April 20, 2018

More Kratom Products Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination.

Several more kratom products have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. These four recalls have been listed by the FDA. The first recall is for products made by Viable Solutions for Herbal Salvation Dietary Supplements. You can see the list of products, along with the product name and net weight at the FDA site. These are the lot numbers of the recalled products; RVS1380182301, RVB1380182201, GVH1380171512, and MD13120181601. They were sold directly to consumers nationwide in January and February 2018 through company websites. The company was notified by the Michigan Department of Health that certain lots tested positive for Salmonella. The second recall is for products from Triangle Pharmanaturals of Las Vegas, Nevada. All of its kratom products the company … [Read more...]

Superior Foods Recalls Smoked Salmon Spreads for Possible Listeria Contamination

Superior Foods Company in Kentwood, Michigan is recalling 487 pounds of Smoked Salmon Spreads that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Listeria monocytogenes was identified through routine inspection and testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The products were distributed in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Minnesota. They were sold in retail grocery stores and some food service businesses. The recalled products include Smoked Salmon Spread in 5 pound bulk units. The code number is 68487, the sell by date is 4/25/18, the lot number is 0728-2 and the UPC number is 043823684873. Also recalled is Simply Superior Smoked Salmon Spread in 6 x 5 ounce units, … [Read more...]

E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome, Alaska May Be Linked to Nationwide Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome, Alaska may be connected to the nationwide outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The Department of Health & Social Services, Department of Environmental Conservation, and Department of Corrections issued a joint press release about this outbreak. Eight confirmed cases have been identified. The romaine lettuce consumed by the Nome patients was grown in Yuma, Arizona, according to investigators. State officials are telling Alaskans to avoid any romaine lettuce products that could be contaminated. Restaurants, retailers, and consumers should ask their suppliers about the source of the lettuce. This statement, for the first time, says that consumers should avoid whole head and … [Read more...]

More Raw Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

More raw dog food has been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The products were produced by Carnivore Meat Company and TruPet LLC. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either recall. The first recall is for products made by TruPet LLC of Milford, Ohio. It is for 400 cases of "Boost Me" Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer. These products were distributed via the online retailers Chewy.com and TruDog.com. The TruDog Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer has the lot number 20190531 13815. The recall was issued after the FDA's collection of a retail sample from a single batch tested positive for Salmonella bacteria. The second recall is for Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Beef Toppers, and Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entree for Dogs. … [Read more...]

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure for Customers of Edible Arrangements in Murray, Utah

A food worker at Edible Arrangements at 5211 South State Street in Murray, Utah has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to a press release issued by the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD). That person worked between March 21 and April 13, 2018. Health officials think that this store sold about 600 arrangements of fruit during this time period. The store was closed on April 17 and sanitation will occur, under the supervision of the Department of Health. All store employees must be vaccinated before they return to work. Anyone who ate any food prepared at that location during that time period may have been exposed to the pathogenic virus. If you are one of those people, call 385-468-4636 for further instructions. The phone line will be staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 … [Read more...]

World’s Best Cheeses Recalls l’Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese for Possible Listeria Contamination

World's Best Cheeses of Armonk, New York is recalling 22 cases of Formagerie de la Brie brand, l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date by public health authorities. The cheese was manufactured by Fromagerie de la Brie of St. Simeon in France. World's Best Cheeses was one of several importers notified about this issue. The Formagerie de la Brie brand, l’Explorateur, soft ripened cheese made from pasteurized milk was distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Utah, Colorado, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington D.C. through retail stores from February 28, 2018 through April 13, 2018. The product is in a 250 gram (8.8 ounce) clear plastic package marked … [Read more...]

More Rose Acre Farm Shell Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

The FDA has posted another notice for recalls of shell eggs for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a multistate Salmonella Braenderup outbreak linked to other recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms that has sickened at least 23 people in 8 states. Eggs in this new recall, posed on April 16, 2018, have not been associated with any illnesses. The eggs were purchased from Rose Acre Farms and re-packaged at the Cal-Maine Food Inc.'s Dade City, Florida location. The company was notified by Rose Acre Farms about the potential contamination and is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution. Cal-Maine is recalling one load, or 23,400 dozen eggs. The eggs have the plant number P-1359D, and will have a Julian date of either 048A or 049A and a best by date of April 2, 2018, … [Read more...]

Worker at Buffalo Wild Wings in Warren, Michigan Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

A food worker at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at 29287 Mound Road in Warren, Michigan has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to a notice posted by the. Macomb County Health Department. Anyone who ate food or drank beverages at that restaurant from March 24, 2018 through April 9, 2018 may have been exposed to the virus. If you ate at that specific Buffalo Wild Wings location before April 4, 2018, it's too late for a vaccination against the illness. The hepatitis A and immune globulin vaccinations are only good for two weeks after exposure. All you can do is monitor your health for the symptoms of this illness. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, fever, chills, diarrhea, clay colored stools, dark urine, vomiting, and yellow skin and eyes (jaundice). These symptoms can … [Read more...]

K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast Raw Pet Food Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast raw pet food that was imported into the U.S. market in June 2017 is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No human or pet illnesses have been reported to date in conjunction with this problem. The recalled products include K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast in 2.2 pound bags. It was shipped to distributors in Washington, California, Texas, Colorado and sold in pet specialty retail stores. The batch number on the product is #170517 with an expiration ate of 17NOV2018. The same product, sold in 11 pound bags, was shipped to distributors in Washington, California, Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania and sold in pet specialty retail stores. The batch number #150517 has an expiration date of 15NOV2018; the Batch number #160517 has an … [Read more...]

Nine People in Pennsylvania Sick in E. coli O157:H7 Romaine Lettuce Outbreak; One Has HUS

Nine people in Pennsylvania are sick in the multistate E. coli O157:H7 outbreak the CDC has linked to chopped romaine lettuce. Six of those people have been hospitalized, and one person has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a kind of kidney failure, according to Nate Wardle, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This is not the same outbreak as the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that took place in November and December 2017. In that outbreak, which was linked to leafy greens, 25 people in 15 states were sick, two developed HUS, and one death was reported from California. In this new outbreak, officials believe that chopped romaine lettuce from the growing region in Yuma, Arizona is linked to the illness. The first illness was reported on March 22, … [Read more...]

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