January 16, 2021

Publix Steam in Bag Products Recalled For Possible Listeria

Publix Steam in Bag products are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination because they contain a specific butternut squash ingredient that has been recalled for the same reason. Pero Family Farms, the supplier of the butternut squash, has issued the recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled items include Publix Steam in Bag Green Beans Butternut Squash, with GTIN number 002-24887-00000. This item was sold from 01/03/2021 to 01/14/2021. Also recalled is Publix Steam in Bag Season Butternut Medley, with GTIN number 002-25399-00000 printed on the label. This item was sold between 01/03/2021 and 01/14/2021. Finally, Publix Steam in Bag Butternut Brussel Pecan is recalled. That item has the GTIN number 002-25677-00000 … [Read more...]

Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Trays Recalled For Possible Listeria

Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Trays are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to a notice posted on the Publix web site. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was triggered when Race West Company, a supplier of butternut squash to Pero Family Farms, notified them about the possible contamination. Production of these items has been halted as an investigation has bene launched. The recalled items include Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Cubed Tray. The GTIN number on the package is 8 74896 00977 1. The lot number/expiration dates are 01/15/2021 to 01/20/2021. Also recalled is Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Veggie Spirals Tray. The GTIN number on that product label is 8 74896 00975 7. And the … [Read more...]

Five Excedrin Brands Recalled For Unsafe Packaging

Five Excedrin brands are being recalled for unsafe packaging. The containers fail to meet child resistant packaging requirements. The brands are Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Geltabs, Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin PM Headache Caplets, and Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets. About 433,600 units are being recalled. Some of the bottles that contain this over-the-counter pain reliever can have a hold in the bottom that the pills fit through. This means that children can access and swallow the contents, which poses a risk of poisoning. The recall is for 50, 80, 100, 125, 200, 250 and 300-count bottles of Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Geltabs, Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin PM Headache Caplets, and Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets.  … [Read more...]

How To Prevent Salmonella Infections From Backyard Poultry

There have been thousands of human illnesses linked to backyard poultry in the U.S. in the past few years. In 2020 alone, there were 17 multistate outbreaks of Salmonella illnesses linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks. In fact, in 2020 the number of illnesses linked to live birds was higher than any other past year. In those 17 outbreaks, 1,722 people were sickened, and 333 were hospitalized. One death was reported in Oklahoma. And 24% of those patients were children under the age of 5. Testing of backyard poultry and their environments in Kentucky and Oregon found three of the outbreak strains. The problem is that live poultry can carry Salmonella bacteria even if they look clean and healthy and do not seem sick. It's so easy to contract a Salmonella infection from … [Read more...]

Lavva Blueberry Yogurt Recalled For Possible Mold Contamination

Lavva Blueberry Yogurt is being voluntarily recalled for possible mold contamination out of an abundance of caution. EVR Foods is issuing the recall for the 5.3 ounce size of Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt with a specific expiration date. The yogurt was manufactured in a facility in Norwich, New York. The recalled product is Lavva Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt with expiration date 2/21/21 stamped on the container. The yogurt is packaged in a 5.3 ounce colorful plastic cup with a foil lid. The lot number for this yogurt is 022121 on the bottom of the cup. Recent testing indicates a possible mold contamination even though the SKU and date code clear strict quality assurance protocols, testing found the problem. No other Lavva products are affected by this recall. Only one date code is … [Read more...]

Recall of Sportmix Dog and Cat Food For High Aflatoxin Levels Expanded

The recall of Sportmix dog and cat food for high aflatoxin levels has been expanded to include more products. Midwestern Pet Foods of Evansville, Indiana is expanding the December 30, 2020 recall to include all dog and cat food products that are made with corn and that were manufactured at the company's Chickasha Operations Facility within a certain expiration date range. The corn used to make these foods has aflatoxin levels that exceed acceptable limits. The recalled products now include all those that expire on or before July 9, 2020, depicted as 07/09/22 in the date code that is stamped on the label. Products with expiration dates after 07/09/22 are not included in the recall. These products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail stores. There have been … [Read more...]

Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recalled For Foreign Material

Weis Markets is recalling two types of ice cream because they may be contaminated with foreign material. The recalled product that was sold to consumers is 10,869 48 ounce containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream. Three other ice cream products were made on the same day, but were not sold at the retail level and were not available to the public. One customer found an intact ice of metal equipment in one carton. This can pose a choking and mouth injury hazard. The recall notice did not state whether or not any problems had been reported to the company to date. The recalled items include Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream that is packaged in 48 ounce scround containers. The UPC number on the label is 041497-01253, and the sell by date, which is located on the … [Read more...]

Belle Grove Whole Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Botulism

Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd. in Ontario, Canada is recalling Belle Grove Whole Mushrooms for possible botulism contamination. The mushrooms may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Belle Grove Whole White Mushrooms sold in 227 gram packages. The UPC number printed on the label is 8 87462 00000 3, and the code on the product is Best Before 15 Jan. The recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may trigger the recall of more food products. If this happens, the public will be notified through updated food recall warnings at the CFIA web site. The government is making sure that the … [Read more...]

Merrylady Blue Non-Dairy Whip Topping Recalled For Allergen

Merrylady Blue Non-Dairy Whip Topping is being recalled in Canada because the product contains 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, could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. This product was sold at the consumer level in Ontario and may also have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of this product to date. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The recalled products are Merrylady Blue Non-Dairy Whip Topping that I packaged in 1 kg packages. The UPC number printed on the label is 6 953942 200677. All packages where milk is not declared on the label are recalled. Also … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert Issued For HyVee Chicken Enchiladas

A public health alert for 43 pounds of HyVee Chicken Enchiladas has been issued by the USDA because the product is misbranded and contains soy, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to soy could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions or any adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem. A recall was not requested because this product is no longer available for purchase in retail stores. This not ready to eat, heat treated, not fully cooked chicken enchiladas were produced on January 3, 2021. The recalled item is 62.4-ounce (3 pound, 14.4 ounce) heat and serve containers of HyVee Chicken Enchiladas. The product has the lot code 21003 and "Best If Used By 01/10/2021" on the … [Read more...]

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