July 16, 2018

Ham, Lard, and Jerky Recalled

Three recalls issued by the USDA in the last few days have affected ham, jerky, and pork lard. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported in connection with these recalls. The first recall is for Quay Corporation, recalling pork lard that was produced without federal inspection. About 258,121 pounds of the product are recalled. The shelf stable packaged pork lard products were produced on July 29, 2016 through June 22, 2018. They are: 28-ounce sealed plastic cups containing “MARGARITA MANTECA PORK LARD” with sell by dates ranging from Jan. 29, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2018. The products have the establishment number “EST. 17445” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Texas. The second recall is for Land O'Frost ham products that … [Read more...]

NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

NOW Health Group of Bloomingdale, Illinois is recalling its Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. About 10,000 units of this Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017. This product was recalled in Canada on June 15, 2018. The Canadian recall said that this recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The recalled products are NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number on the product is 733739072719. There are two lot numbers on the products and two best by dates. The lot number for the product with the best by date of 12/20 is 3031259; and the lot number for the product with the best by date of 01/21 is 3038165. You can … [Read more...]

Green Field Farms Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O103 Contamination

Texas Natural Meats is recalling about 489 pounds of Green Field Farms frozen raw ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O103, which is a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli strain. The recall notice did not state whether or nor any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is 1 pound bags of "Green Field Farms Rogers Texas Ground Beef." The bags have the production date "PRODUCTION DATE 08.08.2017” and also display the “EXPIRATION DATE 08.08.2020.”  The bags are labeled “COOK USE ONLY” with the instruction “DO NOT refreeze after defrosting.”  These items have the establishment number "EST. 34449" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to a retailer who sold the ground beef at a farmer's market in … [Read more...]

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...]

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