January 25, 2020

It’s National Pizza Week: Are Pizzas Linked to Outbreaks?

It's National Pizza Week! Have pizzas been linked to any food poisoning outbreaks in the U.S.? The answer is yes. The ingredients in pizza that could be problematic include flour in the dough, cheeses, produce such as leafy greens, and any type of meat toppings. But since pizzas are usually cooked so thoroughly, how can people get sick? There are three answers to that question: handling the pizzas before they are cooked, cross-contamination, and microwave cooking. Raw dough is considered a risky food, since flour used to make it has long been associated with E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks, from the Nestle raw cookie dough outbreak in 2009, to the General Mills flour E. coli outbreak in 2016 that sickened 63, to the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to ADM Milling flour last year that … [Read more...]

Hyosung Hansung Fish Products Recalled in Canada For Undeclared Egg

Hyosung Hansung brand fish products are being recalled in Canada for egg, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to egg could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with the issue. The products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan at the retail level. The recalled products are Hyosung Squid Fish Cake (Mild), sold in 50 x 140 gram packages. There is no UPC number on the product; but the code on the product is 2021.11.04. Also recalled is Hyosung Cheese Fish Cake (Mild), also sold in 50 x 140 gram packages, with no UPC number, and code 2021.11.04. Also recalled is Hansung Fish Stick in 300 gram packages with UPC number 8 801074 … [Read more...]

FDA Yiannas Statement on Salinas Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreaks

FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas has posted a statement on the Salinas romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and investigation. There are three separate outranks the FDA is tracking, caused by three different strains of E. coli O157:H7. They are: the large multistate outbreak linked to that lettuce, a small outbreak linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit in the upper Midwest, and an outbreak associated with Evergreen restaurants in Seattle. There is a common grower between each of these outbreaks, and that grower is located in Salinas, California. However, romaine from this grower doesn't explain all of the illnesses in these outbreaks. The last reported illness for all of the outbreaks was December 21, 2019. Yiannas says … [Read more...]

PC Maple Apple Seasoned Pork Loin Recalled For Mustard Allergen

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Maple Apple Seasoned Pork Loin Roast from the marketplace in Canada because it contains mustard, one of the major food allergens in Canada, that is not listed on the label. Anyone who is allergic to mustard who eats this product could have a serious reaction. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is President's Choice Maple Apple Seasoned Pork Loin Roast, sold in 730 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 20663 5, and the best before date is 2020-JA-10. This product was sold nationally at the consumer level. Mustard is considered an allergen in Canada, but is not in the United States. The recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food … [Read more...]

Alkanater Tahina Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Phonecia Group is recalling Alkanater Tahina in Canada because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Tahina was sold in Quebec and Ontario at the consumer level and it may have been sold in other provinces and territories. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Alkanater Tahina, sold in 454 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 6 92551 00002 0, and the codes printed on the package label are: PRO: 08/20/2018, EXP: 08/20/2020, and LOT: TT4N-180820. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may trigger the recall of other products. If this happens, consumers will be notified via the CFIA web site. If you … [Read more...]

Scarpone Ground Veal Recalled in Canada for E. coli O157:H7

The Italian Store is recalling Scarpone Italian Store brand frozen ground veal from the marketplace for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this consumption of this product to date. The veal was sold in Alberta at the consumer level. The recalled product is Scarpone Italian Store frozen ground veal, which was sold in various size packages. The UPC number of the recalled product starts with the number series 0 200904. All of this product that was sold between December 23, 2019 and January 13, 2020, inclusive, is recalled. The veal was sold at The Italian Store at 5140 Skyline Way Northeast in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you bought this product, do not eat it, even if you are planning to cook it. The possibility of … [Read more...]

Lipari Expands Recall of Premo and Fresh Grab Sandwiches For Listeria

Lipari Foods is expanding their January 8, 2020 recall of Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. JLM expanded their recent recall to include additional sandwiches that may be contaminated with this pathogen. An environmental test at the JLM facility found Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The sandwiches were distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods to food service and retail stores in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Lipari started shipping these products on January 3, 2020. The recalled items include Fresh Grab products: Breakfast Muffin Sandwich, Chicken & Swiss Sandwich, and … [Read more...]

Cilantro Lime Chicken Burrito Recalled For Undeclared Egg

Culinary International of Vernon, California, is recalling about 626 pounds of Cilantro Lime Chicken Burrito because it contains eggs, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to egg who eats this product could have a serious allergic reaction. No illnesses, adverse events, or allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recalled item. The frozen, not-ready-to-eat chicken burritos were produced on September 10, 2019. The recalled product is 6-ounce packages containing "evol. Cilantro Lime Chicken Burrito." The lot code on this product is B9253 J1 P6009 and “BEST BY 03 MAR 2021CB” that are printed on the label; and Item #00300, Lot CB03031C11 and “BB: 03MAR2021-CB” printed on the case. This product has the … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert Issued For Carso’s Pasta Swedish Meatballs

The USDA is issuing a public health alert because about 636 pounds of  Carso's Pasta Swedish Meatballs in Sauce was sold containing anchovies (fish), one of the major food allergens, that isn't declared on the label.  Carso's Pasta Company is located in Lynwood, Washington. A recall wasn't requested because FSIS this that the products are no longer available for consumers to publish, and this product may be in consumers' freezers. Anyone who is allergic to fish could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No confirmed reports of illness or allergic reactions have been received by the company to date. The problem was discovered by FSIS during routine label verification activities. The recalled ready-to-eat item was produced on various dates ranging from November … [Read more...]

Cafe Paris Soft Nougat Recalled in Canada For Undeclared Milk

KML Foods is recalling Cafe Paris Soft Nougat - Almond, Pistachios & Honey, from the marketplace in Canada because it contains 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 this product. There has been one reported allergic reaction that is associated with the consumption of this product. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may trigger the recall of other products. If this happens, an announcement will be made on the CFIA recalls web paste. This product was sold nationally at the consumer level. The recalled product is Cafe Paris Soft Nougat - … [Read more...]

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