March 28, 2020

Fromagerie Blackburn Le Napoléon Cheese Recalled For Listeria

Fromagerie Blackburn is recalling Fromagerie Blackburn Le Napoléon cheese from the marketplace in Canada because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. This cheese was sold in Quebec. No illnesses have been reported to the company date in connection with this issue. The recalled product includes Fromagerie Blackburn Le Napoléon - Firm Cheese, sold in 130 gram containers. The UPC number on the product is 6 28504 56410 3 and the code on the label is Best Before 10JL20 19087. Also recalled is Fromagerie Blackburn Le Napoléon – Firm Cheese sold in variable weight packages. The UPC number on that product starts with 0 200015. All units that were sold up to and including March 26, 2020 are recalled. You can see pictures of product labels at the CFIA website. If you … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Market Vodka Sauce Recalled For Undeclared Milk

Winter Gardens Quality Foods is voluntarily recalling one of its products: Whole Foods Market Vodka Sauce, because it contains milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk protein or who has lactose intolerance could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The recalled Vodka Sauce was sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island on or after March 2, 2020. The sauce is sold in a 16 ounce plastic tub with lot code 20057. The lot code is printed on the lid of the product. This product was sold in the … [Read more...]

FDA Updates Listeria Enoki Mushrooms Outbreak With Recall Information

The FDA has updated the Listeria Enoki Mushrooms outbreak that has sickened 36 people in 17 states with more recall information. The case counts remain the same:  Arizona (2), California (9), Florida (2), Hawaii (3), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (1),  New York (4), North Carolina (1), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (1), and Virginia (3). Another product has been recalled since the last update on March 10, 2020. Guan's Mushrooms, sold in 200 gram packages with the UPC number 859267007013 were recalled on March 23, 2020. They were sold to distributors and wholesalers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania in white cardboard boxes with Guan’s logo in green color and code “#02473,” but could have been … [Read more...]

Ancient Whole Grains Salad Recalled For Stones, Spring Rolls for Milk

Two products have been recalled in Canada: Thrifty Kitchens Ancient Whole Grains Salad for the presence of foreign material in the form of stones, which pose a choking and mouth and tooth injury hazard. And Dadi Dang Pork Spring Roll is being recalled for undeclared milk. No illnesses or injury reports were mentioned in either recall notice. Thrifty Kitchens Ancient Whole Grains Salad was sold in British Columbia at the retail level. The recalled products are Thrifty Kitchens Ancient Whole Grains Salad that is packaged in 250 gram containers. The UPC number on that product is 774147105675. All codes up to and including Best Before 20 MR 10 are recalled. Also recalled is Ancient Whole Grains Salad sold in 5 kilogram packages. The UPC number on that product starts with 246268. All codes … [Read more...]

Fuji Foods Sushi Facility Receives FDA Warning Letter For Listeria

Fuji Foods sushi facility has received an FDA warning letter for Listeria contamination in their facility. That company, located at 121 Liberty Street in Brockton, Massachusetts, recalled ready-to-eat sushi, salads, and spring rolls under the brand names Trader Joes and Okami on November 27, 2019 for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses were reported in connection with that recall. The warning letter states that environmental samples from different areas in the facility, including food-contact surfaces and areas near food, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA also found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation during the inspection. Because of the results of the inspection, the company's … [Read more...]

Environmental Working Group Dirty Dozen Produce Guide Published

Environmental Working Group (EWG) has published their 2020 guide to the Dirty Dozen, which is a list of fruits and vegetables that are likely to have the most pesticide residue. The biggest change is EWG comment on raisins, which were not on the list but were mentioned for the first time. Raisins were tested for the first time since 2007 even though it's not a fresh food. That food is the dirtiest produce commodity. Of the 670 samples of conventional raisins analyzed, 99% tested positive for at least two pesticides. On average, each sample was contaminated with more than 13 pesticides. One sample had 26 pesticides. Even some organic raisins were contaminated. The issue with this food is that children under the age of 15 eat 208,000,000 pounds of raisins every year, about half of the … [Read more...]

The Commissary Frozen Beef Burgers Recalled For Undeclared Soy

The Commissary Frozen Beef Burgers and Frozen Beef Burgers with Bacon have been recalled in Canada for undeclared soy, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to soy could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The burgers were distributed in Ontario at the retail level. The recalled products do not have a brand name. They include The Commissary Frozen Beef Burgers sold in variable size packages with no UPC number. All codes where soy is not declared on the label are recalled. Also recalled is The Commissary Frozen Beef Burgers with Bacon, also sold in variable size packages with no UPC number. Again, all codes where soy is not declared on the label … [Read more...]

Golden Mushroom Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Listeria Monocytogenes

Goldenway International Trade Company Ltd. is recalling Golden Mushrooms Enoki Mushrooms in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product to date. The enoki mushrooms were sold in Ontario and Quebec and made have been sold nationwide. The recalled product is Golden Mushroom Enoki Mushrooms, sold in 200 gram packages. The UPC number on the label is 8 809201 000039. All units that have been sold up to and including March 24, 2020 are recalled. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you were going to cook the mushrooms first. There is a possibility of cross-contamination between the mushrooms and items in your kitchen as well as other uncooked foods. Throw it away n a sealed … [Read more...]

Clover Sprouts E. coli O103 Hits Utah Hard With Most Illnesses of Any State

The outbreak of clover sprouts E. coli O103 hits Utah hard with the most illnesses of any state. At least 39 people are sick in Utah as of March 19, 2020. Public health officials say that epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory evidence has found that raw clover sprouts are the source of this outbreak. No official has offered an explanation of why the number of ill persons in Utah exploded from 3 to 27 in just a few weeks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that clover sprouts served at Jimmy John's restaurants in Utah, as well as other states, may have made people sick. In interviews, 58% of ill persons said that ate sprouts at a Jimmy John's restaurant the week before they got sick. A recall of Chicago Indoor Garden raw clover sprouts was issued on March … [Read more...]

Thrifty Kitchens Beef & Barley Soup Recalled For Allergens

Thrifty Kitchens in Canada is recalling their Beef Meets Barley Beef & Barley Soup for undeclared fish, shellfish, milk, and wheat. More specifically, the product is recalling for undeclared cod, salmon, clams, and shrimp, as well as milk and wheat. That means that people who are allergic to finfish, shellfish, milk, and wheat, as well as those who are lactose intolerant and who have celiac disease may have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date. This product was distributed in British Columbia at the retail lee. The company issuing the recall is Sobeys Inc. The recalled product is Thrifty Kitchens Beef Meets Barley Beef & Barley Soup, sold in 700 milligram containers. The UPC number on this … [Read more...]

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