July 6, 2015

In Canada, Polish Dried Sausage Recalled for Listeria

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Old Fashioned Meat and Deli at 532 Cleveland Crescent S.E. in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is recalling Polish dried sausage because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but illnesses caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled item is Polish dried sausage, with no brand name in variable size packages. They were sold from June 10, 2015 up to and including June 24, 2015. The product was sold clerk-served without a label or coding. If you aren't sure whether or not you purchased this product, contact the retailer. If you did purchase this product, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to kill any remaining … [Read more...]

Good Seed Recalls Sprouts for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

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Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, Virginia is recalling all packages of soybean and mung bean sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date, but the symptoms of listeriosis can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled products are 1 pound bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts" and "Keep Refrigerated" with UPC number 21111  10035, produced on or after May 8, 2015. Also recalled are 1-pound bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts" and "Keep Refrigerated" with UPC number 21111 20136, produced on or after May 8, 2015. Also recalled are 2 pound bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled … [Read more...]

In Canada, Mushroom Recall for Listeria Updated

Champ's Sliced Crimini Mushrooms Listeria Recall

The food recall warning issued on June 7, 2015 in Canada for mushrooms for Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been updated to include additional product information. Champ's Mushrooms is recalling sliced mushroom products. The products are Champ's Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms in 200 gram packages. The code on the product is 160 S4189 and the UPC number is 6 78286 99933 4. Also recalled is Champ's Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms in 227 gram packages with code 2015 JN 18 and UPC number 6 78286 88877 5. Finally, President's Choice Cremini Sliced Mushrooms in 454 gram packages with code 2015 JN 18 are recalled; that UPC number is 0 60383 05940 8. They were sold in British Columbia and may have been sold nationally. You can see pictures of product labels at the CFIA web … [Read more...]

Jeni’s Ice Cream Finds Listeria in Ohio Facility

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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams recalled all of their products last month after Listeria monocytogenes bacteria was found in the ice cream made in their Nebraska plant. More than 265 tons of ice cream was destroyed.  They shut down production and cleaned the facility, then reopened. But testing found more of the pathogenic bacteria in the Columbus,Ohio kitchen. Routine swabbing discovered the problem. Production has been halted again as the company investigates. All of their ice cream is now subject to test-and-hold before it enters into commerce. The company is temporarily closing its scoop shops because they don't have enough ice cream. FDA inspectors looked at the Ohio facility eight times in April and found cleanliness problems and inadequate pathogen controls. The report states … [Read more...]

Shirks Meats Recalls Andouille Sausage for Possible Listeria

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Shirks Meats of Dundee, New York is recalling Smoked Andouille Sausage because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled product was packed in-store. It is "Smoked Andouille Sausage" in a clear plastic package with a date of 6/5/15. Package sizes vary from 9 to 12 ounces. This product was sold only from the retail location of the facility at 4342 John Green Road in Dundee, New York. Routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found Listeria in the product. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed container or return to … [Read more...]

Kroger Recalls Smoked Salmon for Listeria

Kroger has posted a recall for Private Reserve Rope Hung Smoked Scottish Salmon sold in 4 ounce packages. This affects Fred Meyer stores. The product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed container so other people and animals can't eat it, then wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. You can also return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your refrigerator with a solution of 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 gallon of water. Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures. If you ate any of this … [Read more...]

Champ’s Mushrooms Recalled in Canada for Listeria Monocytogenes

Champs Bell Mushrooms Listeris Recall

Champ's Mushrooms in Canada is recalling sliced mini bella mushrooms because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection to the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Champ's Mushrooms Sliced Mini Bella Mushrooms in 680 gram packages. The code on the product is BEST BEOFRE 15/JN/07. The UPC number is 6 78286 29837 6. They were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and possibly nationally. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a closed container and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling the package. Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures. If you ate any of these … [Read more...]

FDA 483 Report on Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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The FDA has released Form 483 about their inspection of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams facility in Columbus, Ohio. That firm recalled all of their products in April 2015 because Listeria monocytogenes was found in the ice cream. The report states that the Regulatory manager and the Director of Operations, who are responsible for assuring compliance with current good manufacturing practices to all personnel, demonstrated a lack of competency. The observations follow. They did not have an environmental sampling and testing program in place. Neither the Regulatory Manager nor the Director of Operations were aware that "employees on the p.m. shift were not sanitizing the food contact surfaces of the inside of the batch freezers at the end of the production day." Towels which were being used … [Read more...]

Details of 2008 Inspection Report at Jeni’s Ice Cream Facility

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The FDA has released two inspection reports on Jeni's Ice Cream facility in Missouri. A 2008 report found problems, as did a 2015 report. The Missouri Department of Agriculture found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in Jeni's ice cream in April 2015, and the plant shut down to find the problem. The 2008 report found that plant managers did not take measures to exclude pests from the processing areas. Rodent pellets were found along the oven wall, in the dry food product storage area, and throughout the storage area. A live rodent on a glue trap was found next to the cleaning supply door. The plant did not have adequate screening or other protection against pests. There were "numerous holes in the exterior wall of the facility without screening to prevent pest access." Garage bay doors … [Read more...]

Good Seed Recalls Sprouts for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

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Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, Virginia is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled items are 1-pound bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21111 10035” produced on or after April 1, 2015. Also recalled are 2-pound bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21112 58772” produced on or after April 1, 2015. Ten-pound bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” produced on or after April 1, 2015 are … [Read more...]

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