September 29, 2023

FDA Releases Food Safety Guidance For Producing Sprouts

The FDA has released its final food safety guidance for producing sprouts. That ingredient has been linked to many outbreaks over the years, including a Salmonella outbreak earlier this year caused by Sun Sprouts alfalfa sprouts that sickened at least 63 people in eight states and hospitalized 10 of those patients. The 2023 Final Guidance updates and finalizes these sections of the original draft guidance that was issued in 2017: Cleaning and Sanitizing, Agricultural Water in Sprout Operations, Seeds for Sprouting, Environmental Monitoring, and Recordkeeping. Some sections of the 2017 document have been reissued and one new section is in the revised guidance. The update and new sections are on Equipment, Tools, and buildings, Sampling and Teting of Spent Sprout Irrigation Water, and … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Cardinal Provisions in Asbury Park, NJ

There was a hepatitis A exposure at Cardinal Provisions in Asbury Park, New Jersey in September 2023, according to the Monmouth County Health Department. The company notified the health department about the employee's diagnosis. That venue is located at 513 Bangs Avenue in Asbury Park. Public health officials visited the establishment and conducted an inspection. They found no evidence of food safety violations. The facility voluntarily closed and did not reopen until all employees who had been exposed to the virus had been vaccinated. The employee worked while infectious on September 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 21, 2023. Anyone who consumed food or drinks at Cardinal Provisions on those dates may have been exposed to hepatitis A and should consider getting vaccinated. The … [Read more...]

Ginger Snap Milk Chocolate Recalled For Undeclared Peanuts

Ginger Snap Milk Chocolate Bars are being recalled because they may contain peanuts, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label as required. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts 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 item. The recalling firm is Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate of Eureka, California. The recalled product, Ginger Snap Milk Chocolate Bars, was mispackaged and the wrapper actually contains Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars, so they contain undeclared peanuts. These recalled chocolate bars were distributed locally to retail accounts in Humboldt County, through online/mail orders, and through the company's factory … [Read more...]

Secura Air Fryers Recalled For Fire and Burn Hazards

Secura Air Fryers are being recalled for possible fire and burn hazards. A wire connection inside the air fryer can overheat, posing a risk. The company has received nine reports of the air fryers catching fire, burning, and smoking, but no injuries or property damage have been reported. The recalling firm is Secura Inc. of Lake Forest, California. About 6,400 of these units were sold in the United States, and about 680 were sold in Canada. They were available for purchase at the company's web site and on Amazon from May 2019 through October 2020 for between $48 and $90. The air fryers were manufactured in China. The recalled product is Secura air fryers with model number SAF-53D (TXG-DT16E). and date code of 1901. Also recalled is the model number SAF-53 (TXG-DS16) with date … [Read more...]

Central Seafoods Whole Octopus Recalled For Salmonella

Central Seafoods Whole Octopus is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date because this n notice as posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page and not the regular recall page. The recalling firm is CenSea Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois. The octopus was sold in these states: Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and Illinois, at the retail level. About 281 cases are included in this recall; each case weighs about 30 pounds. No picture of the recalled product was included in this recall notice. The recalled product is individually quick frozen (IQF). It is Central Seafood whole octopus that has several item codes/GTIN numbers depending on the size of the individual product. For item 10400: 2 … [Read more...]

Kandy Whole Cantaloupe Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Kandy whole cantaloupe is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Eagle Produce LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona. About 6,456 cases of whole cantaloupe are included in this recall. The fruit was distributed at the retail level in these states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and in Washington D.C. It was available for purchase from September 5 to September 16, 2023. The recalled product is Kandy whole cantaloupe. The cantaloupe has the UPC number 4050, and these lot codes: 797901, … [Read more...]

Culinary Treasures Chicken Bone Broth Recalled For Contamination

Culinary Treasures Chicken Bone Broth is being recalled for possible non-pathogenic microbial contamination. This can cause product bloating, a shortened shelf-life, and potential for early spoilage (premature spoilage). While this continuation may make you sick, you will not have a serious illness. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Tree House Foods. This bone broth was sold at Costco stores. It was sold between September 8, 2022 and September 22, 2023. The recalled product is Culinary Treasures Organic Chicken Bone Broth. The Costco item number for this broth is 1095592. The retail UPC numbers that are stamped on the product label are 67200055858 for the carton, and 67200055865 for the … [Read more...]

Fast Food Soda Fountains Can Be Contaminated with Coliform

Fast food soda fountains can be contaminated with coliform bacteria, which are found in feces and can be an indication of water contamination, according to a new study. The study was conducted at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California and was published in Water Supply, the International Water Association's peer-reviewed journal. Researchers found the microbial contamination in common sources of drinking water in the Eastern Coachella Valley, including the soda fountains. The findings showed that 41% of the water samples from those fountains contained coliform bacteria. In addition, molecular analysis of the samples found traces of genetic material from bacteria, including Salmonella, E. coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The study's authors are advising soda fountain … [Read more...]

Regal Spices Recalled For Rodent Feces Contamination

Regal Spices are being recalled for possible rodent feces contamination. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue because the recall was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Report page. The recalling firm is Regal Foods of Leola, Pennsylvania. Rodent feces can carry pathogens including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella that can cause serious illness. The recall was triggered when the company found that rodent feces were found in a sample of oregano. The recalled products are all Regal Spices brand. They include Italian Seasoning in a 3.25 pound plastic bag with code 10201310; Oregano leaves sold in 20 pound, four ounce, and 1.5 pound containers with codes ORE22183, … [Read more...]

Freshway Foods Diced Butternut Squash Recalled For Listeria

Freshway Foods Diced Butternut Squash is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There is no information about whether or not any illnesses ┬áhave been reported to date because the real notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports site, not the regular recall site. The recalling firm is Fresh Unlimited Inc. of Sidney, Ohio. The recalled product was sold in Indiana, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, and West Virginia at the retail level. The recalled item is Freshway Foods Diced Butternut Squash that is packaged in four pound plastic bags; there are four bags in each ┬ácase. About 1,888 pounds of the squash is included in this recall. The batch numbers for this recalled product are 261813, 261919, 261982 Lot No. 2342289, 2371289, 2402289, … [Read more...]

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