December 10, 2022

Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf Recalled Cross-Contamination

Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf is being recalled for potential cross-contamination in the plant from possibly under-processed products. No confirmed reports of illness have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Kraft Heinz Foods Company of Kirksville, Missouri. The ready-to-eat ham and cheese loaf products were produced on October 10, 2022. The recalled product is 16 ounce rigid vacuum-packed packages that contain Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf. The codes that are on the label range from “07 Feb 2023 20:40 7B” through “07 Feb 2023 22:16 7B”. The loaf has the establishment number Est. 537V that is stamped inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to distribution centers in Ohio and Virginia, then distributed … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert for E. coli in Carne Molina Ground Beef

A public health alert for possible E. coli O157:H7 in Carne Molida ground beef has been issued by the USDA. This ground beef was sold at La Michoacana Meat Market in Greenville, Texas. No illnesses have been reported to date on connection with the consumption of this product. A recall was not requested because this item is no longer available for sale, but the product could still be in consumers' homes, especially their freezers. The raw ground beef was ground in store on November 28, 2022. It was packaged behind the meat counter in varying weights per consumer request. The recalled item is Carne Molida regular/ground beef with packed on dates that range from November 28, 2022 to December 1, 2022, and the sell by date of December 1, 2022 printed on the label. The ground beef was … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Guidance on Requirements For Food Allergen Labeling

The FDA has issued new guidance for food allergen labeling. This new document will answer questions about label requirements, and update information that was in earlier editions of this final document. The FDA is seeking comments on this new guidance. There are nine major food allergens, according to the government. If one of these ingredients is present in the food, it must be listed in the ingredient list on the label, and in a special allergen statement that is put on every package. Those nine allergens are milk, soy, wheat, eggs, finfish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Sesame was added when the FASTER Act was passed in April 2021. Those allergens were chosen based on how common the reactions to them are, and their severity. The draft guidance includes new … [Read more...]

The Laundress Cleaning Products Recalled For Contamination

The Laundress Cleaning Products are being recalled for possible bacterial contamination. These products include laundry detergent and household cleaning products. Eleven consumers have reported Pseudomonas infections. The company is investigating to see if these illnesses have any connection to the recalled products. The Laundress is a subsidiary of Conopco Inc, doing business as Uniliver, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Testing did find bacteria in some of these products, including those produced between January 2021 and September 2022. These recalled The Laundress Cleaning Products can contain multiple different species of Pseudomonas, Berkholderia cepacia complex, and Klebsiella aerogenes. Anyone who  has a weakened immune system, who uses external medical devices, or has … [Read more...]

James Farms Frozen Raspberries Recalled For Hepatitis A

James Farms Frozen Raspberries are being recalled for possible Hepatitis A contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this item. About 1260 cases are included in this voluntary recall. The recalling firm is Exportadora Compramar. The raspberries were imported from Chile. The recalled product is James Farms Frozen Raspberries that are packaged in foodservice 10 pound James Farm brand cartons. The product is sold exclusively through Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. All inventories of this product have been removed from those locations, and they are contacting their customers about this recall. The … [Read more...]

Appliance Choice For Cooking Frozen Stuffed Chicken is Problematic

Appliance choice for cooking frozen stuffed chicken products is problematic, according to a new report in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Frozen stuffed chicken products have been linked to Salmonella outbreaks in the past few years, including one in the summer of 2021, and given detailed cooking instructions on the package, these outbreaks are concerning. An internet panel was convened to find out how consumers are cooking these raw breaded stuffed chicken products, which are covered in browned breadcrumbs so they do appear to be fully cooked. More than one-half of these respondents said they used an appliance other than an oven to cook them. In fact, 29% said they used a microwave oven, even though labels warn against using that appliance. About 30% of … [Read more...]

Earth Grown Falafel E. coli O121 Outbreak Ends With 24 Sick

The Earth Grown Falafel E. coli O121 outbreak has ended with 24 sick in six states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is an increase of four patients since the last update on October 7, 2022. The case count per state is: Florida (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (1), Michigan (13), Ohio (1), and Wisconsin (5). The patient age range is from under the age of one to 77 years, and illness onset date ranged from July 13, 2022 to October 24, 2022. One person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. Officials interviewed patients about the foods they ate before they got sick. Of the 18 people interviewed, 15, or 83%, said they shopped at Aldi stores. Among those shoppers, 14 ate Earth Grown frozen falafel the week before they got … [Read more...]

Cuisinart Compact Blender Recalled For Laceration Hazard

Cuisinart Compact Blender and Juice Extractor Combo is being recalled because it poses a laceration hazard. The nut that holds the blender blade assembly can loosen and detach from the base when the appliance is being used. If the person operating the blender comes into contact with the loose blade they can injure themselves. The recalling firm is Conair of Stamford, Connecticut. The firm has received three reports of incidents where the blade detached during use. In one instance, the blade perforated the blender container. No injures have been reported to date. The product was manufactured in China. The recalled product is the Cuisinart Compact Blender & Juice Extractor Combos Model CBJ-450. The model number is printed on the label on the bottom of the base and is also on … [Read more...]

It’s Likely That Monical’s Outbreak Was Norovirus

It's likely that the Monical's outbreak was norovirus, according to news reports, since the Tazewell County Health Department found three laboratory-confirmed cases of that type of infection on November 30, 2022. The food poisoning outbreak was announced two days ago, with at least 155 patrons reporting symptoms of stomach cramps, chills, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. Monical's Pizza is located at 6 Cherry Tree Shopping Center in Washington, Illinois. It was closed by the Illinois Department of Health for deep cleaning, food disposal, and employee training, but reopened on November 29, 2022. Investigators further revealed that the virus was probably transmitted through high touch surfaces, or fomites. The virus is very contagious, and is spread through person-to-person contact, … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Jet High Summer Sausage For Foreign Material

A public health alert has been issued for Jet High Summer Sausage and Fantasma's Summer Sausage because these products may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically pieces of plastic. A recall was not requested because these products are no longer available in stores for purchase. These plastic pieces pose a choking and mouth injury hazard. There have been no confirmed reports of any injuries or illnesses relating to the consumption of these products. The recalled fully cooked summer sausage products were produced on July 13, 2022. They include 1-pound chubs containing Jet High Prairie Meats Summer Sausage with the lot code 220715 printed on the label, and 1 pound chubs of Fantasma's finest Summer Sausage with the lot code 220715 on the label. You can see pictures … [Read more...]

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