July 28, 2016

Serrano Peppers Recalled for Salmonella

Serrano peppers from Warren Produce are being recalled from the market for possible Salmonella contamination. At least three lot codes are part of the recall according to information posted on a produce company's website. The recall includes lots #115181, #115158, and #115186. Many of the peppers have already been removed from the market, but consumers who recently purchased peppers should check lot numbers. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care. … [Read more...]

Meijer Recalls Salads and Sandwiches for Possible Salmonella

Meijer is recalling some fresh salads and sandwiches because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. These products were sold in Meijer stores from July 20, 2016 to July 25, 2016. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products. The salads and sandwiches contain a cooked egg ingredient sourced from Prime Foods. Prime Foods notified Meijer of a positive Salmonella test of its product. The recalled items are all Meijer brand. They are Macaroni Salad in 1 pound containers, with UPC number 0-41250-16058-8, Macaroni Salad in 3 pound packages with UPC number0-41250-16060-1, and Meijer Egg Salad Spread in 12 ounce containers with UPC number 7-08820-62022-3. Also recalled are Potato Salad Amish in 1 pound containers with UPC … [Read more...]

Iowa Salmonella Linked to Big G’s Potato Salad

Potato salad from a Big G Food Store in Marengo, Iowa is the source of a Salmonella outbreak, according to state health officials. Consumers who have purchased Big G’s “Zesty Potato Salad” and “Traditional Potato Salad”recently should not eat it. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) issued a consumer advisory for potato salads made and sold at the Marengo store. Initial results of tests performed by the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa indicate the products are contaminated by Salmonella. The Big G Food Store removed the salads from the store on Friday. Symptoms os a Salmonella infection, which usually appear between six and 72 hours after exposure, include nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that … [Read more...]

Kapowsin Recalls Whole Roaster Hogs for Salmonella

Kapowsin Meats Inc. of Graham, Wash. has issued a recall for whole roaster hogs that may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Consumers who have purchased these hogs should not eat or serve this meat as Salmonella can cause serious illness and death. At the time of the recall, three confirmed cases Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- infection had been reported. All three of those sickened reported eating meat from Kapowsin whole roaster hogs before they became ill. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, diarrhea that can be bloody, abdominal cramping and fever. They usually develop between six and 72 hours after exposure and last about a week. In this outbreak, those who became ill reported onset of symptoms beginning between July 5 to July 7. Last year, Kapowsin whole hogs were linked … [Read more...]

Frozen Raw Tuna Sickened 65 with Salmonella

A Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw tuna used for sushi and other dishes made its way through 11 states last summer, sickening 65 people and hospitalizing 11, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health officials linked the outbreak to frozen, yellowfin tuna produced by Osamu Corporation at a processing plant in Indonesia. The company issued two recalls. One on July 20, 2015, the other on July 21, 2015. Most of those who became ill reported eating sushi made with raw tuna in the week prior. They reported onset of illness dates ranging from March 5, 2015 to July 20, 2015. Case patients, who ranged in age from younger than 1 year to 83 years old, had a  median age of 31. Fifty four percent were male. Salmonella can cause serious, sometimes fatal … [Read more...]

Food Poisoning Flashback: Tarheel Q Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Sickened 280

Last summer, a Salmonella outbreak linked to the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina sickened 280 people in seven states. One person died. Lab tests found the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium in a sample of BBQ taken from the restaurant. The strain matched the bacteria from a case patient. Most of those sickened reported onset of illness from June 16, 2015 and Sunday, June 21, 2015. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that usually develop six to 72 hours are exposure. The illness usually lasts about a week. Salmonella infections are caused by contaminated food. Foods that contain Salmonella include chicken, raw milk, produce, pork, beef, and seafood. To reduce the risk of illness, foods should be thoroughly cooked … [Read more...]

USDA: Meat, Poultry Food Poisoning Dropped 12 Percent in 6 Years

The most significant changes to the food safety system since the 1950s, enacted during the Obama administration, led to a 12 percent drop in the rate of food poisoning from meat, poultry and processed egg products,  according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administartion (USDA). From 2009 to 2015, better testing methods, an emphasis on mislabeling, and improved scientific processes have helped the agency to more quickly identify food that is contaminated with pathogens or is mislabeled, the agency said. "The United States has the strongest food safety system in the world, and over the past seven years it has grown even stronger. We're better now at keeping unsafe food out of commerce, whether it's made unsafe because of dangerous bacteria, or because of an allergen, like peanuts or wheat," … [Read more...]

Longo’s Thai Chili Peppers Recalled for Salmonella

In Canada, Veg-Pak Product is expanding the recall of chili peppers for possible Salmonella contamination. On July 6, 2016, they recalled more chili peppers for possible contamination. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The peppers were sold in Ontario at the retail level. The recalled product is Longo's Hot Red Thai Chili Peppers in variable size containers. The UPC number on the recalled products starts with 0200175 and all units sold up to and including July 06, 2016 are recalled. The recall was triggered by CFIA test results. Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria will not look, smell, or taste spoiled, but can still make you sick. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at Seattle Pub Sickens 2

A Salmonella outbreak associated with Fadó pub in Seattle has sickened two people, according to the King County and Seattle Health Department. Both people ate at the restaurant, located on 801 1st Ave, on June 16 but were with separate parties. Those most at risk for Salmonella infection include young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of an infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In some cases, the infection can travel to the bloodstream producing more severe illness. The Salmonella strain in this outbreak is unusual, with fewer than five cases being reported in the county annually, according to the health department which received reports of the illnesses on June 27 and June 28.  Both … [Read more...]

Chili Pepper Recall in Canada for Salmonella Updated

The recall of Canada Herb brand fresh chili peppers in Canada has been updated to include additional product information. Only fresh chili peppers imported by Canada Herb and sold from June 19, 2016 to July 5, 2016 are affected by this recall. The product was sold in clear plastic bags with the name "Canada Herb", or it may have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label. The chili peppers may not bear the brand or product name. If you aren't sure if you purchased this product, check with your retailer. They should be able to tell you if they carried the recalled item. The recalled product is Canada Herb fresh chili peppers. The packages may be about 454 grams. There were no codes on the product and no UPC number. This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. … [Read more...]

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