April 23, 2017

Feisty Crumbles Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Beyond Meat of El Segundo, California is voluntarily recalling some bags of Feisty crumbles from three production lots because they contain low levels of undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Any person who has an allergy to peanuts could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. One person did have an allergic reaction and notified the company. The recalled products are all Feisty Crumbles. The first is 5 pound bags, with UPC number 852629004415, lot number 20170202T, and best by date 2/2/2018. The second is also 5 pound bags, with UPC number 852629004415, lot number 20170203T, and best by date 2/3/2018. Also recalled is Feisty Crumbles in 11 ounce bags, with UPC number 852629004613, lot number 20170202T, and best by date 2/2/2018. Finally, Feisty Crumbles in … [Read more...]

Recall of Wholesome Farms Sundae Cups for Listeria Updated for 4th Time

The recall of Wholesome Farms brand Sundae Cup products in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination is being updated for a fourth time to include additional product information. This information was identified during the CFIA's food safety investigation. No reported illnesses have been received to date n connection with this problem. Central Smith Creamery is recalling Wholesome Farms brand Sundae cups; consumers should not consume this product, and food service institutions, such as nursing homes and hospitals, should not serve them. The recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The long list of products recalled, along with identifying information such as the product size, codes on the product, UPC numbers, and photos, can be seen at the CFIA web site. The products … [Read more...]

TPF Satay Recalled for Possible Botulism

TP Food Processing of California is recalling two types of Satay for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. The sauces were distributed at supermarkets in California. A tiny amount of the toxin produced by this bacterium can cause serious illness and death. The acidified sauces were not properly produced, making them susceptible to contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled products are TPF Lemongrass Satay in 9 ounce packages. The description is Lemongrass satay, 9 ounce hexagon glass jar with red lid. The lot code is 2016. The second recalled product is TPF Shrimp Satay in 6 ounce and 9 ounce containers. The lot code for that product is 2016. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away or take … [Read more...]

Recall of Wholesome Farms Sundae Cups for Listeria Updated in Canada

The recall of Wholesome Farms Sundae Cups in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been updated again. More products are included in the new recall. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. Central Smith Creamery is recalling the products. Consumers should not eat these products, and food service institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, should not serve or use the recalled products. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the common name, side, codes, product photos, and UPC numbers at the CFIA web site. The flavors recalled include Vanilla, Sugar-Free Light Vanilla, Butterscotch, Orange Sherbet, and Lime Sherbet, among others. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw … [Read more...]

Flour Recall for E. coli O121 Updated Again in Canada

The food recall warning issued on April 12, 2017 in Canada for flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121 has been updated again. There is an outbreak associated with flour in that country, but the notice states that "there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this Food Recall Warning." You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the brand name, common name, codes on the product, UPC number, photos, and additional information at the CFIA web site. The recalled brands this time include Creative Baker and Robin Hood. The common names of the products recalled include Best for Blending Flour, All Purpose Flour, All Purpose Flour, Unbleached, All Purpose Flour, Original, and Bread and Roll Mix Homestyle. If you purchased any of … [Read more...]

FDA Acted on Homeopathic Teething Products

Lyndsay Meyer, Press Officer of the Office of Media Affairs at the FDA reached out to Food Poisoning Bulletin to inform us of the process behind the recent recall of Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets. The FDA issued a statement about this issue on April 13, 2017. The statement says that FDA is alerting consumers of a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets by the manufacturer, Standard Homeopathic Company. That company received FDA's formal recall request on April 10, 2017, and agreed. The letter states, "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that you immediately initiate a recall of all lots ofHyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets, within … [Read more...]

Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets Recalled for Inconsistent Belladonna

Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling all lots of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores because they have inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that may differ from the amount listed on the label. Belladonna represents a serious health hazard to children and its effects are unpredictable, according to the FDA. In fact, the Agency told the company, "There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it." These products are used to provide temporary relief of teething symptoms in children. And the recall includes all products that may be in stock at retail stores now. The Company stopped making and shipping the medicines in October 2016. The FDA has been … [Read more...]

Yoso SoyGo Soy Products Recalled in Canada for Listeria

Flamaglo Foods Ltd. is recalling Yolo brand soygo fermented cultured soy products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There have been no reports of illness to date in relation to this issue, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest. These products were sold in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. They are all Yoso brand products, all sold in 440 gram containers, and all have codes 17 MA 19 d5. They include Soygo Fermented Cultured Soy - Plain with UPC number 8 34914 00231 3; Soygo Fermented Cultured Soy - Raspberry with UPC number 8 34914 00235 1; Soygo Fermented Cultured Soy - Vanilla with UPC number 8 34914 00234 4; and Soygo Fermented Cultured Soy - Blueberry with UPC number 8 34914 00232 0. If you purchased any of … [Read more...]

Oysters Recalled in Washington After Norovirus Outbreak

The Washington State Department of Health is recalling oysters and closing harvest areas after a norovirus outbreak. Over the past few weeks reports of illness in people who have eaten raw oysters from several areas in the state have been received. Small harvest closures and recalls have been ordered over the past few weeks. The largest closed area is in Hammersley Inlet in Mason County. In that area, a recall has been issued for any shellfish harvested there since March 15, 2017. The three-mile stretch of commercial shellfish growing beds is harvested by 31 shellfish companies and is shipped to many areas around the word. The Department of Health is working with shellfish growers, officials in other states, and local health department to trace all of the product and recall it to … [Read more...]

Chicken & Rice Guys E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 15 Sick

According to the Boston Globe, 15 people are now sick in the Chicken & Rice Guys E. coli outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts. Officials are testing food taken from the restaurants, along with stool samples from 120 employees. The restaurants and food trucks are closed during this investigation. Ten people had to be hospitalized in this outbreak. That is a high percentage in the average E. coli outbreak. The first person got sick on March 30, 2017, and the most recent diagnosis was April 4, 2017. According to the Globe story, Dr. Anita Barry, director of the Infectious Disease Bureau at the Boston Public Health Commission said that none of those sickened had developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of an E. coli infection. Most of the patients are in … [Read more...]

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