April 16, 2021

Non-Viral Hepatitis Real Water Still Being Sold; A Number of People Sickened

The FDA has updated its investigation into the non-viral hepatitis real water outbreak, and the agency states that this water is still being sold through online retailers. The statement also reinforces the face that more people other than the five Nevada children have been sickened, stating that "a number of reports" of acute non-viral hepatitis have been received that are associated with Real Water brand alkaline water. The FDA is working to locate any remaining products to make sure they are not available to consumers. Since it is illegal to sell recalled products, the government is going to "follow up" with retailers as officials become aware of this brand being offered for sale Since the last update on March 31, 2021, FDA investigators have completed inspections at the Real … [Read more...]

Celebrity Imported Ham Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Olymell S.E.C./L.P. of Quebec, Canada, is recalling about 6,804 pounds of ready to eat ham products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. The recalled product is Celebrity Imported Ham. There are no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions received by the company to date in association with the consumption of this product. The recalled ham was packaged on November 5, 2020. The recalled product is 12-pound plastic film vacuum package of Celebrity Extra Lean Imported Ham 98% Fat Free. The product has the codes "20309 11 – 91", "20309 21 – 91", "20309 31 – 91" or "20309 51 – 91" printed on the side of the package. This product has the Canadian establishment number 180 that is stamped inside the Canadian inspection mark which is located on the label below the … [Read more...]

Jose Madrid Salsa Recalls Strawberry Mild Salsa For Anchovies

Jose Madrid Salsa of Zanesville, Ohio is voluntarily recalling its Strawberry Mild Salsa because it may contain anchovies, or finfish, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to anchovies may have a serious reaction if they eat this product. There have been no reports of illness or injury received by the company to date in association with this recalled item. This product, Strawberry Mild Salsa, was packaged in 13 ounce glass jars. It was offered for sale from March 26, 2018 through March 29, 2021 at farmers markets, the company's website, and at these retail locations in the state of Ohio: Collins Greenhouse in Mount Vernon,  Cornell’s Foods in Huron, Edinberg Corner Store in Rootstown, Fields Grocery in West Mansfield, Lancaster … [Read more...]

Stay Safe While Cutting Food Waste At Home and Away

While food safety is of ultimate importance, everyone should also keep minimizing food waste in mind. And there are ways to do just that with tips from the FDA. Read on to learn how cutting food waste at home is a good idea monetarily and for the planet. While 48,000,000 Americans suffer from food poisoning every year, Americans also discard almost 40,000,000 tons of food annually. That averages out fo 219 pounds of waste per person, or about 35% of our food supply. And that food decomposes and creates methane, a big component in climate change. While much food is rightfully discarded because it could cause illness, a lot, about half of the total discarded, is thrown away because consumers don't understand food product dating. And food waste occurs at every step in the food … [Read more...]

Mr. Goodtime Bunny Is Being Recalled For Undeclared Almonds

Lake Champlain Chocolates is issuing a public alert and a voluntary recall on a mislabeled product called Mr. Goodtime Bunny because it may contain almonds, or tree nuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to almonds who eats this product could have a serious allergic reaction. No injuries or illnesses or reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this candy item. This product was sold in sixteen retail outlets in nine states, through the company's website, and in the company's retail store which is located at 750 Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont. The states where the candy was sold include California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, … [Read more...]

Panera Lobster Bisque Recalled For Undeclared Egg Allergen

Blount Fine Foods is recalling a limited amount of Panera Lobster Bisque because it may contain egg, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. anyone who is allergic to egg who eats this product could have a serious reaction. No complaints of illness or allergic reactions have been received by the company to date in connection with the consumption of the product. This soup is sold only in refrigerated cases in the deli department of grocery stores. It is not sold at any Panera bakery-cafe.  A limited quantity of this product was sold in these states: California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Plainville Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Largest in US

The Massachusetts Plainville Farms ground turkey Salmonella outbreak is the largest in the nation, with 7 people sick. Overall, 28 people in 12 states are sick, with two people hospitalized and no deaths. We don't know why so many people are sick in that state. Three brands of raw ground turkey that officials say are linked to some of these illnesses were produced by Plainville Farms, including Plainville, Wegmans, and Nature's Promise. Those brands were sold at Wegmans, Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Hannaford and Stop & Shop across the country.  Most of the illnesses are concentrated in the northeastern United States. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that not all of the illnesses in this outbreak can be linked to those specific brands … [Read more...]

Hayter’s Farm Onion and Parsley Turkey Burgers Recalled For Wheat

Hayter's Farm Onion and Parsley Turkey Burgers are being recalled in Canada for wheat, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. The recalling company is Hayter's Turkey Products Inc. Anyone who is allergic to wheat or who has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of this item. The recalled item is Hayter's Farm Onion and Parsley Turkey Burgers that are packaged in 450 gram packages. The UPC number printed on the label is 6 78836 32115 8, and the best before date for this product is Best Before 2021 AL 19. The burgers were sold in Ontario at the consumer level. This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips Recalled For Milk

Snak King Corporation of Industry, California is recalling Trader Joe's Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips because they may contain milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant may have  a severe reaction if they eat this product. There have been no reports of illness or allergic reactions received by the company to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product, Trader Joe's Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips, was sold at Trader Joe's retail stores in these states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey ,New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, … [Read more...]

Torn and Glasser Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans Recalled For Walnuts

Torn and Glasser of Los Angeles, California is recalling 7464 units of Torn and Glasser Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans because they contain walnuts, or tree nuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. The package actually contains dark chocolate walnuts, which were mislabeled as "dark chocolate espresso beans." Anyone who is allergic to walnuts could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The mislabeled dark chocolate espresso beans were sold at Kroger family stores under the brand names Kroger, Arlan’s, Fred Meyer, Smiths, Food For Less. Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, Dillons, Roundy’s Chicago, Roundy’s, and … [Read more...]

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