July 23, 2021

BrightFarms Salads Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

BrightFarms Salads are being voluntarily recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, after one of the company's products, Sunny Crunch Salad, was linked to a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. These greens were grown in an indoor greenhouse farm in Rochelle, Illinois. The salads were sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana. UPDATE: The salads were also sold in Michigan at Tadych's. These BrightFarms salads were sold by these retailers: Mariano's Fresh Markets, select Walmart stores, Strack Van Till, Sullivan's Foods, Caputo's, and Jewel-Osco in Illinois; Pick 'n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Tadych's, and select Walmart stores in Wisconsin; select Walmart stores in Iowa; Tadych's in Michigan; and Strack Van Till in Indiana. More retailers may have carried these … [Read more...]

5000 Years Foods Cabbage Kimchi Recalled For Possible Listeria

5000 Years Foods Cabbage Kimchi is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm, 5000 Years Foods, is located in Chicago, Illinois. The ten recalled products are all 5000 Years Foods brand. The recalled items include Sliced Cabbage Kimchi, Whole Cabbage Kimchi, Julrado Whole Cabbage Kimchi, Julrado Sliced Cabbage Kimchi, No MSG Whole Cabbage Kimchi, No MSG Sliced Cabbage Kimchi, No MSG Julrado Whole Cabbage Kimchi, No MSG Julrado Sliced Cabbage Kimchi, White Kimchi, and Baby Napa Kimchi. Thee items were all distributed in Illinois where the product was further distributed. It did reach customers to retail stores potentially nationwide. The recalled … [Read more...]

Three New Outbreaks on FDA Table: Cyclospora, E. coli, and Salmonella

Three new outbreaks were announced on the FDA Table of Outbreak Investigations: One was caused by Cyclospora, the second by E. coli O121, and the third by Salmonella Typhimurium. UPDATE: One of these outbreaks, the Salmonella outbreak, has a suspect food attached to it. In the cyclospora outbreak, at least 32 people are sick. The notice states that this number represents a subset of the total number of domestically-acquired cases of cyclosporiasis illnesses in the U.S. Traceback has been initiated, and sample analysis and testing has taken place. This is encouraging, because the FDA may know what has caused this outbreak. Stay tuned, since a recall or outbreak investigation notice may be issued soon. In the E. coli O121 outbreak, at least 15 ill persons have been identified. No … [Read more...]

More Circle K Chicken Made with Tyson Products Recalled For Listeria

The USDA is reporting that more Circle K chicken made with Tyson products recalled for Listeria have been discovered. These products have a different establishment number, complicating the recall.  This information was posted in an update to the original recall notice from July 3, 2021. The different establishment numbers were used because of further processing. In addition, some products may have been served from deli counters in retail stores. You can see pictures of these new product labels at the USDA web site. The government is encouraging consumers to check the FSIS website frequently because this information about the recall is being updated often. The USDA will continue to update the original press release and the labels if they become aware of more products that used the … [Read more...]

SOWTECH Espresso Machines Recalled For Possible Burn Hazard

SOWTECH Espresso Machines are being recalled for a possible burn hazard, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website. There have been 48 incidents of the  glass carafe breaking reported to the company, which resulted in five burn injuries. The recalling firm is LoHi Tech of Walnuts, California. The glass carafe can break while in use, which can burn anyone using the machine. The recalled item is SOWTECH Espresso Machines with model number CM6811. The machines are black and were sold with a glass carafe. "SOWTECH" is printed on large black type on the metal front panel, and "Model CM6811" is printed on a silver label on the bottom of the machine. They were sold online at Amazon.com and at the company's website from March 2017 through October … [Read more...]

Was Recalled Tyson Chicken Imported From China? The Answer is No

After seeing some rumors about the Tyson chicken recalled for possible Listeria contamination being processed in China, Food Poisoning Bulletin conducted some research. While it is true that as of 2013, China can export processed chicken to the United States (the rule was finalized in 2017), was recalled Tyson chicken imported from China? The answer is no. A USDA-FSIS spokesperson told us, "The product subject to recall was not processed in China. The product was processed at Tyson Foods establishment in Dexter, Missouri with domestic source materials." Indeed, the Tyson website says the same thing, adding that these rumors are a hoax. And even though it's now legal, very little processed chicken is exported from China to the United States. The Tyson chicken in question was … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A in Zayde’s Deli in Food Worker in Shelby County, TN

A food worker at Zayde's Deli in Shelby County, Tennessee has been diagnosed with hepatitis A and was working while infectious, so may have exposed customers to the virus, according to a notice from the Shelby County Health Department. The restaurant in located at 6560 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Anyone who consumed food or drink at Zayde's Deli or ate take-out meals from the restaurant between June 29, 2021 and July 7, 2021 may have been exposed to the virus. If you ate there on June 30, 2021 or later, you are still eligible to get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination, but if you ate there on June 29, 2021, it's too late for a shot. All you can do is monitor yourself for the symptoms of hepatitis A. You may want to check with your doctor to see if he or she thinks a vaccine … [Read more...]

Halvana Hummus Recalled in Canada For Undeclared Sesame

Halvana Hummus is being recalled in Canada for sesame, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to sesame could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No reactions have been reported to date. The recalling firm is Halvana North America Inc. These products were sold nationally at the retail level. They include Halvana Hummus Classic Recipe, packaged in 175 gram containers. The UPC number for that product is 8 81366 00221 7. Also recalled is the same brand of Hummus Green Olives, also packaged in 175 gram containers. The UPC number that is printed on that label is 8 81366 00224 8. Finally, Halvana Hummus Chili-Za'tar is recalled. It is also packaged in 175 gram packages. The UPC number stamped on that label is … [Read more...]

Do You Know That Raw Flour Can Contain Dangerous Pathogens?

A study published in the Journal for Food Protection found that most people treat flour as if it is safe. But do you know that raw flour can contain dangerous pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella? In 2019 there were many recalls of flour for possible E. coli contamination, including the brands Robin Hood, Gold Medal, Wild Harvest, Hodgson Mills, Pillsbury, and King Arthur. And an E. coli O26 outbreak that sickened at least 21 people in nine states was linked to ADM Milling flour, which produced Aldi, Pillsbury, and King Arthur flour. The study, which was a survey conducted online by participants recruited in May 2019, found that consumers do not consider flour a high risk for microbial contamination. More than 80% of those surveyed were unaware of flour outbreaks or relays, … [Read more...]

UnjhaSpice Cumin Powder Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

UnjhaSpice Cumin Powder is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is UnjhaSpice Inc. The cumin powder was distributed in Ontario at the consumer level. The recalled product is UnjhaSpice Cumin Powder that is packaged in 454 gram clear plastic bags with a blue banner and the name in white. There is no UPC number on this product. The codes stamped on the label are 1610001 and Best Before: October 2023. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation has been launched, which may lead to the recall of more products. If this happens, these recalls will be posted on the CFIA … [Read more...]

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