May 25, 2019

ALDI Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour Recalled For E. coli O26

The FDA has posted two recall announcements for ALDI Bakers Corner Flour because it may be contaminated with E. coli O26 and is linked to an outbreak that has sickened at least 17 people in 8 states. The Rhode Island Department of Health found the pathogen during testing of a bag of flour. The flour was made at the ADM Milling flour mill in Buffalo, New York. The first recall is for 5 pound bags of Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour and is similar to the Rhode Island recall notice. The flour was sold in select ALDI stores in these states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. There are two lot numbers: L18A02 and L18A03. The products have best if used by dates of December 2 and December 3, … [Read more...]

SoCo Tahini Recalled in Karawan Tahini Salmonella Concord Outbreak

Another brand of tahini has been recalled in the Karawan tahini Salmonella Concord outbreak that has sickened at least 4 people in two states. Brodt Zenatti Holdings of Jupiter, Florida expanded their recall of imported tahini to include SoCo brand tahini that is sold in 135-ounce containers. This is in addition to the recalled retail and bulk Karawan brand tahini that is sold in 16 ounce jars and 39 pound buckets. This newly recalled tahini may be labeled either "Karawan Tahini," El-Karawan Tahini," or "Soco Tahini." It was sold in bulk to retailers and restaurants and was also available to consumers at retail outlets and online. It may have also been used to make other food products sold to consumers, including hummus, falafel, and baba ganoush. One of the issues with tahini is … [Read more...]

Aurora Packing Recalls Beef For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Aurora Packing of North Aurora, Illinois is recalling about 62,112 pounds of raw beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses due to the consumption of these products. The Aurora Packing raw beef products were packaged on April 19, 2019. FSIS has posted a list of products that are recalled. They include Angus Chuck Tenders, Beef Neck Bones, Chuck Arm, Chuck Flap Meat, Short Rib, Ribeye, Skirt, and Back Rib, among other. The codes on the product are also included on that list. These products all have the establishment number "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These beef products were shipped nationwide for further distribution and processing. The possible contamination was discovered during traceback … [Read more...]

ALDI Baker’s Corner Flour Recalled For Possible E. coli Contamination

ALDI Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour is being recalled by the Rhode Island Department of Health after the potential presence of E. coli was found in that product. Officials tested a five pound bag of the product at the state health laboratories. The advisory affects just one lot code of Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour, packaged in five pound bags. The flour is packed for ALDI supermarkets. The lot code on the product is L18A02B, and the "best if used by" date is December 2, 2019. All other types of Baker's Corner flour are not affected. This recall is a good reminder that no one should consume products make with raw, or uncooked, flour. Flour is a raw agricultural product and has been contaminated with pathogens before. Any product that is grown outdoors can be contaminated by many … [Read more...]

Purely Elizabeth Granola Recalled For Foreign Material

Purely Elizabeth Granola is being recalled for possible foreign material contamination, which can pose a choking hazard. Three types of granola Rea recalled; the foreign material has not been identified but the recall notice states "potential metal or chemical contaminant." Cashews provided by their supplier during a time this spring may contain foreign objects. The recall notice did not state whether or not any adverse reactions have been reported. The recalled products are all Purely Elizabeth brand. They include Coconut Cashew Grain-Free Granola, Banana Nut Butter Grain-Free Granola, and Pumpkin Spice + Ashwagandha Grain-Free Superfood Granola. The Coconut Cashew Grain-Free Granola is sold at Costco in 16 ounce pouches, with best by dates of 11/30/19, 12/3/19, 12/5/19, and 12/4/19. … [Read more...]

FDA Investigating Raw Oyster Shigella Outbreak That Sickened Five

The FDA is investigating a subset of the Shigella, Vibrio, E. coli, and Campylobacter outbreak that is linked to raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico. That agency is looking at the five people sickened with Shigella infections. Patients sickened in this raw oyster Shigella outbreak got ill in early 2019. The outbreak notice states that restaurants that sell raw oysters in California, Nevada, New York, and Arizona are part of the investigation. The oysters were sold to wholesale distributors with direct sales to restaurants and were not sold to consumers through grocery retail stores. Consumers should not purchase oysters marketed as being harvested from Estero El Cardon, in Baja California Sur, Mexico from restaurants. If you are not sure … [Read more...]

FDA Inspects Del Monte Facility After Vegetable Tray Salmonella Outbreak

Today, the FDA inspects Del Monte facility that produced vegetable trays linked to a Salmonella outbreak. At least three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota have been sickened after allegedly eating these products. The Del Monte facility is located in Kankakee, Illinois. On May 21, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Health issued a press release stating that vegetable trays produced by Del Monte Fresh Produce that were sold at Kwik Trip convenience stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin have sickened at least four people. There was no word on whether or not any patients have been hospitalized. Illness onset dates for this outbreak range from April 13 to April 27, 2019. Kwik Trip has removed all Del Monte vegetable trays from their stores. However, the trays may have been sold at … [Read more...]

Art Cream Gluten Free Cookies N Cream Recalled For Pecans

Art Cream of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, is recalling 40 units of Gluten Free Cookies N Cream because it may contain undeclared pecans, or tree nuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to pecans may have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date. The recalled product is 40 single pints of Art Cream Gluten Free Cookies N Cream. The container is labeled with "Gluten Free Cookies N Cream" and it has a Honey Bourbon Pecan Lid, which is a different kind of ice cream. The code date on the product is 8/12/19. This product was only made in pint size (2 cups). The ice cream was sold in Balducci's in McLean, Virginia; Kings in Morriston, New Jersey, and Kings in Short … [Read more...]

Global Pride Rattan Shoot in Brine Recalled For Sulfites

U.S. Trading is recalling Global Pride Rattan Shoot in Brine because it contains sulfites that are not declared on the label. This product may cause adverse reactions if eaten by sulfite sensitivity people. Anyone who has a severe sensitivity to sulfites could have a serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recall notice did not state whether or not any allergic reactions have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors detected the compound. After analysis, 555.0 ppm of sulfite was found in the Global Pride Rattan Shoot in Brine 24 ounce glass jar. The FDA requires allergen labeling on any product that has more than 10 ppm sulfite. Sulfite is a preservative. The … [Read more...]

Hill’s Expands Recall of Canned Dog Food Again For Elevated Vitamin D

Hill's Pet Nutrition is expanding its recall of canned dog food for elevated vitamin C. A single can date/lot code within an already recalled case of dog food was inadvertently omitted from their list. This is the same vitamin premix that triggered the January 31, 2019 recall. These newly recalled cans were in cases marked with the previously recalled lot code. Most of this product was distributed in October and November 2018 and will most likely not be available.  No calls reporting ill pets for this particular SKU date code/lot code have been received by the Hill's Consumer Affairs and Veterinary Consultation Services. The recalled product is Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food in 12.5 ounce cans. The SKU number is 3389 and the … [Read more...]

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