August 19, 2018

Chipotle Outbreak in Ohio Caused by Clostridium Perfringens; Lawsuits Filed

The huge food poisoning outbreak in Ohio linked to one Chipotle restaurant on Sawmill Parkway in Powell, Ohio was caused by Clostridium perfringens, according to an update posted by the Delaware General Health District. At least 647 people have reported symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal cramps after eating at that restaurant. This bacteria grows in protein-rich and other foods, such as beef and gravy, that are held at unsafe temperatures for too long. The danger zone for bacterial growth is 40°F to 140°F. Laws governing restaurants and food handling prohibit foods held at this temperature for precisely this reason. These outbreaks usually occur in restaurants because large quantities of food can often remain at unsafe temperatures for long periods of time. Although food samples … [Read more...]

Zakah Life Recalls Kratom For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Zakah Life of Iowa is recalling Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom powder, Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom powder, Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom capsules, and Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom capsules for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported as of today in connection with this issue. The recalled products were sold nationwide through mail order and in retail stores. They all have expiration dates before 01/01/2023. These recalled items include Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom Powder in 4 ounce black and clear organic rice paper bag that contains 100 grams of kratom with lot number BSG010118; Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom Powder in 4 ounce black and clear organic rice paper bags containing 100 grams, with lot number BPR010118; … [Read more...]

Stoltzfus Family Dairy Recalled Improperly Pasteurized Chocolate Milk

The Stoltzfus Family Dairy at 6300 Skinner Road in Vernon, New York is voluntarily recalling batches of chocolate milk that were improperly pasteurized, according to news reports. Pasteurization is the processing of briefly heating milk to high enough temperatures to kill pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella; it makes the milk safe to drink. The recalled milk is Creamline chocolate milk. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced this recall last week; routine department inspections uncovered this problem. If the milk was not heated to a high enough temperature to kill pathogenic bacteria, someone may get drink it and get sick. However, no illnesses have been reported by consumers to date in connection with the recalled Creamline … [Read more...]

Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Canada Linked to Frozen Breaded Chicken Grows to 84 Sick

The Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in Canada that is linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products has grown to include 84 sick people. The outbreak notice says that "poultry, including frozen breaded chicken products containing raw poultry, pose an increased health risk to individuals who handle, prepare or consume these types of foods." Public health officials are warning Canadians to follow food safety practices when they handle, prepare, or consume any type of poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products such as chicken nuggets, burgers, strips, and fries. As part of this outbreak investigation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled No Name brand Chicken Burgers sold in 1 kg packages. The product has a best before date of February 6, 2019. It was sold … [Read more...]

Foods Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts and Sulfites

Two foods have been recalled for two undeclared allergens. Snack ginger has been recalled for undeclared sulfites, and ice cream is recalled for undeclared peanuts. No allergic reactions have been reported in either recall. The first recall is for Salt & Straw Chocolate Gooey Brownie Ice Cream Pints for undeclared peanuts. This product is safe to eat unless you have a peanut allergy or sensitivity. The company's chocolate supplier, Pitch Dark Chocolate, told the company that the chocolate chips used in the brownie may have had cross-contact with a peanut allergen. The recalled product is Salt & Straw Ice Cream Chocolate Gooey Brownie Pints. The plant codes of the recalled product are 41-404 with lot codes 18201, 18203, 18212, 18213, 18214, 18219, 18221, and 18223; and plant … [Read more...]

Blissful Remedies Mitragyna Speciosa Recalled for High Microbial Counts

World Organix LLC is recalling Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa capsules, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend for high microbial counts. The products were tested by the FDA. This recall is also an update about the products Blissful Remedies Gold Series Ultra Enhanced Indo and Blissful Remedies Kratom + CBD, CBD infused Maeng Da, Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa, that were recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No reports of any illness have been received due to the high microbial counts or Salmonella contamination. These are unapproved products, according to the FDA recall notice. The Maeng Da products contain M. speciose, which has psychoactive properties. The recall … [Read more...]

Randsland Coleslaw and Broccoli Slaw Recalled for Possible Listeria

Randsland Farms is recalling Randsland brand Classic Coleslaw and Broccoli Slaw in Canada because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No reports of illness have been received in connection with these recalled products. These products were sold in Nova Scotia at the retail level. They include Randsland Broccoli Slaw in 340 gram containers. The code on the product is 080118, and the UPC number is 0 57225 00008 7. Also recalled is Randsland Classic Coleslaw in 340 gram packages, with code 080118 and UPC number 0 57225 00007 0. The recall notice does not state the stores where these products may have been sold. If you bought either product, don't eat it. Remember that foods that are contaminated with pathogenic bacteria will not look, smell, or taste spoiled. … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at Arapahoe County Fair in Colorado

A Salmonella outbreak among people who attended the Arapahoe County Fair in Colorado has sickened at least seven people, according to the Tri-County Health Department, Arapahoe County, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Those sickened attended the fair, or 4-H events associated with the fair, from July 21 to July 29, 2018. Officials have not identified the source of the pathogenic bacteria. The Tri County Health Department is conducting an investigation to determine the source and the outbreak strain. Dr. John M. Douglas, Dr., Executive Director of the Tri-County Health Department, said in a statement, "If you went to the Arapahoe County Fair or attended a 4-H event associated with the Fair and have these symptoms, we encourage you to see your health … [Read more...]

Perry County Salmonella Outbreak in Missouri Sickens 23

A Perry County Salmonella outbreak of unknown origin has sickened at least 23 people in Missouri since August 6, 2018. Perry County Memorial Hospital issued a news release about this outbreak. Those 23 people went to the hospital through the emergency room inn the last week. The patient age range in this Perry County Salmonella outbreak is from 2 to 68. Three of the patients were admitted to the hospital. Two of those patients have been released, but one was transferred to a Cape hospital. The Perry County Memorial Hospital lab director reported the outbreak to the local and state health departments, and an investigation has begun. The state lab will receive cultures from infected pageants to start their epidemiological investigation. No source has been identified, and the … [Read more...]

Pinty’s Chicken Breast Strips Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria

Pinty's Delicious Foods is recalling Pinty's brand Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. The recalled products are Pinty's Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips in 1 kg packages, with best before date 2018 AU 09 and UPC number 0 69094 62401 1. The second recalled product is Pinty's Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips in 1 kg packages, with best before date 2018 AU 15 and UPC number 0 69094 62401 1. They were sold at the retail level in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. This product was sold in the refrigerated section of supermarkets. If you bought this item, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package, or return it to the … [Read more...]

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