January 31, 2015

Big Bark Beef Jerky Dog Treats Recalled for Salmonella


Grill-Phoria of Loveland, Colo. is recalling Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs for potential Salmonella contamination. Consumers who have purchased these products should not feed them to their dogs. The recalled products were sold between September 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, in 3.5 oz bags that do not have lot codes. Salmonella in pet treats can affect animals who eat them and humans who handle them. To prevent illness, always thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with pet food products. Consumers who have purchased these products should carefully clean any surfaces they have come in contact with. Salmonella causes symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Sometimes it can also cause more serious … [Read more...]

Dalhart Texas Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 12


A Salmonella outbreak in Dahlhart, Texas has sickened at least a dozen people some of whom have been hospitalized. Health officials have not yet determined the source of the outbreak which began several weeks ago. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop between 12 and 72 hours after exposure and last up to a week. They include diarrhea, which can be bloody, nausea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps. Dehydration is a risk. In a small percentage of cases, the infection travels to the bloodstream producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis. Salmonella sickens about 1.2 million Americans every year. Of those, 19,000 are hospitalized and about 380 die. To reduce your risk of Salmonella infection the Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...]

Stone Mountain Pecanettes Recalled for Salmonella


Stone Mountain Pecan Company in Monroe, Ga. is recalling  540 packages of the “Pecanettes” for possible Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as they risk serious illness if they do. The recalled products were sold in 8-ounce clear plastic packages with the Lot code 4032A, and “sell by date” of 12/30/15. Salmonella can cause serious infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In a small percentage of cases, the infection will get into the bloodstream producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. Consumers concerned … [Read more...]

In Canada, Recall for Go Raw Sunflower Seeds Updated

Go Raw Sunflower Seeds Salmonella Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection AGency and Ecomax Nutrition are updating the recall of Go Raw brand sunflower seeds for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled item is Go Raw 100% Organic Sprouted Sunflower Seeds in 454 gram packages. The UPC number is 8 59888 00009 7 and the code on the product is ENJOY BEFORE AUG/22/2015 R5 HH:MM, where HH:MM indicates the time. It was sold nationwide at the retail level. If you purchased this item, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed or doubled bagged container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Research Discovers New Salmonella Serotype


Researchers at Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Science have discovered a new serotype of Salmonella bacteria. It was confirmed by the Pasteur Institute in Paris, which has the international reference center for Salmonella. The new strain is called Salmonella Lubbock. Marie Bugarel, a research assistant professor at the University, discovered the bacteria. One of her mentors at the University, Dr. Guy Loneragan, said in a statement, "more important than the name, however, is that this discovery illustrates there is more that needs to be discovered about Salmonella and how it interacts with cattle populations. With this understanding will come awareness of how to intervene to break the ecological cycle and reduce Salmonella in animals and in beef, pork, and chicken … [Read more...]

Senators: New Salmonella, Campylobacter Standards for Poultry Will Reduce Illnesses


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s  (USDA's ) proposed new pathogen standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry pieces will reduce the number of foodborne illnesses reported each year, say Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced yesterday the first ever proposed standards for Campylobacter and Salmonella on poultry parts and revised standards for ground poultry. The agency has implemented performance standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter on poultry sold whole since 1996, but has never had them for poultry sold in pieces such as breasts, wings and drumsticks or for Campylobacter in ground poultry. Only 20 percent of poultry sold is whole.  So most of the poultry … [Read more...]

Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix Recalled for Salmonella


Freeland Foods Inc. of San Jose, Calif. is  recalling the Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix for potential  Salmonella contamination. Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it. Salmonella can cause serious infections. Young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable. Symptoms of an infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In some cases, the infection can get into the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses such as infected aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis. The recalled products include: Go Raw Brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix, UPC number 8 59888 00040 0, lot number “Enjoy before May 12, 2015 R2,” sold in 1 lb. (454 g) re-sealable plastic bags sold by … [Read more...]

USDA New Measures to Reduce Contamination in Poultry


Yesterday, the USDA proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in ground chicken, ground turkey, and raw chicken breasts, legs, and wings. These standards are part of FSIS' Salmonella Action Plan that was launched in December 2013. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, "Today, we are taking specific aim at making the poultry items that Americans most often purchase safer to eat. This is a meaningful, targeted step that could prevent tens of thousands of illnesses each year." According to Consumer's Union, 71% of store-bought chicken is contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. And 8% of those products are contaminated with both Campylobacter and Salmonella. Government studies have found that 25% of cut up chicken, and about 50% of ground … [Read more...]

Oma’s Pride Recalls Feline Poultry Meal for Possible Salmonella

Omas Pride Feline Poultry Meal Salmonella Recall

Oma's Pride of Connecticut is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recall is for Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal. It is sold frozen. The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores, distributors, and directly to consumers. It is packaged in clear 12 ounce containers with UPC number 8 79384 00017 9, and in 2 pound plastic packaging with UPC number 8 79384 00018 6 as a poultry blend with code #1524. The food was manufactured on September 12, 2014, with a recommended use by date of September 12, 2015. You can see pictures of product labels at the FDA web site. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural … [Read more...]

Eillien’s Candies Recalls Walnut Pieces for Possible Salmonella


Eillien's Candies of Wisconsin is recalling various sizes and brands of Walnut Pieces for possible Salmonella contamination. No reports of any illnesses in connection with this recall have been received to date. You can see the long list of recalled items, along with the best by dates, package sizes, and identification numbers at the FDA web site. Recalled walnuts were sold under brand names including Eillien's, Blain's Farm and Fleet, Mill's Fleet Farm, Piggly Wiggly, Rural King, and Trig's. The walnuts were sold at stores in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, New York, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and … [Read more...]

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