September 20, 2020

Bath NY Dunkin Donuts Employee Tested Positive For Hepatitis A

The Steuben County Public Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a Bath NY Dunkin Donuts employee who worked while contagious. That restaurant is located at 350 West Morris Street in Bath, New York. Anyone who ate food or consumed drink from that establishment from August 17 through August 22, 2020 may have been exposed to the virus. While there is a low risk of contracting the virus, anyone who hasn't been vaccinated or who has not had the illness should monitor their health for symptoms of the virus. The virus is spread through the fecal-oral route, by ingesting small, undetected amounts of stool from and infected person. This can happen through sharing food or drink, eating at a restaurant where and infected person works, or by touching contaminated … [Read more...]

M Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Potential Methanol and Subpotent Ethanol

Medek LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of M Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Antiseptic 80% because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, and is sub-potent for ethanol, the correct type of alcohol that kills bacteria, according to the FDA. There have been no reports of adverse reactions about the use of this product receive by the company to date. The Risk Statement on the recall notice states: Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk … [Read more...]

Pretty Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Recalled For Undeclared Peanuts

Pretty Thai of Austin, Texas is recalling Pretty Thai Sweet Chili Sauce that may actually contain Pretty Thai Peanut Sauce. The Pretty Thai Peanut Sauce bottles were mislabeled, meaning that anyone who is allergic to peanuts could unintentionally consume a product containing peanuts because of the error. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The product was distributed to HEB stores and Central Market stores in Texas from March 19, 2020 to September 8, 2020. The recalled product is packaged in clear, cylindrical PET bottles with black flip-top caps and clear labels with white print. The recall is for Pretty Thai Peanut Sauce with the lot code 0772000123. A small number of the Pretty Thai Peanut Sauce bottles were mislabeled as … [Read more...]

Bento Express Vegetable California Roll Recalled In Canada

Bento Inc. is recalling Bento Express Vegetable California Roll in Canada because it is made with salmon, pollock, and crab, or fin fish and shellfish, that are not listed on the label. Anyone who is allergic to fin fish and/or shellfish could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. The product was distributed in Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan at the retail level. The recalled 670452 77002 0 product is Bento Express Vegetable California roll, that is packaged in 200 gram containers. The UPC number on the label is 670452 77002 0, and the code on the product is 2020AU19. If you purchased this product and cannot eat fin fish or shellfish for whatever reason, don't eat it. Throw it away after packaging it in foil or Saran Wrap or double bagging it, or take it back to … [Read more...]

September is National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month. There are about 48,000,000 cases of foodborne illness that occur every year in the United States, which leads to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. You can help reduce these numbers by following basic food safety tips provided by the FDA. Food Poisoning Bulletin has written many pieces to help cooks learn about these tips and protect themselves and their families. These are the most important articles to help you during National Food Safety Education Month. Beginning Cooks: Learn About Potentially Hazardous Foods This collection will tell you about basic food safety in the kitchen, who is most at risk for complications from food poisoning, and the different foods that are most risky from the point of pathogen … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Pot Pies Recalled in Canada For Undeclared Milk

Whole Foods Market is recalling some varieties of Whole Foods Pot Pies sold in British Columbia, Canada, for milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. These recalled products are all Whole Foods Pot Pies. They are Chicken Pot Pie, sold in various kg sizes, with UPC number 0283117 007999 and all best before dates up to and including 2020.AU26 where milk is not declared on the label. Also recalled is Turkey Pot Pie, also sold in various kg size packages, with UPC number 0283118 007998 and all best before dates up to and including 2020.AU26 where milk is not declared on the label. Finally, Vegetarian Pot Pie is recalled. It is also sold … [Read more...]

PC Gluten Free Chicken Strips Recalled in Canada For Undeclared Gluten

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Gluten Free Chicken Strips from the marketplace in Canada because they contain gluten in the form of wheat that is not declared on the package label. Anyone who is allergic to wheat, or who is gluten intolerant, could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. There have been reported reactions associated with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is PC Gluten Free Chicken Strips, which are packaged in 600 gram boxes. The UPC number on the product label is 0 60383 20488 4, and the code on the package is 2021 AL 20. It was sold nationally at the retail level. Check to see if you have this PC Gluten Free Chicken Strips product in your home. If you have, and you can't consume wheat, don't eat it. Throw it away or take it … [Read more...]

Keeping Food Safe During Severe Storms and Hurricanes

Hurricane season is here, and while the summer severe weather season is slowing down in the rest of the country, power outages and severe storms are common in the fall and winter. The USDA offers the Consumer's Guide to Food Safety during severe storms and hurricanes. The key to keeping food safe at any time of the year and during any severe weather event is preparation. Keep up to date on watches and warnings and start getting ready as far in advance as you can. First, keep an appliance thermometer in your fridge and freezer. The freezer should be set at 0°F, and the fridge should be set at 34 to 39°F. Freezers work best when they are at least half full. Group foods together in the freezer to help the food stay cold longer. It's a good idea to freeze container of water both … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Imported Cooked Duck Blood Curds

The USDA has issued a public health alert for and undetermined amount of imported cooked duck blood curds from China because of technical problems and lack of inspection. The product does not identify an eligible establishment number on the packaging and wasn't presented to FSIS for import re-inspection. A recall was not requested because the government has not been able to contact the importer. And the total amount of ineligible product is not determined because the investigation is ongoing. The product subject to the alert is 10.58 ounce (300 gram) vacuum packed packages containing cooked duck blood curds, DUC BLOOD. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has not received an official inspection certificate issued by the People's Republic of China to certify that the product … [Read more...]

Giant Foods Recalls Squash Noodle Medly For Possible Listeria

Giant Foods is recalling their store brand of Squash Noodle Medly because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recall notice did not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall issue. The recalled item is Giant Foods Squash Noodle Medly that is sold in 20 ounce package size. All lots and all codes of this product are recalled. The UPC number on the product label is 068826718585. It was sold in Giant Foods stores between August 8 and August 19, 2020. This product is no longer available in store shelves since the "best enjoyed by" date was August 19 2020, but consumers may still have it in their home freezers. Please check your freezer carefully to see if you purchased this product. If you did, throw it away … [Read more...]

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