March 31, 2020

Thrifty Kitchens Beef & Barley Soup Recalled For Allergens

Thrifty Kitchens in Canada is recalling their Beef Meets Barley Beef & Barley Soup for undeclared fish, shellfish, milk, and wheat. More specifically, the product is recalling for undeclared cod, salmon, clams, and shrimp, as well as milk and wheat. That means that people who are allergic to finfish, shellfish, milk, and wheat, as well as those who are lactose intolerant and who have celiac disease may have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date. This product was distributed in British Columbia at the retail lee. The company issuing the recall is Sobeys Inc. The recalled product is Thrifty Kitchens Beef Meets Barley Beef & Barley Soup, sold in 700 milligram containers. The UPC number on this … [Read more...]

Huangfushanzen Huang Mountain Tea Mushroom Recalled For Sulfites

Tiffany Food Corporation of Brooklyn, New York is recalling Huangfushanzen Huang Mountain Tea Mushroom Dried Mushrooms because it may contain sulfites. Anyone who is allergic to sulfites may have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The Huangfushanzen Huang Mountain Tea Mushroom (黄府山珍茶花菇) Dried Mushrooms were distributed in Florida, Ohio, California, and Massachusetts through grocery stores and food markets. The product has the UPC number 6 943153 804047 and no other coding. The mushrooms are packaged in a 170 gram/6 ounce clear, green, gold and red plastic bags. This is a product is China. The recall was issued after routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus When Food Shopping

Everyone is worried about coronavirus and wants to know how to protect themselves and their family. We all know about social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Food Poisoning Bulletin has also told you how to protect yourself when receiving packages and food deliveries at home. But how do you protect yourself against coronavirus when food shopping? Consumer Reports has some answers. First, be aware that many grocery store chains and restaurants are offering delivery options and curbside pickup, which helps limit your exposure to others at this time. If you are picking things up, open the car door yourself. It's best to avoid a direct hand-off; instruct the delivery person to put the groceries at your door or in your car. But if you have to go into a store to get food, … [Read more...]

Guan’s Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Guan's enoki mushrooms recalled  for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There is a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to another company's enoki mushrooms, but no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this particular product. The mushrooms were distributed from California, New York, and Pennsylvania in retail stores through produce distributors or wholesalers. The recalled product is Guan's Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea), packaged in a 200 gram/7.05 ounce clear plastic package. The words "Enoki Mushroom" is printed in English, Korean, and French on the label. The UPC number on the product is 859267007013, printed on the back. The package code of 14-1 imprinted on the lower right corner of the product. The mushrooms are shipped in a white … [Read more...]

Lindt & Sprüngli Recalls Lindt Excellence 85% Chocolate Bars For Allergens

Lindt & Sprüngli of Stratham, New Hampshire is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Lindt Excellence 85% chocolate bars because they are wrapped in the wrong packaging, which does not declare soy and milk, two of the major food allergens, on the label as required by law. The bars are labeled Excellence 85% Cocoa, but actually contain Lindt Excellence Dark Caramel Sea Salt Bars. Anyone who is allergic to milk or soy or who is lactose intolerant could have a severe reaction if they eat this product. No reports of illness or allergic reactions have been received to date in connection with this mislabeling product. This product was shipped nationwide to wholesale and online retailers and sold to consumers. The recalled product is Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa chocolate bars. The lot … [Read more...]

Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats Recalled For Possible Botulism

IcelandicPlus LLC is voluntarily recalling Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats for possible botulism contamination because the product exceeds FDA size restrictions for uneviscerated fish. This could use severe illness or death in both animals eating the treats and the people who handle them. The FDA regulations are based on the fact that that salt-cured, dried, or uneviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in people between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. No reports of illness of pets or people have been received to date in connection w with the problem. The Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats have been sold throughout the country in independent pet specialty stores. The product is packed in a clear plastic 1.5 or 2.5 ounce plastic bag or a … [Read more...]

Recipe for Hand Sanitizer to Protect Against Coronavirus and Food Poisoning

The FDA warns that making home hand sanitizer can be dangerous, since people may not be able to formulate product that has the correct percentage of alcohol. It's important to note that soap and water is the gold standard for cleaning your hands in the coronavirus pandemic. It is easy to make hand sanitizer incorrectly, and it may not be effective or could be dangerous. But if you don't have access to soap and water, this formulation was developed by infection disease specialists that can substitute for commercial sanitizers in a pinch only if made correctly. Follow this recipe closely if you choose to make it. But remember, soap and water is best. Hoarding as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has people worried and upset. The items that are most often hoarded include toilet … [Read more...]

Coronavirus Pandemic Food Delivery: How You Can Protect Yourself

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way Americans eat. Many more people eat at restaurants, take out food, or have it delivered than cook in their own kitchens. But with the news that the virus can survive on surfaces, especially plastic and cardboard, for days, is coronavirus pandemic food delivery safe? The FDA and USDA insist that the U.S. food supply is safe, and there are no cases of transmission through food or food packaging. But with new information coming out about this pathogen every day, it pays to think about things like food containers and transmission. After all, a few weeks ago experts didn't think the virus could be transmitted by touching a contaminated surface; that has changed. Viability of the virus on fomites, which are surfaces such as plastic handles … [Read more...]

Mountain Rose Herbs Kudzu Root Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Mountain Rose Herbs Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Organic Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement with lot numbers 24247-X and 24247. It was sold to customers who ordered from the company's website and was also sold at the company's retail shop in Eugene, Oregon. And it was sold through mail orders by phone or fax from June 17, 2019 to March 2, 2020. In addition, the product may have been resold. Mountain Rose Herbs Kudzu Root was also distributed directly to customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, … [Read more...]

New Information About COVID-19 Viability on Surfaces

The news is changing rapidly about COVID-19 viability on surfaces. At the beginning of this pandemic scientists thought that that coronavirus wouldn't retain viability on surfaces for very long, and also that it couldn't survive in the air. That information is probably incorrect, according to a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Because we have never seen a virus like this before, scientists could only compare it to other coronaviruses such as SARS and H1N1. Now that researchers have been able to study it, and have conducted tests, they know more about it. In this paper, COVID-19 is called SARS-CoV-2. The virus was tested in ten experimental situations involving the two strains of the virus in aerosols, plastic, stainless steel, copper, and cardboard. The … [Read more...]

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