October 15, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pot ‘O Gold Dairy Raw Milk in Bear Lake, PA

A Salmonella outbreak has been linked to raw milk from Pot 'O Gold Dairy Specialties in Bear Lake, Warren County. That dairy is located in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Department of Agriculture released information about the outbreak late yesterday. So far, nine cases of Salmonella food poisoning have been diagnosed and confirmed. The press release did not state the ages of the patients, whether or not anyone has been hospitalized, or the illness onset dates. The raw whole milk was sold in glass half gallon containers with the Pot 'O Gold label at 16 stores in these counties: Erie, Crawford, McKean, Warren, and Venango. The milk that was sold from September 10, 2018 to the present is part of this recall. The milk was sold at these Crawford County facilities: Buck and … [Read more...]

More Retail Stores Announced in JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Newport Outbreak Recall

The USDA has added more stores to the retail distribution list in the JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella Newport outbreak. The case count still stands at 57 people sick in 16 states' more than 30% of those patients have been hospitalized because they are so ill. Almost 7 million pounds of ground beef and ground beef products have been recalled. These products were sold in some nationwide chain stores and in Alabama, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The patients sickened in this outbreak live in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, so there is some overlap between distribution and … [Read more...]

Valley Fine Foods Recalls Three Bridges Simple Dishes Products for Possible Adulteration

Valley Fine Foods, of Forest City, North Carolina, is recalling 35,516 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked Three Bridges Simple Dishes meat and poultry products because they may be contaminated. The products may contain "spoilage organisms that have rendered it unwholesome and fit for human food," according to the USDA. No confirmed reports of illness have been received to date. The problem was discovered on October 4, 2018, by the establishment's research and development facility during routine internal testing. FSIS was told about this issue on October 10, 2018. The recalled Three Bridges Simple Dishes products were produced on various dates ranging from August 15, 2018 to October 4, 2018. All of the foods have the establishment number "P-22102B" or "M-22102B" on the side of … [Read more...]

Affected By Hurricane Michael? Get USDA’s Food Safety Tips

Hurricane Michael has come and gone in the U.S. Southeast. But its effects are going to last for a long time. The storm surge caused severe flooding, and many people are still without power. If you were affected by this hurricane, the USDA has some tips for you. First of all, never eat food that has been in contact with flood water. That water is extremely dirty and can contain all types of pathogens, from deadly bacteria to parasites and viruses. Discard any raw fruits or vegetables, cartons, of milk, or eggs that may have touched flood water, however briefly. And don't assume that what you think are waterproof containers are safe. Food containers that are not waterproof include any made of plastic or cardboard. The type of closure makes a difference too. Screw-caps, snap lids, … [Read more...]

Kemps Recalls Sweet Me Creamery Brookie Ice Cream for Undeclared Peanut

Kemps, of St. Paul, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling Sweet Me Creamery Brookie Dough Ice Cream because it may contain peanuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts could have a serious or fatal allergic reaction if they eat this product. The recall notice states that "The recall was initiated following consumer reports of an allergic reaction after consuming the product." The recalled products was distributed by Kemps to retailers and distribution centers in Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. These products may have been further distributed to other states; those states were not named in the recall notice. The product was offered for sale through wholesales, retail grocery stores, and convenience … [Read more...]

The Farm La Granja Queso Ranchero Fresco Recalled for E. coli O157:H7

La Granja Foods is recalling The Farm La Granja brand Queso ranchero fresco from the marketplace in Canada for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. There are illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of this recalled product. The recalled food is The Farm La Granja Queso ranchero Fresco, sold in 1 pound containers. All Best Before Dates up to and including November 15, 2018 are recalled. There is no UPC number on the product. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation. Officials are verifying that the company is removing the recalled product from the marketplace. The symptoms of an E. coli infection include a mild fever, severe abdominal and stomach cramps, and diarrhea that is usually … [Read more...]

Sobeys Vegetable Products Recalled in Canada For Possible Listeria Contamination

Some type of Sobeys brand packaged vegetable salads are being recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue. The products were distributed at the retail level in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The recalled products are all Sobeys brand. All precuts with best before dates up to and including 18 OC 07 are recalled. Most of these products were sold in variable sizes. They include Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Salad with a UPC number that starts with 217172, Bacon Broccoli Salad with a UPC number that begins with 227332, Brocc/Cauli/Carrot with a UPC number that starts with 282038, Broccoli … [Read more...]

Arizona and Colorado Hit Hard in JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak

The states of Arizona and Colorado are hit the hardest in the JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella Newport outbreak. There are at least 57 people sick in that outbreak. Arizona has 15 sick, while Colorado has 12 sick. Almost seven million pounds of ground beef has been recalled in this outbreak. JBS Tolleson is located in Tolleson, Arizona. The ground beef products, which range from beefburgers to ground beef, all have the establishment number "EST. 267" inside the USDA mark of inspection.Epidemiologic and traceback information indicates that ground beef produced by JBS TOlleson is a likely source of this outbreak. Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system, which stores isolates of pathogenic bacteria, to help them identify people who may be part of this outbreak. … [Read more...]

Malone’s Fine Sausage Recalls Pork Head Cheese For Possible Listeria

Malone's Fine Sausage of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is recalling 26,323 pounds of ready-to-eat pork head cheese products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There have been no confirmed reports of illness related to this recall. These items were produced on dates ranging from August 27, 2018 through October 5, 2018. The recalled products include various weights of vacuum-sealed packages containing “Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, INC. GOURMET PORK DELICACY HOT SEASONED HEADCHEESE” with a “Sell By” dates from 10/26/2018 through 12/5/2018 and lot codes 3524 through 3540, and various weights of vacuum-sealed packages containing “Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, INC. GOURMET PORK DELICACY MILD SEASONED HEADCHEESE” with a “Sell By” dates from 10/26/2018 through 12/5/2018 and lot … [Read more...]

Bazzini’s Recalls Pistachios For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Bazzini of Allenton, Pennsylvania is recalling about 4,000 pounds of different types of pistachios because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses are reported to date in association with this issue. These pistachios were sold through retail stores, direct delivery, and mail order in New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington DC, and Virginia. The recalled products include Bazzini's Roasted and Salted In-Shell Pistachios Super Colossal Natural 5 pound bag with UPC number 0 75062 30701 5. The product is also marked with these date codes and best by dates: Date Code 1J255 Best By 6/12/2019, Date Code 1J254 Best By 6/11/2019, Date Code 2J269 Best By 6/26/2019, Date Code 1J242 Best By 5/30/2019, Date Code 1J275 Best By 7/2/2019, Date Code 1J255 Best By … [Read more...]

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