February 26, 2017

Nacho Villa Tortilla Chips Recalled for Sesame

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Aliments Nacho Villa are recalling Tortilla Chips - Chipotle for undeclared sesame. Sesame is a legal food allergen in Canada. Anyone who is allergic to sesame could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. One reaction has been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Nacho Villa Tortilla Chips - Chipotle in 280 gram packages. The UPC number is 6 27843 12816 8 and the code on the product is 14 04 17. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The product was sold at the retail level in Quebec. If you purchased this product and are allergic to sesame, do not eat it. Throw it away or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Cornell Develops Processor to Destroy Pathogens in Food

Cornell food scientists have developed a new high pressure food processor to destroy food pathogens. This is the nation's first commercial scale validation facility for a technology that kills bacteria and extends the shelf life of fresh, ready to eat foods. It can be used on juice, baby foods, meats, and salads. The device is a Hiperbaric 55 high-pressure food processor at Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. It works by surrounding completed ready to eat foods in their packages with water. The machine applies isostatic pressure up to 87,000 pounds per square inch. According to Cornell, "that's more than six times the pressure at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest ocean trench on Earth." More and more consumers want fresh, packaged, ready to eat … [Read more...]

Kusher Cookies Recalled for Undeclared Milk and Egg

Kusher is recalling six cookies varieties because they may contain milk and egg, two of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products all have best before dates ranging from February 2017 up to August 10, 2017. They include COOKIES ASSORTI in 16 ounce packages, with UPC number 8 51929 00358 6 and COOKIES PRINCESA in 16 ounce packages, with UPC number 8 51929 00359 3. Also recalled are COOKIES PRINCE in 16 ounce packages with UPC number 8 51929 00360 9 and COOKIES FANTASIA in 16 ounce packages with UPC number 8 51929 00361 6. Finally, COOKIES NEZNAKOMKA in 16 ounce packages with UPC number 8 51929 00366 1, and COOKIES SHISHKA in 16 ounce … [Read more...]

Listeria May be Serious Miscarriage Threat in Early Pregnancy

New research conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published in the journal mBio has found that Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning can be a serious miscarriage threat in early pregnancy. Scientists at the university's school of veterinary medicine studied how pathogens affect fetal development and change pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Ted Golos, a UW-Maidson reproductive physiologist and professor of comparative biosciences and obstetrics and gynecology said, "for many years, Listeria has been associated with adverse outcomes in pregnancy, but particularly at the end of pregnancy. What wasn’t known with much clarity before this study is that it appears it’s a severe risk factor in early pregnancy. It's striking that mom doesn't get particularly ill from Listeria … [Read more...]

Cozy Vale Creamery Recalls Raw Milk for E. coli

Cozy Vale Creamery of Tenino, Washington is recalling raw milk because it may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Sampling conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found the toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in the product. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. Cozy Vale raw whole milk with best by dates of 2/27 through 3/4 are being recalled. The milk is sold in quart, half gallon, and one gallon plastic jugs. It was sold at the on-farm store, at one drop off location, and in several retail stores throughout Western Washington state. If you purchased this product, do not drink it. Return it to the place of purchase for a refund, or throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package. Raw milk is legal to buy and … [Read more...]

Dietz & Watson Mortadella Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

Fratelli Beretta USA is recalling about 468 pounds of mortadella because of misbranding and undeclared allergens The product contains pistachio nuts, or tree nuts, that are not declared on the label. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. The recalled product is 3 ounce plastic packages containing slices of Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella with lot number LO23633800 and Best By Date April 2, 2017.  The product has the establishment number EST. 7543B inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was shipped to a distributor in Pennsylvania and further distributed to retail and distribution centers in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. If you purchased this product and are allergic to … [Read more...]

Ready Pac Recalls Chicken Salad for Possible Listeria

Three Ready Pac Foods is recalling about 59,226 pounds of one variety of chicken salad that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot" chicken salad with use by dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/17. The product is sold in 7.5 ounce single serving bowl packages. The product has establishment numbers P-27497, P-32081, or P-18502B inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The problem was discovered February 21, 2017 when the firm received notification from their cheese supplier that the cheese used in the chicken salad was included in an expanded recall for potential … [Read more...]

Research Finds Salmonella Food Poisoning Could Damage DNA

Research at Cornell University has found that Salmonella food poisoning caused by some serotypes of the pathogenic bacteria could permanently damage your DNA. The study is published in the journal mBio by the American Society for Microbiology as "The Cytolethal Distending Toxin Produced by Nontyphoidal Salmonella Serotypes Javiana, Montevideo, Oranienburg, and Mississippi Induces DNA Damage in a Manner Similar to That of Serotype Typhi." Dr. Rachel Miller, author of the study, said, "not all Salmonella serotypes are equal." There are more than 2,500 serotypes for Salmonella, but fewer than 100 of those cause most of the food poisoning cases in this country, according to the CDC. Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses every year in the U.S>, and kills about 450 … [Read more...]

XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules Recalled

Organic Herbal Supply is recalling all lots of XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules. FDA analysis fond the product contains Tadalfil, an FDA approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction. This ingredient is not listed on the label. Tadalafil can interact with nitrates found in some presciption drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Anyone who diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterols, or heart disease often takes nitrates. The recalled product is marketed as a dietary supplement. It is packaged in 2, 4, and 10 count packages and is sold nationwide. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Take it back to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. No adverse events have been reported. You can report … [Read more...]

Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils Recalled

Bee International is recalling Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils for undeclared milk. Anyone who is lactose intolerant or who is allergic to milk could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. The product was sold nationwide in retail stores and through food distributors. It comes in a 1.7 ounce clear plastic tube marked with Best Before April 2019 and with UPC number 0-73563-00805-9. It is a Valentine item consisting of chocolate lentils packed inside the clear plastic tube, with a heart shaped topper as a lid. The company discovered that a milk-containing product was used during packaging. If you purchased this product and are allergic to milk or are lactose intolerant, do not eat it. Throw it away or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

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