May 28, 2020

Recall of iChoc Vegan Bars For Undeclared Milk Updated

The recall of iChoc Vegan Bars for undeclared milk has been updated to include eight more products. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat these products. You can see pictures of the recalled candy bars at the CFIA website. These recalled iChoc Vegan bars have been sold nationally at the retail level by Ecoideas Innovation Inc. There have been reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products. The recall was triggered by consumer complaints. The recalled candy bars are all iChoc brand. They include White Vanilla Vegan Bar in 80 gram packages with UPC number 4 044889 002720 and codes L29182 and L29405; Classic Vegan - Vegan Bar made with Rice Drink in 80 gram packages, with UPC number 4 044889 … [Read more...]

Joe’s Potato & Onion Perogies Recall Updated Again With More Products

Joe's Potato & Onion Perogies recall for undeclared milk has been updated again with the addition of one more product. This product was recalled because it contains milk, one of the major food allergens, that isn't declared on the label, which means that those who are allergic to milk and people with lactose intolerance could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. Consumer complaints triggered this recall. One allergic reaction has been reported. The newly recalled product is Joe's Gluten-Free Foods Potato & Onion Perogies sold in 360 gram packages. The UPC number is 6 28451 40002 8. All best before dates, up to and including 2021OC20 where milk is not declared on the label are recalled. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety … [Read more...]

High Point Dairy Monterey Jack Raw Milk Cheese Recalled For Listeria

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warned consumers not to eat High Point Dairy Monterey Jack raw milk cheese made by High Point Dairy for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The dairy is located at 605 Fiery Hill Road in Fort Plain, New York. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The cheese is packaged in 1/2 pound, 2 pound, and five pound sizes in vacuum sealed clear plastic. The name High Point Dairy Monterey Jack is on the label, along with "aged 60 days," and the make date of 3-6-2020. The consumer alert affects all packages with this code. But, any package with an unknown code date that was purchased after May 12, 2020 shouldn't be eaten. The product was sold at Manor Farm, 5356 St Rt 167, Little Falls, NY 13365; … [Read more...]

Home Style Crab Cakes Recalled For Undeclared Wheat and Soy

Johnson Sea Products of Coden, Alabama is recalling its frozen "Home Style Crab Cakes" because they contain wheat and soy, two of the major food allergens, that are not printed on the label. Anyone who is allergic to wheat or soy or who has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled Home Style Crab Cakes were sold in Alabama and Florida at the retail level from April 28, 2020 through May 11, 2020. The package size is 12 ounces. The Julian date of 212220 is stamped on master cases for distributors and retailers to identify the product. The crab cakes are packed in a 12 ounce black retail freezer tray. Each tray contains four 3-ounce crab cakes. The outer … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at The New White Steamer in Indiana

Anyone who dined at The New White Steamer at 21 East Main Street in Washington, Indiana from May 12 to May 15, 2020 may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to a release by the Daviess County Health Department. The press release did not have many details, and did not say whether or not a food handler was sick or if there was any other source of the exposure. That means that anyone who ate there on May 12, 2020 must get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination by today, May 26, 2020. The vaccine is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. But the notice states that anyone who ate at The New White Steamer from 5/12/20 through 5/15/20 can get a vaccination on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at The National Guard Armory at 500 NorthEast 6th Street in Washington, … [Read more...]

iChoc Vegan Bars Sold in Canada May Contain Undeclared Milk

iChoc Vegan bars sold in Canada are being recalled because they may contain undeclared milk, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). That means that anyone who is allergic to milk, or who has lactose intolerance, could have a serious allergic reaction if they consume these products. The bars were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan at the retail level. The bars were imported by Ecoidas in Markham, Ontario. The recalled products are iChoc White Vanilla Vegan Bar sold in 80 gram packages. The UPC number on the package is 4 044889 002720, and the code is 12.2020 L29405 a. Also recalled is iChoc Classic Vegan - Vegan Bar made with Rice Drink, also sold in 80 gram packages. … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Food Safety Tips From The USDA To Stay Safe and Healthy

The USDA is offering Memorial Day food safety tips to help keep you. safe and healthy. This holiday weekend is not like other years because of the coronavirus pandemic, but don't forget about food safety while you observe the holiday. Remember that if the weather is hot and humid, perishable foods can only be out of refrigeration for one hour before bacteria start to grow rapidly. Those foods include meat and poultry, dips and cold salads, and cut fruits and vegetables. About 85% of respondents to a recent USDA survey said they don't nest cold foods in ice when served. Keeping cold foods cold is important for food safety. In that same survey, 66% of respondents said they did. not keep cooked foods, such as burgers and hot dogs, warm after cooking. Those foods need to be kept … [Read more...]

Healthy Choice Power Bowls Recall For Small Rocks Expanded

The recall of Healthy Choice Power Bowls for small rocks, or foreign material contamination, has been updated to include more products. About 276,872 pounds of the products are being recalled. These rocks pose a choking and mouth injury hazard. No confirmed illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date. The recall has been expanded to include Healthy Choice Power Bowls Chicken Feta & Farro Bowls, Healthy Choice Power Bowls Unwrapped Burrito Scramble Power Bowls, and Healthy Choice Power Bowls Turkey Sausage & Egg Scramble Power Bowls produced on various dates. The products were produced at two different establishments. The newly recalled products are: 9.5-ounce cartons containing “Healthy Choice POWER BOWLS Chicken Feta & Farro” with lot code … [Read more...]

CDC Assesses Role of Food Handlers in Hepatitis A Transmission

In the latest issue of the Center for Disease Control and PRevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Notes From the Field addresses the role of food handlers restaurants in Hepatitis A transmission. Hepatitis A transmission is occurring in unprecedented numbers across the United States, given that there is an effective vaccine against the virus. As of May 2020, 33 states have reported hepatitis A outbreaks that have sickened more than 32,000 people, caused 19,800 hospitalizations, and 320 deaths since 2016. Hepatitis A infections among food handlers have raised public alarm. Many food safety experts are calling for vaccinating all food handlers. Health departments issue warnings to restaurant patrons every month about food handlers diagnosed with hepatitis A, warning … [Read more...]

Stop Foodborne Illness, CSPI Call For Poultry Safety Modernization

The food safety agencies Stop Foodborne Illness and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) are calling for poultry safety modernization to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter infections in poultry. Those agencies believe that the USDA's regulatory framework lags behind advances in science and technology and doesn't reflect the best. practices to prevent illness from poultry. Stop Foodborne Illness CEO Mitzi Baum said in a statement, "To their credit, FSIS, academic experts, and many poultry industry leaders recognize the poultry safety problem and are working on solutions. Consumers rightfully expect, however, that FSIS build today’s best practices into its regulatory system so they can become common practices. Outbreaks linked to poultry products have occurred … [Read more...]

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