August 7, 2020

Taylor Farms Products Made With Thomson International Onions Recalled

The USDA is issuing a public health alert for some Taylor Farms products made with Thomson International onions that were recalled for possible Salmonella Newport contamination. There is a multistate outbreak potentially linked to those onions that has sickened almost 400 people in the U.S., but there are no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of FSIS-regulated products made with those onions. The ready to eat meat and poultry items were made on July 30 and July 31, 2020. They are: 7.25 ounce plastic sealed containers labeled “Sausage Breakfast Scramble Bowl” with lot code TFD212AU8 and TFD213AU8 and with a best if used by dates of 08/06/2020 or 08/07/2020. 6.2 ounce plastic sealed containers labeled as “Taylor Farms Cheddar Cheese & Chicken Salad Snack Tray” … [Read more...]

Command Brands Gel AntiBac Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Methanol

Roque Plast SA de CV is voluntarily recalling Command Brands Gel AntiBac Hand Sanitizer because it may be contaminated with methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. The FDA may have found the ingredient when the hand sanitizer was presented for import in the United States. The final analysis hasn't been received, but the FDA suggested the recall and the company complied. The recalled product is Command Brands Gel AntiBac Instant Hand Sanitizer sold in 8.4 fluid ounce (250 ml) plastic bottles. The UPC number on the label is 8_52239_00689_2. The recalled lot numbers are 200371-12, 200371OH-05, 170420OH-06, and 170420OH-8. The bottle is labeled with red, blue, and yellow stripes with the words Command Brands Gel AntiBac Instant Hand Sanitizer printed in yellow and blue … [Read more...]

Which Stores Sold Onions Recalled For Possible Salmonella?

The newest Salmonella Newport outbreak has sickened at least  396 people in 34 states and has hospitalized 59. The outbreak is potentially linked to red onions sold by Thomson International. Those onions were recalled last week. But which stores sold the onions recalled for possible Salmonella contamination? And are products made with those onions recalled? According to recall notices posted on their web sites, ALDI, Food Lion, Giant Eagle/Market District, Kroger, Publix, Stop & Shop/Giant Food Stores, Smiths, Fry's, Fred Meyer, and Walmart allegedly sold these onions under various store names and brand names, and some were used to make other products such as salads and stir fries. In addition, Taylor Farms is recalling meat and poultry products made with these onions that … [Read more...]

Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Laboratorios Jalona SA de CV is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of Jaloma Antiseptic Hand sanitizer because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. There have not been any reports of adverse reactions related to this recall. The recalled products include Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% With vitamin E, sold in 16.9 fluid ounce bottles. The UPC number on the product is 7 59684 51503 3. Lot number 0005295 expires in April, 2022, and lot number 0006373 expires in May, 2022. Also recalled is Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% With vitamin E, sold in 4 ounce bottles. The UPC number on that product is 7 59684 51502 6. The lot numbers are 0005412, which expires in April, 2022; 0007134, which expires in May, … [Read more...]

H-E-B Recalls Blue Cheese Salmon Burgers For Undeclared Wheat

H-E-B is voluntarily recalling salmon burgers made with blue cheese for wheat, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who  is allergic to wheat or who has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. There has been one reported illness. The burgers are sold behind the seafood counter, in the seafood department, and in the meal simple area in H-E-B retail stores throughout Texas. The recalled products have dates up to and including 8/3/2020. The recalled products are Meal Simple SC SAL BURGER BLUE CHS 2CT with UPC number 23757500000, Meal Simple SC SAL BURGER WILD BLUE CHS with UPC number 23759000000, Salmon/Burger Blue Cheese TP with UPC number 23725500000, and Salmon/Burger Blue Cheese with UPC number 22528700000. Also … [Read more...]

Four Americans Are Dead After Ingesting Methanol Hand Sanitizers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and PRevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for the week of August 5, 2020, four Americans are dead after ingesting methanol hand sanitizers. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers should only contain ethanol or isopropanol, but recently, some of them have been found to contain methanol. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is toxic when absorbed through the skin and can kill if ingested. Children can accidentally consume this product, and some adults use ethanol or isopropanol for substitutes for alcohol. Many recalls of these products have been issued in the past few months. Food Poisoning Bulletin has been reporting about this issue. From May 1 through June 30, 2020, 15 cases of methanol poisoning were reported in Arizona and New Mexico … [Read more...]

Earth Grown Almond Frozen Dessert Recalled For Undeclared Cashews

SmithFoods is issuing an allergy alert and voluntarily recalling three flavors of Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts for undeclared cashews, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to cashews, or tree nuts, could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. One allergic reactions has been reported to the company to date. This product was sold at ALDI stores in these states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, … [Read more...]

Health Alert For Great Value Chicken Taquitos, Others For Foreign Material

The USDA is issuing a public health alert for ready to eat beef and chicken taquitos and chimichanga products including Great Value Chicken Tacquitos because they may contain foreign material, more specifically pieces of hard plastic. This poses a choking hazard and can cause damage to teeth and gums. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions received by the company to date in association with this recall. These frozen RTE meat and poultry products were produced by Ajinomoto Foods North America in Lampasas, Texas and San Diego, California. The products are: 19.2 ounce carton containing 16 pieces labeled as “Great Value Flour Chicken Taquitos Tortillas Stuffed with All White Chicken Meat & Monterey Jack Cheese” with a best if used by date of “11 JUL 2021” and … [Read more...]

Nuuxsan Hand Sanitizer, Others Recalled For Wood Alcohol Content

Albek de Mexico SA de CV is voluntarily recalling all lots and al brands of Nuuxsan hand sanitizer and other brands  it makes that are distributed in the United States because methanol was found when the products were presented for import. No reports of serious adverse events related to the use of these products have been received by the company to date. The hand sanitizers were distributed nationwide in the United States starting on November 15, 2019. The brands the company makes are Nuuxsan hand sanitizer, Modesa, Assured, and Next. All lots of Nuuxsan Instant Hand Sanitizer,  sold in 8 ounce plastic bottles with UPC number 713620000175 are recalled. Modsesa Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera is recalled, also packaged in 8 ounce plastic bottles, with UPC number … [Read more...]

FDA Weighs In on Multistate Red Onion Salmonella Newport Outbreak

The FDA is weighing in on the multistate red onion Salmonella Newport outbreak that has sickened at least 396 people in 34 states. The FDA is collaborating with the Public Health Agency of Canada, where more than a hundred people are sick with the same strain of Salmonella Newport. On July 30, 2020, Canadian health officials announced they had determined that red onions from the U.S. were a potential source of the outbreak. Sysco red onions that were imported from the United States were recalled in that country. Then on August 1, 2020, Thomson International recalled all varieties of onions in the U.S. and Canada that could have come into contact with the potentially contaminated red onions, including yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions grown and packaged by that company. The … [Read more...]

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