September 1, 2015

Ocho Rios Corned Beef Recalled for Lack of Inspection

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Ocho Rios of Florida is recalling 7,228 pounds of canned corned beef produced in Brazil that was not presented at the border for inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. No reports of illness have been received to date. The recalled product is Ocho Rios "Corned Beef with Juices" in 18 pound packages, each containing 24 12-ounce cans. The products have the establishment number "Brasil 226 S.I.F." inside the mark from Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture. The cases have the shipping mark “BT/7100366 MIAMI” and the can codes “16952U,” “16951U,” “15251U,” or “15252U.” They were shipped to retail locations in Florida and a distribution center in Georgia to be further distributed. The canned corned beef was imported on August 7, … [Read more...]

One Minute Miracle Recalls Dietary Supplements

Miracle Diet Recall

The One Minute Miracle Inc. is recalling dietary supplements Miracle Diet 30 capsules and Miracle Rock 48 for undeclared drugs. No reports of illness or adverse reactions have been received to date. Both drugs were distributed via the internet nationwide. Miracle Diet 30 contains undeclared phenolphthalein, an ingredient used in over-the-counter laxatives that was removed from the market for carcinogen concerns. Long term use of this product can also cause irregular heartbeat and serious GI disturbances. Miracle Diet 30 capsules are marketed as a dietary supplement for weight loss. The plastic bottle has 30 capsules, with lot number 150416, and expiration date 04/15/2018. Miracle Rock 48 has undeclared thiosildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil, a drug used for treatment of male … [Read more...]

Frozen Corn Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Bonduelle USA of New York is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. The corn was sold under several brand names. You can see pictures of product labels at the FDA web site. Wylwood Super Sweet Whole Kernel Corn is one brand. It was sold in 16 ounce (1 pound) bags with UPC number 051933002401 and Best By dates June 2017 K51564 and K51574. Market Basket Cut Corn is also recalled. It was sold in 16 ounce bags, with UPC number 049705693414, and Best By dates June 2017 K51574. Bountiful Harvest Whole Kernel Cut Corn in 40 ounce (2.5 pound) bags is recalled. It has UPC number 822486120597, and … [Read more...]

Four Dead in Quincy Illinois Veterans’ Homes Legionnaires’ Outbreak

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Four people have died at the Quincy, Illinois Veterans' Home of complications from Legionnaires' Disease. Those four are among the 29 people who were diagnosed with the illness. That is an increase of six more patients who have been diagnosed since this weekend. The latest press release from the Illinois Government News Network, dated August 28, 2015, states that two people have died, but today's news reports state that four have died. The men who died were in their 80s and 90s. The source of the outbreak has not been found yet. Legionella bacteria commonly grow and thrive in water systems, such as cooling towers, water tanks, hot tubs, fountains, and plumbing systems in large buildings. A person becomes sick when they inhale vapor or mist from those outlets that is contaminated with … [Read more...]

Real Foods Recalls Chicken Wrap for Undeclared Allergens

Kung Pao Chicken Wrap Recall

Real Foods of Washington is recalling 41 pounds of chicken wrap products because they contain undeclared soy and sulfites. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled item is 9.5-ounce plastic tray packages containing "Kung Pao-Style Chicken Wrap" with a sell-by date of 8/29/2015. The products were made on August 25, 2015. They have the establishment number "P-34834" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to retail locations in Washington state. If you purchased this product and are allergic to soy and/or sulfites, do not eat it. Throw it away or return to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Swanson Meats Recalls Beef Tender Tip for Undeclared Soy


Swanson Meats of Minnesota is recalling about 20,063 pounds of beef products for misbranding. The products were formulated with soybean oil, MSG, and papain (a meat tenderizer made from papayas) that were not declared on the label. Soy is a known allergen, and MSG may cause reactions in people who may be sensitive to it. The recalled item is 20-pound cases of "Marinated Boneless Beef Tender Tip" with case code "SM04291". It has the establishment number "Est. 5697" inside the USDA mark of inspection. It was shipped to restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date, but if you ate beef tips in a restaurant in those areas and have experienced allergic reactions, see your doctor. The problem was discovered by FSIS … [Read more...]

Qi Li’s Braised Chicken Recalls Duck Products for Misbranding

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California Qi Li's Braised Chicken is recalling about 6,644 pounds of duck head and duck neck products because they do not list soy and wheat, two of the major food allergens, on the label. No reports of illnesses have been received to date. The recalled products are 10" x 8" vacuum sealed packages of "Chinese Brand Spicy Duck Heads" and "Chinese Brand Spicy Duck Necks." They have the establishment number "P-40286" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail establishments in California. They were produced on various dates between February 11, 2015 and August 13, 2015. If you purchased these products and are allergic to wheat and/or soy, do not eat them. Discard or return to the place where you purchased them for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Legionnaires’ Outbreak at San Quentin State Prison


A Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at the San Quentin State Prison has forced that facility to shut off the water. There are six confirmed cases, and at least 51 other possible cases. Those prisoners who have been diagnosed with the illness have been transferred to hospitals for treatment. The possible cases are under observation at the prison's medical unit. Portable toilets are being brought in for the prisoners' use. The kitchen has stopped producing meals; inmates are eating boxed meals. The prisoners who may be sick live in all areas of the prison. The Marin County Health Department is investigating the outbreak. No visitors have been allowed in the facility since the outbreak began. No prisoners can be transferred in or out of the facility as well. Inmates are being told they … [Read more...]

Cyclospora Sickens 92 in Canada

Cyclospora Outbreak

At least 92 people in Canada have been sickened by food contaminated with Cyclospora. Health officials do not know the food source of the outbreak, which began in May, but are continuing to investigate. Most of the illnesses, 82, have been reported from Ontario. In British Columbia there are four cases, in Quebec, five; and one in Alberta. Two people have been hospitalized. Cyclospora is a parasite usually associated with travel to developing countries with tropical climates. But in recent years, it has travelled to the U.S. and Canada in various kinds of produce including salad greens and cilantro. Cyclosporiasis, the infection caused by the Cyclospora parasite, causes profuse diarrhea that can last two months or more. Other symptoms, which can also last more than 60 days if … [Read more...]

Legionnaires at Quincy Illinois Veterans Home Sickens 23

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A Legionnaires Disease outbreak has sickened at least 23 people at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy. The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are working with the Adams County Health Department to identify the source of the outbreak. Test results for other residents are pending. “Our Quincy Home staff and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) leadership are taking this situation seriously, as we do with any other situation facing our fellow veterans and residents,” said Erica L. Jeffries, Director, IDVA.  “The health, safety, and high quality of life for the residents remains our highest priority.  We will work with local, regional, and state partners to find and eliminate any potential source … [Read more...]

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