July 24, 2016

Kapowsin Meats Supplied Pork at Seattle Good Vibe Tribe Luau

According to the Seattle King County Health Department, a traceback investigation has confirmed that pork served at the Good Vibe Tribe Luau in Seattle where people were sickened with Salmonella food poisoning came from Kapowsin Meats, a facility in Graham, Washington. That slaughterhouse was involved in a large Salmonella outbreak last year. That outbreak in 2015 sickened 192 people in five states. Samples collected at Kapowsin Meats in Pierce County confirmed that the outbreak strain of Salmonella was present at the business. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated that 2015 outbreak and found that the outbreak strains of bacteria were Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- and Salmonella Infantis. Most of the ill persons were from Washington. Thirty ill persons … [Read more...]

GFS Honey Roasted Peanuts Recalled for Undeclared Tree Nuts

Krispak, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling GFS brand Honey Roasted Peanuts because they may contain undeclared Tree Nuts - Pecans. People with allergies or sensitivities to tree nuts should not eat this product as they run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The recalled nuts, labelled GFS Honey Roasted Peanuts, were distributed to Gordon Food Service distribution centers in FL., MA., MI., OH and PA. They were packaged in  38 oz PET plastic jars with the lot number 176-16 stamped above the UPC code 093901252562 and GFS reorder number. The recall was issued after the discovery of pecans mixed in with the peanuts. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported.   … [Read more...]

Theo Salted Almond Dark Chocolate Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Theo Chocolate of Seattle is Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars because they may contain undeclared milk. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk should not eat this product as they run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The recalled product, Theo Salted Almond  70% Dark Chocolate, was distributed to retail stores in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IA, ID, FL, MI, MT, ND, NH, OR, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA, and WI. The affected bars weigh 3 ounces and are wrapped in a white paper envelope with UPC is 8 74492 00170 4 and  lot number 3037431. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. … [Read more...]

Agave Dream Cappuccino Ice Cream Recalled for Listeria

Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA is recalling Cappuccino Ice Cream for potential Listeria contamination. Although no illnesses were reported at the time of the recall, people who have purchased this ice cream should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. he recall is the result of a routine sampling by the state of WA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. Agave Dream has recalled 389 cases distributed across the United States through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Romeoville, Illinois warehouse, DPI NW, Americold L.A., IWI Franklin Indiana warehouse, Haddon House … [Read more...]

Hyvee, Our Family, HEB Black Beans Recalled for Foreign Material

Faribault Foods of Faribault, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling some 15 ounce cans of No-Salt-Added Black Beans because they may contain plastic and/or metal pieces. This recall covers one production code. The brand names of the recalled products are, Hyvee No-Salt-Added Black Beans, La Preferida Low Sodium Black Beans (Frijoles Negros Bajo En Sodio), Our Family No-Salt-Added Black Beans, Sprouts No-Salt-Added Black Beans, Mrs. Grimes No-Salt-Added Black Beans, Kuner’s No-Salt-Added Black Beans (Frijoles Negros), and HEB Black No-Salt-Added Beans (Frijol Negro Sin Sal). The production code on the can is "Best By 04 APR 2019 258F2 095 16 XXXX" on the bottom of the can. No other production codes, sizes, or brands of Faribault Foods products are affected by this recall. No injuries … [Read more...]

Bar-S Foods Recalls Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs for Possible Listeria

Bar-S Foods of Oklahoma is recalling 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled products were produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13 of 2016. They include 16 ounce/1 pound packages of "BAR-S Classic BUN LENGTH Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED" with "Use By" date of 10/11/2016 and case code 209; 12 ounce packages of "BAR-S CLASSIC Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED" with package code 6338, "Use By" date of 10/10/2016 and case code 6405; and 24 ounce/1.5 pound cartons of "SIGNATURE Pick 5 CORNDOGS – 8 … [Read more...]

Good Vibe Tribe Luau WA Outbreak: Kapowsin Meats Again?

According to Public Health Insider, insights from Seattle & King County Public Health staff, pork served at the Good Vibe Tribe Luau  at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle on July 3, 2016, at which 11 people were sickened with Salmonella food poisoning, was supplied by Kapowsin Meats. That facility was linked to a Salmonella outbreak last year in the Seattle area. That 2015 outbreak sickened at least 192 people in five states. The antibiotic resistant outbreak strains of Salmonella  I 4,[5],12:i:- and Salmonella Infantis hospitalized 30 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of those sickened in 2015 attended events where whole pigs supplied by Kapowsin were roasted. Kapowsin issued a recall of some of their products on August 13, 2015, and then … [Read more...]

Norovirus Strikes Republican National Convention

At least 11 support team members of the California delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have been stricken with a foodborne illness that appears to be norovirus, according to the Erie County Health Department.  Two of them are pregnant and required hospitalization, according to local news reports. The delegation is staying at the Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio about an hour away from the convention. Those sickened have been asked to stay put to contain the spread of illness. Norovirus is spread through person-to-person contact by consuming contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces where it can survive for up to two weeks. It takes just a small amount of the virus to make someone sick. The amount of virus that fits on the head of … [Read more...]

Health Officials Probe Illnesses in Pike County, Ohio

Pike County Health officials in Ohio are investigating a cluster of reported illnesses. Those sickened have reported symptoms including, nausea. vomiting, fever and diarrhea, according to the Pike County Health District, which has been gathered information from more than 200 people. The symptoms are consistent with food poisoning symptoms caused by bacteria or parasites, but health officials have not yet determined the source of the illnesses. The only commonality is that those sickened visited Long's Retreat Family Resort before they became ill, health officials said in a press statement. "We are exploring all avenues including but not limited to: water sources leading into the lake at Long's Retreat, the lake itself, and possible food sources from restaurants, concessions or … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at Good Vibe Tribe Luau in Seattle

Public Health of Seattle and King County is investigating a Salmonella outbreak associated with attendance at the Good Vibe Tribe Luau that took place on July 3, 2016. The event was held at Golden Gardens Park at 8498 Seaview Pl NW in Seattle. As of July 15, 2016, at least four people have been sickened by the pathogenic bacteria. No one has been hospitalized in this outbreak. Salmonella case reports were received on July 11, July 12, and July 15, 2016. The common event exposure was identified during an interview on July 13, 2016. Public health investigators are looking at foods served during the luau to see what may have caused this outbreak. Foods served at the event included rotisserie roasted pig, parilla (barbecued beef), congri (black beans and rice), tropical fruit salad, … [Read more...]

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