August 21, 2014

In Canada, Cole Slaw Recalled for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

Belleisle Cole Slaw Listeria Recall

In Canada, the government and Roy Pope and Sons are recalling Belleisle Farms cole slaw for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest. The recalled product is Belleisle Farms Garden Fresh Cole Slaw in 227 gram containers. The UPC number is 0 33383 65260 3 and the code on the product is Best Before: 2014-08-19. It was sold at the retail level in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. If you purchased this product, discard it in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your refrigerator using a mild bleach solution. Listeria … [Read more...]

Researchers Find Substance that Aids Listeria Growth

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Researchers at the University of Wyoming have identified a substance that increases the survival of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The substance, called exopolysaccharide (EPS), is a compound that the bacteria secretes on its cell surface. EPA coats the cells so they can clump together. That protects them from disinfectants and drying. Dr. Mark Gomelsky, a professor at UW's Department of Molecular Biology said in a statement, "we think that EPA plays a significant role in survival of Listeria in the environment, during food storage, processing, and transportation. Listeria rarely causes serious disease in healthy individuals but, in immune-compromised people, elderly and pregnant women, it can be deadly, causing as much as 20 percent to 25 percent mortality." The scientists are … [Read more...]

Genoa Salami Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria

Marc Angelo Salami Listeria Recall

In Canada, the CFIA and Concord Premium Meats are recalling salami because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Marc Angelo Genoa Salami sold in 100 gram packages. The code on the product is Best Before: 14 DE 01. The UPC number is 6 27907 05735 9. It was sold in Ontario and Quebec. If you have any of this salami, discard it in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Wash your hands well after handling this food. You also need to clean your refrigerator, counters, cupboard and drawer handles, and any surfaces or utensils that came into contact with the meat. A mild bleach solution of 1 teaspoon bleach in 1 gallon of water will kill the bacteria. Remember that Listeria bacteria … [Read more...]

In Canada, Crimini Mushrooms Recalled for Listeria

Avina Mushrooms Listeria Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Avina Fresh Mushrooms are recalling sliced crimini mushrooms for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in relation to the consumption of this product, but Listeria food poisoning can take up to 70 days to show symptoms. The recalled product is Avina Fresh Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms in 454 gram packages. The codes on the product are 205, 206, and 207 and the UPC number is 8 90445 00137 9. It was sold in Alberta and British Columbia. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Return to the place of purchase for a refund. If you have any of the recalled mushrooms, discard in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Wash your hands well after handling this … [Read more...]

Quesito Casero Cheese Recalled for Possible Listeria

Quesito Casero Listeria Recall

Oasis Brands of Florida is recalling Quesito Casero cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by Listeria bacteria can take up to 70 days to produce symptoms. The recalled product is Quesito Casero in 12 ounce packages. The expiration date is 09/27/14. It was distributed in North Carolina and Virginia through retail stores. The product is packaged in plastic bags. The label states "Quesito Casero 12oz, Brand Lacteos Sta. Martha, Fresh Curd, Exp. Date 09/27/14. The recall was issued as a result of routine sampling program by the company. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard it in a double plastic bag, or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Wash your hands after … [Read more...]

Recall of Wawona Produce for Listeria Expanded in Canada

Sweet2Eat Listeria Recalled Fruit Canada

Just as in the United States, the recall of Wawona peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been extended in Canada to include more packing dates. No illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest. You can see the long list of recalled products at the CFIA web site, along with UPC and PLU numbers and package sizes. You can also see pictures of the recalled items. All pack dates from 152 to 198, inclusive, are now recalled. Retail cartons may have the brand names Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat, or Harvest Sweet. Stickers on individual fruit have the Sweet 2 Eat brand name. The products include organic and conventionally-grown black plums, yellow … [Read more...]

If You ate Recalled Wawona Fruit and Are Sick, Here’s What to Do

Fruit Recalled for Listeria Contamination

We've received many comments from people who ate Wawona peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots that have been recalled for Listeria and have been experiencing illness. It's important to remember that no illnesses have yet been officially reported in connection with this recalled fruit, and that there is no guarantee that the fruit you purchased was contaminated. Listeria monocytogenes can cause two types of infections: listerial gastroenteritis, which is less serious, and invasive listeriosis, which is a serious blood infection. Listeriosis food poisoning is very rare; there are only 2,500 cases diagnosed in the U.S. every year out of 300,000,000 people. Still, it's better to be safe than sorry. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can cause serious illness, especially in very young … [Read more...]

Wawona Packing Expands Recall of Fruits

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Wawona Packing has expanded its recall of fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall advisory from the FDA does not mention any illnesses, however listeriosis, the illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, can take 70 days to develop. It can take weeks before any illnesses are reported to the FDA. Listeriosis is a reportable disease. The recall on July 18, 2014 covered specific lots of products packed from June 1 through July 12, 2014. The recall is expanding to cover all products packed in the Wawona Packing Company facility from June 1, 2014 through July 17, 2014 because they haven't found the source of Listeria bacteria in the facility. Beginning on July 18, 2014, no products have been … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Items Made with Stone Fruit Recalled for Listeria

Sweet2Eat Listeria Recalled Fruit Canada

Whole Foods Market is recalling made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit from Wawona Packing Company because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the symptoms of listeriosis can take up to 70 days to appear. The made-in-store items include those made with peaches, nectarines, and plums. THey were sold between June 1 and July 21, 2014. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. The products include cakes, tarts, salsas, and prepared salads. They were sold in Whole Foods Market stores using the Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where the stores are looted except Florida, Washington, and Oregon. The company has released a PDF with a list of all of the … [Read more...]

Schwebel Withraws Baked Goods on Listeria Concern

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Schwebel Baking Company of Youngstown, Ohio has withdrawn certain products from the marketplace after Listeria was discovered during scheduled testing at its Youngstown bakery. None of Schwebel’s other bakeries are impacted. There have been no reports of illness associated with the baked goods, which were distributed to retail outlets, restaurants and institutions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. However, the products should not be sold or consumed. Paul Schwebel, the company’s president, said production was immediately halted when the problem was discovered and  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was alerted of the potential problem, according to a statement on the company's website. The company also placed all product prepared for … [Read more...]

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