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Archives for July 2016

Weekly Food Recall Roundup: July 31, 2016

This week's food recalls include an expansion of a frozen vegetable recall for Listeria, baking mixes for Salmonella, two beef recalls for E. coli, an expansion of the General Mills flour recall and more. These pathogens can cause serious illness and death. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. Food Recalls in the U.S. Pathogens General Mills expanded its recall of flours that may be contaminated with E. coli. Good Food Concepts, doing business as Ranch Foods Direct in Colorado, is recalling 2,606 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. These products are possibly linked to an E. coli outbreak in Colorado. Meijer is recalling some fresh salads and sandwiches because they may be contaminated with … [Read more...]

Santana Black Label Beef Jerky Recalled for Lack of Inspection

Santana’s Black Label Gourmet Beef Jerky of Glendale, Ariz. is recalling approximately 295 pounds of beef jerky products for lack of inspection. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. The recalled jerky has “BEST BY” dates  of May 25, 2017, June 1, 2017 or June 26, 2017 and includes:  2.8-oz. plastic bag packages of “Santana’s Black Label Beef Jerky Heaven;” 2.8-oz. plastic bag packages containing “Santana’s Black Label Beef Jerky Smokey Robinson;”  2.8-oz. plastic bag packages containing “Santana’s Black Label Beef Jerky Hatcho .357; ” 2.8-oz. plastic bag packages containing “Santana’s Black Label Beef Jerky Super Mario.” The recalled products are marked with a  false establishment number “EST. 090115” inside the mark of inspection, according to the U.S. … [Read more...]

Hampton Creek Baking Mixes Recalled for Salmonellla

Hampton Creek baking mixes are being recalled for Salmonella. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, however consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness. The recall was initiated after the company learned that one of its ingredients, Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder, which accounts for less than 1.31 percent of the mixes, tested positive for Salmonella. Hampton Creek notified Native Forest and their distributor. The recall includes the following mixes: 20 oz White Cake Mix with UPC 854829006886 and Sell By Date: 5/25/2017;  Cinnamon Roll Cake Mix with UPC 854829006442 and Sell By Date: 5/28/2017;  Chocolate Chunk Muffin Mix with UPC Code: 854829006565 and Sell By Date: 6/6/2017; Yellow Cake Mix with … [Read more...]

Watts Brothers Frozen Vegetable Listeria Recall Expanded

ConAgra Foods is expanding the recall of Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. The recalled products were produced on May 5, 2016 and have not been available for purchase since this date. Health officials encourage consumers to check their freezers. At the time of the recall, there had been no reported illnesses, according to the company. However, Listeria can cause illness and death. Those most at risk of infection are young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of an infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and … [Read more...]

Ossie’s Herring Salads Recalled for Listeria

SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased these salads should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The recalled products were sold at the company's  eight retail outlets in New York and New Jersey. They were packaged in plastic deli containers with “Best By” date codes of 7/21/16 through 08/20/16. The recalled products include: OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX DAIRY, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885114136; OSSIE’S HERRING IN SOURCREAM, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885114174; OSSIE’S TAAM SHABBOS HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109057; OSSIES’S STIGLITZ HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109064; OSSIE’S WASABI HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC … [Read more...]

After Listeria Outbreak, Texas Fines Blue Bell $850,000

After being linked to a 2015 Listeria outbreak that sickened at least 10 people, killing three of them, Blue Bell Creameries has been fined $850,000 by the the Texas Department of State Health Services for allowing adulterated product to enter the market and causing illness. But the company many only pay a fraction of the fine. Within 30 days, Blue Bell must pay $175,000,  but will not have to pay the remaining balance if it follows the terms outlined in the enforcement agreement. The terms include: continuing to notify the health department of any test results from samples taken from ice cream, ingredients, food surfaces, machinery and other equipment in its Brenham plant that are positive for Listeria;  continuing to“test and hold” procedures "meaning ice cream must be found to be … [Read more...]

Casa di Trevi Pasta Products Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

Gourmet Pasta Products USA, LLC, doing business as Casa di Trevi of Roselle Park, N.J. is recalling 845 pounds of meat pasta products for lack of inspection, misbranding and undeclared allergens. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them "Some of the recalled products were formulated with sodium nitrite and sodium erythorbate, restricted ingredients and ingredients of public health concern, and some of the products contain isolated soy protein and hydrolyzed soy, known allergens, all of which were not declared on the finished product label," according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). In addition,   some products were not inspected. The recall includes heat treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable meat ravioli and … [Read more...]

Tim Hortons Chicken Noodle Soup Recalled

The TDL Group Corp. of Ontario, Canada has issued a recall for 636 pounds of dried chicken noodle soup mix products because they were not presented to the USDA for inspection upon entry to the United States. Without inspection, there is s risk that food could cause adverse health consequences, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) . The recalled Tim Hortons chicken noodle soup mix items were produced in Canada on May 16, 2016, and imported to the United States on or around July 16, 2016. They were sold in 16.9 oz./481 g plastic bagged packages labeled  “Tim Hortons Chicken Noodle Soup Mix" with establishment number “Canada 368” and distributed to restaurants in Maine, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Each case, which contains … [Read more...]

Chapel Hill Creamery Cheese Salmonella Outbreak

A multistate Salmonella outbreak has triggered a recall of Chapel Hill Creamery Cheeses sold at retail locations, farmer’s markets and restaurants throughout North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness. The recalled cheeses include: Quark, Danziger, Swiss, Paneer, Calvander, Hot Farmers Cheese, Dairyland Farmers Cheese, Smoked Mozzarella, Fresh Mozzarella, Burrata, Hickory Grove, Carolina Moon,  Smoked Farmers Cheese, New Moon and Pheta. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which usually appear between six and 72 hours after exposure, include nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. These symptoms can last about a week. Those most at risk are … [Read more...]

FDA Found Listeria at Reser’s Halifax NC Facility

After two Listeria recalls, more bad foods for Reser's Fine Foods. Investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say Listeria has "maintained a presence" at Reser's facility in Halifax, NC since 2013, according to an FDA warning letter to the company made public this week. Salads produced by Reser's Fine Foods were recalled for Listeria in 2013 and earlier this year. During FDA inspections in 2013, 2014 and 2015 environmental samples collected from the plant were positive for Listeria. Samples collected on November 3-5, 2015, confirmed that some positive samples were from food contact surfaces. Four environmental swabs from inside the processing room were positive for Listeria. The FDA conducted  Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on six Listeria isolates … [Read more...]

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