May 25, 2017

Frozen Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod Recalled by Trident Seafoods for Possible Plastic Foreign Matter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Trident Seafoods Corporation has voluntarily issued a recall for two lots of its frozen Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod after consumers found pieces of white plastic in the product. This plastic came from inspection tags used by an ingredient supplier. The recalled product, “Trident Seafoods Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod (Frozen), Net Wt. 12 oz.” was distributed to and sold by Albertsons, Amazon, Cub Foods, Jewel, Morey’s Plaza Extra, Shaw’s, Shoprite, Sprouts, SUPERVALU, and Woodman’s retailers. Packages affected by the recall are stamped with the UPC code “0 28029 21048 4.” The recalled lot numbers are: Lot Number A633511, Best By: 11/30/2018 (distributed between 12/1/2016 and 2/9/2017 to Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, … [Read more...]

Michaels Recalls Ceramic Travel Mugs for Burn Hazard

Michael's is recalling Celebrate It™ ceramic travel mugs because the mug's lid does not fit securely and can cause liquids to leak from the bottom of the lid when tilted. This poses a burn hazard. The mug does not have a silicone hand wrap so the consumer could burn their hands. Take them back to the place of purchase for a refund. The mugs measure about 6.5" tall and hold about 16 ounces of liquid. The travel mugs have four designs: Motherhood the greatest adventure (lime green lid), MOM (lime green lid), Blue floral (turquoise lid), and Pink floral (pink lid). Only ceramic mugs with SKU number 508992 and UPC code 886946619458 printed on a label on the bottom of the mugs are recalled. The firm has received one report of the lid leaking. No injuries have been reported. About 27,000 … [Read more...]

Chicken Egg Rolls Recalled for Listeria in Canada

Deliwok Suprême brand Chicken Egg Rolls are being recalled in Canada because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The product was sold from Costco Wholesale stores in Québec and Lévis, Quebec. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Deliwok Suprême brand Chicken Egg Rolls in 20 x 60 gram packages. The code on the product is Best Before 17 JN14 and the UPC number is 6 21563 13579 6. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you are going to heat it thoroughly. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package or return it to the store where it was purchased. Clean out your refrigerator and/or freezer with a mild bleach solution of one tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach … [Read more...]

L.A. Lucky Basil Seeds Recalled for Possible Salmonella

L.A. Lucky Import & Export is recalling L.A. Lucky brand Basil Seeds because there may be Salmonella bacteria in the packet. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product was distributed nationwide in retail stores October 1, 2015 to May 15, 2017. The seeds are in a 2.1 ounce clear plastic package with UPC number 820678201697. There are no other codes on the product. Routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Throw it away or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Liver Damage Caused by Dietary Supplements Increases

Consumer Reports says a new study finds that some dietary supplements are causing liver damage. The study looked at cases of liver damage reported to the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network Program at the National Institutes of Health. About 700 cases of liver damage were reported during the study's time frame. And 130 of those cases were linked to dietary supplements. The study, published in the journal Heptology by Dr. Victor Navarro from the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, states that the greatest risk of liver damage seems to be with bodybuilding and weight loss supplements.  Those products caused about half of the cases of liver damage that were linked to supplements. But other supplements that are sold for depression, sexual performance, and digestive issues can be … [Read more...]

Osso Good Co. Bone Broth Recalled for Lack of Inspection

The Osso Good Company of California is recalling 1,210 pounds of beef and pork bone broth products that were made without the benefit of federal inspection. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The products are 20-fluid ounce individual plastic pouches containing “THE OSSO GOOD CO, BEEF BONE BROTH, GRASS FED, PASTURE RAISED, NON GMO, HORMONE FREE" and 20-fluid ounce individual plastic pouches containing “THE OSSO GOOD CO, SPICY PORK BONE BROTH Pastured pork bone broth with a touch of heat.” Also recalled is 20-fluid ounce individual plastic pouches containing “THE OSSO GOOD CO, SIMPLY BEEF BROTH, AIP COMPLIANT BONE BROTH, GRASS FED, PASTURE RAISED, NON GMO, HORMONE FREE.” These products were produced and packaged between May 5, … [Read more...]

Botulism in Nacho Cheese Sauce at Valley Oak Food and Fuel Kills One, Sickens Nine

Officials in California say that botulism toxin in nacho cheese sauce sold at Valley Oak Food and Fuel in Walnut Grove, California has killed one person and sickened nine others. All ten patients in this outbreak have been hospitalized in serious condition. The man who died has been identified by news sources as 37-year-old Martin Galindo-Larios Jr., a father of two. A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of his family. The California Department of Public Health has confirmed that the nacho cheese sauce sold at the gas station has tested positive for the botulinum toxin. And it is the same type of toxin identified in the 10 patients sickened in this outbreak. The press release from CDPH states that the department has "received reports of 10 cases of botulism linked to this … [Read more...]

Hot Dogs Recalled by John Morrell and Co. for Potential Metal Materials Contamination

A Class II recall has been reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for over 210,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products. According to the USDA, John Morrell and Co., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, recalled the hot dogs – produced on January 26, 2017 – after receiving three reports from consumers that they had been contaminated with extraneous metal materials. The Morrell hot dog products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. Two beef franks products are affected by the recall. They are: “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS” (in 14-ounce sealed film packages marked with a “Use By” date of Aug. 19, 2017), and “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks” (in 16-ounce sealed film packages with a “Use By” date of June 15, 2017). Both products … [Read more...]

New E. coli Outbreak in Canada Associated with Flour

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has issued an alert about a new outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with flour. Six people in that province were infected with the same strain of E. coli O121 between February and April, 2017. A sample of flour from one of the ill person's home was tested by the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory. The flour tested positive for the same strain of E. coli O121 in all the illnesses. Public health officials do not know if all of the patients consumed the same flour. But the BCCDC is recommending that all consumers throw away Rogers all-purpose flour in a 10 kg bag with lot number MFD 17 JAN 19 C. this flour was sold at Costco in British Columbia beginning January 2017. This outbreak is happening at the same time as a national … [Read more...]

Health Alert for Imported Veal Products for E. coli O103 Expanded

The USDA is expanding the public health alert issued on May 16, 2017 to include additional products and production dates. About 1,631 pounds of raw veal imported from the Netherlands may be contaminated with Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O103. The raw boneless veal products were produced at Establishment 9EG, EKRO B.V., Netherlands. The product was derived from calves that were slaughtered on March 8, 2017 and March 9, 2017, and further processed and packaged on March 9, 2017 and March 13, 2017. FSIS learned that an additional 90 pounds of product were implicated from Establishment 9EG, EKRO B.V., Netherlands which tested positive for Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O103. The product was derived from calves that were slaughtered on April 11, 2017 through … [Read more...]

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