June 26, 2017

Outbreak at CO Rifle Rodeo was Clostridium Perfringens

Clostridium perfringens caused illnesses at the Rifle Rodeo in Garfield County Colorado in early June, according to a press release from the Garfield County Health Department.  That event was held on June 5, 2017 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. About 80 people were sickened in that outbreak. An unlicensed vendor served food at the privately organized event. Samples were sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Interviews conducted by public health officials helped pinpoint the source of the food that caused the illnesses. Yvonne Long, Executive Director of Garfield County Public Health said in a statement, "The Rifle Rodeo is a privately-organized event. It should be noted that this particular food vendor has a primary location that has been … [Read more...]

Ava’s Organic Unsalted Cashews, Almonds Recalled for Listeria in NJ

Hampton Farms is expanding its voluntary recall of products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination to include Ava's Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews and Almonds, distributed only in New Jersey. No illnesses have been reported to date. Ingredients sold to the company may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria. Test results of the ingredients at Hampton Farms were negative, but the items are being recalled out of an abundance of caution. The recalled products, about 650 units, include Ava’s 8 ounce Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews, with UPC number 8-10111-01036-8 and Lot# 11817 Exp 4/28/18; Lot# 12617 Exp 5/1/18; and Lot# 15917 Exp 6/5/18. Also recalled is Ava’s 8 ounce Organic Roasted Unsalted Almonds with UPC number 8-10111-01032-0 and Lot# 10217 Exp 4/10/18. If … [Read more...]

House of Thaller Recalls Hummus with Pine Nuts for Listeria

House of Thaller is voluntarily recalling some of their Hummus with Pine Nut Topping because an ingredient supplier has recalled some of their product for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this recalled product. The recalled products include Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus - Pine Nuts with UPC number 72036027054 and various expiration dates and lot codes. Also recalled is Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut & Herb Topping, with UPC number 896863001434 and certain expiration dates and lot codes. Finally, Marketside Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts is recalled, with UPC number 681131138475 and various lot codes and expiration dates. You can see the long list of lot codes and expiration dates for these products, along with … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Warning for Westchester County, New York

Customers at the Monteverde at Oldstone restaurant in Cortlandt Manor, New York may have been exposed to hepatitis A. If you ate food or drank beverages there between May 24 and June 10, 2017, you may have been exposed because an employee has been diagnosed with the illness. If you ate there before June 6, 2017, you are no longer eligible for a vaccine to prevent the illness and should monitor yourself for the symptoms of the disease. If you ate there after June 6, 2017, you can receive a hepatitis A or immune globulin shot. Call the Westchester County Health Department for information about getting a vaccination. About 130 people have been treated by officials in White Plains. The symptoms of hepatitis A include abdominal pain, lethargy, loss of appetite, dark urine, … [Read more...]

Multiple Masa’s Gourmet Sauces Recalled for Undeclared Milk

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Rikki USA, Inc., based in Redmond, Washington, has recalled three varieties of Masa’s Gourmet Sauces. These sauces may contain the milk allergen, which was not mentioned on the products’ ingredients lists or allergy statements. The sauce products were shipped to distributors in the states of California, Illinois, New York, Oregon, and Washington. The affected products are: “MASA’S GOURMET SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE” (in 12-ounce glass jars): UPC code  786764406783; Lot codes 1740225 (Best By date: 11/25/2018), 1640566 (Best By date: 6/22/2018), 1640349 (Best By date: 2/5/2018), 1640124 (Best By date: 9/30/2017); “MASA’S GOURMET CURRY COCONUT SAUCE (in 12-ounce glass jars): UPC code 786764412227; Lot codes 1740138 (Best By … [Read more...]

New England Natural Bakers Recalls Muesli and Granola for Listeria

New England Natural Bakers of Massachusetts is voluntarily recalling some of its Muesli and Granola products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product to date. The recalled products were all sold in different states. You can see the product names, UPC numbers, size of package, lot codes, and best by dates, along with the states where that specific product were sold, at the FDA web site. The products include Organic Muesli, Evoke Organic Classic Swiss, Evoke Organic Athlete Fuel, Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola in various sizes and lot codes. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Discard them in a secure garbage receptacle or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund. Then … [Read more...]

Chic-a-Peas Recalls Chickpeas for Possible Listeria

Chic-a-Peas is voluntarily recalling some of their Baked Crunchy Chickpeas because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products are Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Sea Salt in 2.0 ounce (57g) packages, with Best By Date of 12/27/2017, UPC number 853404004033, and Lot Code 0867. Also recalled is Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Fresh Salsa in 2.0 oz (57g) packages, with Best By Date of 12/27/2017, UPC number 853404004071, and Lot Code 0877. Finally, Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Falafel in 2.0 oz (57g) packages is recalled, with Best By Date of 12/28/2017, UPC number 853404004026, and Lot Code 0897. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Discard them in a sealed or double … [Read more...]

U.S. Marshals Seize Food from Professional Warehouse and Distribution in MN

The U.S. FDA has announced that on June 15, 2017, U.S. Marshals seized food held at Professional Warehouse and Distribution in St. Paul, Minnesota. Those products are worth about $73,000 and include barley flour, spices, pasta, dried beans, tea, and cookies. A complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota alleged the foods are adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The storage conditions inside the warehouse were "simply unacceptable," according to the FDA. Melinda K. Plaisier, FDA's Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs said, "The FDA plays a key role protecting public health and ensuring not only that food is properly manufactured and labeled, but that it is handled and stored … [Read more...]

Mountain House Breakfast Hash Recalled for Possible Foreign Materials Contamination

OFD Foods, LLC. has initiated a Class I (“High Health Risk”) recall of its “MOUNTAIN HOUSE FREEZE DRIED SPICY SOUTHWEST BREAKFAST HASH.” According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), this product may contain extraneous rubber materials; an employee is reported to have discovered pieces of rubber in the product on June 12, 2017. OFD Foods is based in Albany, Oregon. Almost 197 pounds of the freeze-dried beef hash product has been recalled. Manufactured on Dec. 22, 2016 and distributed nationwide through internet sales, it was packaged in 3.88-ounce pouches stamped with the pouch code of “3253174” and a “Best By” date of Dec. 2046. The pouches bear the establishment number “EST. 1394” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Class I … [Read more...]

Willis Ocean Recalls “the duck” Scomber Fish for Botulism Risk

Willis Ocean of New York is recalling its "the duck" brand "frozen steamed scomber fish" because it was uneviscerated. Uncleaned fish are not allowed for sale under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because those products are more likely to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores. No reports of illness have been received to date. The recalled product was distributed nationwide at the retail level. The product is in clear plastic wrapped styrofoam tray, with two whole fish and a red label stating "product of Thailand." The UPC number of the recalled fish is 040459097206. If you bought this fish, do not eat it, even if you plan to cook it. Throw it away in a double bagged or sealed package, or take it back to the store of purchase for a full refund. … [Read more...]

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