December 12, 2018

Hiland Dairy Recalls Chocolate Whole Milk for Undeclared Egg

Hiland Dairy of Kansas City, MO has issued a recall for half-gallons of chocolate whole milk because they contain undeclared egg. People who with allergies or sensitivities to eggs should not drink this product as they risk a life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been linked to the product. The recalled product, which may contain eggnog, was sold at grocery stores in Kansas City, Topeka, Kansas and St. Joseph, Missouri. It was sold in plastic half-gallon jugs with the UPC num er 0-7206000128-0, the "Sell by" date Dec 13, 2018, and the Plant Code: 29-162. Other Hiland Dairy products are not affected by this recall. The Dairy learned about a potential issue and then confirmed it after quality control testing. About 1,151 one half … [Read more...]

Chukar Cherries Expands Ultra Dark Chocolate Recall for Undeclared Milk

Chukar Cherries of Prosser, Washington is expanding its recall of Ultra Dark Chocolate products because they contain undeclared milk. People who have a milk allergy or severe sensitivity should not eat these products as they run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. People with lactose intolerance also could become ill if they eat this product. The recalled products include: Ultra Dark Chocolate Black Forest Cherries, UPC 0 11261 23907, best by date 8 11/2019 Ultra Dark Chocolate Cocoa Pecan, UPC s 0 11261 22507, best by date 1 10/2019 Organic Ultra Dark Vanilla Chocolate Rainier Cherries, UPC 0 11261 27207, best by date 5 10/2019 Organic Ultra Dark Orange Chocolate Tart Cherries, UPC 0 11261 27507, best by 6 10/2019 They were sold in … [Read more...]

California Hard Hit by JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak

California has been hard hit by the ground beef Salmonella outbreak linked to a 12-million-pound recall. About one-quarter of all illnesses reported in this outbreak, 66 of the 246 total, have occurred in California. It's also the state with most grocery stores affected by the massive recall. “More than 100 stores in California sold the recalled beef,” said Ryan Osterholm, a Salmonella lawyer with the national food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman. "No other state has even half that number." The outbreak, which was announced on October 4, 2018, includes 246 people in 25 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fifty-nine people got so sick they need to be hospitalized. Other states reporting illnesses linked to this … [Read more...]

Wegmans Recalls Ravioli for Plastic Pieces

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is recalling one date code of Wegmans Italian Classics Striped Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli because it may contain plastic pieces. This poses a choking hazard. The recalled product was sold fromTuesday, Aug. 2 and Tuesday, Aug. 30, in 9 oz.  containers with the UPC # 0-77890-38934 and a "use or freeze by date" of Sept. 30, 2016. It was produced by O’ Sole Mio in Quebec, Canada, is packaged in a plastic tray, and sold in a refrigerated case in the dairy department. About 1,638 units of the recalled product were sold in 90 Wegmans stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Wegmans reports that the recalled product  has been removed from all stores. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away or … [Read more...]

Regalo Bakery Recalls Spanish Rolls and More for Undeclared Allergens

Regalo Bakery of Honolulu, Hawaii has issued a recall for several products that contain undeclared allergens and artificial food coloring. The recalled products with undeclared wheat, soy, milk, eggs and artificial food coloring include: Spanish Rolls, Manju Black beans (Hopia Monggo), Manju Onions (Hopia Baboy), Balintawak, and Taro Bread. Kababayan contains undeclared wheat, soy, and artificial food colorings. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, wheat, milk, soy and artificial food color (e.g. yellow #5, yellow #6, or red 40) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. For those who are susceptible to allergic reactions, allergens can cause hives, swelling, itchiness, cramps, difficulty swallowing, shortness of … [Read more...]

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Hospitalization Rate Double the Average

The Hepatitis A strain linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe outbreak is packing a wallop. Generally, about 20 percent of people with a Hepatitis A infection require hospitalization, but in this outbreak, the hospitalization rate is 46 percent. The outbreak has been linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt, which were removed from all store locations on August 9, according to the company. But because Hepatitis A has an incubation period that can take up to 50 days, new cases are still being reported. So far, 81 cases in seven states have been confirmed: Maryland (6), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Virginia (66), West Virginia (5), and Wisconsin (1). Hepatitis A, a virus that affects the liver, isn't common in the U.S. Since the vaccine against this virus was … [Read more...]

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Outbreak: 81 Illnesses in 7 States

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A outbreak continues to expand and now includes at least 81 confirmed cases in seven states. The outbreak has been linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt which, the company says, were removed from all stores on August 9. Most of the illnesses are in Virginia where the case count increased from 55 yesterday to 66 today. Hepatitis A has can take as long as 50 days to incubate, so although these cases are newly confirmed, they stem from contaminated smoothies served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes before August 9. The 66 people sickened in Virginia range in age from 14 to 68 and reported onset of illnesses dates ranging from May to August. About 42 percent of them were so sick they required hospitalization. The case count by region of the … [Read more...]

Greens & Grains Chicken Wraps Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

Atherstone Foods of Richmond, Calif. is recalling Greens & Grains brand chicken wraps sold at retail locations in California for undeclared soy. Consumers with a soy allergy should not eat these products. The recall includes 422 pounds of chicken wraps sold in 31.2 oz. packages containing 3 packages of 10.4 oz. “Greens & Grains Southwestern Style White Chicken Wrap with chimichurri sauce.” They have a  “Use By” date of 090616 and the establishment number “P-34221” inside the USDA mark of inspection. At the time of the recall there had been not confirmed reports of adverse reactions. If you purchased this product and are allergic to soy, do not eat it. Throw it away or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Brownies, Muffins Recalled for Plastic Pieces

Entenmann’s Little Bites  brownies and muffins are being recalled because they contain small pieces of plastic that pose a choking or cutting hazard. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them and may return them to the place of purchase for a refund. The recalled items include: Fudge Brownies in 5 packs, Chocolate Chip Muffins  in 5 and 10 packs, and Variety Packs of 20 items. Click here to see a full list of recalled items.   … [Read more...]

Yu Yee Black Pepper Recalled for Salmonella

Summit Import Corp. of Jersey City, NJ, is recalling Yu Yee brand Black Pepper Powder for Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it as Salmonella can cause serious sometimes fatal infections. The recall pepper was packed in clear plastic 19.4oz bottles with the lot No. WH76 and distributed to some Asian retail stores on the East Coast. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody.  Those most at risk are children, seniors, pregnant women and people with underlying medical conditions or compromised immune systems. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported.   … [Read more...]

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