September 23, 2018

Hepatitis A Exposure at Michigan Renaissance Festival

A possible hepatitis A exposure at the Michigan Renaissance Festival was reported to the Oakland County Health Division. An attendee has a confirmed case and was ill while attending the festival on September 1, 2018. Anyone who visited that attraction on September 1 or September 2, 2018 has two days to get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination. That vaccine is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. If you visited the Michigan Renaissance Festival on those days, officials encourage you to get vaccinated. Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for the Health Division said in a statement, "Vaccination can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after potential exposure. f you have attended the Michigan Renaissance Festival during these dates and have not been … [Read more...]

Bob Evans Pork Sausage Links Recalled for Foreign Material

Bob Evans Farms of Xenia, Ohio is recalling about 46,734 pounds of Bob Evans pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with foreign materials. Clear hard plastic pieces were found in the product by consumers, who complaints to the company. No confirmed reports of injury or illness have been received to date. The raw pork sausage links were made on August 1, 2018. They include 12-ounce overwrap trays labeled "Bob Evans Maple Pork Sausage Links" with a use by date of October 16 or October 19, 2018 and lot code 8213. Also recalled is 12 ounce overwrap trays labeled "Bob Evans Brown Sugar & Honey" with a use by date of October 16, 2018 and lot code 8213. Also recalled is "Fresh From Meijer Maple Flavored Sausage Links" with a use by date of September 6, 2018 and lot code 8213. … [Read more...]

Asian Fusion Cookies, Taco Seasoning Mix Recalled for Allergens

Two product recalls for undeclared allergens have been released. Meijer Taco Seasoning Mix is recalled for undeclared milk, and Sarap Asian Fusion is recalling cookies for undeclared wheat, milk and soy. No illnesses have been reported to date in either of these recall cases. The first recall is for Sarap Asian Fusion Cookies for undeclared milk, wheat, and soy. The product was distributed through online mail order to these states: AE, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IL, IN, JK, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, & WY. The cookies are sold in Heat Sealed, Polypropylene Bags that are 4.5 inches by 6 inches. The flavors of the recalled cookies and the allergen they are recalled for … [Read more...]

Halal Manti Beef Dumplings Recalled for Lack of Inspection

Roya Foods of Paterson, New Jersey is recalling about 438 pounds of raw Halal Manti Beef Dumplings that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to the company or to FSIS to date in connection with this issue. The Dumplings were produced on various dates ranging from May 2, 2018 to August 29, 2018. The recalled product includes 1.1 pound clear plastic containers of the raw beef dumplings. The product is marked "Halal Manti" and instructs the consumer to "Keep Frozen." The dumplings package has the establishment number "EST. 19829" marked inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail and restaurant locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York. FSIS inspectors discovered … [Read more...]

Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Bravo Packing of Carneys Point, New Jersey, is recalling all Performance Dog food products for possible Salmonella contamination. This pathogen clang cause illness in animals who are fed the products and people who touch pets carrying the bacteria or who handle the product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. A sample of the dog food tested positive for Salmonella bacteria by FDA officials who collected it during an inspection. Performance Dog works with the distributor Tefco, in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders either direct to consumer or through retail purchases. Performance Dog raw frozen pet food comes in 2 pound and 5 pound plastic sleeves. The recalled food has the manufacture date code 071418. These codes are printed on the boxes that … [Read more...]

As Hurricane Florence Approaches, Get Ready

Hurricane Florence is approaching the east coast of the U.S. as a Category 4 storm with winds of 140 mph. Storms of this magnitude can wreak havoc on a large area even if your home is out of reach of storm surge and high winds. Flooding and power outages can cause serious food safety issues. The CDC has some advice. If you are in an evacuation area, leave. Take medications you need with you, along with prescriptions. Avoid driving through flooded areas and standing water. If you are planning to stay, get supplies. The hurricane will probably cut off power and your water supply may end. Have at least five gallons of water per person available per day. Most experts say you should have enough water for five days, but Hurricane Florence may stall, so you may want to think about … [Read more...]

RTE Philly Beef Steaks Recalled for Possible Listeria

CTI Foods of Owingsville, Kentucky, is recalling about 6,720 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) Philly Beef Steaks products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There is zero tolerance for this pathogen in ready-to-eat product in the U.S. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recall is for 672 cardboard cases labeled Classic Sysco that are 10 pounds each. The cardboard cases contain four 2.5 pound bags of the product. The box and bags are labeled "Fully Cooked Philly Beef Steak Sliced Caramel Color Added," with a package code of 4887097. They have the establishment number 'EST. 19085" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to a food service warehouse in Hamilton, Ohio and then were distributed to other food … [Read more...]

Customers at The New Yorker Restaurant in Salt Lake City Exposed to Hepatitis A

According to news reports, hundreds of customers at The New Yorker Restaurant at 60 West Market Street in Salt Lake City, Utah may have been exposed to hepatitis A. An ill worker "potentially handled certain food or beverage items," from July 25 through August 15, 2018 at the restaurant. About 650 people may be at risk for this illness. Unfortunately, that time frame is outside the two week window where a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination is effective. August 15, 2018 was almost four weeks ago. The vaccine only works when given within fourteen days of exposure. All patrons of that restaurant can do now is monitor themselves for the symptoms of hepatitis A. Those symptoms include jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, pain in … [Read more...]

Smoked Chicken Wings Recalled; Randsland Listeria Recall Updated

Two recalls have been issued; one for smoked chicken wings by True Cost Farm in Minnesota, the other an update of the Randsland Super Salad Kit recall for Listeria monocytogenes in Canada. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is issuing a consumer advisory for a smoked chicken wings that was sold by True Cost Farm. That facility is located in Montrose, Minnesota. Public health officials discovered that 169 pounds of smoked chicken wings was produced without required state inspection. Most of these True Cost Farm smoked chicken wings were served at Tullibee Restaurant. That facility is located in the Hewing Hotel at 300 Washington Avenue North in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The wings were served between July 20, 2018 and September 6, 2018. The remaining smoked chicken wings have been … [Read more...]

Steve’s Real Food Frozen Pet Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella and Listeria

Steve's Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling one lot of 5 pound Turducken Recipe, one lot of 2 pound Quest Emu Diet, and one lot of 2 pound Quest Beef Diet for possible Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled products are Steve's Real Food Turducken Recipe/5#, with lot number J155, UPC number 6-91730-15304-5, and best by date 6/4/19; Quest Emu Diet/2# with lot number B138, UPC number 6-91730-17103-2, and best by date 5/18/19; and Quest Beef Diet/2# with lot number A138, UPC number 6-91730-17101-8, and best by date 5/18/19. You can see pictures of the recalled food packages at the FDA web site. The firm was told by the Washington Department of Agriculture that … [Read more...]

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