March 5, 2021

Kareem Chef Tahina Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Kareem Mart of Garden City, Michigan is recalling Kareem Chef Tahina because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in connection with this problem. The Kareem Chef Tahina is packaged in 1 pound and 2 pound plastic jars, and in 10 kilogram metal cans and is called "Tahina" food treats. The product was distributed in Mediterranean stores in Michigan and in Chicago, Illinois between April, 2020 and October, 2020. Only one lot of the product was distributed. The expiration date on these products is 07-01-2022. The recall was issued after the Salmonella contamination was discovered during routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The company has stopped production of the … [Read more...]

Seven Wilton Sprinkles Recalled For Undeclared Milk

Seven Wilton Sprinkles products are being recalled for milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. There has been one report of an allergic reaction that is associated with one of the recalled products, which was the reason the recall was initiated. Wilton is recalling all affected products with a similar formulation and has ceased production and distribution of these recalled items. The seven Wilton sprinkles recalled include six sprinkles products and one kit that contains the recalled sprinkles. These products were distributed nationally through retail stores, mail order, and direct delivery. You can see pictures of the recalled product … [Read more...]

Ground Beef and Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Recalled For Pathogens

Bravos Packing of Carneys Point, New Jersey is recalling all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, which is a frozen raw pet food, because it may be contaminated with the pathogens Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Both pathogens can cause serious illness in animals eating the products and in humans who handle contaminated pet products. No human or animal illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. Samples of Performance Dog and a sample of Ground Beef pet food were collected during an FDA inspection and tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Performance Dog usually works with a distributor who is located in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly nationwide. … [Read more...]

What Are the Symptoms of Common Food Allergies?

Food Poisoning Bulletin publishes recalls of food for undeclared allergens from the FDA, USDA, and CFIA every week. These recalls affect just about every food on the market. Food allergies can cause reactions that range from mild to life-threatening. So what are the symptoms of common food allergies? People can be born with food allergies, or they can appear at any time during the lifespan without warning. Some people grow out of their allergies, while others are lifelong. And children are more likely to be allergic to foods than adults. There are some symptoms that are common to most allergens. They include tingling of the mouth, lips, and tongue; itching, rash, and hives; congestion or runny nose; nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These are usually early symptoms that may appear … [Read more...]

Ox & Palm Canned Corned Beef Recalled For Lack of Inspection

Milky Way International Trading Corporation, doing business as MW Polar of Norwalk, California, is recalling about 297,715 pounds of ready to eat Ox & Palm Canned Corned Beef because they were imported and distributed in this country without the benefit of import re-inspection. Lack of inspection is not allowed. No illnesses ore adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The corned beef was imported from Australia. The corned beef items were imported on various dates between June 6, 2020 to January 21, 2021. The cans were labeled with various "best by" dates and the product cases are labeled with shipping marks. You can see the product names, package sizes, weights, and number of cans, product codes, shipping marks, best before … [Read more...]

Health Alert: Greater Omaha Packing Ground Beef For E. coli O157:H7

USDA has issued a public health alert for Greater Omaha Packing ground beef for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. A recall was not requested because the product is no longer available in stores for consumers to buy. No confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions have been received by the company to date in connection with this issue. The raw ground beef was produced by Greater Omaha Packing on January 14, 2021. It was further processed into ground beef and was sold by Art's Food Market in Sandwich, Illinois. The item is a 2 pound (approximately) tray that contains raw ground beef labeled with a retail label with "PACKED" dates ranging from January 28, 2021 through January 31, 2021. It was only sold at that single location in Illinois. The problem was discovered when … [Read more...]

J&J Salads and Wraps Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

J&J salads and wraps are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Some products from the same company that are regulated by the FDA are also being recalled. These USDA regulated products are ready to eat. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes contamination in RTE items. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date due to the consumption of these products. The fully cooked, not shelf stable items were made and packaged on February 23, 2021. The sell by dates on all of these items is February 28, 2021 that is printed on the packaging label. These are the recalled items: 9 ounce plastic containers of “COBB SALAD” on the product label. 10 ounce plastic containers of “Because life is delicious. tastebuds … [Read more...]

Kwik Trip Tastebuds Taco Products Recalled For Possible Listeria

J&J Distributing of St. Paul, Minnesota is recalling Kwik Trip Tastebuds taco dip, platter, and taco tray products along with Haug Earthgrown and Fresh Thyme brands and a Caribou sandwich for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Some products that are regulated by the USDA are also recalled by the same company. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are these Haug brands, all with code date 3-Mar: Taco Tray in 16 ounce packages, with UPC number 6-10014-16383-9; Mini 7 Layer Dip Tray in 22 ounce containers with UPC number 6-10014-16414-0; 16 ounce Taco Tray with UPC number 6-10014-16415-7; and 29 ounce Taco Tray with UPC number 6-10014-16416-4. Also recalled is Fresh Thyme 10 ounce Taco Dip … [Read more...]

El Abuelito Quesillo and Requeson Cheeses Recalled For Listeria Risk

El Abuelito is expanding its recall of queso fresco cheeses on February 19, 2021 to include El Abuelito Quesillo and Requeson cheeses in addition to recalling all Queso Fresco products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Queso fresco is fresh, soft cheese; Quesillo is Oaxaca and string cheese; and Requeson is ricotta. There is a multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least 10 people in four states that is linked to some El Abuelito queso fresco cheese products through whole genome sequencing conducted by the Connecticut Department of Health. Nine of those patients have been hospitalized, and two of the illnesses are pregnancy-related. All Queso Fresco products with sell by dates through March 28, 2021 (032821); all Quesillo products with … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Is Not Transmitted Through Food or Food Packaging

Acting USDA Secretary Kevin Shea and Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. have released a statement confirming that COVID-19 is not transmitted through food or food packaging. Back in September 2020, the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF) released an opinion paper stating the same result. At that time, ICMSF, "Despite the billions of meals and food packages handled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, to date there has not been any evidence that food, food packaging or food handling is a source or important transmission route for SARS-CoV-2 resulting in COVID-19." When the pandemic first started picking up steam about a year ago, many were concerned about products shipped from China, as well as the possibility of the virus … [Read more...]

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