February 26, 2024

H&NATURAL TejoRoot Contains Poisonous Yellow Oleander

H&NATURAL TejoRoot and Brazil Seed contains poisonous yellow oleander, according to FDA test results. Yellow oleander is a poisonous plant that is native to Mexico and Central America. There has been one report of a gastrointestinal illness, including painful symptoms with internal bleeding, in connection with the consumption of the TejoRoot. There have not been any reports of adverse events linked to the consumption of Brazil Seed. The recalling firm is G.A. Mart doing business as H&NATURAL of San Luiz, Arizona. Yellow oleander can cause adverse neurologic, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular health problems that can be severe or fatal. Symtpoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, abdominal pain, cardiac changes, dysrhythmia, and more. These products were … [Read more...]

Cracker Barrel Employee in PA Worked While Infectious

A Cracker Barrel employee in Erie, Pennsylvania worked while infectious, according to news reports. The Erie County Department of Health said that anyone who ate there during a certain time frame should consider getting vaccinated against the virus. That Cracker Barrel restaurant is located at 7810 Interstate Drive in Erie, Pennsylvania. Anyone who ate or drank at that restaurant during the time frame of January 30, 2024 to February 21, 2024, including anyone who ordered takeout, may have been exposed to the virus. Breanna Adams, director of environmental health services for the Erie County Department of Health. told YourErie, "Because Hepatitis A can be very contagious through food and other products then the protocol is to notify people who might have eaten there or had takeout … [Read more...]

Banh Ba Xa and Banh Pia Products Recalled For Undeclared Egg

Banh Ba Xa and Banh Pia products are being recalled because they may contain egg, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the product label. Anyone who is allergic to egg could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is LQNN Inc. of Garden Grove, California. These items were sold in these states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and … [Read more...]

Sprig and Sprout Ham and Cotija Sandwich Recalled For Listeria

Sprig and Sprout Ham and Cotija Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, not on the regular recall page, so not only is there no mention about whether or not any illnesses have been reported, the reason for the recall is not addressed. The recalling firm is Compass Group of Melbourne, Florida. These sandwiches were distributed in Florida at the retail level. The notice states that recalled Cotija cheese was repackaged into finished ready to eat Sprig and Sprout Ham and Cotija Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll. The sandwiches are packaged into 8.3 ounce plastic containers, with UPC number 100001002017. The use by dates on these sandwiches range from 02/09/24 to … [Read more...]

Learn About Sausages and Food Safety From the USDA

Learn about sausages and food safety from the USDA, with tips on buying, storing, and cooking this type of meat product. Sausages are sold either uncooked or ready-to-eat. This information will be clearly marked on the product package. Types of Sausages There are two broad categories of sausage: ready to eat and uncooked. Ready to eat sausages are dry, semi-dry, and/or cooked. Dry sausages can be smoked, unsmoked, or cooked. Semi-dry sausages are typically heated in the smokehouse to partially dry and fully cook the product. Cooked sausages, such as bologna and frankfurters, are cooked and may also be smoked. Uncooked sausages are raw and must be cooked to a safe final internal temperature before eating. Deciphering the Label The label on all sausage products will give you  the … [Read more...]

Country Corner Dairy Cheese Recalled For Pasteurization Issues

Country Corner Dairy cheese is being recalled for lack of proper pasteurization. That means that any pathogens that may have been present in the milk used to make the cheese may not have been destroyed. This notice was published on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, not the regular recall page, so there is no information about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date. The recalling firm is Country Corner Dairy of Cullen, Virginia. The cheeses were distributed in Maryland and Virginia. The recalled products include Fresh Local Country Corner Dairy white Cheddar cheese sold in various sizes from 6 ounces up to 42 pounds, in vacuum sealed plastic packaging. the code information on the label is 080223. Also recalled is white Colby cheese in various vacuum sealed plastic … [Read more...]

Cascade Camping Cooking Pots Recalled For Burn Hazard

Cascade Camping Cooking Pots are being recalled for possible scald and burn hazards. The pot handle can detach or become loose during use, which poses burn and scald risks from hot food and liquid spilling out of the product. The company has received 22 reports of the pot handle either detaching or becoming loose, including two reports of burn injuries. The importer and distributor is Cascade Designs of Seattle, Washington. The name of the product is MSR camping cooking pots. About 60,655 units were sold in the United States, 22,320 were sold in Canada, and about 35 were sold in Mexico at outdoor equipment stores from January 2008 through October 2023 for between $40 and $290. The pots were manufactured in Thailand. The recall is for select Cascade camping cooking pots. The … [Read more...]

Rico Enchiladas Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Rico Enchiladas are being voluntarily recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products were made with recalled Rizo-Lopez queso fresco containing cheese. Some Rizo-Lopez products are linked to a deadly multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these particular products. The recalling firm is Rico Brand of Salt Lake City, Utah. These items were distributed in supermarkets in northern Utah, including Smith's, Harmons, Macey's The Store, and Fresh Markets. The enchiladas are packaged in a deep meal tray made of plant fiber with film 800. The products are all Rico brand. The recalled items include Cheese Enchiladas with Red, four in a package, with UPC number 65366006001 in a 14.5 … [Read more...]

Char-Broil Digital Electric Smokers Recalled For Shock Risk

Char-Broil Digital Electric Smokers are being recalled because they pose a shock risk. Char-Broil has received 79 reports of consumers who experienced a minor electric shock from touching the smokers while in use. The recalling firm is Char-Broil of Columbus, Georgia. The smokers can leak electrical current during use which poses an electric shock hazard. The recall is for Char-Broil digital electric smokers with these descriptions: Digital Electric Smoker; Digital Electric Smoker with Window; Digital Electric Smoker, Black with Window; Digital Electric Smoker, Medallion; Digital Electric Smoker, Connected; and Digital Electric Smoker, XL. The smokers were designed to cook without charcoal, and are only for outdoor use. They were sold in black and stainless steel finishes. The … [Read more...]

Nordic Natural’s Baby’s Vitamin D3 Liquid Recalled For Error

Nordic Natural's Baby's Vitamin D3 Liquid is being recalled because of a manufacturing error that caused an elevated level of vitamin D, or a super potent dose, that can lead to health problems in infants. There have been no reports of any adverse reactions related to this issue. The recalling firm is Nordic Naturals of Watsonville, California. The recalled product is Nordic Naturals Baby's Vitamin D3 Liquid that is packaged in a 0.76 fluid ounce bottle. The dosage is 400 IU (10 micrograms) of D3. The lot number for this product is 234909, and the expiration date that is stamped on the product label is December 2025. The vitamin is packaged in a blue bottle with a beige label and red lettering. Prolonged use of this dietary supplement could lead to elevated vitamin D levels. … [Read more...]

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