June 23, 2018

NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

NOW Health Group of Bloomingdale, Illinois is recalling its Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. About 10,000 units of this Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017. This product was recalled in Canada on June 15, 2018. The Canadian recall said that this recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The recalled products are NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number on the product is 733739072719. There are two lot numbers on the products and two best by dates. The lot number for the product with the best by date of 12/20 is 3031259; and the lot number for the product with the best by date of 01/21 is 3038165. You can … [Read more...]

No Name Brand Chicken Burgers Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling some no name brand Chicken Burgers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with this product. This recall was triggered by findings from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during investigating into a foodborne illness outbreak. In that outbreak, 59 people in 8 provinces are sick with the outbreak strain of Salmonella. Based on the findings to date, frozen raw breaded chicken products are identified as the source of the illnesses. Several of the patients sickened in this outbreak reported having eaten No Name brand Chicken Burgers. That product, with a best before date of February 6, 2019, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The … [Read more...]

Tilapia Stolen, May Be Contaminated With Salmonella Bacteria

Golden International Corporation of Renton, Washington is issuing a public safety notice about 405 cartons of stolen frozen tilapia. The product may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. A container of the frozen fish that was ready for re-export to Taiwan was stolen from the Golden International Corporations container yard in Renton, and was recovered in Everett, Washington. The fish may have been sold in the surrounding area by the thieves. The container was stolen around 4:40 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2018, and wasn't recovered until May 9, 2018. Officials are concerned that the fish were not refrigerated properly, which may have allowed pathogenic bacteria to grow. The containing was sampled multiple … [Read more...]

Ziyad Brothers Recalls Tahini For Possible Salmonella

Ziyad Brothers is recalling Tahini because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The product was distributed nationwide. It is sold in 8, 16, and 32 ounce and half gallon containers. The jars are labeled "Tahini Sesame Paste." The lot codes and use by/expiration dates are printed on the white jar cap. The recalled products are Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste in 1/2 gallon glass jars, with lot number 35417, product code A0071, and UPC number 074265003076; Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 32 ounce glass jars, with lot number 00318, product code A0072, and UPC number 074265001553. Also recalled is Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 ounce class jars, with product code A0073, lot numbers 35317, 35417, 35517, and 35617, and … [Read more...]

Two Manufacturers Recall Kratom Supplements for Possible Salmonella

Two manufacturers are recalling kratom-containing dietary supplements for possible Salmonella contamination. Illness have been reported tied to these recalled products. Badger Botanicals of Utah is recalling Green Suma, Red Suma, Green Hulu 2, and Red Hulu 2 kratom dietary supplements that were sold directly to consumers through the company website from January 1, 2018 to April 12, 2018 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. One potential illness has been reported in connection with this issue. There is a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to some kratom containing products in the U.S. right now. At least 132 people are sick in this outbreak as of April 5, 2018, according to the FDA. We don't know whether or not the illness reported in this recall is … [Read more...]

Texas All Grass-Fed Meat Recalls Whole Chickens for Possible Salmonella

Texas All Grass-Fed, which is a meat and poultry processor in Sealy, Texas, is recalling whole chickens because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Texas Department of State Health Services issued a news release about this issue on May 2, 2018. About 2,300 whole frozen chickens are recalled. They are packaged whole in plastic bags. The chickens were distributed in the Houston, Austin, and Dallas areas and sold at the Texas All Grass Fed's storefront, which is located at 1962 Hluchan Road in Sealy. The firm apparently failed to document that it had taken steps to prevent or eliminate bacterial contamination in the chickens. The plant also did not document that the chicken was properly cooled after processing. Those issues can permit the growth of Salmonella and … [Read more...]

GAO Says USDA Should Cut More Pathogens in Meat and Poultry

On April 18, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said that the USDA should take more action to cut pathogens in meat and poultry products it regulates. That agency develops standards to limit the amount of pathogens in products it regulates. But, no standards have been set for products such as pork chops, ground pork, and turkey breasts. And the report states that the agency's process for deciding which products should have new standards for pathogens is not clear. In addition, the pathogen standards for ground beef, beef carcasses, and pork carcasses have not been updated since 1996. At that time, the standards were set at industry-wide prevalence levels, not at levels that may protect human health. Standards for other products are outdated, according to the report, … [Read more...]

More Kratom Products Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination.

Several more kratom products have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. These four recalls have been listed by the FDA. The first recall is for products made by Viable Solutions for Herbal Salvation Dietary Supplements. You can see the list of products, along with the product name and net weight at the FDA site. These are the lot numbers of the recalled products; RVS1380182301, RVB1380182201, GVH1380171512, and MD13120181601. They were sold directly to consumers nationwide in January and February 2018 through company websites. The company was notified by the Michigan Department of Health that certain lots tested positive for Salmonella. The second recall is for products from Triangle Pharmanaturals of Las Vegas, Nevada. All of its kratom products the company … [Read more...]

More Raw Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

More raw dog food has been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The products were produced by Carnivore Meat Company and TruPet LLC. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either recall. The first recall is for products made by TruPet LLC of Milford, Ohio. It is for 400 cases of "Boost Me" Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer. These products were distributed via the online retailers Chewy.com and TruDog.com. The TruDog Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer has the lot number 20190531 13815. The recall was issued after the FDA's collection of a retail sample from a single batch tested positive for Salmonella bacteria. The second recall is for Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Beef Toppers, and Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entree for Dogs. … [Read more...]

More Rose Acre Farm Shell Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

The FDA has posted another notice for recalls of shell eggs for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a multistate Salmonella Braenderup outbreak linked to other recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms that has sickened at least 23 people in 8 states. Eggs in this new recall, posed on April 16, 2018, have not been associated with any illnesses. The eggs were purchased from Rose Acre Farms and re-packaged at the Cal-Maine Food Inc.'s Dade City, Florida location. The company was notified by Rose Acre Farms about the potential contamination and is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution. Cal-Maine is recalling one load, or 23,400 dozen eggs. The eggs have the plant number P-1359D, and will have a Julian date of either 048A or 049A and a best by date of April 2, 2018, … [Read more...]

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