March 26, 2015

Giant Eagle Recalls Japanese Cod Fillets for Undeclared Soy

Giant Eagle Breaded Cod Fillet Recall

Giant Eagle is recalling their Japanese Breaded Cod Fillets, which are prepared and sold individually from the Seafood department in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets, because of undeclared soy, one of the major food allergens. Those who are allergic to soy could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product was sold in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. They were sold individually from the Seafood department; the UPC number is 68106 31470. If you purchased this product and are allergic to soy, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Giant Eagle is also initiating its consumer recall telephone notification process for those who have Giant Eagle Advantage Cards. … [Read more...]

Giant Eagle Recalls Little Italy Paninis for Undeclared Egg

Giant Eagle Little Italy Panini Egg Recall

Giant Eagle is recalling all lots of Giant Eagle brand Little Italy Paninis, prepared and sold individually from the Prepared Foods department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets for undeclared egg, one of the major food allergens. People with an egg allergy could have a life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat one of these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products are Little Italy Panini, Cold with UPC number 97525 20399 and Little Italy Panini, Hot with UPC number 07369 20399. They were sold individually from the Prepared Foods department through March 23, 2015. They were sold in Pennsylvania and Ohio. If you purchased these products and are allergic to egg, do not eat them. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a … [Read more...]

Supervalu Recalls Chocolate Covered Raisins for Undeclared Peanuts


Supervalu Inc. of Minnesota is recalling Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins because they may contain undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Those who are allergic to peanuts could have a life-threatening reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been confirmed to date. The recalled product is Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins packed in a 32 ounce clear plastic tub with a black lid. The product may contain chocolate covered peanuts instead. The UPC number is 41303 05311 on the back label. The product may have a back label with a product descriptor that doesn't match the description on the front label. These products were distributed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. The recall notice … [Read more...]

Rising Moon Ravioli Recalled for Possible Listeria


Carmel Food Group of Hayward, Calif. is recalling certain Rising Moon Organics frozen Ravioli for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The ravioli products contain organic spinach which has been recalled after it tested positive for Listeria. No illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall, but consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as  Listeria can cause severe illness and death. Seniors, children, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women are most at risk. In the recent Listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples, 11 of the 35 cases of illness were linked to pregnancy. PritzkerOlsen, a national food safety law firm, filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New Mexico woman whose son was born several months prematurely and … [Read more...]

Blue Bell Recalls More Ice Cream for Possible Listeria

Blue Bell Ice Cream Cups Listeria Recall

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling 3 ounce institutional/food service ice cream cups because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. That brand's ice cream is linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak in Wichita, Kansas. Five people were sickened and three died after being served Blue Bell ice cream at the Via Christi hospital in Wichita. On March 22, 2015, the Kansas Department of Health & Environment reported one positive test for Listeria monocytogenes on a chocolate ice cream cup taken from a hospital in Wichita, Kansas. This cup was produced in the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma plant on April 15, 2014. This is a different facility from the one in Brenham, Texas, that produced the ice cream linked to the Kansas outbreak. These products were sold in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, … [Read more...]

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Amy's Listeria Recall

Amy's Kitchen is recalling 73,897 cases of products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. One of Amy's organic spinach suppliers notified the company that it may be contaminated. No illnesses have been reported, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site, along with UPC numbers, lot codes, package sizes, and dates. They were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and Canada. They include Vegetable Lasagna, Tofu Vegetable Lasagna, Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl, Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl, Tofu Scramble, and Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, among others. You can also see pictures of product labels at the FDA site. If you purchased any of these … [Read more...]

School Outbreak in Maine Sickened 22 Children Last Week

School Lunch

According to the Portland Press Herald, 22 Portland schoolchildren were sickened with food poisoning last week at Reiche Elementary School. Officials suspect a pickled beet salad may be the culprit. School officials alerted public health officials when student began to throw up about an hour after lunch on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The cafeteria at Reiche was the only school in the public school system to serve that beet salad that day. There were no illnesses in the rest of the district. Lab results are pending. No students needed to see the doctor. Twenty-one of the twenty-two sickened students returned to school the next day. The school district's central kitchen and the kitchen at Reiche School were inspected by public health officials. While the district kitchens passed … [Read more...]

Claravale Raw Milk Recalled for Campylobacter; Outbreak Possible

Milking cows

The California Department of Public Health is recalling raw milk, raw nonfat milk, and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County. This farm was the source of a Campylobacter outbreak in 2012 that sickened at least 22 people. Public health officials are also investigating reported clusters of Campylobacter illness in the area. A statewide recall has been issued and a quarantine order was issued by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. A confirmed detection of Campylobacter bacteria was found in raw milk and raw cream collected from the farm. Consumers are urged to throw away any of this farm's milk products in their refrigerators that have code dates of "MAR 28" and earlier. Discard in sealed containers so other people and animals can't drink it. The samples … [Read more...]

Wegmans Frozen Spinach Recalled for Possible Listeria

Wegmans Frozen Spinach Listeria Recall

Wegmans Food Markets is recalling 12,450 packages of their frozen spinach 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 recalled product is Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach in 12 ounce packages. The UPC number is 77890-32932. It was sold in the company's 85 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between January 27 and March 21, 2015. Only packages with these codes are affected: Best used by JAN 26 2017 50265 and Best Used by FED 02 2017 50335. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a closed container or return to the place of purchase … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Listeria Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Minnesota Man

Litigation on behalf of Listeria Caramel Apple Victims

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Minnesota man who allegedly contracted a Listeria infection, listeriosis, from contaminated caramel apples he purchased at a Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Cub Foods store. The complaint, filed in Fourth Judicial District Court in Hennepin County, names Bidart Bros. Inc. and Supervalu Inc. as defendants (Spear v. Bidart Bros. Inc, Supervalu Inc, Cub Foods, Case No. 27-CV-15-4555). The Minnesota man is one of thirty-five confirmed listeriosis cases in an outbreak linked to caramel apples made with Bidart Bros. apples and sold under the brand names Carnival, Happy Apples, and Merb’s Candies. People from 12 states were sickened: Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and … [Read more...]

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