November 21, 2017

Public Health Alert Issued for Chicken by Productos Dany of Puerto Rico

The UsDA is issuing a public health alert about chicken products that were made by Productos Dany, Inc. of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. About 6,907 pounds of chicken products were recalled because they contain previously recalled ingredients. These foods were imported by the Trafon Group of Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico, but were not presented for FSIS re-inspeciton. The previously recalled products are subject to FSIS Recall 123-2017, issued on November 16, 2017. Those products, which included Harvest Creek Chicken Franks, Olymel pork shoulder, Polean ham, frozen pork loins, and pork chops, were also not inspected. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to date. If anyone is concerned about an illness, they should contact a health care provider. These not ready-to-eat … [Read more...]

Goya Adobo Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Goya de Puerto Rico is recalling Adobo with Cumin Seasoning and Adobo with Pepper Seasoning because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem. Six hundred and sixty one cases of these products were distributed in Puerto Rico through retail stores. Goya Adobo with Cumin Seasoning is packaged in 28 ounce plastic jars with a green cap with the mark "Best by Date 10/18/22." Goya Adobo with Pepper Seasoning is packaged in 28 ounce plastic jars with a red cap with the mark "Best by Date 10/23/22." If you purchased these products, do not eat them, even if you intend to cook with them. Heat does kill Listeria bacteria, but cross-contamination can occur. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged … [Read more...]

Possible Food Poisoning Outbreak at Toyo Tire in White Georgia Related to Catered Event

A possible food poisoning outbreak at Toyo Tire last week in White, Georgia is being investigated by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District, and Bartow County Health Department. Officials think these illnesses are linked to an issue with food, but that has not been confirmed. That facility held a two-day holiday meal event at their location last week. The cause of the outbreak is not known and illnesses are not been confirmed. There are two people who are hospitalized in Bartow in connection with this event, but there is no word on their diagnosis or status. Officials are working with Toyo Human Resources to try to determine how many people may have been sickened. Environmental health specialists at the Bartow County Health Department are investigating … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Chicken and Turkey Salads Recalled for Foreign Materials

Green Cuisine is recalling about 36,854 pounds of chicken and turkey salad products that may be contaminated with foreign materials. Hard silica and glass fragments have been found in the products. Consumer complaints triggered this recall, but no reports of injury or illness have been reported in connection with this problem. The company notified FSIS about this issue on November 17, 2017. The recalled products are all Trader Joe brand. They include 10.5-ounce clear plastic individual serving packages containing “TRADER JOE’S White Meat Chicken Salad with celery, carrots and green onions” with a “Use By” date of November 10 - 21, 2017; 11.0-ounce clear plastic individual serving packages containing “TRADER JOE’S CURRIED WHITE CHICKEN DELI SALAD with toasted cashews, green onion and a … [Read more...]

Recall of Casa Sanchez Guacamole for Listeria Expanded

The recall last week of Casa Sanchez Foods "Real Guacamole" has expanded and now "Spicy Guacamole" is also recalled, for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This information has also been posted in Spanish.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Real Guacamole in 9 ounce containers, with UPC number 0 78732 00412 2. The lot numbers on that product are: 276, 277, 278, 279, 282, 283, 284, 285, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 296, 300, 303, 306,310, 313, 317, and 318. Also recalled is Spicy Guacamole in 9 ounce containers, with UPC number 0 78732 00426 9 and lot numbers 276, 277, 278, 284, 285, 289, 291, 296, 310, 313, and 318. Finally, Real Guacamole in 9 ounce containers with UPC number 78732 00431-3  and lot numbers 275, 276, … [Read more...]

Texas Natural Recalls Beef Tongue for Specific Risk Materials Contamination

Texas Natural Meats is recalling about 116 pounds of beef tongue products that may be contaminated with specified risk materials (SRMs). Specified risk materials are tissues in cattle that are high risk for prion contamination. Prions are thought to cause diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which are illnesses of the brain. Mad cow disease, or BSE is the brain disease that affects cattle. SRMs must be removed from all cattle that are presented for slaughter in this country. Tonsils are considered SRMs from cattle of any age. Other SRMs for older cattle are the skull, brain, eyes, spinal corn, vertebral column, and dorsal root ganglia. The recall notice does not specify which SRMs may have contaminated this recalled product. The raw intact beef tongue items were … [Read more...]

Stop & Shop Recalls Frozen Sweet Corn for Listeria Contamination

Stop & Shop Supermarkets is recalling their brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number is 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019. Giant and Giant's/Martins recalled their sweet corn yesterday for the same issue. The UPC numbers and best by dates on all of these recalls is the same, as is the product and package size. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria is found throughout the environment, but listeriosis is an uncommon but potentially fatal illness. The symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. … [Read more...]

Yorgo Recalls All Food Products for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Yorgo's Foods is recalling all Greek-style food products it makes because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning. Earlier this week, Yorgo's recalled their hummus for possible Listeria contamination, and that recall has been expanded. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the UPC number and package size at the FDA web site. Products recalled include many types of hommus (hummus), including Chipotle Pepper Hommus, Lemon Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Garlic. Trader Joe's Cilantro & Chive Yogurt Dip and Tahini Sauce are recalled, along with Tzatziki, Taboule Salad, Falafel, Chickpea Salad, Black Bean Salad, Three Bean Salad, and Vegan Hoppin Salad, among others. You … [Read more...]

E. coli O157:H7 Lawsuit Initiated Against Damsy Restaurant by Pritzker Hageman

Pritzker Hageman law firm has initiated an E. coli O157:H7 lawsuit against Damsy Restaurant at 405 1st Avenue Southwest in Rochester, Minnesota. The complaint alleges that a child was sickened with a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection after eating at that facility on or about September 14, 2017. This outbreak was discovered when officials from Olmsted County Public Health Services and the Minnesota Department of Health began investigating a cluster of genetically indistinguishable E. coli O157:H7 infections in Rochester, Minnesota in late September 2017. At least eight confirmed cases have been identified in this outbreak, and more cases are suspected. When this outbreak cluster was identified, officials from the Olmsted County Public Health Service inspected the … [Read more...]

Casa Sanchez Recalls Real Guacamole For Possible Listeria Contamination

Casa Sanchez Foods of California is recalling "Real Guacamole" for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company or public health officials to date in connection with this problem. The FDA sampled this product and found Listeria monocytogenes in it. It was distributed to retail stores throughout the California Bay Area and surrounding counties. The recalled product is Casa Sanchez Foods Real Guacamole in 9 ounce, clear plastic containers. The UPC number is 0 78732 00412 2. A white sticker on the bottom label shows the manufacturing lot code 279 and the product expiration date of 11/10/17. If you purchased this product with those numbers, dates, and UPC numbers, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed package or secure garbage can, … [Read more...]

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