July 23, 2014

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...]

Parkers Farm Cheese, Salsa Recalled in MN for Listeria

Recall

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is telling consumers to avoid eating some cheese and salsa produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition of Coon Rapids, MN because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No reports of illness have been received to date, although it can take up to 2 months for the symptoms of listeriosis to develop. The recalled products include 8 ounce containers of Parkers cold pack cheese. The package is a round plastic tub with a snap-on lid. The varieties are sharp cheddar and port wine, with a sell by date of 5/21/15. Also recalled is 14 ounce round plastic tubs of Parkers cold pack cheese in sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date of 5/20/15. Parkers salsa in 16 ounce round plastic tubs with a snap on lid are recalled. The … [Read more...]

Ocean’s Catch Crab Meat Recalled for Listeria Monocytogenes

Ocean's Catch Crab Meat Listeria Recall

Rome Packing Company of Rhode Island is recalling Ocean's Catch minced crab meat after product sampling revealed Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take months to develop. The recalled products include 6-ounce Ocean's Catch Crab Meat with lot number 101366 and sell by date before 5/14/14; lot number 101507 with sell by date before 5/20/14; and lot number 101540 with sell by date before 5/21/14. Also recalled is 8 ounce Ocean's Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat with lot number 101372 and sell by date before 5/14/14; lot number 101432 with sell by date before 5/19/14, and lot number 101474 with sell by date before 5/20/14. Also recalled is 16 ounce Ocean's Catch All Natural Jonah … [Read more...]

Belleville Farmer’s Market Recalls Walnuts for Possible Listeria

Recall

Belleville Farmer's Market of Belleville, Illinois is recalling Shelled Walnuts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The nuts were distributed in Belleville retail stores. No reports of illnesses related to the consumption of this product have been received to date. The recalled product is in an 8 ounce, clear plastic package marked with a Farmer's Market label indicating pack dates from March 2014 through May 2014. The recall was initiated after FDA sampling detected Listeria monocytogenes in walnuts sampled from a supplier. All walnuts processed in the supplier's facility during the same time period as the product that tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria are being recalled. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place … [Read more...]

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