April 21, 2018

OC Raw Dog Food Recalls Two Products; One for Listeria Monocytogenes, Another for Clostridium Botulinum

OC Raw Dog Food or Rancho Santa Margarita, California, is recalling several products. One recall is for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination; the other is for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either recall. The first recall is for Freeze Dried Sardines. These sardines are larger than 5 inches long. that is a risk factor for botulism poisoning, since the FDA has found that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviserated fish have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Dogs can get sick if they eat this product, and people who handle it can also get sick. The Freeze Dried Sardines are packaged in a 3.2 ounce bag with UPC number 095225853043. It was sold in independent pet specialty stores in … [Read more...]

CDC Now Tells Consumers to Avoid ALL Types of Romaine Lettuce Because of E. coli O157:H7 HUS Outbreak

Consumers should now avoid all types of romaine lettuce, the CDC informed us, based on "new information" in the E. coli O157:H7 HUS outbreak that has sickened dozens in 16 states. That information came from Alaska, where an E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak at the Anvil Mountain  Correctional Center, which sickened 8 people, was linked to whole romaine lettuce heads. Consumers should not buy or eat romaine lettuce, either at a grocery store, deli, or restaurant, unless you can confirm it is not from Yuma, Arizona. That can be a difficult and perhaps impossible task. Product labels often don't identify growing regions. If you have any store-bought romaine lettuce in your home, do not eat it. Throw it away, even if someone has eaten part of it and not gotten sick. It only takes 10 E. coli … [Read more...]

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...]

FDA Finds Rodent Infestation at Rose Acre Farms, Where Eggs Caused Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak

The FDA has released a report about inspections at Rose Acre Farms - Hyde County Egg, the facility that has had to recall more than 200 million eggs after a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak sickened 23 people in 8 states. The facility was inspected several ties from March 26 to April 11, 2018. The report said that the "corrective actions taken by your firm have not been effective at reducing the rodent levels within y9our poultry houses to an acceptable level." The threshold for "acceptable rodent activity" is established in the company's Salmonella prevention plan. Inspectors observed many live rodents: in the inspection on March 26, 2018, they were seen in the manure pit, running across the upper level floor, multiple live rodents running around the staging area in the pit, and … [Read more...]

Law Firm Investigates 53 Illnesses, 31 Hospitalizations in E. coli O157:H7 HUS Outbreak Linked to Chopped Romaine

The E. coli O157:H7 HUS outbreak that is linked to chopped romaine lettuce has now sickened 53 people in 16 states. Thirty-one people have been hospitalized because they have been so sick, and five people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of this infection that can cause kidney failure. That is an addition of 18 people to the outbreak total in just five days. Five more states have been added to the list. Nine more hospitalizations have now been included in the total, and two more patients have developed HUS. The case count by state is: Alaska (2), Arizona (3), California (1, Connecticut (2), Idaho (10), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Michigan (2), Missouri (1), Montana (6), New Jersey (7), New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (12), Virginia (1), … [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...]

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