May 16, 2021

Healthy Pop Kettle Corn 100’s Recalled For Undeclared Milk

Jolly Time Kettle Corn is recalling Healthy Pop Kettle Corn 100's because it may contain milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. That means that anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant may 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 product. The recalled products have been regionally distributed in these states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The popcorn was distributed to Associated Food Stores in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming; to Independent … [Read more...]

Dibar Labs Hand Sanitizer Recalled for the Presence of Methanol

Dibar Nutricional S. de R.L. De CV is voluntarily recalling 27 lots of Dibar Labs Hand Sanitizer because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. Hand sanitizers cannot contain methanol because it poses a poisoning hazard through consuming the product, and through absorption through the skin. No adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with the use of this recalled item. Substantial methanol exposure can result in poisoning that can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, coma, seizures, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. All people who use this product on their hands are at risk. Bur young people who accidentally ingest this product, and others who drink it as an alcohol substitute are … [Read more...]

Castel Regio Taleggio Cheese Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Castel Regio Taleggio cheese is being recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling company is Les Dependances. This cheese was sold in British Columbia and Quebec at the retail level. The cheese may have been packaged at retail and sold in variable sizes. If you aren't sure whether or not you purchased this specific cheese, ask your retailer. The recalled item is Castel Regio Taleggio cheese that is sold in variable size packages. The UPC number on the product label is 3 254550 032272 and the lot number is 11091. The best before date printed on the label is May 31, 2021 (2021 MA 31). This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection … [Read more...]

Sara Lee Pecan Pie Recalled For Undeclared Peanuts

Sara Lee Pecan Pie, also sold under the Chef Pierre and Devonshire Bake Shop brand names, is being recalled because it contains peanuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. That means that anyone who is allergic to peanuts could suffer a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recalled product. The recalling company is Sara Lee Frozen Bakery. The recalled products are specific lots of select Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, and Devonshire Bake Shop pecan pies that were produced between March 4, 2021 and April 1, 2021. This product was distributed nationwide through food service distributors. The recalled Sara Lee Pecan Pie … [Read more...]

FDA Starts Sampling Salinas Valley Lettuce For E. coli Contamination

The FDA has started sampling Salinas Valley lettuce for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and Salmonella species as part of online surveillance efforts following recurrent outbreaks linked to the products grown in this region. E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to these products, more specifically romaine lettuce, have occurred in 2020, 2019, and 2018. Romaine lettuce is uniquely susceptible to contamination because of the way it grows. The lettuce grows in a cup shape very close to the ground. That shape can collect and hold irrigation water, which can be contaminated with pathogens, especially if the farm field is located near factory cattle farms. There is a recurring strain of E. coli O157:H7 in the region that has been identified in leafy greens year after year. In this new … [Read more...]

Imperia Elita Vitaccino Coffee Recalled For Undeclared Drugs

Dash Exclusive is voluntarily recalling all lots of Imperia Elita Vitaccino Coffee because it contains sibutramine and fluoxetine, two drugs that are not declared on the label. This product is a weight loss and anxiety dietary supplement. FDA analysis found the presence of these compounds in the product. The company has not received any reports of adverse reactions related to the use of this recalled product. Sibutramine was an FDA-approved drug that was used as an appetite suppressant. It was withdrawn from the marketplace because of safety issues, including stroke, heart failure, and serious health risks, especially for people who have underlying heart disease. Sibutramine can significantly increase blood pressure and pulse rate. Fluxoetine is an FDA-aprpved drug that is used … [Read more...]

Two E. coli Cases in Snohomish County, Washington Added to King County

Two E. coli cases in Snohomish County, Washington state, have been identified, according to a press release from the Snohomish Health District. These cases, in a 20-year-old woman and a 10-year-old child, are apparently connected to the seven children who are sick with Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections in King County, Washington. The child has been hospitalized, but no further information about him or her has been shared with the public for patient privacy considerations. Dr. Chris Spitters, Health Information Officer for the Snohomish Health District, said in a statement, "The exact source of E. coli contamination can be difficult to pinpoint, but public health interviews lead us to believe the cases may be linked to eating fresh produce. While we continue working … [Read more...]

How to Clean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables To Protect Yourself

As we head into the summer months in the Northern hemisphere, people start eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. And unfortunately, every year there are outbreaks linked to those products, from cyclospora to E. coli. As a matter of fact, fresh produce is one of the main ways people get sick from food poisoning, and one of the major causes of multistate food poisoning outbreaks. From Salmonella on peaches to E. coli on romaine lettuce to cyclospora on basil, these foods sicken thousands of people every year. While it's not possible to make these foods completely safe without cooking them to 165°F, you can reduce your risk by cleaning them properly before preparation. First, do not use soap or bleach or other disinfectants to clean fruits and vegetables. Because these items are … [Read more...]

Blommy Biotin Collagen Keratin Recalled For Undeclared Fish

Blommy, Inc. is recalling Blommy Biotin Collagen Keratin Capsules for fish one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to fish could have a serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled item is Blommy Biotin Collagen Keratin Capsules for Skin, Joint, and Hair. There are 60 capsules in each bottle 2.08 ounce bottle. The capsule details are 00 clear vegetable capsule. The manufacture date is 04/2021, and the best by date is April 2023 (04/2023). This product was sold through Amazon and the company's online retail website. A total of 13,688 units were sold. Blommy, Inc. was told about this allergen by … [Read more...]

Golden Mushroom Enoki Mushrooms Recalled In Canada For Listeria

Golden Mushroom Enoki Mushrooms are being recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The mushrooms were sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been sold nationally. The recalling company is Goldenway International Trade Co., Ltd. The recalled item is Golden Mushroom Enoki Mushroom that is packaged in 200 gram containers. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 8 809201 000039. All units that were sold up to and including May 7, 2021 are recalled. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may lead to the recall of … [Read more...]

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