June 21, 2018

Milk Recalled for Lack of Pasteurization and Sausage Recalled for Misbranding

Two products are being recalled; one is milk that was not pasteurized, and the other is sausage recalled for misbranding. No illnesses have been reported in either case. The first recall is for Pasteurized Creamline Chocolate Milk produced by Stap Dairy in Pine Bush, New York. It is being recalled for improper pasteurization. Pasteurization heats milk to "effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria," according to the recall notice. The recalled chocolate milk was sold at the Stap Dairy Farm Store at 426 Drexel Drive in Pine Bushy. It was sold under the name Stap Dairy in Orange County. The product was sold in a half gallon plastic container with the container code of 6 16 6. Routine inspection conducted but he New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed this … [Read more...]

St. John Creamery Recalls Raw Goat Milk For Possible E. coli Contamination

St. John Creamery, of Monroe, Washington is recalling whole retail raw goat milk for possible E. coli contamination. This bacterial strain is a Shiga toxin-producing type of E. coli. The recall was initiated after routine sampling conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found the pathogenic bacteria in retail raw goat milk dated 6/17. Public health officials are working with the facility to find the source of the problem. Raw milk has been recalled many times in the past few years for pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Ruminant animals, such as goats and cows, carry E. coli bacteria in their guts and pass it in their feces. The feces can then contaminate the animals' udders, hide, and environment. The CDC states … [Read more...]

CDC Tells Consumers Not to Eat Any Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to Salmonella Mbandaka Outbreak

Consumers should n0t eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or any "best if used by" date, the Centers for Disease Control said on Friday, June 15, 2018. That product is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka that has sickened 73 people in 31 states. Kellogg's recalled Honey Smacks with two specific UPC numbers on June 14, but the CDC now says not to eat any of that product. Kellogg's is investigating this issue with a third-party manufacturer who products the cereal. Honey Smacks was distributed throughout the United States, and was also sold in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. It's important that if you have this cereal you throw it away, in a sealed package, even if some of it was eaten and no one got … [Read more...]

Del Monte Recalls Vegetable Trays Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak in MN, WI, IA, and MI

Del Monte Fresh Product is recalling a "limited quantity" of 6 ounce, 12 ounce, and 28 ounce vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip that were sold to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These products are linked to a multistate cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 78 people in four states. The recalled products were distributed to: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket, and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They have a "best if enjoyed by" date of June 17, 2018 or earlier. They were packaged in clear plastic containers. The recalled products are: Del Monte Veg Tray with dip in 6 … [Read more...]

Foods Recalled for Undeclared Shellfish and Pork

Two products have been recalled because they contain undeclared allergens, which could make people allergic to those products seriously ill.  No illnesses have been reported in either recall. The first recall is for J Bar B Foods. The recalled product is 410,985 pounds of beef brisket smoked sausage because they contain a pork casing that is n to declared on the label. The ready to eat beef brisket smoked sausage products were made on various dates from June 21, 2016 to May 29, 2018. The recalled product is 12 ounce vacuum-packed packages of “H-E-B TEXAS HERITAGE SAUSAGE SMOKED WITH NATURAL HARDWOOD BEEF BRISKET.” You can see the huge list of dates, lot numbers, product codes, and sell by dates at the USDA website. The products have the establishment number "EST. 7066" inside the … [Read more...]

Frozen Ravioli Recalled for Lack of Inspection

Venda Ravioli of Providence, Rhode Island, is recalling about 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions associated with this issue to date. The products were produced and packaged on dates ranging from February 22, 2018 through June 7, 2018. The recalled products include: 16 ounce sealed trays of “VENDA RAVIOLI, PASTA FRESCA, COSTANTINO’S, MEAT RAVIOLI,” and a lot code and case code of 05318, 05418, 05518, 05618, 05718, 05818, and 05918; 16 ounce sealed trays of “VENDA RAVIOLI, PASTA FRESCA, COSTANTINO’S, Italian Sausage Ravioli;" 16 ounce sealed trays of “VENDA RAVIOLI, PASTA FRESCA, COSTANTINO’S, Prosciutto & Provolone Ravioli,” and a lot code and case … [Read more...]

Two Brands of Pea Shoots Recalled for Possible Listeria in Canada

Two brands of pea shoots are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in Canada. No illnesses have been associated with either of these recalled foods to date. The first recall is for Golden Pearl Mushrooms, recalling GPM brand Pea Shoots. The recalled products are Sweet Pea Shoots in 230 gram packages, with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00008 7; Pea Shoots in 100 gram packages with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00012 4; and Pea Shoots in 455 gram packages, with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00018 6. They were sold in Alberta and British Columbia. The second recall is for Evergreen Herbs brand Pea Shoots. The recalled product is Pea Shoots in 100 gram packages. The UPC number is 6 25280 50159 9 and they were purchased from May 22, 2018 up to and … [Read more...]

Three Products Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Three products have been recalled for undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens.. There have been reports of allergic reactions received. The first recall is for Meijer Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips in 9.5 ounce packages. They were sold in Meijer stores in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin from April 20, 2018 until May 29, 2018. The product has the UPC number 719283594365. Sell by dates on the packages are between 7/16/18 and 8/13/18. This issue was discovered when the family of a consumer who suffered an allergic reaction reported the incident to Meijer. The company found that a product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. The second recall is for SDQ Trading Cheese Biscuits. This product was … [Read more...]

No Name Brand Chicken Burgers Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling some no name brand Chicken Burgers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with this product. This recall was triggered by findings from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during investigating into a foodborne illness outbreak. In that outbreak, 59 people in 8 provinces are sick with the outbreak strain of Salmonella. Based on the findings to date, frozen raw breaded chicken products are identified as the source of the illnesses. Several of the patients sickened in this outbreak reported having eaten No Name brand Chicken Burgers. That product, with a best before date of February 6, 2019, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Products Used in National School Lunch Program Recalled for Possible Foreign Material Contamination

Goodman Food Products of Texas is recalling about 34,400 pounds of fully cooked ground beef products that may be contamianted with foreign material, more specifically hard, white plastic. This poses a choking hazard. No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date in contention with this issue. These frozen, fully cooked ground beef patty and crumble items were produced on August 2, 2017. These are the recalled products: 40-pound cases of “Don Lee Farms FULLY COOKED BEEF PATTY CRUMBLES” with lot code 5886A7214, case code CNG36100 and “Best if used within” date of August 2, 2018; and 40-pound cases of “Don Lee Farms FULLY COOKED HOMESTYLE BEEF PATTY” with lot code 5886A7214, case code CNG38220 and “Best if used within” date of August 2, 2018. These items have the establishment number … [Read more...]

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