January 24, 2022

Dr. Snack Goji Berry Recalled For Undeclared Sulfites

Dr. Snack Goji Berry is being recalled because it may contain sulfites that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to or sensitive to sulfites, or who has asthma, could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is BCS International Corp. of Long Island City, New York. The recalled product is Dr. Snack Goji Berry that is sold in 4.5 ounce, 6 ounce, and 9 ounce clear plastic containers. The product is also sold in 5 pound cardboard boxes. The respective UPC numbers for these items that are printed on the product labels are: 80555492205, 80555493218, 80555494216, and 80555470198. This product was sold in New York, … [Read more...]

Amy’s Kitchen Vegan Organic Rice Mac and Cheeze Recalled For Milk

Amy's Kitchen Vegan Organic Rice Mac and Cheeze is being recalled for milk, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. A single lot of the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. And milk is not vegan. The notice does not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported in connection to this problem. The recalling firm is Amy's Kitchen of Petaluma, California. About 15,626 cases of the product are being recalled. The recall only involves this one product: Amy's Kitchen Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze that is packaged in 8 ounce containers. The best before date is 10/2023 and the UPC number that is printed on … [Read more...]

Montgomery County Updates Deadly Hepatitis A Restaurant Outbreak

Montgomery County has updated the deadly hepatitis A restaurant outbreak associated with Gino's Ristorante & Pizzeria with more information. Three deaths are linked to this outbreak. There are thirteen cases under investigation. Ten are confirmed and three remain suspect. Ongoing interviews with patients have confirmed that the exposure occurred in late November and no longer presents a risk to the public. MCOPH's Division of Environmental Field Services has lifted the closure of Gino's Ristorante & Pizzeria in West Norriton, Pennsylvania after a conducting a re-opening inspection on Thursday, January 20, 2022. During the inspection, public health officials emphasized the requirement of proper and thorough hand washing and glove/utensil use when handling ready-to-eat … [Read more...]

Mahruse Halva with Black Seeds Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Mahruse Halva with Black Seeds is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is 1991166 Ontario Inc. This product is a type of candy. The recalled product is Mahruse Halva with Black Seeds hat is packaged in 700 gram containers. The UPC number that is printed on the product label is 8 681305 250691. The codes on the product are: PRO: 25/05/2021 EXP: 24/05/2023 LOT.NO: 001. It was sold in Ontario at the retail level and may have been sold in other provinces and territories in that country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation which may lead to the recall of more products. If this happens a … [Read more...]

Gino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria Hepatitis A Outbreak Update

The Gino's Ristorante & Pizzeria Hepatitis A outbreak has been updated with more information, according to news reports. A second death has been confirmed, and a third death is being investigated in relation to this outbreak. Ten cases are confirmed and three probable cases are under investigation by public health officials. The outbreak was confirmed by the Montgomery County Health Department in Pennsylvania on January 7, 2021, and is associated with the restaurant at this time. The restaurant is located at 2401 Main Street in Norristown, Pennsylvania, located in West Norriton Township in that state. Gino's Ristorante & Pizzeria management has denied responsibility for the outbreak and has issued a statement that says, in part, "We offer our heartfelt condolences to the … [Read more...]

Lidl Frozen Chopped Spinach Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Lidl Frozen Chopped Spinach is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Lidl Frozen Food Development. The spinach was sold in Lidl retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The recalled product is Lidl Frozen Chopped Spinach that is packaged in 12 ounce poly bags. The lot number that is printed on the label is either R17742 or R17963 on the back of the bag. The best by date is 09/10/23 (September 10, 2023). Testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a 12 ounce bag of the product. The production of this product has been … [Read more...]

King Ranch Casserole Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

King Ranch Casserole is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination, in connection to a food poisoning investigation that is linked to frozen corn. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this particular item. The recalling firm is Doughgirls Baking Inc., doing business as Doughgirls Comfort Kitchen & Bakeshop. The recalled product was sold at Doughgirls Comfort Kitchen & Bakeshop that is located at 3322 Shrum Lane, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The casserole does not have a brand name. King Ranch Casserole was sold in two sizes: Large, with no UPC number, and Small, also with no UPC number. All products that were sold between October 20, 2021 and December 20, 2021 are included in this recall. This … [Read more...]

Jetfuel Diuretic Recalled For Undeclared Milk Allergen

Jetfuel Diuretic is being recalled because it may contain milk, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label.  Anyone who is allergic to milk proteins, or who is lactose intolerant, could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is World Health Products LLC of Monroe, Connecticut. The GAT Sport Jetfuel Diuretic was sold through the GAT Sport online store, through Amazon, and also in retail stores nationwide. The recalled products include GAT Sport Jetfuel Diuretic in 90 count bottles, with lot number 2003609 and expiration date 6/2023 printed on the label. The same product with lot number 2003610 and … [Read more...]

APHIS Seized Prohibited Pork From China and Other Meats

APHIS seized prohibited pork sourced from China, along with poultry and ruminant products from New York City retailers in the last three months of 2021, according to a press release from the USDA. APHIS is the Animal and Plant Protection Service branch of that agency. More than 1900 pounds of prohibited products were seized. The foods were sourced from China and didn't have the required import permits and health certificates, and are considered a risk of introducing invasive plant and animal pests and diseases into the country. The prohibited pork from China and other meats were destroyed. These efforts are part of a collaboration between APHIS, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), U.S. Customers and Border Protection, and New York City public health … [Read more...]

It’s Not Safe to Store Food Outside During the Cold Winter Months

So it's cold outside, and your refrigerator and freezer are packed after a shopping trip. Is it safe to store food outside during these cold winter months? Or even cool down perishable foods like cooked meats or gravy? According to experts, no. Even if you put the food on the porch or in your garage to keep it away from animals, you are taking a big risk, according to the experts at Penn State Extension. The issues are uncontrolled temperature fluctuation and possible contamination. The danger zone for bacterial growth in food is 40°F to 140°F. In this temperature range, bacterial counts can double every 20 minutes. And since it can take only ten E. coli bacteria, for instance, to make your very sick, food can become dangerous to eat very quickly. Your refrigerator should be … [Read more...]

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