August 1, 2014

Two People Ill, Associated with VR Green Farms Jarred Food in CA

VR Green Farms Botulism Recall

The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat VR Green Farms jarred food products because they may have been contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The jars were not properly processed. Consuming food contaminated with botulinum toxin can lead to serious illness and death. Two people are sick with botulism poisoning that officials suspect may be associated with the company's Pine Nut Basil Pesto. The symptoms of botulism poisoning include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and dry or sore throat. If no treatment is received, symptoms will include descending paralysis, usually symmetrical, followed by trouble breathing. Infants with botulism poisoning appear lethargic, feed poorly, are constipated, and have a weak cry and poor muscle tone. If … [Read more...]

In Canada, Paprika Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Ecoato Sweet Paprika Salmonella Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Winners Merchants International are recalling Ecoato brand Sweet Paprika Powder from the market because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This product was recalled in the United States earlier this week. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. The Ecoato Sweet Paprika Powder is sold in 160 gram containers. The Lot number is 8147, and code on the product is October 2015. This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States. The product is imported from Spain. Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria will not look, smell, or taste spoiled. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include vomiting, fever, headache, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Children, the elderly, and those … [Read more...]

Raw Goat Milk Cheese Recalled in WI for E. coli O111

Raw Goat Milk Cheese E. coli O111 recall

SW Wisconsin Dairy Goat Products Coop of Mount Sterling, Wisconsin is recalling Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese because it may be contaminated with E. coli O111:H8. This is a shiga-toxin producing bacteria that can cause serious illness and can lead to kidney failure and death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The product was distributed in the Midwest  and Southwest regions of the United States. It was sent through distributorship in Wisconsin and Georgia. From those states the cheese was sent to retail stores in the Midwest and Southwest. This bacteria is one of the six TEC strains that are a serious health concern. The cheese is Lot Code 103-114. It was packed in an 8 ounce cryovac retail piece with the code on a sticker … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Seeds Recalled for Undeclared Sulfites

Peony Pumpkin Seeds Recall

Starway Incorporated of New York is recalling pumpkin seeds because they contain undeclared sulfites. Anyone with a severe sensitivity to sulfites could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. The consumption of more than 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving can cause severe reactions, including anaphylactic shock in some asthmatics and those who are very sensitive to the compound. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product is Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds in a 12 ounce (340 gram) clear, un-coded plastic bag. The UPC number is 6 932692225765. It is a product of China. The product was distributed nationwide. If you purchased this product and are sensitive to sulfites, return to the place of purchase for a refund or discard the product. … [Read more...]

In New York, Beverages Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Recall

The New York State Agriculture Commission alerted consumers to undeclared milk in Uprising brand beverages distributed by Erlo Distribution in Brooklyn. Anyone with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk could have a serious reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. The products are Uprising Brand "Carrot Drink", "Beet Drink" and "Peanut Punch" packaged in 12 ounce glass bottles. "Carrot Drink" has a product code of "Jul 30 2014; "Beet Drink" and "Peanut Punch" have product codes of "Sep 30 2014" on the label. All are products of Jamaica. They were found for sale at a Brooklyn store, but full distribution of the product is not known. If you purchased these products and are allergic to milk, do not consume them. Discard or return to the place … [Read more...]

More Raw Carob Powder Recalled for Salmonella

Recall

Hummingbird Wholesale is recalling organic raw carob powder for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date. The products were sold to processors and retail outlets in Oregon, Washington, and California, and to the end consumer in Oregon. For the consumer, the powder was packaged in 20 pound boxes and 5 pound bags between the dates of 5/22/14 through 7/24/14. For the 20 pound boxes, the HW Item # is C110, Lot #s are 14069 and 14059, Sunfood UPC number is 803813-04429 8, and Expiration Dates are 6/5/2015 or 11/2015. For the 5 pound bags, the HW Item # is C110-5#, the Lot #s are 14189, 14177, 14156, and 14142. There is no UPC number and no expiration date on these packages. If you purchased these products, do not eat them or use them. Discard in a … [Read more...]

In Canada, White Pepper Powder Recalled for Salmonella

Flying Swallow White Pepper Salmonella Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Clover Trading Company are recalling white pepper powder because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Flying Swallow White Pepper Powder in 55 gram containers. There are no codes on the product. The UPC number is 7 77244 00012 6. It was sold at the retail level in Alberta, British Columbia, and possibly nationally. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Cheese Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli O26:H11

La fromagerie Hamel cheese recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and La Fromagerie Hamel are recalling St-Felicien lait cru France (Rhone-Alpes) cheese because it may be contaminated with E. coli O26:H11. The cheese was distributed at the retail level in Quebec. No illnesses have been reported in relation to the consumption of this product. The recalled cheese was sold in 180 gram packages. There is no UPC number. The codes on the product are 11772104 and Best Before 19/08/2014. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Food contaminated with E. coli bacteria will not look, smell, or taste spoiled but can make you very sick. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and watery and/or bloody diarrhea. This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. … [Read more...]

In Canada, Products Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Seoul Trading Corporation are recalling Crackers and Peanut Balls for undeclared fish, shellfish, soy, and sulphites. Anyone with an allergy to those foods could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. There is no word on whether or not illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. All products have Korean characters on the label. The recalled products include Gosomi Cracker in 339 gram packages. All codes where sulphites are not declared on the label are recalled. The UPC number is 8 801117 268602. Gosomi Cracker in 80 gram containers is also recalled. All codes where sulphites are not declared on the label are recalled. The UPC number is 8 801117 268404. Korean Peanut Ball in 98 gram containers ir recalled. All codes … [Read more...]

In Canada, Coffee Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Old Village White Coffee Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Chuang's Company are recalling coffee because it contains undeclared milk. Anyone with an allergy to milk could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported in relation to the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Old Village White Coffee in 600 gram (15 sticks x 40 grams) packages. All codes where milk is not declared on the label are recalled. The UPC number is 8 888353 362530. It was sold in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and possibly nationally. If you purchased this product and are allergic to milk, do not eat it. Return it to the place of purchase or discard. If you are not allergic to milk, this product is safe to consume.   … [Read more...]

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