October 1, 2016

Weekly Food Recall Roundup: July 31, 2016

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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 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.

A New Hampshire E. coli outbreak triggered a recall of beef products sold under the brand names: Chestnut Farms, PT Farm, Miles Smith and Robie Farm.

Let’s Do Lunch Inc. of Gardena, CA, dba Integrated Food Service (IFS) is expanding a Listeria recall of sandwiches that were distributed to school districts nationwide. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported but districts that have received these sandwiches should not use them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.

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.

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.

SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, recalled 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.

Hampton Creek baking mixes were 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.

Lack of Inspection

Santana’s Black Label Gourmet Beef Jerky of Glendale, Ariz. recalled approximately 295 pounds of beef jerky products for lack of inspection. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them.

Gourmet Pasta Products USA, LLC, doing business as Casa di Trevi of Roselle Park, N.J. recalled 845 pounds of meat pasta products for lack of inspection, misbranding and undeclared allergens. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them.

The TDL Group Corp. of Ontario, Canada 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.

Other

Two recalls of spices that contain high levels of lead.

First, Blue Mountain brand Jamaican Curry Powder is being recalled for elevated levels of lead. The product is packaged in a 6 ounce glass jar with a UPC number 09349-19906. The code on the curry powder is B/B 06/03/19 OPC LOT #060116 on the bottom of the container. This product was sold throughout the United States.

Second, Gel Spice, Inc. is recalling Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric for elevated lead levels. That product is packaged in 3.75 ounce PET jars with a UPC number 81026-01230. The codes on the container’s neck are B/B 03/08/19 and B/B 05/18/19. It was sold at Big Lots Stores throughout the United States.

 

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