February 9, 2016

Jafflz Recalled in Utah for Possible Botulism Risk

Du Monde Gourmet of Park City, UT  is recalling approximately 235 pounds of ready-to-eat Jafflz pocket sandwich products because they may contain Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, and/or Clostridium botulinum. These bacteria are associated with temperature abuse. At the time of the recall there had been no confirmed reports of illness but consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as they can cause serious illness. The recalled products were shipped to retail locations in Utah and have the code “EST. 48106” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They include: 24-count cases containing 4-6 pieces of “Jafflz Retro Pocket Sandwiches Pasghetti Jaffles with Italian Meat Sauce;" 24-count cases “Jafflz retro pocket Sandwiches Classic Jaffles with Bacon, Egg and … [Read more...]

Foods Recalled in Michigan for Possible Botulism

Several types of canned foods are being recalled in Michigan for possible botulism contamination. Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch products, sold at the store at 20420 State Street in Onaway, Michigan were manufactured without using controls for the safe production of processed foods, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. These foods were also sold at different farmers markets in Michigan, at Rogers City, Posen, Indian River, and Gaylord. The recalled products include Beef Vegetable Soup, Tomato Basil Soup, Bacon Cauliflower Soup, Mama Splans Medium Salsa, Mama Splans Hot Salsa, Sweet Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa, Mango Salsa, Peach Salsa, Dilly Beans, Pickled Beets, Pickled Carrots, Pickled Mushrooms, Pickled Asparagus, Pickled Cauliflower, Pickled Garlic, … [Read more...]

Farmer Creek Albacore Tuna Recalled for Botulism Risk

Farmer Creek of Cloverdale, OR is  recalling canned albacore tuna with any codes starting with "OC" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism, a life-threatening illness. Consumers who have purchased these products should not each them. Food that is contaminated with Clostridium botulinum many not not look or smell spoiled. Botulism, is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. Symptoms includes general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, abdominal bloating and constipation. Anyone experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. At the time of the recall there had been no reports of illness. The recalled products were packaged … [Read more...]

The Spot Recalls All Canned Seafood for Botulism Risk

The Spot of Oregon is recalling all canned salmon and tuna with any codes that begin with "OC" because they may be contaminated with botulism toxin. The products were produced by Skipanon, which has triggered the secondary recall of eight other brands because the cans may have been under processed. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products include Spot-On Chinook Salmon in 6 ounce cans, Spot-On Tuna in 8 ounce cans, Spot-On Tuna No Salt in 8 ounce cans, Spot-On Garlic Tuna in 8 ounce cans, Spot-On Jalapeño Tuna in 8 ounce cans, and Spot-On Smoked Tuna in 8 ounce cans. There are no best by dates on the cans. The last distribution date for these products was in September 2015. They were sold from The Spot retail store in Oregon. The symptoms of botulism poisoning … [Read more...]

Bornstein Seafood Recalls Products for Possible Botulism

Another secondary recall of canned seafood for possible botulism contamination has been issued. Bornstein Seafoods Inc. of Oregon is recalling only canned salmon, sardines, sturgeon, and tuna with any code starting with "OC." No reports of illness have been received to date. The products were distributed to retail and internet customers nationwide from the company's website. The last date of distribution of these recalled products was September 2015. The code dates for recall start with "OC." The code can be found on the bottom or top of the can. The cans have net weights from 5.5 to 6 ounces. You can see pictures of product labels at the FDA web site. The recalled products are Krooke's Shanghaied Salmon with no UPC number, and Logger's Choice Fancy Pink Salmon with UPC number 6 … [Read more...]

Skipanon Canned Seafood Recalled for Botulism Risk

Skipanon Brand Seafoods of Warrenton, Oregon is recalling all of its canned seafood products for botulism risk. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as botulism can cause serious illness or death. No illnesses were reported at the time of the recall. Foods contaminated with the Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism, may not look or smell spoiled. But it can cause life-threatening illness. Symptoms of botulism include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. Products were distributed to wholesalers and … [Read more...]

Smoked Herring Recalled for Possible Botulism

The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets is recalling P. East Trading Corporation Salted Smoked Split Herring because the product was uneviscerated. This can increase the risk of botulism spores growing in that product. The recalled Salted Smoked Split Herring was sold in New York and New Jersey in 18 pound wooden boxes. This product was imported from Canada. It was sampled during a routine inspection, and found to be improperly processed. Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be in the viscera if fish than in any other portions. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The symptoms of … [Read more...]

Ohio Church Potluck Botulism Outbreak Nation’s Largest in 40 Years

A botulism outbreak that sickened 29 people who attended a church potluck in Ohio is the largest botulism outbreak to strike the U.S. in 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One person died as a result of their illness. 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, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, muscle weakness, descending paralysis, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. Most patients described onset of symptoms two days after attending a potluck at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church.Home-canned potatoes in potato salad were the likely source of the outbreak. … [Read more...]

Botulism After OH Church Potluck Kills 1, Sickens 20

A botulism outbreak has sickened 20 people and killed one person after those people attended a church potluck in Ohio. All of the patients who were brought to the Fairfield Medical Center Emergency Department in Lancaster, Ohio attended a potluck on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster. Five people are in the Intensive Care Unit, and ten were transported to hospitals in Columbus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sending anti-toxin to the hospitals in the area. Some of the patients are on ventilators. Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce a toxin that paralyzes nerves. The bacteria grows in anaerobic environments (without oxygen) and can be present in improperly canned low-acid foods such as canned green beans or … [Read more...]

Botulism Outbreak Sickens Two From Lea County NM

Two people from Lea County, NM have been hospitalized in Texas with botulism, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. Officials have not yet determined the source of the outbreak but they believe it is contaminated food. Botulism causes illness and paralysis and can be fatal. It 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, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, muscle weakness, decending paralysis, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. If untreated, death can occur if the paralysis reaches the respiratory muscles. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should see a doctor. There are three kinds of botulism: foodborne, wound and … [Read more...]

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