August 18, 2019

AWERS Grained Salmon Caviar Recalled For Possible Botulism

AWERS Inc. of Bellevue, Washington is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar in 95 gram tins because it may be contaminated with botulinum toxin, which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Do not eat this product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Botulinum toxin does not change the appearance, taste, or texture of food. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Grained Salmon Caviar, packed in 95 gram metal tins with Cyrillic lettering. The tin is green, with red and white writing with an "easy pull open lid." The best before date on the product is BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020, which is printed on the bottom of the tin. The caviar was distributed in California, New York, Oregon, and Washington, and may have further … [Read more...]

Iceberg, Original Augustin Ice Cream Recalled For Foreign Material

Agropur Cooperative is recalling Iceberg, Ideale, and Originale Augustin brand ice cream sandwiches, ice cream, and frozen yogurt that were sold in Ontario and Quebec, Canada because they may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically fine metal particles. This recall was updated on July 26, 2019 to include more product information. The presence of these particles can pose a choking hazard and potential mouth injury hazard. No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date to the company or the government in connection with this problem. The original recall, dated July 20, 2019, was for Iceberg Mega Sandwiches Vanilla Ice Cream with UPC number 74276 11816, and Originale Augustin Mega Sandwich Vanilla Ice Cream with UPC number 74276 11885. The updated recall added … [Read more...]

FDA Cautions Pet Owners To Avoid Texas Tripe Raw Pet Food

The FDA is cautioning pet owners to avoid feeding their pets Texas Tripe raw pet food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The company issued a recall of some of these products a week ago, but the recall only mentioned Listeria monocytogenes as a contaminant, not Salmonella. Texas Tripe has recalled 35 lots for each of its 23 product varieties. The FDA is issuing an alert because thee lots "represent a serious threat to human and animal health," according to the notice. These products are sold and stored frozen, and the government is concerned that some may be in consumers' home freezers. The Office of the Texas State Chemist collected 23 finished product samples at the Texas Tripe facility. Of those, 16 tested positive for … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A In Food Worker at Two Idaho Restaurants

Two workers at two different restaurants in southwestern Idaho have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Central District Health Department. There is a hepatitis A outbreak in that state that has been ongoing since January 2019. One of the sick food workers was at Red Robin at 211 West Parkcenter Boulevard in Boise, and the other worked at the Frontier Club at 116 East Broadway Avenue in Meridian, Idaho. If you were at customer at either of those venues on these dates listed below, ask your doctor about getting a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination. The Frontier Club employee worked these days and shifts while contagious: Friday, August 2 from 9 pm to close (approx. 2 am) Saturday, August 3 from 9 pm to close (approx. 2 am) The Red Robin employee … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak Closes MN Lake Nokomis Beaches; Three Children Sick

Beaches at Lake Nokomis, which is in Minneapolis, have been closed after three children who swam there around the same time have contracted E. coli infections, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The bacteria is Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. Officials with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board closed the beaches immediately after they were notified by MDH. The children got sick between August 2 and August 5, 2019, after swimming at Lake Nokomis between July 26 and August 2, 2019. None of the children have been hospitalized. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Superintendent Al Bangoura said in a statement, "This is the first report of people getting ill from swimming in Minneapolis lakes we have had in more than two decades. We take this news very seriously … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Against Miracle or Master Mineral Solution; Illnesses Reported

The FDA has issued a warning to consumers to avoid Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, since they have received many reports that these products have made consumers sick. The government first warned consumers about these products in 2010, but they are still being promoted on social media and sold online by independent outlets. These products are marketed under various names, including Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide (CD) Protocol, and Water Purification Solution (WPS). When these products are mixed according to package directions, they become a chemical that is used as bleach. In addition, some of the distributors are making false and dangerous claims that Miracle Mineral Supplement, when mixed with citric acid, acts as an … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Chicken Products Recalled For Undercooking

Taylor Farms of Chicago, Illinois is recalling about 342 pounds of chicken products because of a processing defect that may have led to undercooking, which means pathogens may have survived. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products were produced on August 3, 2019. They are ready-to-eat breaded chicken items. They include: 14.75-ounce sealed clear trays containing “Parmesan Topped Chicken with Spaghetti” with lot codes TFIL215A001 and TFIL216A001 and “Use by” dates 8/14/19 and 8/15/19 printed on the label. 12.5-ounce sealed clear trays containing “Homestyle Fried Chicken Dinner” with lot codes TFIL215A001 and TFIL216A001 and “Use by” dates 8/13/19 and 8/14/19 represented on the label. 9-ounce cardboard trays with plastic lids … [Read more...]

Dole Baby Spinach Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of Dole Baby Spinach for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Dole Baby Spinach in 6 ounce bags with lot code W20308A and UPC number 0-71430-00964-2; and Dole Baby Spinach in 10 ounce clamshell packages, with lot code W203010 and UPC number 0-71430-00016-8. Both of these products have a use by date of 08-05-2019. The lot code and use-by dates are located on the upper right corner of the bag or on the top lake of the clamshell. The UPC number is on the bottom left corner of the back of the bag or on the bottom label of the clamshell. These products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, … [Read more...]

Pacific Oysters in Canada Recalled For Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxin

Pacific oysters by Albion Fisheries and Union Bay Seafood are being recalled in Canada because they may contain a marine biotoxin called PSP, Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. The oysters were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled oysters are Union Bay Seafood Ltd. Pacific oysters, Mica's Petite Effingham Inlet, sold in 5 dozen count. The Location is BC 23-6, the Landfile number is 1403799, and the Lot number is 20190715NW. The harvest date for these oysters is July 14, 2019. Also recalled is Union Bay Seafood Ltd. Pacific oysters Effingham Inlet Xs in 5 dozen count. The Location marked on the package is BC 23-6, Landfile is 1403799, and the lot number is 20190715NW. … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at J Mart Diner in Redfield, Arkansas

A possible hepatitis A exposure has occurred at the J Mart Diner in Redfield, Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. An employee who worked there from July 17 through August 2, 2019 tested positive for the virus. That restaurant is located at 1101 Sheridan Road. Officials say that anyone who ate there on those days should get a hepatitis A vaccination immediately. Unfortunately, this vaccination is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. So any customer who was at the J Mart Diner before July 26, 2019 can only monitor themselves for symptoms of the illness. The Arkansas Department of Health will host vaccine clinics in Grant and Jefferson counties on Friday, August 9, 2019. The vaccines will be available from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Grant County … [Read more...]

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