast Fritters". They were produced on various dates before January 23, 2015. They have the establishment number "P-27220" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations in Arizona and Colorado. The problem was discovered during FSIS in-plant verification. If you purchased this product and are allergic to eggs, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of … [Read more...]

Mann’s Snap Peas Recalled in Canada for Undeclared Allergens

Manns Snap Pea Sensations Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobey's, along with Walmart Canada are recalling Mann's brand Mediterranean Style Snap Pea Sensations because it contains mustard, sesame, soy, and wheat that are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to those ingredients could have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No reported reactions have been received to date. The recalled products are Snap peas and toppings. The peas are in a 288 gram package, and the dressing in a 30 mL package. The UPC number is 7  16519 01108 5 and the best before date is 15 JA 25. If you purchased this item and are allergic to mustard, sesame, soy, and/or wheat, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Jewel Sandwich Rolls and Gonnella Sub Buns Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Jewel Sandwich Buns Milk Recall

Gonnella Baking Company of Illinois is recalling sandwich rolls and sub buns for undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Anyone with an allergy to milk could have a serious allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled items are Jewel brand Gourmet Sandwich Rolls in 20 ounce clear plastic bags. The product code is 11563 and "best buy" dates are through 1-25-2015. Also recalled are Gonnella brand Sub Buns in 20 ounce clear plastic bags, with product code 15840 and the same "best buy" dates. They were distributed to retail grocery stores in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana between 12-9-2014 and 1-20-2015. The problem was discovered during a routine internal labeling audit. You can see pictures of the recalled product … [Read more...]

Twix Bismarck Doughnuts Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

Twix Bismarck peanut recall

Northern Tier Bakery of St. Paul Park, Minnesota is recalling Twix Bismarck doughnuts because they may contain undeclared peanut, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanuts could have a life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. There is no evidence that any of the Twix Bismarck doughnuts contain a peanut allergen, but a third party shipped a product to the facility in packaging that didn't reveal the presence of peanuts. Production has been suspended. The recalled product is Twix Bismarck doughnuts distributed and sold between January 1, 2015, and January 14, 2015 at retail convenience stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is a white frosted dough with a chopped … [Read more...]

Old Silvana Creamery Raw Milk Recalled for Possible Campylobacter

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Raw milk from Old Silvana Creamery in Arlington, Washington state is being recalled for possible Campylobacter contamination. Raw milk with expiration dates of January 23 and January 24, 2015 is recalled. The product is sold in 15 stores in western Washington state. An independent lab discovered the pathogenic bacteria in a sample that is sent weekly for testing. No illnesses have been reported to date. Symptoms of a Campylobacter infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, pain, and fever. They usually occur within a few days after exposure. Serious complications from Campylobacter infections include Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can lead to paralysis. If you purchased this milk, do not drink it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund.   … [Read more...]

Rader Farms Smoothie Blends Recalled for Possible Listeria

Rader Farms Recalled Smoothie Blends

Inventure Foods of Arizona is recalling Rader Farms Smoothie products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The blends themselves did not test positive for the bacteria, but spinach and/or kale ingredients used to manufactured the recalled blends did test positive. Those ingredients were supplied by the same outside party. No illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by the Listeria bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest. The recalled products are Fresh Start Smoothie Blend sold at Costco in 48 ounce containers with UPC number 884038851489. Also recalled is Fresh Start Smoothie Blend sold at Costco Canada in 48 pound containers, with UPC number 884038851489. Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion sold at Walmart in 35 ounce containers is … [Read more...]

Co-Op City Associated with Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in New York City

Legionella Bacteria Cause Legionnaires Disease at Co-Op City

Health officials have found evidence connecting cases of Legionnaires' disease to the Co-Op City complex in the Bronx.  "Although additional testing needs to be done, the association between the people with Legionnaires' disease and Co-Op city is substantial," said attorney Fred Pritzker. "Sometimes filing a lawsuit is the only way to get answers." Since December 2014, 12 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been diagnosed among Bronx residents, according to the New York City Department of Health. Of these, 8 were Co-Op City residents. Health officials found Legionella bacteria in water used in the cooling towers, according to a department press release.  The infected water is used to cool Co-Op City's heating and electrical systems. Legionnaires' disease is caused by breathing in … [Read more...]

Beef Strips for Fajita Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

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US Foods of New York is recalling 700 pounds of a beef product for undeclared peanut, one of the major food allergens. The company was told that cumin in a spice mix used to make the product may have been contaminated with peanut residue. Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is 5 pound cryo packed cases containing two 5 pound packages of "Beef Cut Strips for Fajita". They have the establishment number "EST. 7817" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The beef was shipped to other US Foods divisions in Norwich, Connecticut; Peabody, Massachusetts; and Buffalo, New York. The product was produced on November 25, 2014, December 10, 2014, and December … [Read more...]

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