July 28, 2014

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

Recall

Schwebel Baking Company of Youngstown, Ohio has withdrawn certain products from the marketplace after Listeria was discovered during scheduled testing at its Youngstown bakery.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...]

Listeria Fruit Recall Includes Whole Foods, Cub, Aldi, Kroger and More

Whole Foods, Kroger, Cub Listeria recall peaches, necatrines, plums, pluots

The stone fruit Listeria recall includes a number of major retailers. Consumers who have purchased peaches, nectarines, plums and plouts should check to see if the store where they were purchased the fruit is included in the recall. According to their websites and information provided by Wawona,  the following retailers are included in the recall: Whole Foods, Cub Foods, Aldi, Kroger, Giants, Martins, Wegmans, Jay C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, Food4less Fremont, King Soopers, City Market, Frys, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4less, FoodsCo, QFC, Smith's, Hannaford, BJs Wolsesale Club, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club and Walmart. This is not a complete list, but is based on information available so far. The recalled fruit was packed between June 1 and  July 12. At this point, no illness have … [Read more...]

Recall of Sweet 2 Eat Fruit for Listeria Spreads to Canada

Sweet2Eat Listeria Recalled Fruit Canada

The recall of Sweet 2 Eat brand fresh whole peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has spread to Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wawona Packing Company of California are recalling the fruits as of July 21, 2014. You can see the very long list of recalled products, along with their pack dates and UPC numbers, at the CFIA web site. They include white peaches, organic yellow peaches, organic black plums, organic yellow nectarines, yellow nectarines, whit nectarines, black plums, pluots, and organic red plums. You can also see pictures of the recalled products at the CFIA web site. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Discard in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

If You Bought Fruit Recalled for Listeria, Here’s What to Do

Fruit Recalled for Listeria Contamination

We have received quite a few responses to the story about the recall of fruit from Sam's Club, Costco, and Trader Joe's stores for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. It's difficult to hear about this story, especially if you have already consumed the fruit and fed it to your family. Here's what to do. First, make sure you actually bought the recalled fruit. The FDA has published the Wawona Packing List that contains all of the fruit with lot and BlockID numbers. You can also see all the pictures of the packaging and crates with the UPC numbers and product sizes at the FDA web site. If you aren't sure if you did buy the recalled products, contact the store where you purchased the fruit; they should be able to tell you if you did buy it. Secondly, if you ate the fruit and … [Read more...]

In Canada, Cheese Recall for Listeria Updated

Extra Queijo de Mistura Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Unicer Foods are updating the recall of Bravo brand Queijo cheese for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. That recall was issued in June. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products, but listeriosis can take up to 70 days to manifest symptoms. The newly recalled product is Extra brand Queijo de Mistura, a combination of cow's, sheep's, and goat's milk cheese. It was sold in variable sizes. There was no UPC number. The codes on the product are Lot number 02EGMUAUMT and production date 14/05/14. It was sold in Ontario. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator … [Read more...]

FDA: Know the Risks of Raw Food Pet Diets

FDA says no to raw pet food

The FDA has released advice for consumers about the risks of feeding raw diets to their pets. Not only can your pets become ill, but you can too, either through contact with contaminated food or if your pet sheds pathogenic bacteria. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes are two bacteria found in raw diets that are especially dangerous to pets and humans. Raw pet food is meat, bones, and organs that have not been cooked. FDA does not believe feeding raw pet foods to animals is "consistent with the goal of protecting the public from significant health risks." The agency recommends cooking raw meat and poultry to kill pathogenic bacteria before you give the food to your pets. One of the problems with a raw food diet is that people think it's natural for animals to eat raw meat. Feral … [Read more...]

In Canada, Queijo de Vaca Cheese Recalled for Listeria

Bravo Queijo de Vaca cheese Listeria recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Unicer Foods Ltd. are recalling Queijo de Vaca cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There are no illness reports to date, but listeriosis can take up to 2 months to manifest. The recalled product is Bravo Queijo de Vaca whole cow's milk cheese. It was sold in variable sizes with no UPC number. The codes on the product are: best before 14/10/14, Lot: 14BPMTAUMT, and Production: 14/05/14. The cheese was sold in Ontario and Quebec. The recall was triggered by CFIA inspections. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution, since the Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator … [Read more...]

Hannaford, HEB, Publix Recall Smoked Salmon for Possible Listeria

Coldsmokedsalmon

Vita Food Products of Illinois is recalling 1,878 pounds of smoked salmon sold at various supermarkets because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis can take months to manifest. The recalled product is Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon in 4 ounce packages. The packages are plastic film and vacuum sealed. They are black, with the Vita logo centered at the bottom. The sell by date is Aug 17, 2014 and the lot number is 00764B. One package of the salmon tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The product was sent to Hannaford grocery stores in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire; H-E-B grocery stores in Texas; and … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad Recalled for Listeria

Trader Joe Egg White Salad Listeria Recall

Lansal Inc. doing business as hot Mama's Foods is recalling 304 containers of Trader Joe's Egg White Salad with Chives because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to two months to develop. The 114 pounds of salad is packaged in 6 ounce plastic containers, with UPC number 00666695 and sell by date of June 10, 2014 stamped on the edge of the lid. The potential for Listeria contamination was found during testing by the company. It was sold in Trader Joe's grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Return it to the place of purchase or discard it in a … [Read more...]

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