November 21, 2020

FDA Notice of Tanimura & Antle Romaine Recall For Possible E. coli

The FDA has published a notice of single heads of Tanimura & Antle romaine recall for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Earlier today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development posted a notice stating that E. coli O157:H7 bacteria had been found on that romaine lettuce. The product packed on dates are 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 and the UPC number is 0-27918-20314-9.. The FDA notice states that "there have been no reported illnesses associated with this recalled product," and the Michigan notice stated that the bacteria found on the Tanimura & Antle romaine is "closely related genetically" to bacteria that has sickened two people in Michigan. That doesn't mean that there are illnesses linked to this newly recalled product, only that the bacteria are … [Read more...]

Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce Tests Positive for E. coli: Outbreaks?

Tanimura & Antle romaine lettuce has tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, according to a consumer advisory put out by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD). That agency is warning consumers not to eat Tanimura & Antle romaine lettuce that is packed as single heads. A routine sample of the lettuce that was collected at a Walmart store in Comstock Park, Michigan, and tested by MDARD's Laboratory Division was confirmed positive for the pathogen. Analysis by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services found that the strain of E. coli recovered from that romaine is "highly related genetically" to the E. coli O157:H7 bacteria that has sickened two people in Michigan. The CDC stated last week that there are are two E. coli O157:H7 … [Read more...]

Bake My Day Chicken Pot Pie Recalled For Undeclared Egg

Bake My Day Chicken Pot Pie is being recalled in Canada because it contains 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. One allergic reaction has been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The recalling company is Bake My Day Gluten-Free Bakeries Ltd. The pie was sold in British Columbia at the retail consumer level. The recalled product is Bake My Day Chicken Pot Pie. The size of the product wasn't given in the recall notice. And there is no UPC number on the product label. All codes where egg is not declared on the label are recalled. This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Take Home Meals Spaghetti & Meatballs

The USDA has issued a public health alert for Take Home Meals Spaghetti & Meatballs in Marinara Sauce because the product could be contaminated with foreign material, more specifically pieces of metal. That can pose a choking hazard, and also a risk of injuring the mouth. The product is heat treated, not fully cooked, and not shelf stable. A recall was not requested because the government believes that the products are no longer available for consumers to buy. The meatballs were produced on October 1, 2020, and then used to make the spaghetti and meatball products from October 17 to November 1, 2020. The recalled item is 15.5 ounce black plastic containers with clear plastic lids of Take Home Meals Spaghetti & Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, with "10/17/20 - 11/1/20" packaging … [Read more...]

Gorilla Grip Oven Liners Recalled For Possible CO Poisoning

Gorilla Grip oven liners are being recalled for possible carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall is for Gorilla Commerce heavy duty oven liners. If the oven liner isn't cut or configured for the exact specifications of the appliance, and it is placed over any vents or other openings, carbon monoxide can build up, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. About 1,600 units of the product were sold online at Amazon and Gorilla Grip web sites from June 2020 through August 2020 for between $8 and $12. The black fiberglass liners were sold in a set of three. Extra Thick and Gorilla Grip with a gorilla logo are both printed on the packaging. The firm has received one report of a consumer's carbon monoxide alarm going off when using … [Read more...]

Mueller Austria Onion Choppers Recalled For Serious Laceration Hazard

Mueller Austria Onion Chopper is being recalled for "serious laceration hazard," according to the notice posted on the Consumer Protection Safety Commission web site. The product's locking tab can detach from the rest of the unit while it is being used, so fingers and hands can slide into the blades. Mueller Austria has received reports of 266 incidents of the tab breaking, which has resulted in 137 laceration injuries to hands and fingers. This product was sold at Amazon.com from September 2016 through July 2020 for about $20. This product was manufactured in Hong Kong. About 106,000 units are being recalled. More specifically, the recall is for Mueller Austria Onion Chopper Pro, model number M-700. The gray and green choppers are sold with two stainless steel discs, one 4-cup clear … [Read more...]

Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Recalled For Glass Pieces

Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips recalled by Miss Vickie's Canada because they main contain foreign material, more specifically the possible presence of pieces of glass. This can pose a choking and injury hazard to the mouth. One injury has been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. These Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips were sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec at the consumer retail level. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the UPC number, package size, and codes, at the CFIA web site. The kettle cooked potato chips recalled products are all Miss Vickie's brand. They include Applewood Smoked BBQ Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato … [Read more...]

Isagenix Isalean Bars Recalled in Canada for Over Fortification

Isagenix International LLC is recalling some of its Isagenix Isalean Bars for possible over fortification of vitamins. That may make the bars unsafe to eat. The bars may have been distributed nationally at the consumer level. The bars may have been sold through internet sales and perhaps through independent representatives. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The recalled items include Isagenix Isalean Bar - Chocolate Cream Crisp that is sold in 65 gram x 10 bars packages. The UPC number for the box is 380602471, and the UPC number for each individual bar is 380602470. The lot number on the package is Lot 013900420, and the expiration date is AL/2021. Also recalled is Isagenix Isalean Bar - Chocolate Peanut Crunch, also sold in 65 gram x … [Read more...]

Organic Whole Elderberries Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets of Lakewood, Colorado is recalling Natural Grocers Organic Whole Elderberries after their supplier notified them of the potential presence of Salmonella bacteria. No reports of illness have been received to date by the company. The supplier first certified that the elderberries had tested negative for Salmonella, but then found Salmonella in some specific lots of the product. Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets is voluntarily recalling this product out of an abundance of caution. The recalled item is Organic Whole Elderberries that is packaged in a 4 ounce clear plastic bag. Each bag has the "Natural Grocers" label. The UPC number printed on the label is 000082003043. The packed on dates are 20-216, 20-225, 20-246, 20-265, and 20-281. Only … [Read more...]

Recall of Alwatania Products For Salmonella Updated With New Product

The recall of Alwatania products for Salmonella in Canada last month has been updated with another recalled product. This information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agnecy's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Migahid & Elsawi Co. Ltd. is recalling Alwatania Halva Extra from the marketplace. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in association with the consumption of this product. The newly recalled product is Alwatania Halva Extra, which is packaged in 450 gram containers. The UPC number printed on the label is 6 224007 246337, and the codes on the product are PRO : 20/05/2019 EXP : 19/05/2021. This product was sold in Ontario at the consumer level. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation and may recall more products depending on the … [Read more...]

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