August 23, 2017

Outdoor Gourmet Crawfish Kits Recalled for Fire Hazard

Academy Sports + Outdoors Gourmet 100 quart Crawfish kit with strainer is being recalled because the hose assembly can melt and/or burn, posing a fire hazard. There have been 14 reports of hoses melting or catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported. The kit was sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and online at Academy.com from March 2014 through May 2017 for about $130. The kit includes a hose assembly that connects the burner component to an external LP fuel tank supplied by the consumer. Model number FSOGBG4201 is printed on the silver label located on the burner component. About 21,000 of these units were sold. Another 17 units were sold in Canada. If you bought this product, stop using it immediately. You can contact Academy Sports + Outdoors for a … [Read more...]

More Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cakes Recalled for Norovirus

More chocolate raspberry mousse cakes are being recalled in Canada for possible norovirus contamination. No illnesses are associated with the consumption of this particular product, but there is a norovirus outbreak associated with chocolate raspberry mousse cakes in Canada. The recalled products was sold in Quebec at the retail level. It is par Sophie! Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake in 650 gram packages. The code on the product is 17185, and the UPC number is 8 10175 00926 1. If you purchased this product do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed bag or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you do feel sick with the symptoms of norovirus, which include vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, see your doctor. … [Read more...]

Fair Oaks Farms Recalls Breakfast Sausage for Listeria

Fair Oaks Farms, LLC, a Pleasant Prairie, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is 2-lb. plastic sleeve packages containing “BREAKFAST Best FULLY COOKED ORIGINAL PORK SAUSAGE PATTIES,” with a sell-by date of 05/15/2018. The products subject to recall have the establishment number “EST. 17479T” above the sell by date. These items were shipped to distribution and retail locations in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. The firm's testing indicated positive results for the pathogenic bacteria. The products were on hold at a distribution center but were inadvertently shipped. If you purchased … [Read more...]

California Aloha Mix Recalled for Undeclared Tree Nuts

Grand BK Corporation of New York is recalling California Aloha Mix because it may contain undeclared tree nuts, almonds, walnuts, and cashews, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to tree nuts could have a serious or life-threatnineg allergic reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. Routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed that the tree nut-containing product was distributed in packages that didn't reveal the presence of these products. The California Aloha Mix was distributed nationwide in H Mart Stores. It is sold in a 14 ounce clear plastic package marked with "Goodies." The UPC number is 846034010048. If you bought this product and are allergic to tree nuts, … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Herbal Coffee Products from Malaysia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to drink Longjack Coffee, in addition to other instant coffee products that have been recalled recently. These products are made in Malaysia and are promoted and sold online for sexual enhancement. They contain undeclared drugs that can be deadly. The other products the FDA is warning about include Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, CaverFlo Coffee, and AMPT Coffee. They are labeled to contain instant coffee, non-dairy creamer, and other ingredients. But CaverFlo Coffee and AMPT Coffee contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil. And Longjack Coffee and Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee contain desmethyl carbondenafil, an analogue of sildenafil. Those are prescription drugs and are not sold over the … [Read more...]

Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sickens 961

A deadly Salmonella outbreak in 48 states is linked to live poultry kept in backyard flocks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report about this outbreak yesterday, stating that since the last update on July 13, 2017, 172 more people have been sickened. There are 10 separate multistate outbreaks in this huge outbreak, caused by ten different strains of Salmonella. They are: Salmonella Braenderup, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Hadar, Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i-, Salmonella Indiana, Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Litchfield, Salmonella Mbandaka, Salmonella Muenchen, and Salmonella Typhimurium. The issue is that poultry can carry this pathogenic bacteria and still appear healthy, with no signs of illness. Illnesses started on dates ranging from January 4, … [Read more...]

Dierbergs Market Recalls Butters for Undeclared Allergens

Dierbergs Markets in St. Loss is recalling two deli products that may contain undeclared fish, soy, and wheat. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. One of the recalled products is Scampi Butter in 3 ounce containers. It may contain undeclared fish (bonito and cod), undeclared lobster, crab, and shrimp. The sell by dates on this product are 8/16/17, 9/6/17, and 10/9/17. The second recalled product is Cabernet Grille Butter in 3 ounce containers. It has undeclared soy and wheat. The sell by dates on that product are 8/19/17, 9/10/17,and 11/3/17. All packages have been removed from stores. The products were distributed used to 25 retail stores in eastern and central Missouri and western Illinois. If you purchased these products and are allergic to … [Read more...]

How to Handle, Cook, and Safely Store Shellfish

The Washington State Department of Heath has posted information about how to safely handle, store, and cook shellfish. There have been Vibrio and norovirus outbreaks linked to eating uncooked shellfish, especially oysters, this year. All fresh shellfish should be stored in an open container in the fridge. Put a damp towel on the container to maintain humidity. Do not store shellfish in water, since they will die and may spoil. Shellfish that open and don't close when they are tapped are dead; do not cook or eat them. If the shells of horse clams, soft-shell clams, geoducks, and razor clams don't completely close, you can store them for three of four days. Shellfish that close their shells completely can be stored up to seven days. That includes oysters, littlenecks, butter clams, … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Outbreak in Oakland County, Michigan Grows

Eight new cases of hepatitis A in the last week have been diagnosed in Oakland County, Michigan, according to the Health Division. Food Poisoning Bulletin reported in March 2017 that there were skyrocketing cases of the viral illness in that county, along with the counties of Wayne and Macomb and in Detroit itself. These eight new cases are associated with the Farmington Hills area. The Health Department has not identified a source of the outbreak, but is investigating contaminated food, sick people, travel, and healthcare exposure. Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County said in a statement, "These new cases serve as a vital reminder of why it is critical to get vaccinated. The Health Division urges all residents, food handlers, and healthcare providers to get the … [Read more...]

Cumberland Farms Chicken Caesar Salad Recalled for Wheat

About 1,719 pounds of Cumberland Farms Chicken Caesar Salad is being recalled by Missa Bay because it contains wheat, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The product was produced on August 1, 2017. It is 9.95 ounce plastic salad bowls containing Cumberland Farms Chicken Caesar Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Roasted Chicken, Parmesan Cheese, Bacon, Multigrain Croutons and Creamy Caesar Dressing. The bar code is 042704 034301, with a use by date of August 16, 2017. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P18502B” on the front of the product label. These items were shipped to Cumberland Farms retail locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New … [Read more...]

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