October 6, 2022

History of Food Poisoning Outbreaks Linked to Cantaloupe

In the latest update to the FDA's CORE Outbreak Investigation Table, that agency stated that a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that has ended is linked to cantaloupe. This is not the first time that this fruit has caused illnesses. What is the history of food poisoning outbreaks linked to cantaloupe? While the outbreak is over, the FDA says that more information is forthcoming. We do not know the case count by state, but there are at least 87 people who are sick. We also do not know the patient age ranges, or illness onset dates. History of Food Poisoning Outbreaks Linked to Cantaloupe There have been six other multistate food poisoning outbreaks since 2011 that were linked to cantaloupe. Many of these outbreaks were deadly. Jensen Farms Listeria Outbreak In 2011, a deadly … [Read more...]

Old Europe Cheese Recall For Listeria Monocytogenes Expands

The Old Europe Cheese recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been expanded to include more products. A Listeria monocytogenes outbreak is linked to some of the company's products. The additional products include baked brie cheeses. The original recall, issued on September 23, 2022, included dozens of brands and types of brie and camembert cheese. The newly recalled products were sold from August 1, 2022 through September 28, 2022 and were sold at supermarkets, wholesale and retail stores nationwide and also in Mexico. The products have best by dates from September 28, 2022 to December 14, 2022. The cheeses were packaged in clamshells. The recalled items include Culinary Tour 8 ounce Plain Baked Brie with UPC number 011225005350, Culinary Tour 11 ounce … [Read more...]

St Louis Brie in Secondary Old Europe Cheese Listeria Recall

St Louis Brie has been recalled as part of a secondary recall related to the Old Europe Cheese recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The notice states, "This is part of a voluntary broader recall by the manufacturer. The recalling firm is Swiss American. The recalled products are St Louis Domestic Brie Wedge in 7 ounce containers. The UPC number is 041563 263709. All dates up to and including 12/14/2022 are included. Also recalled is St Louis Domestic Cut Brie Wedge - 6 pounds RW in variable weight sizes. The UPC number for that product is 041563 370018 and all dates up to and including 12/14/2022 are included. St Louis Brie in variable weight sizes is recalled, with UPC number 21107100000 and all dates up to and including 12/14/2022. St. Louis Brie Pre Cut … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Market Zerto Fontal Cheese Recalled For Egg

Whole Foods Market Zerto Fontal Cheese is being recalled because it may contain egg protein. The product was sold at 54 of the company's stores in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Anyone who is allergic to egg or who has a severe sensitivity to eggs could have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product. One consumer complained of illness. The recalling firm is Whole Foods Market of Austin, Texas. The recalled product is Whole Foods Market Zerto Fontal Cheese that is packaged by the slice in the Specialty Department of those stores. The cheeses has Whole Foods Market scale labels. The product code stamped on the label is 20565300000. The sell by dates were September 21, 2022 through October 20, 2022 (9/21/2022 - 10/20/2022). They were available for … [Read more...]

Do Not Eat Kuntry Gardens Product of Homer, Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is warning consumers to not eat any Kuntry Gardens produce or products made with produce from Kuntry Gardens of Homer, Michigan. The products may be contaminated with raw, untreated human waste. During a routine produce safety inspection, MDARD staff identified that the company was using raw, untreated human waste on the fields where produce was grown. The produce is sold in local grocery stores and also through direct sale from the farm. The use of raw, untreated human waste for growing commodities intended for human food is a violation of the Michigan Food Law, as well as other state and federal laws and regulations. Human feces and urine can be contaminated with many pathogens, including rotavirus and … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Alert About Oyster Kings Oysters For Salmonella

The FDA has issued an alert about Oyster Kings Oysters that were imported from Canada because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. A recall was issued last week in Canada about this issue. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled oysters were sold under many different brand names. They include Acadian Gold Oysters Choice Oysters, Acadian Pearl Oysters Cocktail Oysters, Baccarat Cocktail Oysters, Capitaine Barney Oysters Jewel Oysters with Firebarns brand Tequila Lime Hot Sauce, Coffret De L’Arcadie Jewel Oysters Cocktail Oysters Choice Oysters, Honeymoon Choice Oysters, No. 69 Jewel Oysters, Nuit Blanche Jewel Oysters, Opus Choice Oysters, Point. G Cocktail Oysters, Sex on the Bay Cocktail Oysters, and Umami Choice … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert: Our Local Smokehouse Chili Cheese Wieners

A public health alert has been issued by the USDA for Our Local Smokehouse Chili Cheese Wieners for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. A recall was not requested because the USDA believes that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or illness due to the consumption of this product reported to the company to date. The recalling firm is Family Fare of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The ready to eat chili cheese wieners were produced on September 21, 2022. The recalled product is 15 ounce vacuum-packed packages containing "Our Local Smokehouse Chili Cheese Wieners," that have a use by date of January 19, 2023. This item has the establishment number "695SEWI" stamped inside the USDA mark of … [Read more...]

Holly Hill Dark Chocolate Almonds Recalled For Undeclared Milk

Holly Hill Dark Chocolate Almonds and the same product sold at Safeway and Albertsons stores are being recalled because they may contain milk, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk, has a severe sensitivity to that ingredient, or is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this candy. The recalling firm is Momyer Distribution Inc. of Salem, Oregon. The candy was sold under several brand names at various stores. The Dark Chocolate Almonds were sold in Oregon and Washington at the retail level, including at Safeway, Albertsons, and Roths Fresh Market stores. The recalled … [Read more...]

The Chai Box Mix Products Recalled For Possible Botulinum

The Chai Box mix products are being recalled for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is The Chai Box of Marietta, Georgia. Clostridium botulinum bacteria can produce spores that, under certain conditions, produce a toxin called botulism that can be fatal if a tiny amount is ingested. The spores grow under low acid, anaerobic conditions. The bacteria, spores, and toxins do not change the look, taste, aroma, or texture of the product. The recalled products are The Chai Box mix products. They are Chai Concentrate Mix in 16 ounce glass bottles. The UPC number stamped on the label is 7 93611 81925 2. Also recalled is 64 ounce plastic bottles of Chai … [Read more...]

Old Europe Cheese Recall For Possible Listeria Contamination

An Old Europe Cheese recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been issued. These soft cheeses are linked to a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least six people in six sates. This voluntary recall covers products with best by dates through 12/14/2022. The cheeses were distributed in many stores nationwide from August 1, 2022 through September 28, 2022. The recalling firm, Old Europe Cheese, is in Benton Harbor, Michigan.   These cheeses were sold at  supermarkets, retail sorters, and wholesale outlets in the United States and Mexico. The stores that carried these cheeses include Albertsons, Safeway, Meijer, Harding’s, Shaw’s, Price Chopper, Market Basket, Raley’s, Save Mart, Giant Foods, Stop & Shop, Fresh Thyme, Lidl, Sprouts, … [Read more...]

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