February 7, 2016

DeLauro and Slaughter Criticize USDA Salmonella Standards

Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) have released a statement on the USDA's finalization of new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, as well as raw chicken breasts, legs, and wings. They are critical of the standards since they do not declare Salmonella as an adulterant. The statement from Congresswoman DeLauro reads, in part, "while the new federal standards announced by the USDA are progress in fighting foodborne illness, implementing these standards alone is not enough to keep American consumers safe. The USDA should immediately declare Salmonella as an adulterant as part of their work to protect consumers and reduce public health threats." Congresswoman Slaughter said in a statement, "the USDA … [Read more...]

Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling Recalled for Salmonella

The Jel Sert Company of Illinois is voluntarily recalling 52 cases of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling that was used for sales samples and gift packages distributed nationwide because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. There have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date. The product was not available to consumers on store shelves, but only through directly provided sales samples and gift packages. The recalled product is Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling in a 4.16 ounce carton. The lot number on the cartons is WC5257, the UPC number is 7239202925, and the Best before date is September 2017. This recall was issued out of an abundance of caution after the supplier of the banana chips used in the filling notified Jel Sert of possible … [Read more...]

Macadamia Nuts Recall for Possible Salmonella Expanded

Mahina Mele Farms is expanding its voluntary recall of Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts and Baby Bruddah's Nut Buttah products for possible Salmonella contamination. One sample from LOT 30 was positive for Salmonella, so the company is recalling ALL lots currently on the market. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts in 6 ounce (salted) plastic bag, with UPC number 689076792677, Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts in 6 count (unsalted) plastic bag with UPC number 689076793575, Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts in 16 ounce (unsalted) plastic bag with UPC number 689076792776, and Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts in 16 ounce (salted) plastic bag with UPC number 689076792974. Also recalled are Bulk Macadamia Nuts in 5 … [Read more...]

Jalapeños Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

According to the FDA's weekly Enforcement Report for the week of January 20, 2016, Picosito Jalapeños distributed by Sweet Superior Fruit are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. More than a thousand cases of the produce are being recalled. They were distributed in Texas and Illinois. The jalapeños are a product of Mexico. The code on the product is LOT ORTI04. The recall date is 12-11-2015, so much of the produce may have already been consumed. But people may have used it to make salsa or sauces. And these recipes are not cooked, which means there is no kill step to destroy any bacteria that may be present. Freezing will not kill Salmonella bacteria if you froze any of these peppers, so don't believe that they are safe. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. … [Read more...]

Braga Organic Recalls Pistachios, Mixes for Salmonella

Brag Organic Farms is voluntarily recalling pistachios and trail and nut mixes made with pistachios because the nuts may be contaminated with Salmoenlla bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The nuts were distributed in California, Oregon, and Washington in retail stores, and nationwide through online sales. You can see the long list of products and pictures of labels, package sizes, UPC numbers, and best by or purchase date numbers at the FDA web site. The recalled products are Raw Pistachios Kernels, Trail Mix, and Nut Mix. They all have dates in December 2015 through 2016. The products is in a clear or green standup bag, with the date code stamped on the bottom of the bag. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Throw … [Read more...]

Garden of Life Shakes Recalled for Salmonella After Illnesses Reported

Garden of Life LLC is recalling meal replacement shakes for Salmonella after illnesses were reported. Consumers who have purchased these products should not use them as Salmonella can cause serious illness. The recall includes Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai. For a complete list click the preceding link. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea which may be bloody and abdominal cramps. If the infection travels to the bloodstream serious complications including arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis can occur. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Salmonella Virchow infections associated with the consumption of these products. At this time, the agency has not released … [Read more...]

Frozen Chicken Patties for Dogs Recalled for Salmonella

Carnivore Meat Company is recalling a single lot of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entree for Dogs because one of the samples collected and tested by the FDA was positive for Salmonella. No reports of illness of dogs or people have been received to date. The recalled product is Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entree for Dogs in 6 pound packages. The UPC number is 33211 00807, Lot number 11475, and best by date of 20161108 (11/08/16). The "Best By" date code and lot numbers are located on the back of the package. These product was distributed in California, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington state. Dogs can contract Salmonella food poisoning. They may be lethargic, or vomit, have diarrhea, weight loss, and a fever. Dogs can be carriers of Salmonella … [Read more...]

Asafoetida Powder Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Shake Group of New Jersey is recalling Asafoetida Powder because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This product is the dried gum from a rhizome used in pickling and in Indian cuisine. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is L.G Compounded Asafoetida Powder in 50 gram and 100 gram package sizes. Packages are coded with the Lot Number 2323. It was distributed to Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania through retail stores. It is packaged in a white screw cap plastic bottle with the UPC number 840222000149. If you purchased this product, do not use it, even if it will be used in cooked dishes. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged container, or return it to the place of … [Read more...]

Big Dog Natural Recalls Raw Dog Food for Possible Listeria and Salmonella

Big Dog Natural of New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a select production lot of Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, and Fish Supreme because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The FDA notified the company that samples of both of those products tested positive for the pathogenic bacterium. The recalled products, Chicken Supreme and Fish Supreme, were shipped from 10/31/2015 to 11/13/2015 to online customers. The recalled products include all weight volumes of the Big Dog Natural Chicken and Fish Supreme. There is a risk to humans in this recall; people who handle these products and who do not thoroughly wash their hands can get sick. Pets infected with Salmonella may be lethargic … [Read more...]

Metro Gluten Free Ravioli Recalled for Salmonella

The Contes Pasta Company has recalled Metro Brand Irresistibles Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli for possible Salmonella contamination. This information was included in the December 23, 2015 Enforcement Report released by the FDA. This company recalled Conte's Gluten Free Ravioli for possible Salmonella contamination in November 2015, but these products were not mentioned during that original recall. The recalled products include Metro Irresistibles Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli in 9 ounce bags. The use by date on the product is 020317. Also recalled is Metro Brand Irresistibles Gluten Free Cheese Rvioli with Marinara Sauce Microwave Meal in 340 gram (12 ounce) packages. The use by date on that product is 021117. These products were sold in CT, FL, IL, IN, MI, NH, NJ, NY, PA, VT, and WI, and … [Read more...]

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