August 30, 2016

FDA Found Listeria Monocytogenes at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

The FDA sent a warning letter to Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's frozen flavor base Ohio manufacturing facility on August 9, 2016. The inspection that prompted the letter took place on January 25, 2016 through February 9, 2016. That letter states that "your frozen flavor base products are adulterated" because "FDA laboratory analysis of the environmental swabs found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes), a human pathogen, in your facility. " A recall of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams was initiated for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in April, 2015. All of the company's ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream sandwiches in all flavors and containers were recalled, and all scoop shops were closed. No illnesses were ever reported in connection to these … [Read more...]

Three Brands of Frozen Corn Recalled for Possible Listeria

Cambridge Farms of Pennsylvania is recalling three brands of frozen cut corn because it may be contamianted with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled products are Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 ounce Polybag with UPC number 8685401734 and codes SWFF/R10312, Best by 4/11/18; SWFFR/10452, Best by 5/09/18; and SWFF/R10609, Best by 6/6/18. Also recalled is Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 32 ounce Polybag with UPC number 8685401717 and code SWFF/R 10482, Best by 5/10/18. Kay Food Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 ounce Polybag is recalled, with UPC number 7329607091 and codes SWFF/R10320, Best by 4/11/18; and SWFF/R10405, Best by 5/2/18. Finally, Better Valu Frozen Cut Corn … [Read more...]

USDA Says Deli Listeria Pilot Project Working Well

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released their second quarter report of a year-long pilot program that assesses whether retailers are using the government's recommendations to address Listeria monocytogenes contamination in their deli departments. The program started in January 2016. The report states that more retail delis are following recommendations. Listeria monocytogenes contamination is a serious issue with deli products, especially sliced meats and cheeses. There have been several outbreaks in the past few years linked to these products, particularly soft cheeses. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in ready to eat foods. The government surveyed 503 retail delis in the second quarter, up from 334 surveyed in the first … [Read more...]

Bar-S Foods Recalls Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs for Possible Listeria

Bar-S Foods of Oklahoma is recalling 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled products were produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13 of 2016. They include 16 ounce/1 pound packages of "BAR-S Classic BUN LENGTH Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED" with "Use By" date of 10/11/2016 and case code 209; 12 ounce packages of "BAR-S CLASSIC Franks MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK ADDED" with package code 6338, "Use By" date of 10/10/2016 and case code 6405; and 24 ounce/1.5 pound cartons of "SIGNATURE Pick 5 CORNDOGS – 8 … [Read more...]

Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad Recalled for Possible Listeria

Hearn Kirkwood is voluntarily recalling Evie's Cheddar Potato Salad sold through Amazon Fresh in the Bellevue, Washington area for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this recalled product, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take months to manifest. The recalled product is Evie's Cheddar Potato Macaroni Salad sold in 6.0 ounce clear plastic containers. The UPC number is 6637511772 and the “use by” dates are 04/15/16 to 06/20/16. It was sold between April 8, 2016 and June 13, 2016. The frozen green peas from National Frozen Foods used in this product were recalled for possible Listeria contamination. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed container … [Read more...]

General Mills Recalls Beyond Meat Curry for Possible Listeria

General Mills is recalling a limited quantity of its frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry that was made over seven days in April 2016 for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This product was sold exclusively at Whole Foods. Frozen peas in the product were recalled for possible contamination. Beyond Chicken is part of the Beyond Meat line of plant-based proteins marketed as a substitute for chicken. The only product recalled is Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken. The product has "Better Used By" dates including 10NOV2016 NL, 12NOV2016 NL, 15NOV2016 NL, 16NOV2016 NL, 20NOV2016 NL, 24NOV2016 NL, and 25NOV2016 NL. No reports of consumer illness have been received to date. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or … [Read more...]

NatureBox Recalls Sunflower Kernels for Possible Listeria

The FDA's Weekly Enforcement Report for the week of June 29, 2016 includes a recall of NatureBox Sunflower Kernels for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The report states that 14,941 pouches of Country Ranch sunflower kernels, 22,231 pouches of Cheddar and Onion Sunflower kernels, and 29 cases of SunOpta Country Ranch Sunflower Kernels are being recalled. These products were distributed nationwide directly to consumers online. The NatureBox Country Ranch Sunflower Kernels were sold in a 5 ounce (142 gram) customer stand up pouch. The UPC number of the recalled product is 8 52523 00535 8. The lot number is 8H5M25 and best before dates are 05/18/16, 06/10/16, 08/25/16, 5/9/16, and 7/15/16. The NatureBox Cheddar and Onion Sunflower kernels are also sold in a 5 ounce … [Read more...]

Food Recall Roundup For June 26, 2016

Here are all of the recalls for the week ending June 26, 2016. Since there have been so many recalls over the past weeks for serious issues, including Listeria monocytogenes and undeclared peanuts, we are gathering the recalls in one place for easy referral. The peanut recalls are secondary, triggered by the discovery at GrainCraft that their flour contained peanut residue. The Listeria recalls are also secondary, triggered by SunOpta sunflower seeds that were recalled, and CRF Frozen Foods frozen vegetables recalled because they may be contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria. Please check your home to see if you have any of these recalled products. If you do, discard them or return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund. The recalls are listed in reverse … [Read more...]

General Mills Recalls Nature Valley Bars for Possible Listeria

General Mills is recalling four flavors of Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This is part of the SunOpta sunflower seed recall that was issued in early May, 2016. There have not been any "direct consumer reports of confirmed illness related to this supplier issue," according to the press release. The recall is for all dates. The release states, "Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the products affected by this recall, regardless of when they were purchased or what date is on the package." The products recalled are Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar - Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds - 5 count, with UPC number 000-16000-47196. Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar - Peanut, … [Read more...]

Figi’s Recalls Sunflower Products for Possible Listeria

Figi's Companies of Wisconsin is recalling products related to the SunOpta sunflower kernel recall, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are 16 ounce Snack Shoppe Hot & Spicy Cajun Snack Mix in a foil bag in a tin box. The foil bags are marked with lot number HD116063 160ZHSMIX. Also recalled is Figi's Nature's Mix in a 16 ounce plastic bag that is in a red circular tin container. Finally, Nature's Mix in a plastic bulk bag with about 8 to 12 ounces of product is recalled. There is no lot information on the bag. You can see pictures of product packages at the FDA web site. The Hot & Spicy Cajun Snack Mix was distributed … [Read more...]

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