December 12, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Update: More Achdut Tahini Recalled

Actdut of Ariel, Israel is recalling more tahini products that are linked to a Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. All packages and sizes of tahini that were produced on the dates of April 7 through May 21, 2018 are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. the tahini was distributed internationally through retail stores and mail order. The recalled products are Tahini, Whole Tahini, Organic Tahini, and Seasoned Tahini. The container sizes of these recalled products are: 15 ounce, 16 ounce, 17.6 ounce, 635 ounce (428 g, 454 g, 500 g, 18K g), with lot numbers 18-097 to 18-141 or with expiration dates April 7th to May 21st 2020. The Baron's brand that is recalled has the expiration date of 5/5/2021.  The brand names of the products are: Achdut, Baron's, … [Read more...]

Jimmy Dean Sausages and Meiqili Durian Candy Recalled

Two recalls have been issued; one for Jimmy Dean Sausages for foreign material, the other for Meiqili Durian Candy, for undeclared milk. No illnesses or injuries have been reported in either recall. CTI Foods is recalling about 29,028 pounds of one type of Jimmy Dean frozen, ready-to-eat pork and poultry sausage links because they may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically pieces of metal. Five consumer complaints prompted this recall. The products were produced and Packaged on August 4, 2018. The recalled product is 23.4 ounce pouches of "Jimmy Dean Heat 'n Serve Original Sausage Links Made with Pork & Turkey." The sausages have a use by date of January 31, 2019 and case code A6382168, with a time stamp range of 11:58 through 01:49. The sausages have the … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Warning For Sonny’s BBQ In Richmond, KY

A hepatitis A warning has been issued by the Madison County Health Department for anyone who ate at Sonny's BBQ on Center Drive in Richmond, Kentucky between November 18 and December 1, 2018. There is a hepatitis A outbreak in that area of the country. The Health Department has been recommending hepatitis A vaccinations for everyone in the community, since a county wide outbreak was declared on October 24, 2018. Sonny's has  been cooperating with state and local health officials. It's too late to get an immune globulin or hepatitis A vaccination for anyone who ate there before November 27, 2018. Those shots are only good for two weeks after exposure. Those patrons need to contact their doctors and watch themselves for the symptoms of hepatitis A, which can appear anywhere from 15 … [Read more...]

Beef Snack Sticks and Poultry Products Recalled for Allergens

Two foods have been recalled by the USDA because they contain undeclared allergens. 3-D Meat is recalling beef snack sticks, and Amboy Group is recalling poultry products. No reports of allergic reactions have been received to date in either recall. The first recall, for Amboy Group raw boneless and skinless poultry products, is being issued because these products may contain milk, eggs, and soy, three of the major food allergens. These products were produced from December 5, 2016 through December 5, 2018. The recalled products include 16-ounce plastic trays of “Shop Rite Ready To Cook BONELESS & SKINLESS Chicken Breast Italian Style Panko Breaded;" 16-ounce plastic trays of “Shop Rite Ready To Cook BONELESS & SKINLESS Chicken Breast Sundried Tomato Panko Breaded; 16-ounce … [Read more...]

CDC Warns Against Eating Raw Dough

Warnings against eating raw dough have been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The holiday season is when most people bake sweets, and eating raw dough and batter is a fun thing to do. But it can make you very sick. People also often make doughs for crafts, such as making Christmas ornaments. Never use raw flour for those projects. There's a special warning, too, about the Salmonella outbreak that is linked to Duncan Hines cake mixes. Check your pantry to see if you have any of these recalled cake mixes. If you do, throw them away. The problem ingredients in cookie doughs and cake batters are eggs and flour. Eggs are often contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. And flour has been linked to E. coli outbreaks in the past. Flour is a raw agricultural … [Read more...]

Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Ends With 25 Sick, Lawsuits Possible

The kosher chicken Salmonella outbreak that was associated with Empire Kosher brand has ended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 25 patients in 6 states. Eleven people were hospitalized in this outbreak, which is a very high percentage for a Salmonella outbreak. The Salmonella that sickened those people is Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-. Epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory evidence found that some kosher chicken products were contaminated with the outbreak strain. The outbreak strain was found in samples of raw chicken collected from two facilities, including one that processes Empire Kosher brand chicken. The case count by state is: Maryland (1)< Massachusetts (2), New York (16), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (4), and Virginia (1). Illness onset dates … [Read more...]

Barbecue Seasoning and Nonfat Yogurt Recalled For Undeclared Peanuts

Two products: Suya Barbecue Seasoning and Light & Fit Greek Crunch S'Mores Nonfat Yogurt, are being recalled for undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. The first recall is for 3,521 cases of Danone North America's Light & Fit Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings S'Mores Flavor. The product has the UPC number 36632 03825 and an expiration date of December 30, 2018. The product is sold in single 5-ounce cups with a clear plastic topper with mix-in ingredients. This expiration date is the only one affected by this recall. Some of the products include the wrong topper. The product was sold in these states:  Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, … [Read more...]

Holiday Food Safety Tips From the CDC Can Help Keep You Safe

The holidays are here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering some tips for food safety. At this time of year, food poisoning outbreaks, especially those caused by Clostridium perfringens, can increase. First, wash your hands. Wash them before, during and after preparing food; after touching raw meat or eggs or unwashed produce; before eating or drinking; after using the bathroom; before caring for someone who is ill; and before and after treating a cut or wound. Also wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; after touching an animal, animal food, or animal waste; and after handling garbage. Another holiday food safety tip: make sure that all of the food you cook is cooked to a safe final internal temperature. All ground meats … [Read more...]

Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas May Be Contaminated with Hepatitis A

The FDA has issued a public health alert about possible hepatitis A contamination in Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas. This product is individually wrapped marshmallow candy that is dipped in chocolate or caramel. A worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A. These Modjeskas candy products are available at retail stores throughout the country and can also be purchased through QVC and from the Bauers Candy web site. A recall with complete information will be posted when the company and the FDA are finished with it. At this time, the FDA and CDC are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A that may be related to these Modjeskas candies. Unfortunately, the disease can have a long incubation period. The risk of transmission from these candies is low, but the FDA is recommending … [Read more...]

Cow Pie Frozen Pet Food Recalled for Possible Listeria

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods is recalling Cow Pie Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The company is recalling 933 packages that were produced in August 2017. No illnesses have been reported to date. Cow Pie is a fresh frozen meats product that is intended to feed raw to dogs and cats. The pet food was distributed in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington through retail stores and direct delivery. The product is frozen in 2 pound purple and white plastic bags, with Lot 81917 found on an orange sticker. Routine testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found the pathogenic  bacteria in one package of the product. There is a risk to both pets and humans with this recalled product. Pets can get sick … [Read more...]

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