June 20, 2019

More Frozen Berries Recalled For Hepatitis A; Townsend Farms, Costco

Townsend Farms has notified Costco that an FDA test found that a domestic conventional frozen blackberry product that was manufactured by Townsend Farms may be contaminated with hepatitis A.  The FDA issued a food safety alert about Kroger frozen blackberries and frozen berry medley for the same issue earlier this week. That alert has been updated with more information. Townsend Farms is the supplier for the Kroger frozen berry products and for the newly announced recalled product: frozen Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend product sold by Costco. The recalled frozen Kirkland Signature brand Three Berry Blend was sold from the Costco stores in San Diego and Los Angeles in California and in Hawaii. The berries were sold in a 4 pound bag. The best by dates range from February 16, … [Read more...]

Center For Food Safety Forces FDA to Designate High Risk Foods

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has forced the FDA to complete the high risk food designations and reporting requirements that were part of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). CFS filed a lawsuit against the FDA in October 2018 for delaying those requirements. Now, the FDA must designate "high risk" foods by September 2020 and establish the reporting requirements for those foods by November 2022. The settlement was decided in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Ryan Talbott, CFS staff attorney, said in a statement, "This is a major victory for public health. FDA has sat on its hands for years, neglecting to make these high-risk designations, while outbreaks caused by Salmonella, E. coli, and other pathogens have sicken and killed … [Read more...]

Tyson Chicken Strips Recalled For Foreign Material Sold at Kroger, Walmart, Target

Update: A spokeswoman for SHOP ‘n SAVE told Food Poisoning Bulletin that none of its independently owned and operated stores supplied by its Pittsburgh distribution facility, including the stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio, are affected by this recall.  Tyson Foods recalled 70,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips products on March 22, 2019, and expanded that recall to include almost 12,000,000 pounds on May 4, 2019 for foreign material contamination. Metal pieces were found inside the product. Six consumer complaints triggered the recall; three injuries were reported. Now the USDA has published the retail distribution list for this product; it was sold at Target, Kroger, Walmart, Hy-Vee, Walgreens, and CVS stores, among others, around the country. … [Read more...]

Tyson Recalls Chicken Fritters Sent to Schools For Foreign Material Contamination

Tyson Foods of New Holland, Pennsylvania is recalling about 190,757 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritters products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically hard plastic. This product was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program; it was distributed to schools and other institutions. Three consumer complaints from schools were received. There have been no reports of injuries linked to the consumption of this product. The recalled product is 32.81-pound cases containing four 8.2 pound bags of "Fully Cooked, Whole Gain Golden Crispy Chicken Chunk Fritters-CN." The product has a case code of 0599NHL02. The chicken fritters have the establishment number "P-1325"inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to institutional … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Public Health Alert About Hepatitis A in Kroger Frozen Blackberries

The FDA has issued a health alert about hepatitis A in Kroger frozen blackberries. This product was sold under the Kroger grocery store "Private Selection" brand. The problem was discovered by the FDA under an ongoing frozen berry sampling assignment for hepatitis A and norovirus. This sampling program was launched after three hepatitis outbreaks and one norovirus outbreak were linked to frozen berries from 1997 to 2016. Just two of those hepatitis outbreaks sickened more than 300 people in the United States. The recalled products include: PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST … [Read more...]

FDA Alerts Consumers About Bobbie Baby Infant Formula

The FDA has issued a health alert to consumers about Bobbie Baby infant formula. The product was manufactured in Germany and exported to the United States. The products do not provide adequate nutrition levels for some infants. The babies most at risk include infants who are born prematurely or with a low birth weight, with low iron levels at birth, and for those who are at risk for becoming iron deficient due to illness. Inadequate iron intake can lead to iron deficiency anemia, which can cause irreversible damage to cognitive and functional development. The recalled product is Bobbie Milk-Based Powder Companion Formula. The product is sold in a 14.1 ounce (400 gram) packages. The packaging is in green and brown cardboard boxes, with 2, 4, or 8 unites per box, with the Bobbie logo. … [Read more...]

More Karawan Tahini Recalled In Wake of Salmonella Outbreak

The Salmonella Concord outbreak that is linked to imported Karawan Tahini has sickened four people in three states. One person has been hospitalized. There have been no updates on this outbreak since late May 2019, but the FDA has announced another recall of the tahini. You can see pictures of product photos at the FDA web site. Brodt Zenatti Holding of Jupiter, Florida, the importer of record, is recalling all retail and bulk Karawan Tahini that is sold in 450 gram (15.87 ounce) jars, 17 kg (599.6 ounce) buckets, and in 3 kg (105.8 ounce) buckets. The product was imported from Palestine between December 2018 and April 2019. SoCo brand Tahini in 380 gram (13.4 ounce) packages is also recalled. These products may be contaminated with Salmonella Concord bacteria. The Karawan Tahini was … [Read more...]

Kroger Recalls Steaks and Ground Beef For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Kroger is recalling steaks and ground beef for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. These products were sold from April 23 though June 7, 2019. This recall has not yet been posted on the USDA website. There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to the consumption of these products. The recalled items list is difficult to read. The recalled products are bone-in ribeye steaks, boneless ribeye steaks, and in-store produced ground beef with two labels only. The labels read "Beef Ground ST FP #1321, and "Beef Ground ST 1# #1626." The list is: BF CH RIBYE STK 2PK BI, 1 RW; CH BF RIBEYE BL FP, **1844; BF SHRT RIBS BL, **7166; BF CH RIBEYE STK BL, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE STK 2PK BL, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE RST BI, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE RST BL, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE STK FP BI, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE STK FP … [Read more...]

Kroger Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley Recalled For Hepatitis A

The Kroger Company is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley because the product may be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus. No illnesses have been reported to date. It can take up to 50 days after exposure to this virus for symptoms to appear. The recalled products are: PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809) These items were distributed to all of the Kroger stores and Kroger owned stores nationwide. Kroger has removed these items from store shelves, but it's likely that some of these frozen berries are in … [Read more...]

Dungeness Valley Creamery Recalls Raw Milk, Cream For Possible E. coli

Dungeness Valley Creamery of Sequim, Washington, is voluntarily recalling their raw whole milk, raw skim milk, and raw cream, because it may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The same facility recalled the same products in April 2019 for the same pathogen. No illnesses have been reported to the creamery or to public health officials to date in connection with this problem. The recall was initiated after routine sampling conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found the toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in retail raw whole milk that is dated 06/05. Dungeness Valley Creamery is working with the Washington State Department of Agriculture to try to find the source of the pathogen. The day's raw whole milk, raw skim milk, and raw cream with best by dates of … [Read more...]

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