June 16, 2021

Kalorik Pro Electric Steakhouse Grill Recalled For Shock Potential

The Kalorik Pro Electric Steakhouse Grill 1500F is being recalled because it may pose a shock hazard, according to a notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Incorrectly electroplated knobs on the grills can pose an electric shock hazard to users after the grill has fully preheated. There have been reports that five people received electric shocks from these grills, including three in the United States and two in Canada. The grill was manufactured in China. The importer is Team International Group of America Inc., doing business as Kalorik, of Miami Gardens, Florida. The recalled item is the Kalorik Pro Electric Steakhouse Grill 1500F, Model number KPRO Gr 45602. The grill has a stainless steel finish. The words "Kalorik Pro" are engraved on the front of … [Read more...]

Thomson Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak Investigation Report

The FDA has released an investigation report into the Thomson red onion Salmonella outbreak that took place n the summer and fall of 2020. the report details the factors that may have contributed to the contamination of the onions. At least 1,127 American and 515 people in Canada were sickened in this outbreak, which was the largest Salmonella outbreak in more than ten years. The outbreak was also unusual because red onions had not been associated with a foodborne illness outbreak before. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport was not identified in any of the nearly 2,000 subsamples tested, but 11 subsamples, which included ten water and 1 sediment, that were collected near the growing fields identified in traceback were positive for Salmonella Newport. A conclusive root cause … [Read more...]

Organic Yogurt E. coli Outbreak Expands, Investigation Continues

An E. coli outbreak linked to organic yogurt sold under the brand names Pure Eire and PCC Market now includes 16 cases, a spokesperson told Food Poisoning Bulletin today. Most of the people sickened are children. Nine people have been hospitalized, and four have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure associated with E. coli infections. The organic yogurt E. coli outbreak includes 14 cases in Washington and two cases in Arizona. Both cases in Arizona are considered secondary infections, meaning the Arizona patients did not eat the yogurt but were in close contact with a visitor from Wahington who did. The grass-fed, organic yogurt associated with the outbreak is produced by Pure Eire Dairy of Othello, WA  and sold under the brand names Pure Eire and … [Read more...]

Empire Fruit Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Recalled For Possible Listeria

Empire Fruit Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, according to a press release by the Washington state Department of Agriculture. No illnesses have been been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling company is Empire Fruit Inc. of Othello, Washington. The recalled product is Empire Fruit Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice that has best by dates of February 15, 2022 (2/15/2022) and February 16, 2022 (2/16/2022). The recall was initiated after a routine inspection conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found that two batches of SCORE Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice were not adequately pasteurized. The recalled product was bottled in … [Read more...]

Al Rabih Tahini Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Al Rabih Tahini is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall notice states that this is an expanded recall, but we cannot find any other recall notices that mention this specific brand, and the recall notice does not have a link to another notice. There have been no reports of illnesses reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Phoenicia Group Inc. The recalled product is Al Rabih Tahini (100% Sesame) Sesame Paste, which is sold in 454 gram containers. The UPC number printed on the label is 7 70338 10053 5. The lot number on the product is 157 29420, and the best before date is 22/OC/19 (October 19, 2022). The tahini was sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been sold nationally at the … [Read more...]

Designed By Nature Powder Formulas Recalled For Mislabeling

Designed by Nature of California is recalling three types of Designed by Nature Powder Formulas because they are not intended to be used as infant formulas. There are no reports of injury or illness reported to the company to date in association with the use of these three products. The company is going to change their labeling to make it clear that these products cannot be used as infant formulas. They are advising parents and caregivers of infants 12 months old and young to not feed them to infants because they are deficient in multiple nutrients that are required in the makeup of infant formulas. In addition, the products have not been tested for the presence of Cronobacter, which is a pathogen that can be very dangerous for infants. All infant formula in the U.S. must be tested … [Read more...]

New World Organic Hemp Butter Raw Recalled For Allergen

New World Organic Hemp Butter Raw is being recalled in Canada for cashews, or tree nuts, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to that ingredient could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. The recall notice did not state if any reactions have been reported to the company to date, but these types of recall notices indicate that there have not been. The recalling company is New World Natural Foods Inc. The recalled product is New World Organic Hemp Butter - Raw, which is packaged into 250 gram containers. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 0 59443 40147 9. And the lot number stamped on the product is 201131. The best before date for this product is September 30, 2021. It was sold in Alberta, British Ontario, and Quebec at the … [Read more...]

Minnesota Norovirus Outbreaks Increase Significantly

Minnesota norovirus outbreaks have been increasing "significantly," in the past few weeks, according to a press release issued by the Minnesota Department of Health. Accordingly, officials are reminding restaurants and other food establishments that ill employees must not work, according to the Minnesota Food Code. Norovirus is a very contagious foodborne illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea. It is spread through person-to-person contact, through contact with fomites (hard surfaces), and through contaminated food and drink. There was reduced outbreak activity in food establishments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as restrictions are lifting, so are outbreaks. To prevent these Minnesota norovirus outbreaks, employees must not work if they are ill with vomiting or diarrhea. … [Read more...]

FreshPet Select Small Dog Beef & Egg Dog Food Recalled For Salmonella

Freshpet Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Freshpet Select Small Dog Beef & Egg Dog Food for possible Salmonella contamination. This lot was supposed to be destroyed, but it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7, 2021 to June 10, 2021. There have been no reports of illness or adverse reactions reported to the company to date in association with this issue. No other Freshpet products or lot codes are affected by this recall. These products may have been sold at Publix supermarkets in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia, and at limited Target locations in Arizona and Southern California. Most of the dog food was intercepted at retailer distribution warehouses and was not delivered to retail stores. The recalled item is … [Read more...]

FDA Releases Info about 2020 Wawona Peach Salmonella Outbreak

The FDA has released information about its investigation into the 2020 Wawona peach Salmonella outbreak. Again, it seems that adjacent land use for animals, just like the conclusion about the deadly E. coli romaine outbreaks of 2018, may have been a contributing factor. That outbreak sickened at least 101 people in 17 states, and 28 people were hospitalized because they were so sick. This was the first time a Salmonella outbreak was linked to fresh peaches in this country. Epidemiological and traceback investigation determined that peaches packed by or supplied by a large grower/producer, Wawona, were the likely source of this outbreak. As a result of traceback, the FDA investigated peach packing/holding operations and peach orchards in Cutler, Kerman, and Sanger, California. … [Read more...]

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