May 2, 2016

Starbucks, Hannaford, Turkey Hill Wraps and Salads Recalled

Greencore USA of Rhode Island is recalling 1,341 pounds of meat and poultry products that are produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours. They have the brand names Starbucks, Hannaford, and Turkey Hill. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. The meat and poultry wrap and salad items were made on April 7, 14, 18, 21, and 25, 2016. They include Starbucks Southwest Style Steak Wrap in 7.7 ounce packages with use-by dates of 4/10/2016 and 4/24/2016. Also recalled are Starbucks Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap in 8.2 ounce packages, with use-by dates of 4/10/2016 and 4/17/2016. Starbucks Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl in 9.5 ounce packages with a use by date of 4/28/2016 is recalled. Also recalled are Hannaford … [Read more...]

Foster Poultry Farms Chicken Nuggets Recall for Foreign Objects

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, La.  is recalling frozen, fully cooked chicken nuggets for foreign materials. The recalled product was produced on Feb. 22, 2016 and March 8, 2016 and shipped to distributors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington state. The recall includes 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it. The fully cooked, frozen chicken breast nuggets were sold in 5-lb. bags labeled FOSTER FARMS “Breast Nuggets - Nugget Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat”  with best by dates of 2/21/17 and 3/8/17; and 10-lb. bulk boxes containing FOSTER FARMS “Fully Cooked Breast Nuggets - Nugget Shaped … [Read more...]

Justice Department Launches Investigation of Dole Listeria Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Dole Listeria outbreak, according to a statement on the company's website. Listeria outbreaks in the U.S. and Canada were linked to salads produced at the company's plant in Springfield, Ohio. Thirty three people were sickened between July 2015 and January 2016, four people died. Years before the outbreak, Dole found Listeria at the plant, Food Poisoning Bulletin was first to report in March 2016 by obtaining records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The documents show the company found Listeria in the plant in early 2014 and “infrequently” before that. The records, dating back to a 2012 inspection triggered by a Listeria recall show FDA investigators noted the plant is not constructed in a … [Read more...]

Supreme Elixir, Kid’s Juice, Xtreme Fiber Detox Recall for Undeclared Allergens

World's Choice Products Inc. of San Diego has issued a recall for Supreme Elixir, Kid's Juice and Xtreme Fiber Detox because they contain undeclared milk and soy allergens. People with allergies or sensitivities to milk or soy should not consume these products as they risk serious or life-threatening reaction if they do. The recalled products, 32 fluid ounce “Supreme Elixir” drink, with lot numbers 15094, 15258, 15310, 15483, 16053 and 16091; 32 fluid ounce “Kid's Juice” drink, with lot numbers 15104 and 15326; and 1 pound and 8 ounce “Xtreme Fiber Detox,” with lot numbers 15174, 15372, 15423, 15538 and 16051 are recalled. They were sold nationwide through mail order. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recall was issued after the FDA found whey protein in … [Read more...]

Second Fatality Attributed to Ohio Church Potluck Botulism Outbreak

A second fatality has been associated with the botulism outbreak linked to a potluck meal at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Ohio one year ago,  according to WSYX/WTTE in Ohio. Marcella Barbee, 65, died in November 2015 after contracting botulism at the April 2015 potluck, according to the report. Previously, one fatality had been reported in connection with the outbreak that sickened 29 people who attended a potluck at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Ohio. The outbreak is the largest botulism outbreak to strike the U.S. in 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Botulism is caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum which is found in soil and dust. Symptoms include: double vision, blurred vision, … [Read more...]

Bi-Lo, Harveys, Winn Dixie Bakery Creme Cakes Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Bakery sliced creme cakes are being recalled by Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores, for undeclared peanut. Consumers with peanut allergies or sensitivities should not eat these products as they risk allergic reaction if they do. The 32 ounce Bakery Crème Cakes and 14 ounce Bakery Sliced Crème Cakes were sold at all BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. The recalled products were sold between April 11, 2016 and April 26, 2016, with UPC codes of 205509000005, 205510000001, 205473000001, 205508000006, 205476000008, 205506000008, 205474000000 and 269740000002. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. And all recalled products … [Read more...]

Old Home Creme Cakes Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Old Home Kitchens of Bogart, Ga. has issued a recall for lemon creme cake, vanilla creme cake and strawberry swirl creme cake because they contain undeclared peanuts. Consumers with an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts should not eat these products as they risk a severe or life-threatening reaction if they do. The recalled product, "Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Lemon Crème Cake" has the production code 16104; the "Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Vanilla Crème Cake" has the production code 16104;  and the  "Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Strawberry Swirl Crème Cake" has the production code 16098. They were sold in multiple retail locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, … [Read more...]

CDC Informs About Cronobacter in Infant Formula

Last week, the CDC issued a new report informing consumers about the possible presence of Cronobacter, formerly called Enterobacter sakazaki, a pathogen found in the environment that can survive under very dry conditions. Bacteria usually need a certain amount of free water in food products to survive. This bacteria has been found in the past in powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches, which are foods not usually associated with bacterial contamination. The government is especially concerned about infants, who are more susceptible to serious complications from bacterial infections. In fact, Cronobacter infections are often deadly in young infants. Three are only about 4 to 6 cases from Cronobacter every year in infants, but reporting this illness isn't … [Read more...]

Season’s Choice Prince Edward Medley Recalled for Listeria

The FDA's Weekly Enforcement Report for April 27, 2016 lists a recall for Season's Choice Prince Edward Medley in 16 ounce bags for possible Listeria monocytogenes. This product is distributed by Aldi Inc. of Batavia, Illinois. The product is from Netherlands. The recall notice states that a limited number of the product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. We did a Google search and found that this product is a frozen blend of green beans, wax beans, and carrots. According to the FDA, 47,562 bags are being recalled. The code on this product is Best Before: Jun 28 2017 Lot 152212. It was sold in Illinois, apparently at Aldi stores. The recalling firm is Camericam International of Teaneck, New Jersey. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a … [Read more...]

Kopobbi Whole Milk Ricotta Recalled for Listeria

The FDA's Weekly Enforcement Report for April 27, 2016 lists the recall of a whole milk ricotta cheese for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product is 47 tubs of 33 Kopobbi A Whole Milk Cheese, Ricotta, Net Weight 17.14 pounds. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health sampled the product and found that it was positive for Listeria. The product has a sell by date of 03/16/16, with lot number 16-26-02. This cheese was sold in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The recalling firm is Delicious Food Distributors of Richmond Hill, New York. If you purchased this cheese, do not eat it. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to kill any remaining bacteria, since Listeria can … [Read more...]

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